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When Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?

When Should Startup Founders Pay Themselves?
Posted on Sun, 15 May 2022 by scott orn

Let’s be honest, most startup founders are underpaid. Founders know they need to hire a lot of people to build something successful, so oftentimes they are underpaid as a result, even if they have raised a fair amount of seed or venture funding.

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What Salaries Did Startup CEOs Earn in 2022?

What Salaries Did Startup CEOs Earn in 2022?
Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022 by healy jones

One of the most common questions CEOs ask us at Kruze Consulting is ‘How much should my salary be?’ Since the Kruze team helps run startup’s books and payroll, it’s natural that we’d get this question. We looked at our payroll data for over 125 seed and venture-backed startups to come up with the answer.

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Startup cash management and FDIC insurance

Startup cash management and FDIC insurance
Posted on Sun, 8 May 2022 by scott orn

Some startups are raising significant amounts of funding now, routinely raising 10, 20, 30, or even 40 million dollars in funding rounds.

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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?
Posted on Sun, 1 May 2022 by scott orn

One of the most important - and overlooked - steps in how venture capitalists make decisions has to do with the dynamics inside of the fund, and how the partners and investment committee decide to make an investment in a startup.

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Refund Accounting for Startup

Refund Accounting for Startup
Posted on Tue, 26 April 2022 by bryan long

Refunding customers is a necessary part of doing business for almost every startup and early-stage company, especially for ecommerce or direct-to-consumer startups.

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What do Fractional Startup CFOs Cost?

What do Fractional Startup CFOs Cost?
Posted on Sun, 24 April 2022 by scott orn

A part-time/fractional startup CFO has several key roles in a startup. Not only does the CFO serve as a financial advisor, but they can also help with financial modeling, reviewing financials every month and make sure everything is accurate, tighten up the budget when needed, and any board prep that may be required.

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What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?

What is the Right of First Refusal When it Comes to Startup Equity?
Posted on Thu, 21 April 2022 by scott orn

What is the Right of First Refusal (ROFR) when it comes to startup equity? The ROFR is part of the stock purchase agreement that is signed during a venture capital fund raise.

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What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?

What is the Bessemer Cloud Index?
Posted on Sun, 17 April 2022 by scott orn

The Bessemer Cloud Index was created in 2013 by Bessemer Venture Partners to track the performance of emerging public companies primarily involved in providing cloud software to their customers. 

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How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations

How the correction in public SaaS stock trading multiples affect startup valuations
Posted on Tue, 12 April 2022 by scott orn

The stock market has really punished publicly traded SaaS tech stock, more so than other tech stocks. SaaS companies have been especially hammered recently. 

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What does your startup need to know about acqui-hires?

What does your startup need to know about acqui-hires?
Posted on Sun, 10 April 2022 by scott orn

There are many reasons for a company to buy a startup, early-stage, or really any company.

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Why do startups need to break down their revenue by state?

Why do startups need to break down their revenue by state?
Posted on Sun, 3 April 2022 by scott orn

The short answer here is that your startup accountant needs to know your revenue by state to properly handle your taxes. So let’s look at why that’s the case.

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How do you reconcile your startup’s cap table?

How do you reconcile your startup’s cap table?
Posted on Sun, 27 March 2022 by scott orn

This is an important task for startups, because they’re raising a lot of money, sometimes millions or even tens of millions of dollars.

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Accounting for PPP loans

Accounting for PPP loans
Posted on Sun, 20 March 2022 by scott orn

The Paycheck Protection Program was created to provide startups and other small businesses with funds to support their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What is an exploding term sheet?

What is an exploding term sheet?
Posted on Sun, 13 March 2022 by scott orn

Exploding term sheets are a term used by startup founders for venture capital term sheets that have an expiration date.

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Brex vs American Express - Which credit card is best for startups?

Brex vs American Express -  Which credit card is best for startups?
Posted on Thu, 10 March 2022 by healy jones

The Brex corporate card is one of the fastest-growing financial tools we’ve seen startups adopt in the past few years. But traditional card vendor American Express isn’t sitting on its laurels, and has announced their own “Brex Killer” card – “American Express Corporate Program for Startups.”

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