Project Description

STATUS: Exited

In February 2015, Hobsons announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions. The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools, creating a unique portfolio of student support from grade school through graduate school.

News & Updates

Successful Starfish Exit Validates New Markets’ Investment Thesis

October 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Successful Starfish Exit Validates New Markets’ Investment Thesis

As we reflect upon our investment in Starfish, we are not only incredibly proud of the management team but also gratified that our overall fund investment thesis is beginning to come to fruition.  We have [...]

Hobsons Now Delivers a Comprehensive Suite of Student Support Services from K-12 through Post-Secondary Education

February 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, today announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ [...]

Paul Smith’s College Calculates a Four-and-a-half-fold Return on Investment Within 18 Months of Starfish® Adoption

August 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on Paul Smith’s College Calculates a Four-and-a-half-fold Return on Investment Within 18 Months of Starfish® Adoption

Student Success Outcomes Improve as a Result of Real-Time, Cross-Campus Information Exchange Arlington, VA – Mar. 2, 2011 — Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of student success systems, announced today that Paul Smith’s College has calculated a four-and-a-half-fold return on its investment within 18 months of adopting the company’s software solutions. The institution has deployed the Starfish system to power a comprehensive student support initiative focused on providing a highly coordinated response to student needs through enhanced cross-campus communication. […]

Intelliworks, Starfish Partner To Bring CRM, Early Alerts to Seneca College

August 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on Intelliworks, Starfish Partner To Bring CRM, Early Alerts to Seneca College

Seneca College in Ontario, Canada is launching a pilot program withIntelliworks and Starfish Retention Solutions to increase graduation rates. The new system, focused initially at Seneca’s King Campus, will bring Intelliworks Recruit together with Starfish’s Early Alert and Connect. […]

Starfish, Noel Levitz Partner To Increase Retention

August 2nd, 2012|0 Comments

Noel-Levitz and Starfish Retention Solutions will integrate Noel-Levitz’s Retention Management System Plus with Starfish Connect and Starfish Early Alert. Starfish Early Alert is a real-time student tracking and early warning system designed to help instructors, advisors, and academic staff identify at-risk students. Starfish Connect is a support networking and case management system that provides students with a personalized contact list of instructors, advisors, and counselors. Both systems are accessible through a single login in an institution’s learning management system, student information system, or portal system. […]

Starfish Retention Solutions Introduces Starfish 2

August 2nd, 2012|Comments Off on Starfish Retention Solutions Introduces Starfish 2

Expanded Functionality Offers Unparalleled Productivity Tools and Insights That Enable Institutions to Help Students Complete Academic Goals Arlington, VA – Aug. 4, 2011 — Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of student success systems, today announced Starfish® 2, the latest version of the company’s student success and retention platform. Culminating more than two years of development in collaboration with leading institutions around the world, Starfish 2 is projected to support more than 650,000 students in the 2011-2012 academic year. Available via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Starfish 2 will be ready for client institutions at the end of August. […]

New Markets Team Member:

Frank Bonsal III

Sector:

Education Technology