…… One issue that was touched on is pretty current: Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding, inspired by crowdsourcing, describes the collective cooperation, attention and trust by people who network and pool their money together, usually via the Internet, in order to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations. Crowdfunding you are already familiar with would be donating to a political campaign, donating to a disaster relief fund. Because the internet can do away with a lot of the transaction costs of fund raising, crowdfunding has become very popular for charity. Giveforward is a great example of how crowd funding can work to make something pretty cool happen.
Other websites you might be familiar with do crowdfunding. FundAGeek, Kickstarter are some examples. Angel List is a place accredited investors gather and talk about companies. Gust is a place where angel groups handle the operations of investing in companies, and it’s possible to share deals across the platform.