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.

Alison 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 San Francisco and London with her husband, Matthew C. Le Merle. They have five adult children. 



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 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.


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.


International Best-sellers