ABOUT digital futures FUND
Making direct investments from our digital futures fund:
Direct investment in early stage technology companies since 1998
Highly focused investment strategy - primarily in Silicon Valley
Early stage strategies in digital commerce, content and fintech
Fifth Era Capital Fund 1 was formed in 2005 and has invested in 42 companies and exited 11 investments to date.
The Fifth Era Digital Futures Fund is currently in formation.
Fifth Era's managing partner is also managing partner of Keiretsu Capital the exclusive worldwide fund partner of the world's largest angel network and the most active venture investor in the USA.
Fifth Era funds provide seed funding and expertise for startups. Seed funding is the earliest stage of venture funding with investments typically in the $50,000 to $500,000 range.
Our team has formed companies, raised capital for many early stage companies, developed strategies, branding and marketing plans, product launch plans, and partnerships and joint ventures for technology enabled startups. We are also experts in company governance.
We often take a seat on the board of each company and work alongside the executive team, mentoring and coaching them through the early stages of getting their business into shape. Our experience as public company directors is invaluable to companies approaching public listings.
We have been presidents and members of some of the best angel networks and have worked at venture capital and private equity firms, so we have seen hundreds of pitches and know what goes down well, and what does not. We know how to help entrepreneurs put their best foot forward, and we coach founders for critical investor meetings.
We have taken some of our companies through initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions. So we bring real experience to topics that for most entrepreneurs are hoped for outcomes. Since 2005, Fifth Era has successfully assisted 11 of its 42 portfolio companies reach exits
FIFTH ERA FUND I*
* Certain portfolio investments were attained through acquisitions, IPOs and/or board positions
Fifth Era believes that the world is entering a digital age
In which everything humans do will be dramatically changed
Today we all use the internet and mobile devices
Yesterday we did not
Tomorrow we will all be constantly connected, communicating, conducting commerce,
and entertaining each other through interactive digital technologies
Fifth Era works with teams who share this vision
Who are changing our world today