Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a smart person and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that informs students through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support.
The company also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Cheap Store. Magoosh was established in 2009 by Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while they were students at the Haas School of Service at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its first item– GMAT math practice concerns with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s customer base began to expand, the GMAT product and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Cheap Store. Pejman stepped away from the company in 2010 to pursue other chances but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with two full-time employees and, with them on board, established a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh gave away 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations with Bay Location non-profit companies. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was diagnosed with a rare case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to remove himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, along with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, established The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs, which is utilized each year to support Haas MBA trainees wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin became the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it released complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company launched a complete MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office employees at its offices in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Service Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Location (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Finest Entrepreneurial Company in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Finest Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Service Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Business in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Foundation Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endeavor Laboratory Competitors (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Company: Magoosh Changes the Way Trainees Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Cheap Store.
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