This week we thought we would leave the worlds of fintech, digital monies, and blockchain and go instead in a quite different direction.

Not!

While this edition of our newsletter talks about something that will seem like a world away from Wall Street and the City of London, by the…


In newsletter Vol 3, №2 we asked you to share your concerns about Bitcoin in a single question survey which is still open for your responses. For those of you who are not a current holder of Bitcoin, we asked what scares you most about it? For those who are…


Something important just happened. Something profound. For most of the world it was a surprise. For us, it has been our focus for most of our working careers of more than 35 years. It is far from unexpected. …


Are You Ready For a Black Swan Event?

Back in the first few years of this century, we conducted a number of ‘Disruptor Strategy’ projects for some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies. These projects focused on helping them prepare for ‘Black Swan’ events. Events which by definition…


Our annual predictions for the year ahead are now available in a free webinar

Every year we publish our predictions for the year ahead in November. December always seems to be a rushed month and this year will be no exception since we will be holding closings for Blockchain Coinvestors…


It’s not just the futurists, dreamers and crazies anymore. We all want our Bitcoin

As we move into the final weeks of 2020, we are seeing heightened interest in digital monies, digital assets, fintech and blockchain. For us these have been central to our investment thesis for the last decade…


Why the world of blockchain changed the moment they went live.

PAYPAL JUST MADE IT A CADILLAC MOMENT.

How Great Brands Fail

Both of our current presidential candidates grew up at a time when Cadillac was the Rolls Royce of the US auto industry. Everyone in their generation dreamt of the luxury and soft ride of that…


It’s all about disruptive technology companies now.

In 2010 we noticed that Apple had joined Microsoft as one of two west coast based technology companies on the list of the world’s most valuable companies — a significant change since for the prior few years only Microsoft had been able to…

Matthew Le Merle

Matthew Le Merle is co-founder and Managing Partner of Fifth Era which manages Blockchain Coinvestors, and of Keiretsu Capital

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