Erik Straser

Erik Straser joined the Mohr Davidow Ventures team in 1998 and has over a decade of venture capital experience. He currently holds several board memberships including SodaHead and Cenzic.

Prior to MDV, Erik worked at Interval Research Corp., a technology incubator funded by Paul Allen, and at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a technical staff member. He also consulted to several seed and early stage venture capital firms.

Erik serves on the advisory council of the Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency, as well as on the advisory boards of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP) and Stanford’s BASES. He is a winner of the 2006 World Technology Award for Finance, presented by the World Technology Network, in association with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Dow Chemical, Cisco, TIME magazine, Fortune magazine, Science magazine/AAAS, Red Herring, and CNN.

Facts & Stats

  • Erik earned a Ph.D. and Master’s in Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelors in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.
  • While at Stanford, Erik led an interdisciplinary project between the electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering departments to develop a next-generation monitoring system for critical facilities. He holds a U.S. patent from his research work.