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This Week’s Best Reading
Big Banks Join the Start-Up Party
The suit-and-tie crowd finally woke up to the power of start-up “accelerators” like Y Combinator. Now Wells Fargo is launching its own accelerator program.
The Pitfalls of Crowdfunding… From Two Guys Who Should Know
The co-founders of FundersClub, a top-notch funding platform, share some insights and battle stories. Check it out here.
Delivery Start-Ups are Back Like It's 1999
In the tech crash of the early 2000s, delivery services like Kozmo and Webvan weren’t just among the most colossal failures, they also became a grim joke. But lately, there’s a new punch line in the air.
The Fed: “Peer-to-Peer Lending Poised to Take Off”
Sure, Crowdability readers like you know about peer-to-peer lenders like Lending Club. But why is the Federal Reserve giving them shout-outs? See why they believe P2P could change the lending industry as we know it.
Venture Capitalist Says JOBS Act is Working
The number of tech IPOs could double by 2016 – and a prominent venture capitalist says it’s thanks to the JOBS Act. Read more here.
Joe Montana, Angel Investor?
Hall of fame QB Joe Montana has some impressive hardware in his collection, including 4 Lombardi trophies and 3 Superbowl MVPs. But these days he's been more focused on building his software collection. See what he's investing in here.
Four Little Things
Some early-stage investors use complicated mathematical models to identify good investments. But for others, the process is far simpler. Bijan Sabet of Spark Capital boils his investment decisions down to four things.
Why It's Hard to Get Rich Growing Grass
Marijuana start-ups are all the rage right now, but Jeff Carter of West Loop Ventures isn't buying into it. See why he thinks people have a better chance of getting rich mowing grass than growing it.