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What should you do if your startup’s valuation is too high?

What should you do if your startup’s valuation is too high?
Posted on Sun, 19 November 2023

After the booming startup market of the last few years, the valuation of many startups has gotten too high.

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VC Funds: Ratio of Distributions to Paid-in Capital

VC Funds: Ratio of Distributions to Paid-in Capital
Posted on Sun, 12 November 2023

The ratio of distributions to paid-in capital (DPI) is used to measure the total capital that a venture capital fund has returned to its investors. It’s calculated by dividing the cumulative distributions by the amount of capital invested in a VC fund.

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Can Founders Pay Themselves Through an LLC?

Can Founders Pay Themselves Through an LLC?
Posted on Sun, 5 November 2023

While startup founders can pay themselves through an LLC, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) doesn’t particularly like it. If you’re a founder considering this option, you should know that you may get extra attention from the IRS.

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Should Startup Founders Share Bank Statements Via Email?

Should Startup Founders Share Bank Statements Via Email?
Posted on Sun, 29 October 2023

With this question, there are different factors at play. There’s what we recommend and there is also what happens in reality when founders are busy and end up resorting to the quickest method.

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What Are Insured Cash Sweeps for FDIC Insured Deposits?

What Are Insured Cash Sweeps for FDIC Insured Deposits?
Posted on Thu, 26 October 2023

Insured Cash Sweep (ICS) accounts have been around for a while, but the recent Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) crisis has made a lot of founders look more closely at this banking option for their startups.

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The 'Masters Exemption': A Guide for Startup Founders on Renting Your Own Home to Your Business Tax-Free

The 'Masters Exemption': A Guide for Startup Founders on Renting Your Own Home to Your Business Tax-Free
Posted on Wed, 25 October 2023

The ‘Masters Exemption’ (also known as the Augusta Exemption or Augusta Rule) allows startup founders to rent their homes to their startups - for legitimate businesses purposes only - for short periods and reap tax benefits.

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Should Startup Founders Take Vacation?

Should Startup Founders Take Vacation?
Posted on Sun, 22 October 2023

The unequivocal answer to this question is yes! Startup founders should absolutely take vacations no matter how much pressure they may feel, and there are multiple reasons for this.

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Unified Accounting and Tax

Unified Accounting and Tax
Posted on Sun, 15 October 2023

Why Startups Choose Kruze for Unified Accounting and Tax.

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How a Downround is Actually a Compliment

How a Downround is Actually a Compliment
Posted on Sun, 8 October 2023

Obviously, no one wants to do a downround. It means you raised money at a valuation that was too high, and you didn’t execute your promises as well as you said you would.

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How Should Startups Structure Their Finance Department?

How Should Startups Structure Their Finance Department?
Posted on Sun, 1 October 2023

Startups change a lot over time and it is important that their finance function adapts with those changes.

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Is angel investing tax deductible?

Is angel investing tax deductible?
Posted on Thu, 28 September 2023

While sometimes it may feel like you’re giving money to charity as an angel investor, that’s not how it works for tax purposes.

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Should a Venture Capitalist or Board Member Conduct an Exit Interview with a VP of Finance or CFO That Is Leaving a Startup?

Should a Venture Capitalist or Board Member Conduct an Exit Interview with a VP of Finance or CFO That Is Leaving a Startup?
Posted on Sun, 24 September 2023

If a VP of Finance or CFO is leaving a startup, should a venture capitalist or board member conduct an exit interview?

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Why Venture Capital Funds are Now Including Treasury Clauses in Term Sheets

Why Venture Capital Funds are Now Including Treasury Clauses in Term Sheets
Posted on Sun, 17 September 2023

As part of post-crisis cash management, venture capitalists are now putting treasury clauses into the term sheets they give their startups.

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Do bootstrapped startups actually pay taxes?

Do bootstrapped startups actually pay taxes?
Posted on Tue, 12 September 2023

Vannessa Kruze, CPA, answers the question ‘Do bootstrapped startups actually pay taxes?’ and discusses different types of taxes you may need to consider.

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Why High Quality Communication with Venture Capital Investors Is So Important

Why High Quality Communication with Venture Capital Investors Is So Important
Posted on Sun, 10 September 2023

Clear, insightful, and constructive communication between startups and their venture capital investors is really important.

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