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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.


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Blockchain Competitive Advantage

Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor or established company, learn how to win the battle for blockchain competitive advantage.

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

Blockchain is moving into a new competitive phase that requires a clearer future view and more focused strategies for competing. Whether you are an entrepreneur, investor, or established company, learn how to win the battle for blockchain competitive advantage.

The audience will leave with a clear understanding of how to:

  • Establish a vision of the future and the big issues that need to be solved

  • Describe the enabling innovations and technologies that may be leveraged

  • Show you how to develop your strategy - making sure you have a “way to play” that you understand the key success factors, and that you quickly secure a “right to win.”

The speakers are managing partner of the Blockchain Fund of Funds, chairman at Securitize Europe and Linqto, chair the advisory board at Blockchain Capital and at BitBull which are respectively the leading dedicated venture capital firm and first cryptocurrency fund of funds, and are advisors at Bitwise, the first cryptocurrency index fund. This gives them a unique perspective on this space. 

This talk can include a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


INNOVATION LESSONS FROM ALPHABET, AMAZON, APPLE, FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT 

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INNOVATION LESSONS FROM ALPHABET, AMAZON, APPLE, FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT

Format: 30-90 minute keynote to two day offsite

This program is targeted at corporate leadership teams including boards of directors. The co-authors of Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era reveal the lessons to be learned from the most innovative companies including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft 

The audience will leave with:

  • Introduction to the disruptive innovations that are changing the world around us

  • Understanding of how the most innovative companies are building enormous economic value by tapping into these innovations

  • Deep insights into the new corporate innovation approach that is needed to do so

  • Next steps for beginning to move their own companies towards this new approach

  • A signed copy of Alison and Matthew's best seller, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

This talk is based on the best selling book Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, and usually includes a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


InvestMENT STRATEGIES FOR Blockchain & CryptoASSETS

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOASSETS

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

This session in targeted at investors who are watching the emerging blockchain and cryptoasset sectors but are not sure whether or how to participate. The speakers profile the sectors, explain what they are and the promise they hold with examples, and then dive into the various ways to invest and the pros and cons of each - direct investing in the equity of blockchain companies, being a LP in blockchain venture funds, using fund of funds, exploring ICO's, and cryptoasset hedge funds, fund of funds and so on.

The speakers are managing partner of the Blockchain Fund of Funds, chairman at Securitize Europe and Linqto, chair the advisory board at Blockchain Capital and at BitBull which are respectively the leading dedicated venture capital firm and first cryptocurrency fund of funds, and are advisors at Bitwise, the first cryptocurrency index fund. This gives them a unique perspective on this space. 

The audience will leave with:

  • An overview of why the world is talking about blockchain

  • Examples of specific applications that are live or in development

  • An overview of cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets.

  • Discussion of ICO's - what are they and why do they matter.

  • A profiling of the various investment approaches with the pros and cons of each

  • Direct introductions, should they want them, to leaders in the field

This talk can include a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


BUILD YOUR FORTUNE IN The Fifth ERa - AN AGE OF UNPRECEDENTED INNOVATION

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BUILD YOUR FORTUNE IN THE FIFTH ERA - AN AGE OF UNPRECEDENTED INNOVATION

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

This program is targeted at any audience that knows we are in the midst of an exceptional period of change, but is not sure how to interpret or prosper in it.  

Matthew C. Le Merle, managing partner at Fifth Era and at Keiretsu, the most active venture investor in the US will reveal the truths and secrets of the world of angel investing including examples of companies he and his angels have backed which have been acquired by companies like Google, PayPal, PerfectWorld, Spotify and Yahoo for hundreds of millions of dollars.

The audience will leave with:

  • Introduction to the disruptive innovations that are changing the world around us

  • The new mindset they need to master regarding the assumptions about how things work and why

  • Understanding of the greatest value creation opportunity the world has ever seen

  • Insights into how others are taking advantage to become the world's richest people

  • The nine options for participating in this enormous opportunity and how to decide between them

  • A signed copy of Alison and Matthew's best seller, Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era

This talk is based on the best selling book Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era, and usually includes a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


EXPLOITING THE WORLDS INNOVATION TO YOUR OWN ADVANTAGE

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EXPLOITING THE WORLD'S INNOVATION TO YOUR OWN ADVANTAGE

Format: 30-90 minute keynote to full day offsite

This program is targeted at corporate leadership teams including boards of directors. The co-authors of Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era reveal the 17 ways to exploit external innovation to your own advantage as well as the way to implement them in a large corporate setting. After decades of focusing on innovation as corporate executives, board directors, investors and advisors, and working with innovative companies like Alphabet/Google, Amgen, Genentech, Microsoft, PayPal, and many more, the speakers are able to succinctly and simply explain this new world and how to prosper in it.

The audience will leave with:

  • Overview of the way external innovation fits into the new corporate innovation approach

  • Understanding of the 17 tools in the external innovation toolkit with their pros and cons

  • Initial steps towards deciding how best to apply each in their own company

  • A signed copy of Alison and Matthew's best seller, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

This talk is based on the best selling book Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era, and usually includes a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGEL INVESTING

THE TRUTH ABOUT ANGEL INVESTING

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

This program is targeted at the more than 12 million US households who are accredited investors but who are not currently investing in early stage technology companies - the highest returning asset class in America. Matthew C. Le Merle, managing partner at Fifth Era and at Keiretsu, the most active venture investor in the US will reveal the truths and secrets of the world of angel investing including examples of companies he and his angels have backed which have been acquired by companies like Google, PayPal, PerfectWorld, Spotify and Yahoo for hundreds of millions of dollars.

The audience will leave with:

  • A clear understanding of what opportunities exist to invest in early stage technology startups

  • Starting steps to take if they do decide that they want to be active angel investors

  • Overview of the tools and approaches they will need to master

  • Alternative options if they decide this is not a good fit

  • A signed copy of Alison and Matthew's best seller, Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era

This talk is based on the best selling book Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era, and usually includes a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


THE SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY

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THE SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

This program is targeted at corporate leadership teams including boards of directors, those responsible for innovation in large companies and governments wanting to develop clusters of innovation. The co-authors of Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era reveal the inside secrets of Silicon Valley and how it has become the world's leading innovation cluster.

The audience will leave with:

  • Overview of Silicon Valley and how it works, and does not work

  • The truth behind who backs start-ups and the reasons why this is so misunderstood

  • The best ways for companies and governments to tap into innovation

  • The ways for companies and governments to collaborate with Silicon Valley

  • A signed copy of Alison and Matthew's best seller, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

  • This talk can include a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience


WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

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WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Format: 30-90 minute keynote

This program is targeted at corporate leadership teams including boards of directors who want to better exploit diversity in their businesses as well as up and coming audiences of women executives who want help to navigate their own paths to success. Alison Davis, one of the world's leading female board directors (currently director of Fiserv, Ooma, RBS and Unisys and previously CFO BGI/Blackrock and director of City National Bank, Diamond Foods, First Data, LECG) describes the mindset that best leads to success for women in senior leadership roles and provides examples and case studies of what has worked, and what has failed over her 30 years in positions of leadership. This is a highly personal and motivating keynote that is consistently well received by audiences - female and male.

The audience will leave with:

  • A deep understanding of why diversity matters in the leadership of companies

  • The mindset that is best tailored to becoming a female business leader

  • The traps to avoid - intellectually, emotionally and spiritually

  • Practical steps to take everyday beginning now

  • A signed copy of Alison best seller, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era

This talk can include a book signing, photo session, and extensive question & answer session with the audience.


Other RECENT SPEECH and WorkshOP Examples

  • Creating an Innovation Culture

  • Developing your Innovation Agenda

  • Designing an Innovation Transformation

  • Mastering the External Innovation Toolkit

  • Open Innovation

  • Etc.

Please contact us for more details regarding these or other potential speaker, workshop and offsite topics