At Fifth Era Capital, we bring investment and expertise because we are active investors - not passive sources of capital.  Fifth Era Capital Fund 1 was formed in 2005 and has invested in 42 companies with 11 exits to date.  Fifth Era Capital Fund 2 is currently in formation.


Fifth Era Capital provides seed funding and expertise for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding with investments typically in the $50,000 to $500,000 range. 


Our team has formed companies, raised capital for many early stage companies, developed strategies, branding and marketing plans, product launch plans, and partnerships and joint ventures for technology enabled startups. We are also experts in company governance.


We often take a seat on the board of each company and work alongside the executive team, mentoring and coaching them through the early stages of getting their business into shape. Our experience as public company directors is invaluable to companies approaching public listings.

Capital Raising

We have been presidents and members of some of the best angel networks and have worked at venture capital and private equity firms, so we have seen hundreds of pitches and know what goes down well, and what does not. We know how to help entrepreneurs put their best foot forward, and we coach founders for critical investor meetings.


We have taken some of our companies through initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions. So we bring real experience to topics that for most entrepreneurs are hoped for outcomes.  Since 2005, Fifth Era Capital has successfully assisted 11 of its 42 portfolio companies reach exits.