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Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a smart person and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling company based in Berkeley, California that informs students through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online e-mail assistance.

The business also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Number. Magoosh was founded in 2009 by Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while they were trainees at the Haas School of Organisation at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its first item– GMAT mathematics practice concerns with video explanations.

Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s consumer base started to expand, the GMAT item and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Number. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other chances but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with 2 full-time workers and, with them on board, established a brand-new preparation program for the GRE.

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In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 free SAT accounts to high school students through partnerships with Bay Area 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 eliminate himself from daily 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 used each year to support Haas MBA students wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s death, Bhavin ended up being the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.

In 2015, it introduced complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company released a full MCAT item. 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.

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and by Business owner magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America. [] San Francisco Business Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Location (2016) Entrepreneur 360 No. 111 Best Entrepreneurial Business in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Best Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Company Times No.

2 Fastest Growing Business in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Foundation Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Endeavor Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Venture Lab Competition (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Number.

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