Matthew C. Le Merle


Matthew Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, the world’s largest angel network and most active US early stage venture investor backing more than 175 companies a year.

Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap.

Matthew is an adjunct professor at Singularity University, best-selling author and keynote speaker. He 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.



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