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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.

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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.

    Rich Keen of Mind Candy on growing a digital media company for kids

    Rich Keen of Mind Candy on growing a digital media company for kids

    Rich Keen, COO of Mind Candy (https://mindcandy.com/), discusses building a world-class brand that combines apps, media, and celebrities. Rich also explains quite a bit about Moshlings, the characters that inhabit the brand. Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in startup taxes and HR. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-taxes/

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    Amy Lazarus of InclusionVentures shares how inclusion and diversity can drive innovation

    Amy Lazarus of InclusionVentures shares how inclusion and diversity can drive innovation

    Amy Lazarus, founder of InclusionVentures (http://inclusionventures.com/), shares strategies to increase diversity - and innovation - by building a more inclusive startup culture. From the message companies send during the recruiting process to creating “brave spaces” inside the organization - Amy explains how best in class tech businesses are making their companies better places to work. Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in startup taxes and HR. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-taxes/

    • 30 min
    Repeat founder Kelly Nyland of Whym on the intersection of eCommerce and text messages

    Repeat founder Kelly Nyland of Whym on the intersection of eCommerce and text messages

    Kelly Nyland, a multi-time startup founder, discusses how eCommerce has evolved, and where she thinks it is going in the age of text messaging. Her new company, Whym (https://www.mywhym.co/), is a female-focused brand that lets people purchase right from texts. Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in early-stage bookkeeping (https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-bookkeeping/) and accounting.

    • 30 min
    Leading fintech VC, Don Butler of Thomvest, on 20 Years of investing in fintech startups

    Leading fintech VC, Don Butler of Thomvest, on 20 Years of investing in fintech startups

    Don Butler, from Thomvest Ventures (https://thomvest.com/), has been a Fintech VC for 20 years - he shares his experiences in investing in the original wave of Peer to Peer lenders, and his predictions on why startups have a strong chance to disrupt traditional banks. Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in startup taxes and HR. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-taxes/

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    Ron Bland and Dillon Castro of AEIS Advisors explain how startups should offer health benefits

    Ron Bland and Dillon Castro of AEIS Advisors explain how startups should offer health benefits

    Ron Bland and Dillon Castro of AEIS Advisors (https://www.aeisadvisors.com/) strategize on the best ways for startups to provide healthcare benefits to their employees. With health costs rising, startups need smart ways to keep their employees healthy and happy. Interviewed by Scott Orn of Kruze Consulting, a leader in startup taxes and HR. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-taxes/

    • 29 min
    What will 2020 bring in the startup banking world?

    What will 2020 bring in the startup banking world?

    Scott Orn and Healy Jones of Kruze Consulting break down the massive amount of innovation happening in the startup banking space. Why does it matter who your bank is if you are a startup? Learn about startup banks and credit cards. https://kruzeconsulting.com/best-startup-credit-cards/ From Kruze, the leader in startup bookkeeping. https://kruzeconsulting.com/startup-bookkeeping/

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Customer Reviews

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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