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Bonvoyage: Crowdfunding Prepares for Its Maiden Voyage

18 Jan

Caribbean Crowdfunding

Launches 1st Cruise in 2013

Want to learn more about crowdfunding on your way the tropical island of Cozumel, Mexico?

Robert Dobyns, CEO of Conzortia Business Funding, Inc. announced today that they will be hosting their first annual crowdfunding cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Triumph, sailing from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel, Mexico.

The 4 night Western Carribean cruise will depart Galveston on September 5th, arriving in Cozumel on Saturday, September 7, 2013. It disembarks in Galveston on September 9th. There will be a Carribean Crowdfunding Cocktail Mixer on the eve of departure with the Crowdfunding Cruise Symposium being held from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on September 6th.

“The Crowdfunding Cruise Symposium will cover a wide range of topics of interest to those who are following the crowdfunding industry,” explained Mr. Dobyns. “Current issues such as the JOBS Act implementation, regulatory updates, legal considerations and crowdfunding platform security will be discussed. The brightest minds in the industry will be tapped to provide insights into the future of the crowdfunding industry, both here and abroad.”

The speaker roster and symposium details are being finalized. To keep updated, visit


Top Money Raised; Highest Average Pledge and Best Success Rates on Kickstarter

18 Jan

Top Kickstarter Success Stories in 2012

The Economist (01/17/13) – Interesting to note the diverse type of projects, industries and products that are all now successfully using Kickstarter rewards and donation crowdfunding campaigns to raise money from the Crowd.   Games raised the most crowdfunding money overall. Technology took the lead in the most money donated per transaction.  And the performing arts took the #1 spot in the overall success rate.

Top Industries Funded by Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaigns

Top Industries Funded by Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaigns

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