In just five years, Singapore-based edtech start-up Cialfo has grown to over 200 employees across offices in Singapore, India, the United States and China. Now a partner to more than 1,000 universities in 50 markets and having reached more than 400,000 students worldwide, the start-up has scaled its business following changes to the education sector in the last few years.
The pandemic has evolved the demand for virtual college recruitment and international student mobility, increasing the need for hybrid recruitment solutions, supporting students’ admissions digitally. Despite the pandemic, there is still huge demand for overseas study with some six million students travelling internationally for tertiary study each year. This number is set to grow to eight million by 2025.1
Cialfo’s cloud-based SaaS (or software as a service) platform provides a range of web and mobile solutions, including AI-powered college search, and application management tools that make it easier for students to apply to best-fit higher learning institutions worldwide.