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 company based in Berkeley, California that informs trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support.
The company also has totally free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Support Helpline. 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 Service at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its very first item– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s client base started to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Support Helpline. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other chances however remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time staff members and, with them on board, developed a new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh provided away 800 free SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations 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 needed to eliminate himself from daily operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, along with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is used each year to support Haas MBA students wishing 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 exams. And in 2016, the company launched a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office employees at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized examinations.  The business has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner magazine as one of the very best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Business Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Area (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Finest Entrepreneurial Business 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 Endeavor Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Endeavor Laboratory Competitors (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Trainees Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Support Helpline.
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