Matthew C. Le Merle


Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and Keiretsu Capital - the most active early stage venture investors backing almost 200 companies a year.

Matthew grew up in England before living most of his life in Silicon Valley where he raised his five children with his wife Alison Davis. Today he splits his time between the US and UK. By day he is an investor in technology companies and a bestselling author and speaker on innovation, investing and the future having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing and photography. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Stanford and is an adjunct professor at Singularity U.

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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