Kruze Consulting’s focus is providing accounting and tax services to venture funded startups, and our San Jose office works with some of the highest profile companies in the Bay Area.
We offer financial and accounting services for 800+ fast growing Seed, Series A, and Series B startups.
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 technology investment banker. Our team of Staff Accountants and Controllers come from the Big 4, leading accounting firms, and top venture capital backed startups. Kruze serves venture funded startups in San Jose and Silicon Valley out of our offices in San Jose and San Francisco.
As an innovator in startup accounting services, Kruze, is your reliable partner in delivering not only accrual based financial statements monthly, but also assisting with tax filings and helping you prepare for VC due diligence. With a proven track record of serving VC-backed startups that have raised over $12B in funding, we fully understand what it takes to ace financial due diligence.
Cloud accounting services involve the provision of remote accounting, tax, and bookkeeping services through cloud-based SaaS software like QuickBooks Online. Opting for a provider like Kruze significantly reduces your expenses, enhances the quality of financial reporting, and primes your startup for complex accounting and tax due diligence. Furthermore, storing your accounting data in the cloud offers improved reliability, cost-effectiveness, and superior quality.
In addition to the regular bookkeeping tasks, accounting provides crucial information for informed decision-making. This includes helping startup founders understand vital metrics like your runway and burn rate. These are critical measures of how fast you’re expending funds every month, and how many months you have before your resources are depleted.
While many founders may handle their own accounting initially, it’s never too early to engage our professional services. We can help answer essential questions like the most suitable accounting method for your startup (we recommend accrual), and other specifics like the documentation needed for tax filings.
Trust Kruze, San Jose and Silicon Valley’s premier accounting firm, to guide your startup towards financial success.
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Startups are our niche, and our passion. Our clients have raised over $12 billion in VC funding. 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 Pre-Seed, 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, Netsuite, Gusto, Rippling, Taxbit, Avalara, Brex, Ramp and Deel. Technology makes us more efficient, saving our clients money and letting us offer higher value services like FP&A modeling, 409A valuation, and treasury advice. 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 funded Delaware C-Corps. Our clients have secured Pre-Seed to Series C or Series D funding. 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, state sales taxes: 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.
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