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How to Legitimize a Handshake Equity Agreement Between Founders

How to Legitimize a Handshake Equity Agreement Between Founders
Posted on Mon, 3 May 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, gives a guide for startup founders on how to make a handshake equity agreement legitimate, regarding equity grants.

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What is an Orphaned VC Deal?

What is an Orphaned VC Deal?
Posted on Tue, 27 April 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, answers the question ‘what is an orphaned Venture Capital deal?’ and explains how it might affect your startup

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Which States Are Taxing PPP Loan Forgiveness?

Which States Are Taxing PPP Loan Forgiveness?
Posted on Mon, 19 April 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, discusses the Paycheck Protection Program for startups and which states are taxing PPP loan forgiveness.

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What Does an Outside General Counsel Do?

What Does an Outside General Counsel Do?
Posted on Mon, 12 April 2021 by scott orn

Kruze consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, answers the frequently asked question ‘what does an outside General Counsel do?’ & the benefits to having one on your side.

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3 Tips for Startup Venture Capital Funding

3 Tips for Startup Venture Capital Funding
Posted on Tue, 30 March 2021 by healy jones

Startup founders, are you looking to raise venture capital? Here are 3 tips for startup venture capital funding.

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Startup PPP Loan Statistics

Startup PPP Loan Statistics
Posted on Sat, 20 March 2021 by healy jones

We recently compared revenue trends amongst 400 early-stage startups that took a Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan last year to startups that did not.

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Where Do VCs Get Their Money?

Where Do VCs Get Their Money?
Posted on Tue, 16 March 2021 by scott orn

Where do VCs get their money from? Everyone knows that entrepreneurs who are doing a startup have to go to pitch venture capitalists.

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How does a secondary transaction get reported on ASC 718 Stock Option Expense?

How does a secondary transaction get reported on ASC 718 Stock Option Expense?
Posted on Wed, 10 March 2021 by scott orn

The quick answer is that a secondary transaction should not impact your ASC 718 reporting. However, going forward, It potentially can impact your 409a.

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Compilation vs Review vs Audit

Compilation vs Review vs Audit
Posted on Sun, 7 March 2021 by vanessa kruze

Vannessa Kruze, CPA, explains the difference between compilation, review & audit when it comes to providing your startup’s ‘Audited GAAP Financials’.

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What is a Secondary Stock Transaction?

What is a Secondary Stock Transaction?
Posted on Wed, 3 March 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting COO, Scott Orn, explains everything you need to know about secondary stock transactions and why VC firms are buying founder shares.

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Can my startup change its accounting method to be eligible for PPP2 loans?

Can my startup change its accounting method to be eligible for PPP2 loans?
Posted on Tue, 2 March 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, explains if and how your startup can be eligible for the second round of the Payment Protection Program, or PPP2 loan.

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[Startup Finance Basics] Scott Orn on the This Week In Startups Podcast

[Startup Finance Basics] Scott Orn on  the This Week In Startups Podcast
Posted on Sun, 21 February 2021 by healy jones

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, was invited to be a guest on Jason Calacanis’ This Week In Startups Podcast where he discusses startup finance basics.

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Brex vs Stripe - Which card is best for startups?

Brex vs Stripe -  Which card is best for startups?
Posted on Wed, 17 February 2021 by healy jones

Our CPA team compares Brex and Stripe’s card. Which offers the best card for startups? We look at points, expense management features and more.

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Can my startup retroactively apply for PPP 1?

Can my startup retroactively apply for PPP 1?
Posted on Thu, 11 February 2021 by scott orn

Kruze Consulting’s COO, Scott Orn, answers the question ‘Can my startup retroactively apply for PPP 1?’ and looks at startups that will and won’t be eligible.

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How to collect your Accounts Receivable Checks When Your Office is Closed Due To Covid

How to collect your Accounts Receivable Checks When Your Office is Closed Due To Covid
Posted on Tue, 9 February 2021 by scott orn

Today I’m answering the question: how do startups collect accounts receivable checks when their offices are closed due to covid?

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