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Hi! I'm Vanessa Kruze, CPA and I founded Kruze Consulting in 2012. Our firm handles all things Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for over 175 startups. We love what we do! Working with so many startups helps us learn faster and spot trends in the startup ecosystem earlier. This blog shares our insights with the entire startup community. Let's be successful together!

Venture Debt Scouting Report: Triplepoint

Venture Debt Scouting Report: Triplepoint
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

Triplepoint’s a very large fund, a very aggressive lender in the venture debt marketplace.

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Venture Debt Scouting Report: SVB

Venture Debt Scouting Report: SVB
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

SVB is one of the largest players in the venture debt market. They’ve been servicing start-ups for many, many years.

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Venture Debt Pre-Payment Penalty

Venture Debt Pre-Payment Penalty
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

Pre-payment means that you’re going to pay back your loan early. You know, typically, when a venture lender makes a deal, they project out the total interest they’re going to capture over the life of the loan, and that’s their return.

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VC Liquidation Preferences

VC Liquidation Preferences
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

For those who don’t know, a liquidation preference gives a venture capitalist the right to get their money back before other shareholders.

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Tax Reporting ISO and NQSO

Tax Reporting ISO and NQSO
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

This is a big question that we get in December and January of each year. What should we be doing with all of those employees and contractors that you’ve given ISO’s and NQSO’s too?

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Startup Tax Return

Startup Tax Return
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

How much should be a startup tax return cost?

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Section 382 Triggers

Section 382 Triggers
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

Section 382 is a part of the IRS code that was developed about 20 or 30 years ago to limit corporations’ use of their net operating losses to offset profits.

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SAAS Sales Tax

SAAS Sales Tax
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Venessa Kruze

SAAS sales tax does exist, it’s not just for tangible goods. A couple of years ago various states put into place SAS sales tax.

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R&D Tax Credit Expense Categories

R&D Tax Credit Expense Categories
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

If you haven’t heard, R&D tax credits have really changed dramatically over the past couple of years.

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Minimum Cash Requirement in Venture Debt Deals

Minimum Cash Requirement in Venture Debt Deals
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

A minimum cash requirement is something that usually a bank will ask the company to do.

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Material Adverse Change as Event of Default in Venture Debt

Material Adverse Change as Event of Default in Venture Debt
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

Material adverse change clauses, or MAC, is the one term you do not want to have on your term sheet.

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Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018!

Goodbye 2017, Welcome 2018!
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

I’m Vanessa Kruze and today I just wanted to go over with you guys a 2017 recap, as well as go over some things that are coming up for 2018.

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Funding MAC (Material Adverse Change) in Venture Debt

Funding MAC (Material Adverse Change) in Venture Debt
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

We talked about MACs as an event of default. You definitely want to avoid those. But almost equally dangerous is the funding MAC.

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Final Payments in Venture Debt

Final Payments in Venture Debt
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Scott Orn

The idea behind a final payment is that the lender will backload some of the interest.

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Delaware Franchise Tax

Delaware Franchise Tax
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

There are three really important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re filing Delaware franchise tax.

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