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Pre-Seed Funds

Pre-Seed Funds
Posted on Wed, 12 August 2020 by Scott Orn, CFA and COO of Kruze Consulting

It turns out that pre-seed funds are filling a really important niche in the market. These firms actually help increase the velocity of the earliest stages of venture capital. Greasing the wheels of Silicon Valley, in a way.

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Understanding VC’s thought process during the COVID crisis

Understanding VC’s thought process during the COVID crisis
Posted on Mon, 29 June 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

The COVID crisis has dramatically slowed down early-stage venture activity.

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Kruze on CVCs

Kruze on CVCs
Posted on Mon, 25 May 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Scott Orn, Kruze COO, recently co-authored two posts on TechCrunch on how startups should approach and negotiate a venture capital investment with CVCs.

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Fintech Equity & Debt Staircase

Fintech Equity & Debt Staircase
Posted on Tue, 28 April 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Fintech companies have special needs when raising funding that they are going to use to loan money out to their clients - often called “equity and debt staircase”.

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2020 VC Due Diligence Trends

2020 VC Due Diligence Trends
Posted on Thu, 27 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

We are seeing several new trends in the due diligence that venture capitalists do prior to completing a deal. Kruze is in a unique position to notice new venture capital trends since our clients have raised over $3.5 billion in early-stage funding.

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Tech CFOs Name the Hottest New Tech Cities In 2020

Tech CFOs Name the Hottest New Tech Cities In 2020
Posted on Tue, 18 February 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

This month we surveyed nearly 30 Bay Area CFOs to find out their predictions for all things tech in 2020. One question that drew particularly enthusiastic responses was: What’s the next new U.S. tech hub?

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Working Capital 101 for Startups

Working Capital 101 for Startups
Posted on Tue, 21 January 2020 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

Venture-backed, early-stage companies should use accrual accounting - I won’t get into the detail here as to why, but if your goal is to raise serious VC funding or get acquired by a public technology company (or eventually have an IPO), you need accrual-based accounting.

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Top 5 Venture Capital Pitch Decks

Top 5 Venture Capital Pitch Decks
Posted on Mon, 7 October 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

A big part of my job at Kruze is to help our clients prepare to raise venture capital. So I’ve seen a lot of venture capital pitch decks recently.

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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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Do Startups Need a DCF for a venture capital round?

Do Startups Need a DCF for a venture capital round?
Posted on Sun, 4 August 2019 by Healy Jones, VP of FP&A

We have worked with hundreds of companies that have raised over $2 billion in venture and seed financing, and have seen a ton of startup pitch decks, capitalization tables and, of course, venture dollars.

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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 - 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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Fund Venture Lenders vs. Bank Venture Lenders

Fund Venture Lenders vs. Bank Venture Lenders
Posted on Mon, 30 July 2018 by Scott Orn

Today we're talking about fund venture lenders vs. bank venture lenders. Now, banks, they're always really really cheap. They have low interest rates and low warrant coverage and that's partially because they are lending out other companies’ deposits. They take one company's deposits and lend it out to another. That's how banks work in just about everything. So that way their cost of funding is very very low.

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Why Do Startups Take Venture Debt?

Why Do Startups Take Venture Debt?
Posted on Thu, 9 November 2017 by Scott Orn

At Kruze Consulting, we get tons of questions about venture debt. Should a startup take it? Is it good for the startup?

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