Kruze consulting Blog

Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax for Startups


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!

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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California Statement of Information

California Statement of Information
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Venessa Kruze

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

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California Franchise Tax

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

There are three really important things to keep in mind when you’re thinking about California Franchise Tax, so let’s go ahead and go over them.

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1099 IRS Forms

1099 IRS Forms
Posted on Tue, 6 February 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

1099s are an IRS form that you’ve got to get out to your contractors by January 31st.

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Featured Service - Trucks Venture Capital

Featured Service - Trucks Venture Capital
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Trucks Venture Capital funds the entrepreneurs building the future of transportation.

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Featured Service - Super Fast Business

Featured Service - Super Fast Business
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Super Fast Business is a business resource designed to help you as an online business owner make more while working less.

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Featured Service - Square 1 Bank

Featured Service - Square 1 Bank
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Growing companies is what they do. From early stage to IPO and beyond.

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Featured Service - Silver Telegram

Featured Service - Silver Telegram
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

A PR agency specializing in launching startups, growing lean organizations and crowdfunding campaigns.

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Featured Service - Sequoia

Featured Service - Sequoia
Posted on Fri, 26 January 2018 by Scott Orn

Sequoia is the service partner for people-first companies.

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