Vanessa Kruze, CPA

CEO and Founder at Kruze Consulting
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Vanessa is the Founder and CEO of Kruze Consulting. Her firm, founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, works with more than 650 startups and assists with accounting, taxes, finance and human resources. Vanessa is one of the top startup accounting and finance writers on Quora, and is also contributes to Accounting Today and other accounting and finance publications. Prior to founding Kruze Consulting, Kruze worked at Deloitte Tax and as the controller of a $20 million/120+FTE startup.

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  • When advising founders, my team and I are often asked what amount of compensation CEOs should be paid. This year's data indicates that startup CEOs are making around 10% more than last year, which is to be expected since funding rounds have increased in size year over year as well. Perhaps most importantly though is the vanishing pay gap at earlier stage companies. If women are able to raise a comparable amount of venture funding, they draw similar salaries as men. We hope this data empowers female founders to pay themselves suitably as they grow their businesses.

    11 February 2022
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