Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era

Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era : How Angel Investors, Vcs, and Entrepreneurs Prosper in an Age of Unprecedented Innovation

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 445g
  • English
  • 23 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0986161349
  • 9780986161346

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"The authors have been focused on innovation for most of their working careers. This book shares the lessons they have learned as investors, advisors and board directors."

Tony Hsieh, NY Times bestselling author, CEO

"Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era is a practical and informative toolkit straight from the heart of Silicon Valley... a must read for anyone looking to make it in today's world!"

Linda Jenkinson, Co-Founder John Paul Group, Director Air New Zealand/Massey Foundation

"Investing in young companies is a hazardous undertaking where most participants lose. This book suggests ways to avoid that fate."

Michael Moritz, Partner Sequoia Capital

"People are constantly asking me questions about angel investing and venture capital. Read this book if you want to understand the capital that fuels the entrepreneurs and technology innovation changing the world."

Keith Rabois, General Partner Khosla Ventures

"Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era provides an eye-awakening description of how technology today is changing our lives and creating new opportunities for wealth creation. No one can read this book and not be left struck by the uniqueness of our time, the potential for wealth creation, and the importance of embracing change."

Eric Stang, Chairman/CEO Ooma

"We are in the Fifth Era where there are exciting new ways of raising capital, and building wealth by accessing investment opportunities in new asset classes that are uncorrelated with existing choices. Fintech is transforming everything between the consumers of capital and those who seek alternative investments. This book provides a roadmap to navigate and prosper in the Fifth Era."

Denise Thomas, Founder/CEO ApplePie Capital

"Today's most valuable companies are built in the spirit of entrepreneurialism and technological innovation. And much of the value creation occurs before the companies go public, which means that most investors are not participating in this unprecedented wealth creation cycle. The authors clearly and simply outline ways to engage in this new 'Fifth Era, ' from active investing and entrepreneurship to crowdfunding and passive investing."

Allan Thygesen, President Americas Google, Lecturer Stanford Graduate School of Business

"Build Your Fortune in the Fifth Era is a timely and important read. Alison and Matthew share their deep and broad experience to encourage broader participation in the investment opportunity that is one of the most unique, and potentially rewarding, of our lifetime."

Tracey Warson, North America Private Banking Head

"This inspirational 'must read' gives you a lens into the world of start-ups and the critical and seminal role angels play. There is great risk...and greater opportunity ahead for you if you challenge yourself to learn and grow from the knowledge and expertise of the authors. Dive in...It will change your life. It has mine..."

Randy Williams, Founder/CEO/Partner Keiretsu Forum/Capital
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