The Credit Crisis Hits Sand Hill Road

Erik Straser, Mohr Davidow Ventures

Will the nation's famed investment avenue suddenly reach a dead end? The map toward future investment could be marred with tighter coffers in a poor economic climate, says Mohr Davidow Ventures partner Erik Straser, though good and intrepid companies will likely continue to find backers. Alternative sources of capital are a necessity in a global financial crisis, says Straser, and emerging technologies will likely feel the pinch of the higher cost of capital resulting from the credit crisis of 2008.