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.

Evan Meagher, VP of Finance at Logikcull ( and another 2nd-time guest (!), stops by to discuss SaaS Startup life. Evan helps run ...

Evan Meagher

VP of Finance
Eli Ceryak of Cushman & Wakefield, our first 2 time guest on Founders and Friends (!), stops by to discuss the 2018 Startup Real Estate Outlook.

Eli Ceryak

Senior Vice President/Commercial ...
Cushman and Wakefield
Rob Sadow of Scoop talks about how Scoop makes commuting fun and easy. Scoop allows company team members to share rides to and from work through an ...

Rob Sadow

Co-Founder & CEO
Scoop Technologies
Lee Firestone of OpenReel makes creating video easy for businesses through OpenReel's remote capture technology. Kruze Consulting uses OpenReel and ...

Lee Firestone


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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Aveek Majumdar

VP of Finance

Deloitte Alum,
Columbia MBA,
Travel Addict

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Kevin Houk

Senior Controller

Former startup Controller,
Travel afficionado

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Jace Lotz

Senior Controller

KPMG alum,
Serial entrepreneur

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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 Candidate,
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

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Chief Snuggles Officer

Stuffing extractor,
Puppaccino lover

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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Our Locations

(415) 322-1610

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