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Brex vs American Express - Which credit card is best for startups?

Brex vs American Express -  Which credit card is best for startups?
Posted on Tue, 5 November 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

The Brex corporate card is one of the fastest-growing financial tools we’ve seen startups adopt in the past few years. But traditional card vendor American Express isn’t sitting on its laurels, and has announced their own “Brex Killer” card -- “American Express Corporate Program for Startups.”

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How are Startups using cloud software that IPO’d in 2019?

How are Startups using cloud software that IPO’d in 2019?
Posted on Thu, 31 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

2019 hasn’t been the best year for startup IPOs. Uber, Lyft, and Slack are all tradings below their IPO prices - and let’s not even talk about WeWork.

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Using milestones to gate your burn rate

Using milestones to gate your burn rate
Posted on Tue, 1 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Early-stage startups have a constant battle of managing their cash-out dates (when they run of capital) and spending enough to make progress on their business plan.

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10 Reasons Why Startups Can’t Use Their Payroll Provider for 1099s

10 Reasons Why Startups Can’t Use Their Payroll Provider for 1099s
Posted on Tue, 24 September 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

1099s are a pain - somewhat mindless paperwork every startup needs to send to their contractors and many vendors like law firms.

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The Great August Cardio Challenge

The Great August Cardio Challenge
Posted on Mon, 16 September 2019 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Senior Accountant

It is no secret that sitting upwards of 8 hours a day is harmful to your health. When your profession requires you to use a computer all day, sitting seems to be the only option!

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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, 11 September 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

One of the fastest-growing tools that we’ve seen our startup clients adopt is Brex’s corporate card. But Stripe’s new card is a huge announcement from a major fin-tech provider to early-stage companies.

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Kruze Consulting in HR Technologist

Kruze Consulting in HR Technologist
Posted on Tue, 10 September 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Post meta descriptionVanessa Kruze, Kruze Consulting’s Founder and CEO, recently published an article on HR Technologist with 4 tips for managing a remote workforce.

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ASC 842: Lease Accounting and Lease Capitalization

ASC 842: Lease Accounting and Lease Capitalization
Posted on Fri, 30 August 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

There’s a new rule in town that venture-funded startups need to know about - and consider following if they want to remain GAAP compliant.

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How working capital can impact a startup's cash flow

How working capital can impact a startup's cash flow
Posted on Tue, 27 August 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

In the early days of a startup, projecting cash flow is relatively simple, because it’s a one-way street.

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6 Tips for Setting Up Startup Financial Systems

6 Tips for Setting Up Startup Financial Systems
Posted on Thu, 22 August 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and Founder of Kruze Consulting

At Kruze Consulting we work with hundreds of startups and we see it all -  shoeboxes full of receipts, hand-written, coffee-stained financial ledgers and even a contract on a cocktail napkin!

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Venture Debt Market to Grow to $10 Billion in 2019

Venture Debt Market to Grow to $10 Billion in 2019
Posted on Tue, 20 August 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

As experts in the venture debt market, we recently released a study that surveyed venture debt firms and bankers representing over 85% of the venture debt market.

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Sustainable Coffee Company Roast Umber for WellnessWednesday

Sustainable Coffee Company Roast Umber for WellnessWednesday
Posted on Mon, 5 August 2019 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Staff Accountant at Kruze Consulting

Brad Gakenheimer joined us for a #wellnesswednesday event to share how Roast Umber is working to break down barriers in exploring coffee, to promote sustainable growing practices and challenge you to enjoy a cup of coffee, as it is.

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How recruiting costs change as a startup grows

How recruiting costs change as a startup grows
Posted on Tue, 16 July 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Most of our startup clients are growing fast, raising capital, developing and shipping product and hiring. Lots and lots of hiring!

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Kruze Consulting’s Jim Gellas Podcast Interview

Kruze Consulting’s Jim Gellas Podcast Interview
Posted on Sun, 23 June 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Kruze Consulting’s Jim Gellas, VP of Finance, was recently interviewed on Procurify’s Spend Culture Stories podcast.

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Essential HR Tools for the scaling startup

Essential HR Tools for the scaling startup
Posted on Tue, 18 June 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, CEO and CPA

Kruze Consulting has worked with over 1000+ startups and has helped set up numerous HR infrastructure systems.

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Spring Cleaning Cash Flow Management Tips for Startups

Spring Cleaning Cash Flow Management Tips for Startups
Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Hey, it’s springtime for a little spring cleaning! It’s a great moment to give your startup’s cash flow a little dusting. Here are some easy tips you can use to try to reduce your company’s burn.

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What Startup CEOs and CFOs Need to Know About Insurance

What Startup CEOs and CFOs Need to Know About Insurance
Posted on Mon, 6 May 2019 by Charlie Hughes, VP Growth & Partnerships at Embroker

Startup companies quickly reach a point where they need insurance. But startup founders often don’t have the time and expertise to figure out what coverage they need - and most brokers don’t understand the unique needs of startups.

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Uber Lyft - April 2019 Updated Analysis

Uber Lyft - April 2019 Updated Analysis
Posted on Mon, 29 April 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

We recently updated our Uber vs. Lyft Market Share Report. Check it out to see how these two competitors fought over the startup ridesharing market!

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What financial information do VCs want after an investment?

What financial information do VCs want after an investment?
Posted on Mon, 22 April 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

If you are a startup CEO who has just raised funding, this post will help you understand the financial information your VC’s will expect to see from you.

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Featured Service - Decisely

Featured Service - Decisely
Posted on Tue, 2 April 2019 by Scott Orn

Decisely is a benefits brokerage and HR services company that offers interconnected technology solutions to small businesses and startups.

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Top 5 and Top Boutique Startup Law Firms

Top 5 and Top Boutique Startup Law Firms
Posted on Tue, 19 February 2019 by Vanessa Kruze, Founder and CPA

A list of the top 5 startup law firms and top 10 boutique firms, as compiled by an analysis of startup spending. Calculated by Kruze Consulting, a leading CPA focused 100% on venture-funded startups. The top law firm is Fenwick, followed by Wilson Sonsini, Gunderson, Orrick, Perkins Coie and more.

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Startup Corporate Tax Returns and Employee Options

Startup Corporate Tax Returns and Employee Options
Posted on Thu, 24 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

How to get a Startup Stock Option Exercise Report for your startup’s tax filings. Startups are required to report to the IRS the amount of compensation for services granted to employees and contractors through stock option exercises.

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Wellness Wednesday of Gratitude

Wellness Wednesday of Gratitude
Posted on Thu, 10 January 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

As part of our company’s “Wellness Wednesday,” our fearless wellness leader Hannah placed thank you cards on everyone’s desks.

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Featured Service - Brex

Featured Service - Brex
Posted on Thu, 13 December 2018 by Scott Orn

Brex is an awesome corporate credit card for startups! Their unique service offers an instant online application, no personal liability, and tailored rewards.

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Featured Service - Latham & Watkins

Featured Service - Latham & Watkins
Posted on Thu, 6 December 2018 by Scott Orn

Latham & Watkins is one of the biggest and best startup law firms in Silicon Valley.

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A new startup that is setting out to heal the planet and its people

A new startup that is setting out to heal the planet and its people
Posted on Sun, 4 November 2018 by Hannah Cole-Leathers, Staff Accountant

A noticeable trend among startups is a desire to build a business that will have a positive impact on people and our planet.

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Featured Service - Bolt Venture Capital

Featured Service - Bolt Venture Capital
Posted on Wed, 31 October 2018 by Healy Jones, VP of Marketing

Bolt VC is a Venture Capital fund which specializes in helping hardware startups get the capital, prototyping, and expertise they need to build their foundations.

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Featured Service - FloQast

Featured Service - FloQast
Posted on Tue, 23 October 2018 by Scott Orn

FloQast is a software exclusively designed for accountants to close books faster and more accurately.

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Does my Startup need Netsuite? 5 Signs that your Startup is Ready for Netsuite

Does my Startup need Netsuite? 5 Signs that your Startup is Ready for Netsuite
Posted on Mon, 22 October 2018 by Vanessa Kruze

Netsuite is an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) tool.  It manages your accounting, reporting, supply chain, procurement, and much more.

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Featured Service - DocSend

Featured Service - DocSend
Posted on Tue, 16 October 2018 by Scott Orn

DocSend is a great content management tool designed for sales and finance professionals.

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Featured Service - Cushman & Wakefield

Featured Service - Cushman & Wakefield
Posted on Sun, 30 September 2018 by Scott Orn

Cushman & Wakefield is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value by putting ideas into action for real estate occupiers and owners.

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What Does a Good Startup CFO Do?

What Does a Good Startup CFO Do?
Posted on Tue, 25 September 2018 by Scott Orn

The first thing a CFO does for startups is to manage the financial reporting. That means making sure the books are closed and closed correctly every month.

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Startup CEO Salary Report

Startup CEO Salary Report
Posted on Tue, 28 August 2018 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

One of the most common questions CEOs ask us at Kruze Consulting is: “How much should my salary be?” Since the Kruze team helps run startup’s books and payroll, it’s natural that we’d get this question. We looked at our payroll data for over 125 seed and venture-backed startups to come up with the answer.

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Featured Service - AVRA Talent

Featured Service - AVRA Talent
Posted on Mon, 27 August 2018 by Scott Orn

AVRA Talent, previously known as Recruit, partners with startups and growing firms to help fill non-technical talent.

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Featured Service - HubHaus

Featured Service - HubHaus
Posted on Mon, 30 July 2018 by Scott Orn

HubHaus is solving the housing problem for working professionals through Coliving.

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Featured Service - Avison Young

Featured Service - Avison Young
Posted on Wed, 20 June 2018 by Scott Orn

Avison Young is the world’s fastest-growing commercial real estate services firm headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Uber vs. Lyft Market Share

Uber vs. Lyft Market Share
Posted on Tue, 15 May 2018 by Healy Jones

A Look At The Ridesharing Choices Made By Today’s Preeminent Startups.

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Why Should Startups Use Bill.com

Why Should Startups Use Bill.com
Posted on Thu, 9 November 2017 by Vanessa Kruze

There are really three main reasons why you absolutely want to be using Bill.com.

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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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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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