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Fifth Era Capital invests in and incubates early stage technology enabled companies. We back teams that understand internet, mobile, social, local, commerce and payments technologies and who are putting them together in new and ambitious ways. The founders are Alison Davis and Matthew C. Le Merle.

Fifth Era Capital Fund 1 was formed in 2005 and has invested in 42 companies and exited 11 investments to date. The Fifth Era Digital Future Fund is currently in formation.

Successes include:

  • DMSC - IPO
  • LesConcierges (Exit to Accor Hotel Group)
  • Ooma (IPO - Board)
  • Soundwave (Exit to Spotify in 2016)
  • Telltale Games (Partial liquidity)
  • Xoom (Exit to PayPal - Board)
  • Zattikka - IPO


Alison Davis is a global strategist, finance professional, public company board director and active investor in growth companies. She was CFO at BGI (Blackrock), GP at Belvedere Capital, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey and A.T. Kearney. Alison has degrees from Cambridge (MA/BA) and Stanford (MBA). She was born in Sheffield, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information go to

Matthew C. 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 worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap, and 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. For more information go to

In their best selling book "Build your Fortune in the Fifth Era"" Matthew and Alison discuss the disruptive innovations they back, and the types of entrepreneurs they look for. They also explain why diversification is so important - make sure you bias towards making a lot of small investments rather than a few big ones.


Access: This 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. Risk: Investors considering an investment in Fifth Era should understand that these investments represent absolute risk and there is a meaningful risk that you can lose all of your investments. There is no guarantee of a "soft landing" or acquisition if things do not go as planned. In addition, there is no guarantee that, even in a successful company, there will be opportunity for liquidity for the shares represented and an investor should be prepared to have their capital committed for ten years or more, without liquidity.

Amount: When you back our syndicate, you have to select an "Amount" to back our deals. Remember, this is a zero-commitment reservation, meaning you can invest less than this amount or nothing at all. You may not be able to write a check larger than your commitment when a great deal comes along. Deals can become oversubscribed quickly and, if your reservation is low, that will be the maximum amount we can let you invest. The best strategy is to enter an amount that represents the largest check you might write in any one deal. There's no risk, as you will have to approve every deal we send to you.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions.

- Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis


We will syndicate all companies that we back which are in need of additional capital. We typically invest $50,000 to $250,000 per deal under the same terms offered to the syndicate.

Alison Davis
Co-founder of Fifth Era. Global strategist, finance professional, public company board director and active investor in growth companies.
Matthew C. Le Merle
Managing Partner Fifth Era ( & Keiretsu Capital ( The most active early stage venture investors (Pitchbook/NVCA)
Acquired by Accor Hotels Group for $150M in 2016
Went public in 2011
Acquired by Spotify for $8M in 2015
Private investments may not be included yet.
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Ben Smith
Investor, Advisor to and Founder of Technology Businesses
Stefano Bernardi
ED @Aragon Co-Founder and Partner @Mission and Market Previously co-founded @Kickpay (YC W15) and was at @500 Startups and @TechCrunch. BSc Computer Eng.
Yannick Roux
VC from Europe, co-founder of Token Economy. Previously: @EC1 Capital, @Momondo Group & @Forward Internet Group. Occasional angel investor.
Can help with
“Foot into Uk & Europe”
Bill Fishkin
dad x3, husband x1, mad scientist, propagandist, fixer of broken things, mystery solver, social / mobile junkie, @WeAreSynMedia & @Theia Interactive
Sebastian Tonkin
Product Manager
CEO at Glide
Zach Coelius
First $1B exit with an AngelList Syndicate when GM bought Cruise Automation. Former founder and CEO of Triggit.
Shubham Gupta
Executive Director @Goldman Sachs Past @ Nomura/Lehman Brothers Tokyo/Hong Kong Studied @IIT Kanpur , Angel Investor/Mentor
Can help with
“I can help in connections. A company wants to make a marketing video or want to discuss brand positioning strategies or need access to some corporates - I...more
Matthew is a fantastic investor and advisor; not only he gives 1World high-value guidance, he also opened doors to many Tier 1 business prospects.
I've really enjoyed working with Matthew both as an investor and board member. He's been a great coach especially when it comes to raising capital and Matthew sees 10 steps ahead which has helped Perkville avoid many pitfalls. I would highly recommend him to early stage entrepreneurs.
Experienced financial services executive. Board Member the Royal Bank of Scotland, Xoom, First Data Corp, City National Bank
She is a power house who understands and supports our vision.
Ann Bradney
For Alison Davis's investment at Radical Aliveness Institute
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