The Internet didn't even exist 30 years ago, and now billions of people are connected to the web every day, and remarkable new technologies have been invented that will dramatically change the way humans exist on our planet. This emerging playing field is not well understood and not everyone who was successful in the past will be able to benefit from this momentous shift. In Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era, Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis provide insights, based on 30 years of leading, investing in and advising new technology companies, on the rules of this game, and outline options for how readers can participate and prosper in the coming Fifth Era. In these pages, through plain language and inspiring stories, you'll: -Understand this Age of Unprecedented Change. A time of transition to a new age unlike anything we have experienced before -Discover the Greatest Wealth Creation Opportunity Ever. Every industry is being transformed and wealth is shifting to new disruptive players and those who back them -Explore 9 Options to Build Your Fortune. The nine options to build your fortune and prosper in an age of unprecedented innovation
Matthew C. Le Merle is co-founder of Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com) and managing partner of Keiretsu Capital, the world's largest angel network and most active US venture investor. Matthew is a sought-after speaker and innovation consultant having worked at McKinsey, A.T. Kearney, Monitor, Booz and Gap. Matthew 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. For more information go to www.matthewlemerle.com. Alison Davis is co-founder of Fifth Era (www.fifthera.com). She is a global strategist, finance professional, public company board director and active investor in growth companies. She was CFO at BGI (Blackrock), GP 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, UK and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Matthew C. Le Merle, and their five children. For more information go to www.alisondavis.com.