Cialfo is a one-stop solution that brings together people, software, and data to simplify college and career counseling workflows.

Cialfo is on a mission to make higher education accessible for 100 million students by 2025.

Cialfo was founded in 2017 by Rohan Pasari, William Hund and Stanley Chia. The company is headquartered in Singapore.


Cialfo's offering includes school research, communication tools for counselors and students, and Direct Apply, which helps international students find and apply to hundreds of programs with a single application form.


Cialfo has partnered with about 1,000 universities around the world, including Imperial College London, the University of Chicago and IE University in Spain.


Cialfo is developing its data analytic tools for universities to engage more prospective students, it is also augmenting counselling capabilties in schools via its in-house “virtual counsellor” service.


Cialfo is backed by Square Peg, Tiger Global, SIG, Vulcan Capital, SEEK Investments, DLF Venture, January Capital, Bisk Ventures, and others. The company raised an additonal $20M in Series B round on Mar 11, 2022. This is an extension of its $40M Series B raised in Jan, bringing the round total to $60M. The additional investment brings Cialfo's total funding to $82.6M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $82.6M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Singapore
  • State: Central Region
  • Country: Singapore
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