154 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
    • 4.7, 15 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.

    Natalie Arora of Susa Ventures shares how she is building an incredible founder experience

    Natalie Arora of Susa Ventures shares how she is building an incredible founder experience

    Natalie Arora is Head of Operations at Susa Ventures (http://susaventures.com), an early-stage VC firm. Natalie shares how she operationalizes an incredible founder experience and announces the Venture Fellows Program, a six-month training program for aspiring VC investors, to diversity the industry.

    Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the leading accounting firm to funded startups. https://kruzeconsulting.com

    • 31 min
    How Startups should manage commercial real estate during Covid

    How Startups should manage commercial real estate during Covid

    Eli Ceryak from Cushman Wakefield (http://www.cushmanwakefield.com) on How Startups should manage commercial real estate during Covid.

    Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the leading accounting firm to funded startups. https://kruzeconsulting.com

    • 29 min
    Helping families make smarter financial decisions about college with Nick Ducoff of Edmit

    Helping families make smarter financial decisions about college with Nick Ducoff of Edmit

    Nick Ducoff of Edmit (https://www.edmit.me) - helping families make smarter financial decisions about college, with advice about college savings, the true cost of college, and return on investment.

    Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in startup bookkeeping. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-bookkeeping

    • 24 min
    Making alternative assets available to everyone with Nelson Chu of Cadence

    Making alternative assets available to everyone with Nelson Chu of Cadence

    Nelson Chu of Cadence (https://withcadence.io) - makes investing in Alternative Assets easy and affordable - Cadence works with many alternative asset providers - especially alternative lenders to open up alternatives asset classes. The investors get higher expected yields and access they normally wouldn’t get, while lenders access to a new source of capital.

    Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the leading accounting firm to funded startups. https://kruzeconsulting.com

    • 25 min
    The system of product led growth with Brian Balfour of Reforge

    The system of product led growth with Brian Balfour of Reforge

    Brian Balfour of Reforge (https://www.reforge.com) - the growth career development company - talks about product-led growth. He discusses how the system of product-led growth includes product, marketing, and engineering, and steps organizations can take to create a culture of growth.

    Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, the leading accounting firm to funded startups. https://kruzeconsulting.com

    • 34 min
    Zero to 100s of clients and $93 million in VC funding with Mike Whitmire of Floqast

    Zero to 100s of clients and $93 million in VC funding with Mike Whitmire of Floqast

    Mike Whitmire traces his journey from accountant at a high growth startup to the founder of Floqast (https://floqast.com), which has raised over $90 million in VC funding, has 150 employees, and hundreds of paying clients.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Egrahams ,

Inspiring and motivating

I’ve been so tied up with my ‘real’ job and parenting that I put my startup on the shelf 6 months ago. I happened to come across Scott’s blog and the urban sitter interview. I’m feeling inspired for the first time in a long while.

Mueda14 ,

Great conversationalist!

Scott is very knowledgeable about the startup industry. He has many notable guests and can carry on interesting conversations.

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to start their own business and or learn more about business in general.

HealyHoops ,

Great guests

There are some really amazing startup executives and founders in this podcast series.

Loving the q and a format, where the startup guest can really get into some of their learnings they have gotten from growing their companies.

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