Father-Son VCs, Fixing Crowdfunding, West Virginia Chemical Leak: Jan. 15

Father-Son VCs, Fixing Crowdfunding, West Virginia Chemical Leak: Jan. 15
A daily roundup of compelling stories for small business owners and entrepreneurs (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Jessica Pressler hangs out with Ken and Ben Lerer, the father-son investment team that’s ubiquitous in New York’s tech circles. [New York]

Lackluster demand has meant slow sales for Main Street businesses. Owners are having better success selling their shops to other entrepreneurs, writes J.D. Harrison. [Washington Post]

There’s still time to submit a comment letter on equity crowdfunding rules to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Sam Guzik lists six facets of proposed regulations that the agency could improve on. [Crowdfund Insider]

Tom Randall wants to know why New York hates the sharing economy. [Bloomberg.com]

Here’s how the chemical leak that contaminated the water supply in parts of West Virginia is hurting local businesses (video). [Fox Business]

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