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 business based in Berkeley, California that educates trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support.
The business also has complimentary mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Release. Magoosh was founded in 2009 by Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while they were students at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its first item– GMAT mathematics practice concerns with video descriptions.
Over the next two years, as Magoosh’s consumer base started to broaden, the GMAT item and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Release. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other chances but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with 2 full-time staff members and, with them on board, established a new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 totally free SAT accounts to high school students through collaborations with Bay Location non-profit companies. It was likewise around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was detected with an unusual case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to remove himself from everyday operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, in addition to Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, established The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is utilized each year to support Haas MBA students wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s death, Bhavin became the CEO and the only remaining co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it introduced full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis examinations. And in 2016, the company released a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office workers at its offices in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have actually used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to prepare for standardized examinations.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner publication as one of the finest entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Organisation Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Location (2016) Entrepreneur 360 No. 111 Best Entrepreneurial Business in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Best Employer: Education (2016) San Francisco Organisation Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture Laboratory Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Business: Magoosh Modifications the Way Trainees Prep for Standardized Tests” – Release.
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