Vanessa Kruze, founder of Kruze Consulting. Accounting, Finance, Tax & HR for startups.


Interim CFO
Looking to raise a round of capital? We'll guide you through the process.
We reconcile your accounts, provide reporting, and help you manage AP/AR.
Financial Modeling
We build financial models that have been used to pitch top investors and VC firms.
Reg CF Review
Title III CPA Reviews for Crowdfunding.
409A Valuation
Know what you're worth. We'll help you get it done right.
Get the insider's view on tips and tricks.
Tax & Audit
We help you stay in compliance, from sales tax to local tax to annual tax.
We'll help you set up payroll & benefits, as well as manage your employee onboarding process.

Founders and Friends Podcast by Kruze


Kruze's Founders & Friends Podcast interviews Startup Founders, Executives and Industry Experts to share their journeys, tips, and important lessons.

Jennifer Saxton of Tot Squad talks about her on-demand cleaning for baby gear. Jen started the company out of Kellogg where she foresaw a huge cohort of ...

Jennifer Saxton

Founder & CEO
Tot Squad
Ryan Shaening Pokrasso of SPZ Legal stops by to walk us through Startup Legal Best Practices.

Ryan Shaening Pokrasso

SPZ Legal
Patrick Johnson of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) stops by to talk about Startup Banking, Venture Debt, and the other ways SVB partners with founders and ...

Patrick Johnson

VP, Tech Banking
Silicon Valley Bank
Blake Oliver of FloQast stops by to discuss the latest trends in Cloud Accounting. Before joining FloQast, Blake owned and operated a cloud accounting ...

Blake Oliver

Senior Product Marketing Manager

Need your startup taxes done?

Kruze Tax - Startup Tax CPA's that use AI to make tax returns faster and cheaper. Professional Service + Software = Confidence and Speed at Bargain Pricing. No more communication bottlenecks or missed deadlines.

Simple, automated tax service for startups

Try our free tax calculators

Our online calculators are a powerful and free resource to help you estimate your startup's R&D tax credit or the cost of preparing your startup's tax return.

Read our Startup Q&A

Kruze answers every Startup Accounting, Finance, HR and Tax Question imaginable.

Tax, Accounting and Financial Information for Every Startup

5 Tips For Startup Financial Health

2018 Startup Tax Compliance Calendar

Concerned about your 2018 Tax Deadlines? We've done the work for you with this complete 2018 Tax Compliance Calendar. How Much Does a Startup Tax Return Cost? Try Kruze Consulting's Tax Preparation Pricing Tool.

Click for your customized tax compliance calendar by startup hub

Our Partners

Client testimonials

Our clients graduate from top accelerator programs including

Our core team

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Vanessa Kruze, CPA

Founder & CEO

Deloitte alum,
Former startup Controller,
Lover of bad reality TV

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Scott Orn

Chief Operating Officer, CFA

Kellogg MBA,
Former VC partner and investment banker,
Espresso junkie

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Stephen Yarbrough, CPA

VP of Tax

UT Austin

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Jim Gellas

VP of Finance

USC MBA (go Trojans!),
Former North American Head of Finance @ Xero, Former Corp. Controller @ NASDAQ listed company

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Kevin Houk

Senior Controller

Former startup Controller,
Travel afficionado

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Chithra Rajagopalan


CPA Candidate,
Deloitte & EY Alum,
Lives in San Jose

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Gohei Seino


USF Alum,
CPA Candidate,
Running & Winter Sports Enthusiast

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Lori Rosenberg, CPA


Graduated From UC Santa Cruz,
Loves dogs & biking

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Liz Wagner

Tax Operations Manager

USAF Veteran,
PhD - University of Texas, Austin,
Emoji practitioner

Kruze Consulting's Prices

Financial Consulting

Staff Accountant $85
Senior Staff Accountant $110
Controller $140
Financial Modeling $250
Venture Debt $250
CFO $250
Tax Advisory $395

Kruze's calculator tells you how much it will cost to prepare your startup's tax return.

Save on payroll taxes immediately
We charge a fixed fee of 15% of the anticipated captured credit amount with a minimum fee of $2,000

Startup 409A Valuation

Seed $1,500
Series A $2,000
Series B $2,500
Series C $3,000

409A Valuation Information
High quality 409As at a discounted price

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About us

Our Locations

(415) 322-1610

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