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What Data Should Startups Track When You Sign a New Customer?

What Data Should Startups Track When You Sign a New Customer?
Posted on Sun, 14 January 2024

There are some pieces of information startups should absolutely track when signing a new customer contract.

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Series A Financing in 2023 and 2024

Series A Financing in 2023 and 2024
Posted on Mon, 8 January 2024

It’s become more difficult for startups to raise a Series A. Here is data behind what it takes to get a round done in 2024.

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Startup Statistics

Startup Statistics
Posted on Mon, 8 January 2024

As the leading CPA serving venture capital backed startups, Kruze has a wealth of startup statistics from accounting, finance, valuation, spend management, runway and more. We’ll share some of the top startup statistics we’ve produced or seen.

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What Happens to Venture Debt in a Downround?

What Happens to Venture Debt in a Downround?
Posted on Sun, 7 January 2024

When a startup goes through a downround, things can be very painful. Typically a downround will impact the founders a lot more than the venture capital investors , but if your startup has venture debt then things could become even more difficult. So what happens to venture debt when a startup goes through a downround, and what can you do at your company to work through that happening?

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Why Do Startups Need a 409 Evaluation

Why Do Startups Need a 409 Evaluation
Posted on Thu, 4 January 2024

The IRS wants you to have a 409A valuation so they can make sure that your common stock options have the appropriate strike price.

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Why Do Lenders Ask For Deposits on Venture Debt Deals?

Why Do Lenders Ask For Deposits on Venture Debt Deals?
Posted on Tue, 2 January 2024

Deposits are an important part of venture debt. It’s normal for part of the deal to require you send the lender, say, $20,000-$30,000. So why are deposits required by your lender when you sign a venture debt term sheet?

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What’s the difference between primary and secondary shares at a startup?

What’s the difference between primary and secondary shares at a startup?
Posted on Thu, 28 December 2023

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, identifies the key differences between a startup’s primary and secondary shares and what happens when they are sold.

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Warrant Coverage Venture Loans

Warrant Coverage Venture Loans
Posted on Tue, 19 December 2023

The rationale for a warrant coverage or a little bit of equity upside for the lender is that they’re taking a lot of risk here.

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How do venture debt overhangs affect equity funding?

How do venture debt overhangs affect equity funding?
Posted on Sun, 17 December 2023

Venture debt overhangs are an issue we are seeing more often, and they are frequently blocking the next equity funding round for startups.

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How Do Founders Make Money?

How Do Founders Make Money?
Posted on Sun, 10 December 2023

Making money is important; it’s part of the startup journey and, especially for founders, you are taking a lot of big risks by starting a company from scratch.

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How should a startup account for its first revenue?

How should a startup account for its first revenue?
Posted on Fri, 8 December 2023

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, discusses how a startup should account for its first revenue (and ongoing revenue) before looking for more!

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How do venture capital firms make money?

How do venture capital firms make money?
Posted on Wed, 6 December 2023

A guide to the business model of a venture capital firm and how they make money. Important insight into how venture capitals firms make money.

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Off Balance Sheet Items and Startups

Off Balance Sheet Items and Startups
Posted on Sun, 3 December 2023

Off balance sheet items are usually spoken of in hushed tones when public companies crash and burn, usually in the haze of opaque financial disclosures.

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The Corporate Transparency Act: Startups and Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting

The Corporate Transparency Act: Startups and Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting
Posted on Sun, 26 November 2023

Compliance with regulatory requirements is crucial for the success of any business, but startups, with limited resources, need to be particularly careful.

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A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed-Stage Startups

A Guide to Tax Returns for Seed-Stage Startups
Posted on Thu, 23 November 2023

The ultimate tax season guide for startups, by the leading tax CPA to startups. Kruze has filed thousands of tax returns; we answer the top tax questions.

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