ApplyBoard is an international student recruitment platform that connects students, schools, and recruiters to help students study in Canada, USA, and UK.

ApplyBoard is the online platform that transforms how students access international education opportunities.

ApplyBoard was founded in 2015 by Martin Basiri, Meti Basiri, and Massi Basiri. The company is headquartered in Ktichner, Ontario, Canada, with members in 20 countries.

ApplyBoard's vision is to make education accessible to thousands of students around the world.

ApplyBoard streamlines and simplifies the study abroad application process by connecting students, educational institutions, and recruitment partners on its platform. Through its innovative technology, students are enabled to easily discover and apply to study at the best secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom using a single application.


ApplyBoard has built partnerships with over 1,200 educational institutions and works with 4,000+ recruitment partners. To date, the company has served over 120,000 students along their educational journeys. 


ApplyBoard is backed by Drive Capital, Index Ventures, Anthos Capital, Artiman Ventures, ETS, Business Development Bank of Canada, Blue Cloud Ventures, Garage Capital and others.  The company added another $70M (US$55M) to its Series C round on Sep 16, 2020. This is an extension of its C$100M ($72M) Series C closed in Mar 2020, brining the total amount raised in the round to C$170M ($130M). The additional investment brings ApplyBoard's total funding to C$242.6M to date.



  • Year founded: 2015
  • Funding Info: C$242.6M ($180M) over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.4B as of Sep 16, 2020
  • City/Town: Kitchener
  • State: Ontario
  • Country: Canada
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