Honing in on the High Points of Clean Tech

Erik Straser, Mohr Davidow Ventures

A good VC must be be thesis-driven, says Erik Straser, a frequent investor in alternative technologies and partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Waiting for new ideas and technologies to come knocking on your door is a slow reactive strategy, and it won't produce leaders in the field. Stay meshed in the university research centers where innovation is being extracted, and the investor will attract the right entrepreneurs.