Alison Davis
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 our advisory clients and portfolio companies. We help our clients in building new corporate innovation approaches for this age.
Fifth Era's managing partners are sought after speakers on all aspects of innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurialism. 

They are also authors who have published best selling books and perspectives on innovation and investing
Alison Davis
Alison Davis is co-founder of Fifth Era ( She is an experienced corporate executive, public company board director, an active investor in growth companies and a best selling author on the topics of technology and innovation. 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 with her husband, Matthew C. Le Merle, and their five children. For more information go to 
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.

Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. They have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley Insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, as well as other leading companies. The best-selling authors describe this new approach so every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era.
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