266 episodes

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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 22 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.

    Arc's new marketplace for venture debt

    Arc's new marketplace for venture debt

    Don Muir of Arc (https://www.arc.tech) explains Arc Capital Markets, a marketplace for bespoke venture debt and startup-focused credit products. Arc Capital Markets joins Arc's other products, including treasury management and financial solutions for startups.

    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 $10 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.

    • 16 min
    What are VCs looking for in today's market? Gautam Gupta of TCV discusses what it takes to fundraise

    What are VCs looking for in today's market? Gautam Gupta of TCV discusses what it takes to fundraise

    What are VCs looking for in today's market? Gautam Gupta of TCV (https://www.tcv.com) discusses what it takes to fundraise right now, including an emphasis on company fundamentals, significant gross profit margins, what to call out in a pitch meeting, and what to look for in a term sheet.

    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.

    • 33 min
    How do startups get to Series A? Eric Ver Ploeg of Tunitas Ventures discusses Series A investing

    How do startups get to Series A? Eric Ver Ploeg of Tunitas Ventures discusses Series A investing

    How do startups get to Series A? Eric Ver Ploeg, founding partner of Tunitas Ventures (https://tunitas.vc), discusses Series A investing, including timing, choosing VCs, shutting down a startup, startup valuations, and more..

    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.

    • 47 min
    VC Valuations - Up or Down? AngelList’s Data Wizard Makes Bold Predictions

    VC Valuations - Up or Down? AngelList’s Data Wizard Makes Bold Predictions

    Abe Othman of AngelList (https://www.angellist.com) discusses the current status of the startup ecosystem and talks about how the venture market is trending, based on extensive analysis of data from startups, venture firms, private equity firms, investors, and fund managers.

    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.

    • 40 min
    ReSeed Partners Brings Venture Capital to Up-and-Coming Real Estate Investors

    ReSeed Partners Brings Venture Capital to Up-and-Coming Real Estate Investors

    David Bergeron, explains how ReSeed Partners (https://reseedpartners.com) brings together talented real estate professionals and long-term investors to build real estate businesses.

    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. 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 (https://kruzeconsulting.com/#contact) and let them help you save time and money!

    • 28 min
    What founders need to know about sales

    What founders need to know about sales

    Kyle Vamvouris, founder and CEO of Vouris Sales Consultancy (https://www.vouris.com), talks about things that founders should know about the sales process, hiring sales people, and developing a sales team. He also gives some valuable tips on ways to improve the way you use leads and jumpstart your sales.

    Find out why Kruze Consulting is an experienced finance and accounting firm for startups in San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the US. Our clients have raised over $12 billion in venture and seed financing (https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-venture-capital-finance-experts), and our team knows how to navigate the VC diligence process. Get in touch with Kruze experts now!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

ASobering ,

Such a wealth of knowledge! 🧠

Entrepreneurs - meet your new favorite podcast! Scott and the entire Kruze team have created an incredible resource for you with this show. Hear from experts as they discuss challenges, present solutions, and share their insights into what’s next for founders. I learn something new every time I tune in - truly can’t recommend Founders and Friends enough!

rpunky ,

Love Kruze and the podcast

Perfect length podcast to get some great stories and learn about businesses.

.d.j.h. ,

Great pod

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

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