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. Currently she serves on the boards of Fiserv, Ooma and RBS and Chairs the Advisory Board of Blockchain Capital. She was CFO at BGI (Blackrock), Managing Partner 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, England and has lived for the last 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area where she raised her family with her husband, Matthew C. Le Merle.

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Fifth Era invests in and incubates early stage technology enabled companies through its digital futures fund.

Fifth Era also invests in leading blockchain venture funds through its blockchain fund of funds.


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's managing partners are best-selling authors on innovation and investing and sought after speakers.


International Best-sellers