Matthew Le Merle discussed his book, Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era: Lessons from Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft, at MOI Global’s Meet-the-Author Summer Forum 2021.

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About the book:

Over the last 30 years a host of new technologies have begun to change every industry driving us into a new era of human existence. The companies who have been most able to tap into these new innovations have become the most highly valued companies in the world. To do so, they have created a new approach to corporate innovation. In “Corporate Innovation in the Fifth Era,” Silicon Valley insiders Matthew C. Le Merle and Alison Davis share the lessons they have learned from two decades of interaction with Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft as well as other leading companies. The authors describe this new approach so that every company can be ready as we enter the Fifth Era.

About the author:

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era and of Keiretsu Capital–the most active early stage venture investors in the world.

Matthew grew up in England before living most of his life in Silicon Valley where he raised his five children with his wife, Alison Davis. Today he splits his time between the United States and the UK. By day he is an investor in technology companies, manages Blockchain Coinvestors, and is a bestselling author and speaker on innovation, investing and the future. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, writing and photography. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford and Stanford University and is an adjunct professor at Singularity U. For more information, go to