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!

How Startups can track and calculate Customer Acquisition Costs in Quickbooks Online

How Startups can track and calculate Customer Acquisition Costs in Quickbooks Online
Posted on Tue, 31 October 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

Learn how Startups can track and calculate customer acquisition costs in Quickbooks Online.

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What Startup Systems to Set Up First?

What Startup Systems to Set Up First?
Posted on Wed, 25 October 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

We help venture back startups with everything from accounting, finance, tax, and HR. One of the biggest questions that we get from our new founders is what systems they should set up.

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Bookings vs Revenue

Bookings vs Revenue
Posted on Wed, 25 October 2017 by Scott Orn

At Kruze Consulting, we get tons of questions about the difference between bookings and revenue.

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2017 Startup Tax Compliance Calendar

2017 Startup Tax Compliance Calendar
Posted on Sun, 15 January 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

It’s 2017 and time to start Tax Planning for your Startup! Don’t worry, we’ve done all the work for you by creating customized 2017 Startup Tax Compliance Calendars for Startups based in San Francisco, New York, Palo Alto and Santa Monica.

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2016 Tax Compliance Calendar for Startups

2016 Tax Compliance Calendar for Startups
Posted on Fri, 8 January 2016 by Scott Orn

Happy New Year Startups! Concerned about your 2016 Tax Deadlines? We’ve done the work for you with this complete 2016 Tax Compliance Calendar.

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Kruze Consulting's Advice on Startup Cash Management Policies

Kruze Consulting's Advice on Startup Cash Management Policies
Posted on Tue, 8 December 2015 by Scott Orn

Every week, our startup founders ask us what they should do with the millions in funding they’ve received from their latest venture capital round. Should they invest it, and where? What banks have the highest yields on savings accounts? How can we put this money to work for our company?

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Kruze Consulting Introduces High Quality 409A Valuations at a Discounted Price

Kruze Consulting Introduces High Quality 409A Valuations at a Discounted Price
Posted on Thu, 3 December 2015 by Scott Orn

Kruze Consulting is proud to announce high quality 409A Valuations at a discounted price: Seed Stage: $1,500, Series A: $2,000, Series B: $2,500, Series C: $3,000…

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Amazon Web Services & Kruze Consulting Discuss Three Accounting, Finance & HR Software Tools for Startups

Amazon Web Services & Kruze Consulting Discuss Three Accounting, Finance & HR Software Tools for Startups
Posted on Wed, 18 November 2015 by Scott Orn

Kruze Consulting discusses the firm’s three favorite software tools for Startup Accounting, Finance and HR on Amazon Web Service’s Activate Blog.

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Join.Me Features Kruze Consulting Startup Accounting Firm

Join.Me Features Kruze Consulting Startup Accounting Firm
Posted on Mon, 12 October 2015 by Scott Orn

We’re thrilled that Join.Me profiled Kruze Consulting’s fast growing Startup Accounting business. Our clients love our Join.Me screen sharing sessions. It makes both Kruze Consulting and our clients so much more productive. We all save time, and most importantly, it lets our clients get back to building their own startups faster!

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The Recent Flurry of IRS Change of Address Notifications

The Recent Flurry of IRS Change of Address Notifications
Posted on Tue, 8 September 2015 by Scott Orn

Over the past week you may have received a Change of Address notice from the IRS. We called the IRS about this and discovered that the IRS added another line to everyone’s address block (%ABCInc - see the Kruze version in the photo above). This extra line triggered a Change of Address for everyone including at least 20+ Kruze Consulting clients.

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Ashish Desai of 99designs on The 1 California Podcast

Ashish Desai of 99designs on The 1 California Podcast
Posted on Fri, 28 August 2015 by Scott Orn

Our new podcast series, The 1 California, is back with an interview with Ashish Desai, VP of Product at 99designs. 99designs is the best place on the Internet to find an excellent designer. You can run a contest, get tons of submissions, and then refine a few designs before choosing a winner. Or you can contact and hire a designer directly.

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Clerky: A Great Tool for Startup Legal Compliance

Clerky: A Great Tool for Startup Legal Compliance
Posted on Fri, 21 August 2015 by Scott Orn

At Kruze Consulting, legal compliance is a big point of emphasis. Venture capital investment rounds and even acquisition offers come together quickly and a startup should never let compliance troubles hold up a deal. When the startup CEO gets a term sheet, they should be in a position to execute the deal immediately.

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Ed Aten of Merchbar on The 1 California Podcast

Ed Aten of Merchbar on The 1 California Podcast
Posted on Thu, 20 August 2015 by Scott Orn

Kruze Consulting is continuing a new podcast series called The 1 California from our COO, Scott Orn. Today’s episode is with Ed Aten of Merchbar. Merchbar is an exceptional mobile shopping experience for all the music merchandise fit to buy.

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Dan Croak of Thoughtbot on The 1 California Podcast

Dan Croak of Thoughtbot on The 1 California Podcast
Posted on Tue, 18 August 2015 by Scott Orn

Kruze Consulting is excited to bring you a new podcast series by Chief Operating Officer, Scott Orn. The podcast is called The 1 California and it focuses on startup life.

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Does Your Startup Have What It Takes to Raise a Series A?

Does Your Startup Have What It Takes to Raise a Series A?
Posted on Tue, 21 July 2015 by Scott Orn

When I was a partner at Lighthouse Capital, I invested in tons of startups. I invested in startups like it was my job—because it was my job, and at Lighthouse we did our job well. So I have seen exactly what it takes to raise a Series A.

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