Vanessa Kruze, CPA
Tax services for startups are our niche, our passion, and high growth is where we excel. We offer financial and accounting services in New York City and in technology company hubs all over the US for 500+ fast growing Seed, Series A, and Series B companies.
Founder & CEO Vanessa Kruze is a CPA, Deloitte Tax alumni, and former Controller of a 120+ FTE startup. Kruze COO Scott Orn is a Kellogg MBA, former VC Partner and investment banker. Our FP&A team helps our clients prepare budgets and projections for fund raises and is lead by a former venture capitalists and operating executive. Our Staff Accountants and Controllers come from the Big 4 and top venture capital backed startups.
Kruze is committed to New York City’s startup scene, bringing Silicon Valley tax, CPAs and expertise to NYC based startups. Kruze’s team is highly experienced helping seed and VC-backed companies navigate New York State and City level tax and compliance needs (see our New York tax compliance deadline calendar below).
With hundreds of VC-backed startups in NYC and beyond, the Kruze team of CPAs and accounting professionals has the knowledge to help funded startups. As the venture capital ecosystem in New York has grown, so has Kruze’s NYC client base. Per PitchBook data, New York City startups continue to raise ever-bigger amounts of VC funding at ever higher and higher valuations. A qualified tax CPA like Kruze can likely help these companies save millions per year in payroll taxes through tax credit advice.
Concerned about your 2023 Tax Deadlines?
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As a startup, moving quickly is a top priority for us and we just needed to get our tax return done. After we uploaded our docs, we got our tax return in 3 days! E-filing was confirmed by Day 4. Super responsive and helpful!
VP, Operations of Calm.com
Consulting, Tax and Valuation Prices
Competitively priced for high-growth companies
|Senior Staff Accountant||$170|
|CFO / COO / VP||$400|
|Senior Tax Analyst||$295|
Startup Tax Return
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Startup 409A Valuation
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We are the experts at helping seed/VC-backed Delaware C-Corps with their accounting and finances!
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$250M+ VC Funding Raised
"I had a great experience working with Kruze Consulting when we raised Series A. They know what VCs need to see, and how to present a startup’s books and finances. If you are going to raise venture capital, you need experts like Kruze."
Startup Venture Capital Assistance
With former venture capitalists on staff, our team is here to help you navigate the fundraising process and manage your board of directors
Scale Remote Operations & Team
"Kruze has supported us above and beyond basic accounting needs by ensuring we have everything we need to expand and support our team wherever they may be located"
Head of Operations & Legal
Clients who have worked with Kruze have collectively raised over $12 billion in VC funding.
We set startups up for fundrising success, and know how to work with the top VCs.
Experienced team helping you
Our US-based account management team is staffed by CPAs and accountants who have, on average, 11 years of experience.
Grew from a 2-person startup to a NASDAQ listed public company.
"The Kruze team helped us grow from a 2-person startup to a NASDAQ listed public company in 2 years. We wouldn’t have gotten public without Kruze’s support. Anyone thinking of launching a startup should make Vanessa their first call!"
Startups are our niche, and our passion. Our clients have raised over $10 billion in venture capital financing. We are one of only a few outsourced accounting firms that specialize in funded early-stage companies - we only offer financial and tax services to fast growing startups in the Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C stages.
We know how to de-risk your startup’s next venture capital round. Our team makes sure you are ready to fly through your next VC’s accounting, HR and tax due diligence. And when you use us as your bookkeeper, we set up and keep up-to-date a due diligence folder so you can get that next round of fundraising.
Our practice is built on best of breed cloud accounting software like QuickBooks, Xero, Netsuite, Gusto, Zenefits, Expensify, Avalara, Brex iand Bill.com. Technology makes us more efficient, saving our clients money and letting us offer higher value services like FP&A modeling, 409A valuation and venture debt consulting. Startups deserve to work with CPAs using modern software.
Top angel investors and VCs refer Kruze because they trust us to give the right advice. Our clients are portfolio companies of top technology and Silicon Valley investors, including Y-Combinator, Kleiner, Sequoia, Khsola, Launch, Techstars and more. With us, your books and taxes are in order when it’s time to raise another round of venture financing.
Kruze Consulting works with a variety of funded Delaware C-Corps, but the majority of our companies have secured Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C. We look to partner with our clients, going beyond the typical outsourced accounting relationship and seeking to provide a higher level advisory role. We feel honored to be a part of making the world a better place, even if it’s one debit and credit at a time.
Startup CFO services, startup accounting and bookkeeping services, startup annual taxes, expense reports, payroll, benefits: we've got you covered. Our software provides custom tailored dashboards that can be provided weekly or monthly, depending on your preference and plan. Founders are often so busy building their company that they don’t have time to take care of their finances. Traditionally, these companies have had to work with a basket of people to get their work done, including bookkeepers, accountants, AP clerks, CFOs, consultants, and tax accountants. At Kruze Consulting, our founders have one point person, saving time and money.