About Saniel Ventures

Saniel Ventures is a private investment group with positions in over 20 high-growth technology businesses in Australia, the US, the UK, Israel and France. We are patient long term investors and work closely with our founders to grow their companies.


Saniel Ventures CEO, Leigh Jasper, previously co-founded Aconex, the world’s most widely used cloud collaboration platform for managing construction projects, in Melbourne with Rob Phillpot in 2000. The company expanded to 50 cities around the world, in Australia, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas, serving projects valued at over one trillion dollars. As CEO, he led Aconex through multiple capital raisings, to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2014 and company sale to Oracle Ltd for $1.6 billion in 2018.

Prior to Aconex, Leigh worked in management consulting with McKinsey and Company.

Leigh is a founder of SecondQuarter Ventures and is a director of SEEK Ltd, Salta Properties, the Burnet Institute, Buildxact Pty Ltd, Zuuse, Matrak and the Jasper Foundation. He is also the Chair of LaunchVic.