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This Week’s Best Reading
25 Reasons I Won't Invest in Your Start-Up
Angel investor John Rampton has become an expert at telling entrepreneurs to save their breath. In the process, he's created some terrific deal filtering advice for you.
Earn Some Kabbage
Kabbage, which specializes in small business loans, has just launched Karrot, a peer-to-peer lending platform. And lenders like you can get tasty returns. See "What's up, doc?"
"I Almost Destroyed My Business"
In this podcast, the CEO of one of the fastest growing health and wellness sites opens up about a personal challenge that almost destroyed his business. It's a rare look at the personal challenges that entrepreneurs face. Check this link to listen.
How Kleiner Perkins Invests in The Internet of Things
In this 25-minute podcast, three of KPCB's partners reveal how they pick winners in this cutting-edge sector. Click here to listen.
Burn Baby Burn
Top venture investor Fred Wilson argues that the larger problem facing start-up investors today isn't sky-high valuations; it’s the tendency of founders to get addicted to investors' cash. Read his post here.
Alibaba: Dragon in the Henhouse?
Look who just joined the M&A party. Alibaba’s IPO could mean happy days ahead for start-ups looking to get acquired. See what they're saying here.
Uber for Massage Gaining Steam
Soothe App, a massage-on-demand app currently available only in Los Angeles, has topped AngelList's coveted "trending" list. Check it out here.
VC Money Fleeing Big Disease Battle
Venture capitalists are paring their investments in companies working on treatments for the most deadly diseases. Instead, they’re looking for biotech startups that can get profitable more quickly. But there might be a silver lining.