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

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]

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.