Matthew C. Le Merle
Focused on Innovation
Fifth Era Capital invests in and incubates early stage technology enabled companies. Fifth Era Capital also backs teams that understand internet, mobile, social, local, commerce and payments technologies and who are putting them together in new and ambitious ways.
Fifth Era's AngelList syndicate allows angels and investors from across the world to back every great deal we do on the same terms as our fund. Fifth Era intends to share every deal with the AngelList platform, whenever possible. 
Fifth Era develops compelling corporate strategies for a digital age working with the executive teams and boards of advisory clients and portfolio companies. Fifth Era helps clients in all aspects of innovation and in building new corporate innovation approaches for this age.
Matthew C. Le Merle is an author who has published best-selling books and perspectives.

Matthew is a popular speaker on all aspects of innovation, strategy, entrepreneurialism and investment. 
Matthew C. Le Merle
Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era ( and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew has degrees from Christ Church, Oxford (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA). He was born in London, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Alison Davis, and their five children.

The Internet didn’t even exist 30 years ago, and now billions of people are connected to the web every day, and remarkable new technologies have been invented that will dramatically change the way humans exist on our planet. This emerging playing field is not well understood and not everyone who was successful in the past will be able to benefit from this momentous shift. In Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis provide insights, based on 30 years of leading, investing in, and advising new technology companies, on the rules of this game, and outline options for how readers can participate and prosper in the coming Fifth Era.
“The authors of the book are exactly the type of people they described so well: 'Angel investors without whom .. the whole innovation machine never gets started;' Matthew and Alison actually do what they say and make the Fifth Era benefit us all via educating and supporting entrepreneurs and outlining smart ways to make money during these tectonic transitions. A must read for innovators and investors!”
Alex Fedosseev, CEO 1World Online
"Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era is a timely and important read. Alison and Matthew share their deep and broad experience to encourage broader participation in the investment opportunity that is one of the most unique, and potentially rewarding, of our lifetime."
Tracey Warson, North America Private Banking Head
“Matthew and Alison provide a large number of insights and perspectives that will be invaluable to potential investors and entrepreneurs - this book is required reading if you're serious about being more than simply lucky.”
Rob Wiltbank, CEO Galois, Inc.
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