I have worked with Mike and his team at Kranz & Associates on our Venture Fund as well as on many of our portfolio companies. Their professionalism, ability to provide a complete and capable finance team, understanding of the debt market and revenue recognition rules, all have made a huge difference in the growth of our businesses. Kranz consistently adds superior value in our companies and our Venture Fund.
I think very highly of your firm and its service – it’s outstanding!
Executive of Hewlett Foundation
I have recommended Kranz and Associates to several of my portfolio companies to provide full service CFO/Finance support, as well as consulting on seeking and structuring venture debt. In each case they have delivered excellent results with a qualified, professional, ethical & cost effective team.
Managing Director, Sigma Partners
I worked with Kranz & Associates both at a company I founded and on a startup where I served as a Board Member. They provided professional guidance, secured excellent terms for venture debt, and drove the planning process which allowed us to focus on the technology, and be more strategic and efficient. They are professional, and deliver critical financial information quickly and cost effectively. I would recommend Kranz & Associates to other early stage start ups.
Bill Coughran, Currently at Google
Former CEO & founder, Entrisphere
Bud has been a valuable resource for our portfolio companies. The financial and operations experience that he brings to the table allows our CEOs to focus on the product development, marketing and sales aspects of the business while Bud and his team focus on the financial requirements. They present the financial information in a way that allows us to quickly assess the current state of the company and how well it is tracking to our financial goals and objectives. Bud has made a difference in our companies by acting as a strategic partner to the management team.
General Partner, Foundation Capital
At our investor’s recommendation, we engaged Kranz & Associates to act as CFO and our finance organization. They immediately added value by implementing our accounting system, negotiating debt, providing best practices and finally taking the lead as financial advisor during our $3.25B Merger transaction. Their experience and business acumen make them an invaluable partner!
CEO, Xros, acquired by Nortel
Bud Austin (Kranz & Associates) was very helpful in getting our finances organized when we were too young to justify having our own internal staff; his work was useful and greatly appreciated.
Lourdes has been working at Kranz & Associates for 25 years. “Working with a variety of emerging clients, many for more than 5 years each, has been rewarding and has provided me with new challenges and continued professional growth.”
Employee, Kranz & Associates
As a financial professional with over 25 years of experience in a broad range of firms, I was introduced to Kranz through our Board who had a long standing relationship with Kranz & Associates. Comparing Kranz with other firms, I looked at their clientele, professional reputation, quality of the professionals they attracted and retained in their organization, and their unique ability to service a broad range of client needs in a cost effective manner. Kranz & Associates was hands down the ‘best of class”
Employee, Kranz & Associates
At Kranz & Associates, I am able to have flexibility to accommodate my active life. As a new mother, Kranz & Associates has offered infinite solutions to my various scheduling dilemmas. I am at a company where I am valued and feel passionate about my work. Each day presents a new challenge and I welcome it with open arms. The learning never stops and the perks are “AWESOME”!