Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a smart person and this word likewise represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling company based in Berkeley, California that educates trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online e-mail assistance.
The business also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Magoosh Mct. Magoosh was established in 2009 by Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while they were trainees at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its first product– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s customer base started to expand, the GMAT item and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Magoosh Mct. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin employed two full-time staff members and, with them on board, developed a brand-new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh handed out 800 free SAT accounts to high school trainees through partnerships with Bay Area non-profit companies. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was detected with a rare case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and needed to eliminate himself from daily operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, in addition to Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is utilized each year to support Haas MBA trainees wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s death, Bhavin ended up being the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it released full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis examinations. And in 2016, the company introduced a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office staff members at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million trainees have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to prepare for standardized tests.  The business has actually 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 Company in the Bay Area (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Best Entrepreneurial Company in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Best Employer: Education (2016) San Francisco Company Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Business in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Endeavor Laboratory Competitors (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Company: Magoosh Modifications the Way Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Magoosh Mct.
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