Marc Orchard, Director of Startups

Marc Orchard

Director of Startups


+61 7 3237 5945


Marc Orchard is the Director of Startups with BDO in Brisbane. He is passionate about helping world class entrepreneurs creating the exceptional companies of tomorrow. Marc’s goal is to create the professional service firm that startups always wished they had, and position BDO as the #1 professional service firm for startups and scaleups in Australia.

Marc is the founder of our “BDO for Startups” program, Australia’s first professional service offering built specifically for startups. The BDO for Startups team are committed to helping early stage, high growth companies survive the ‘trough of sorrow’ and create successfully, global facing companies. This program is being beta tested in our Brisbane office, before a national roll out in 2020.

Marc joined BDO in 2018 and was previously the Brisbane City Manager of Fishburners, and CEO of his own Financial Planning firm VEVA Wealth Management. 


  • BDO for Startups program
  • Startup Advisory and Mentoring
  • Startup company structure & review
  • Annual Compliance, Tax Consulting, Bookkeeping & Management Reporting
  • R&D Tax Incentives, Grant Applciations, Employee Share Schemes, Advisory Board
  • Payroll, Talent Attraction, Business Lending & Early Stage Innovation Company advice
  • Exit planning, fundraising and corporate finance
  • Connections to investors, corporates, professional service providers and startup ecosystem
  • Community Support, mentoring and startup resources

BDO for Startups Advisory Board

  • Monica Bradley, Board Member – Brisbane Marketing
  • Aaron Birkby, CEO – Startup Catalyst
  • Murray Galbraith, Founder – Myriad
  • Chris Saad, Ex-Head of Product – Uber
  • Yasmin Grigaliunas, CEO – World’s Biggest Garage Sale
  • Anna Guenther, CEO – PledgeMe


  • Startups & Scale ups

Key Assignments

  • Founder of BDO for Startups program
  • Panel Member of AdvanceQLD’s Female Founder’s Tender
  • Panel Member Women In Digital’s Gala Awards
  • Judge & Mentor – Startup Weekend Brisbane 2018
  • Mentor – iLab, River City Labs, Fishburners, QLD Correctional Services  
  • Master of Ceremonies, [email protected] Australia
  • Master of Ceremonies, Myriad 2018


  • Bachelor of Business Management, The University of Queensland


  • Member, Fishburners
  • Member, River City Labs