Erik Straser leads the cleantech investment of Mohr Davidow Ventures. Its his job to seek out promising start-ups in solar energy, biofuels, energy storage, industrial biotech and clean coal. My students asked this energetic Ph.D. about his research into companies, his investment strategies, his current projects, and his general views on the cleantech industry and existing energy policies.
The interview is in two parts. Here, we discuss general research and investment strategies.