Standard Ledger Ventures

Invest with Standard Ledger Ventures
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Join us for inside info + access to some of Australia’s best-managed startups.

At Standard Ledger, we work with hundreds of Aussie startups as their finance team behind the scenes. We’re their bookkeepers, payroll managers, financial modellers and hands-on CFOs.

In other words, we have inside info and access to some of Australia's best-managed startups (in our opinion). Our founders have started investing in some of them so we set up Standard Ledger Ventures to share these opportunities and help investible startups get the funding they need.


We work with founders every day, assessing their financial positions and helping position them for success. We've helped founders expand overseas, raise capital and secure successful exits. When it comes to understanding a startup's growth potential, we're about as close to the (financial) action as it gets. That means we'll only bring you deals we'd happily invest in - and we're finance people. We aim to invite members to about four deals per year.


Our investment thesis is simple. We invest in the best opportunities within our client base. We view them through our accountant and CFO lens, talk to the founding team (our clients) and do our due diligence behind the scenes before we invite Standard Ledger Venture members to take part in a deal. We won't bring you any deals from outside our client base. 


We've been working with Aussie startups for 7 years and have built a deep client base. Our pipeline of early stage startups is growing and, with our established business and strong network, we're in a great position to scout strong investment opportunities.


Profile photos of Remco Marcelis and Michael Budnow

Standard Ledger Co-founder CEO, Remco Marcelis

Remco founded Standard Ledger 7 years ago to provide accounting-as-a-service to startups. He has worked with startups as a CFO/virtual CFO for 15 years, following 4 years in venture capital and 10 years in multinational consulting/services firms. 

Remco is a chartered professional accountant with an advanced MBA degree from the University of Adelaide, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Standard Ledger Co-founder Managing Director, Michael Budnow

Before co-founding Standard Ledger, Michael worked in leading accounting and investment firms for more than 15 years, including PwC and Goldman Sachs. He works as a CFO/virtual CFO for our clients, leads our tax team and specialises in helping startups expand through clever structuring and financial management. 

Mike is a chartered tax adviser, registered tax agent and member of the Tax Institute. He’s also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds two Master's degrees and a law degree.