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How Does the US Government Issuing $1 Trillion in Debt Affect Startups?

How Does the US Government Issuing $1 Trillion in Debt Affect Startups?
Posted on Sun, 27 August 2023

What does the US Federal Government issuing $1 trillion of debt mean for the startup financing environment?

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When Should My Startup Do Budget VS Actuals?

When Should My Startup Do Budget VS Actuals?
Posted on Thu, 24 August 2023

Learn what budget vs actuals is, when you should do it and why it is crucial for the long-term success of your startup business.

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Startup Investor Update Template

Startup Investor Update Template
Posted on Thu, 24 August 2023

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, discusses the importance of giving your startup’s investor updates and his preferred startup investor update template.

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Pitch during a downturn - 10 tips that work

Pitch during a downturn - 10 tips that work
Posted on Sun, 20 August 2023

As a former VC, I focus on helping Kruze clients pitch venture capitalists - and pitching during a downturn (really, a tech/VC recession) requires special finesse.

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How Startup Founders Should Discuss Their Compensation with VCs

How Startup Founders Should Discuss Their Compensation with VCs
Posted on Sun, 13 August 2023

Here at Kruze Consulting, we are advisors to hundreds of VC-backed startups that have raised billions in venture funding.

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How To Hire International Employees

How To Hire International Employees
Posted on Sun, 6 August 2023

Thank you to our friends at Deel for sharing their knowledge on this important topic for startups.

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FDIC insurance for startup funds

FDIC insurance for startup funds
Posted on Thu, 3 August 2023

In the wake of the SVB crisis, startup founders with millions of dollars in VC funding are looking for FDIC coverage over $250,000. Here is how to try to get it.

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Startup 409A Valuation Report

Startup 409A Valuation Report
Posted on Sun, 30 July 2023

Hey, it’s Scott Orn at Kruze Consulting, and today we’re talking about 409A valuation reports and why startups need them.

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How Should You Treat Short-Term Treasuries on the Balance Sheet?

How Should You Treat Short-Term Treasuries on the Balance Sheet?
Posted on Sun, 30 July 2023

A lot of startup companies are buying Treasuries directly through services like Treasure Fi, Arc, Meow, and other online services.

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Know your zero cash date

Know your zero cash date
Posted on Thu, 27 July 2023

Scott Orn, Kruze Consulting’s COO, shares everything you need to know about your startups’ zero cash date and how to calculate it with your burn rate.

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Why is Pro Rata So Important to Seed Stage Venture Capital Investors?

Why is Pro Rata So Important to Seed Stage Venture Capital Investors?
Posted on Sun, 23 July 2023

Pro rata rights and how they can affect seed funds are important for both seed-stage investors and founders.

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Two Reasons Why Banks Require Cash Deposits from Startups

Two Reasons Why Banks Require Cash Deposits from Startups
Posted on Sun, 16 July 2023

Why do banks require their customers to keep their cash at their specific bank after they have received a loan?

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California Statement of Information

California Statement of Information
Posted on Thu, 13 July 2023

There are three really important things to think about when you’re considering filing a California Statements of Information.

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How VCs get their capital: Family offices

How VCs get their capital: Family offices
Posted on Sun, 9 July 2023

If you are a founder talking to a VC investing their first fund, or a VC with a fund that is $50 million in size or smaller, it’s highly likely that the VC is getting the majority of their fund’s commitments from family offices.

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How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?

How Do Venture Capitalists Make Decisions?
Posted on Wed, 5 July 2023

Everything you need to about how venture capitalists make decisions and who has the most decision making authority, by Kruze Consulting’s COO Scott Orn.

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