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.


Investment

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. 

Expertise

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.

Mentorship

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.

Capital Raising

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.

Exits

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


PORTFOLIO NEWS


FIFTH ERA FUND I*

* Certain portfolio investments were attained through acquisitions, IPOs and/or board positions

ACTIVE PRIVATE INVESTMENTS

 

Digital Commerce/Content

Fintech/Services

Cleantech/Impact


FIFTH ERA FUND I EXITS