235 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.

    Alex Kracov, CEO and Founder of Dock, explains how Dock helps businesses collaborate

    Alex Kracov, CEO and Founder of Dock, explains how Dock helps businesses collaborate

    Alex Kracov, CEO and Founder of Dock, explains how Dock (https://www.dock.us) helps businesses collaborate by hosting all the information that two organization share, to improve the way companies interact and build relationships.

    Learn why Kruze Consulting is one of the leading accounting firms in San Francisco (https://kruzeconsulting.com/san-francisco-accounting) and Silicon Valley by serving funded, early-stage companies. Our 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.

    • 27 min
    Andrew Miller, MInnesota Vikings COO, discusses business operations for an NFL franchise

    Andrew Miller, MInnesota Vikings COO, discusses business operations for an NFL franchise

    Andrew Miller, Chief Operating Officer of the MInnesota Vikings (https://www.vikings.com), talks about his sports and educational background and how that led him into operations management for two MLB teams and into his current position, overseeing the business operations for an NFL franchise.

    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. Or, read the Kruze blog to see examples of the best VC pitch decks or learn what the average startup CEO salary (https://kruzeconsulting.com/blog/post/startup-ceo-salary-report) is. Trust Kruze for great podcasts like this one, and other great content designed to help startup founders grow their businesses, raise capital and more.

    • 37 min
    Tim Menard of LYT discusses LYT's technologies that optimize traffic flow

    Tim Menard of LYT discusses LYT's technologies that optimize traffic flow

    Tim Menard, CEO and Founder of LYT (https://lyt.ai), discusses LYT's connected vehicle and machine learning technologies that optimize traffic flow, including public transit, emergency vehicles, and other traffic.

    Find out why Kruze Consulting is one of the leading accounting firms in San Francisco 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 (https://kruzeconsulting.com/research-and-development-tax-credit-us) has saved clients millions of dollars in burn rate and payroll taxes. Contact Kruze to learn more.

    • 34 min
    Ann Jaskiw of Tactic talks about how Tactic helps with crypto accounting

    Ann Jaskiw of Tactic talks about how Tactic helps with crypto accounting

    Ann Jaskiw, CEO of Tactic (https://www.tactic.com), talks about how Tactic's cryptocurrency accounting platform helps businesses track crypto transactions and integrates with other accounting solutions.

    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.

    • 30 min
    Sarah Jacobson of FairStreet discusses how FairStreet helps insurance brokers enroll older adults

    Sarah Jacobson of FairStreet discusses how FairStreet helps insurance brokers enroll older adults

    Sarah Jacobson, co-founder of FairStreet (https://www.thefairstreet.com), discusses how FairStreet helps insurance brokers enroll older adults in the right Medicare health insurance plans, and simplifies and streamlines the enrollment process.

    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.

    • 27 min
    David Mayer of Elemmir talks about the value of video for B2B businesses

    David Mayer of Elemmir talks about the value of video for B2B businesses

    David Mayer, founder of Elemmir (https://www.elemmir.com) and Emmy-nominated director/producer, talks about the value of video for B2B businesses and the cost-effective video solutions Elemmir delivers to help companies with B2B marketing.

    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!

    • 29 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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