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Top startup founders, venture capitalists, and advisors interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the accounting firm to VC funded startups. Hear from startup founders about how they began their startup journeys, where they had challenges and the strategies that help them scale their businesses. VC’s discuss what they look for in a startup and their current technology investment thesis. 
And technology recruiters, attorneys, real estate professionals and startup lenders share tactics that founders can use to win in today’s competitive market.

Kruze Consulting's Founders and Friends Podcast for Startups Kruze Consulting

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    • 4.8 • 18 Ratings

Top startup founders, venture capitalists, and advisors interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the accounting firm to VC funded startups. Hear from startup founders about how they began their startup journeys, where they had challenges and the strategies that help them scale their businesses. VC’s discuss what they look for in a startup and their current technology investment thesis. 
And technology recruiters, attorneys, real estate professionals and startup lenders share tactics that founders can use to win in today’s competitive market.

    Ted Bojorquez and Steve Tessler of California Bank of Commerce

    Ted Bojorquez and Steve Tessler of California Bank of Commerce

    Ted Bojorquez and Steve Tessler of California of the Bank of Commerce (https://www.californiabankofcommerce.com) stop by and chat about how they help the businesses they serve succeed in a constantly evolving and dynamic business world.

    Find out why Kruze Consulting is one of the leading accounting firms in San Francisco (https://kruzeconsulting.com/san-francisco-accounting) and the US, serving funded, early-stage companies. Kruze clients have raised over $3.5 billion in venture capital and seed financing, and our research and development tax credit work has saved clients millions of dollars in burn rate and payroll taxes. Contact Kruze to learn more.

    • 31 min
    Roger Philipp of UWorld Roger CPA Review

    Roger Philipp of UWorld Roger CPA Review

    Roger Philipp of UWorld (https://accounting.uworld.com/cpa-review) stops by to talk about how taking the UWorld Roger CPA Review courses can help future-proof your accounting career. Not only that, but it also has the highest industry pass rate of 91%. If you are a CPA, you won't want to miss this podcast.

    Learn more about why we are one of the best accounting, tax, and bookkeeping firms serving VC-backed companies by visiting the Kruze Consulting reviews page (https://kruzeconsulting.com/customer-reviews). Or, visit the Kruze website to find information about the Best Startup Credit Cards or learn what the average startup CEO salary is. Trust Kruze Consulting for great podcasts like this one, and other great content designed to help startup founders like you, grow their businesses, raise capital and more.

    • 24 min
    Lauren Creel of Cooley law firm, represents startups and venture capital funds

    Lauren Creel of Cooley law firm, represents startups and venture capital funds

    Lauren Creel, partner at Cooley (https://cooley.com), an American international law firm, talks about how she represents startups and venture capital funds with an emphasis on early-stage companies and financing.

    Founders love our US-based account management team - with an average of over 10 years of experience, our controllers, CPAs, accountants and bookkeepers understand the challenges of high-growth startups. Kruze Consulting is also 100% focused on working with funded Delaware C-Corps who have raised at least half a million in seed or venture capital financing. Learn more about Kruze affordable prices (https://kruzeconsulting.com/pricing) and choose the plan that best matches your startup’s funding level.

    • 26 min
    Antonio Soler of Vistra - Provider of trust, fiduciary, corporate, and fund services

    Antonio Soler of Vistra - Provider of trust, fiduciary, corporate, and fund services

    Antonio Soler, Managing Director of Vistra (https://www.vistra.com), stops by to chat about how with a laser focus on minimizing risk and enhancing efficiencies, Vistra provides expert advisory and administrative support to Fund, Corporate, Capital Market, and Private Wealth clients.

    Kruze offers experienced M&A Accounting expertise for Startups. Founders building world-class startups trust Kruze Consulting to help them be prepared for financial and tax due diligence (https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-m-a-accounting). We know what it takes to exit your company - on average, one to three of our clients are acquired every month! Talk to our experts and let them help you save time and money!

    • 23 min
    Chiara Portner of Hopkins Carley- a premier law firm located in the capital of Silicon Valley

    Chiara Portner of Hopkins Carley- a premier law firm located in the capital of Silicon Valley

    Chiara Portner, Shareholder, and Counsel at Hopkins Carley (https://www.hopkinscarley.com), a Silicon Valley law firm, stops by to chat about how she offers practical advice on technology and commercial transactions as well as privacy matters.

    Find out why Kruze Consulting is an experienced finance and accounting firm for startups in San Francisco (https://kruzeconsulting.com/san-francisco-accounting), Silicon Valley, and the US. Our clients have raised over $3.5 billion in venture and seed financing, and our team knows how to navigate the VC diligence process. Get in touch with Kruze experts now!

    • 23 min
    Nate Williams of Union Labs - a Seed Fund/Incubator applying DeepTech

    Nate Williams of Union Labs - a Seed Fund/Incubator applying DeepTech

    Nate Willaims, Founder of Union Labs (https://unionlabs.com) stops by the Founders & Friends podcast to chat about how his company Union Labs, a Seed Fund/Incubator is applying DeepTech to solve real problems in our physical world.

    Kruze Consulting is a leader in Startup Tax (https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-taxes) Filings, Payroll Tax Savings from R&D Tax Credits, professional advice, and more! Find out why hundreds of seed and venture-funded startups trust Kruze Consulting’s tax experts, software, and process to save them time and hassle.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

.d.j.h. ,

Great pod

Interesting discussions, good rhythm, and nice broad array of topics

Poolhead1 ,

Essential listening

Love this pod, perfect mix of business insight and great anecdotes, I always learn a lot about some interesting businesses. Thoughtful host too!

ScottyFausel ,

Casual conversation packed with insights

I've enjoyed Scott Orn's podcasts for years, beginning with "The 1 California" and now with "Founders and Friends". I'm continually introduced to new startup companies and thoughtful people across functional departments. I particularly appreciate the occasional peek behind the curtain Scott provides into the complex universe of fundraising, banking, debt, and overall startup finance. It's a casual conversation allowing those of us without a finance background to come away better informed, but remains entertaining along the way.

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