Marc Orchard is the Founder and CEO of Planet Startup, a startup advisory firm based in Brisbane. Marc is an experienced startup advisor who has worked with over 500 early-stage, high-growth companies over the last five years, and has previously facilitated programs for AdvanceQLD, Investment NSW, and LaunchVIC. Marc has supported some of Queensland's best high growth companies to raise hundreds of millions of dollars of capital, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. Previously, Marc was the Director of Startups at BDO, Brisbane City Manager at Fishburners, Talent Program Director at Swyftx and exited his own high growth financial planning firm VEVA Wealth Management in 2015.