Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a wise individual and this word likewise represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and research study abroad counselling company based in Berkeley, California that informs trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email assistance.
The company likewise has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Book Mash. 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 Service at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its first product– GMAT mathematics practice concerns with video explanations.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s consumer base began to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Book Mash. Pejman stepped away from the company in 2010 to pursue other opportunities but stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with two full-time workers 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 students through collaborations with Bay Location non-profit organizations. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was diagnosed with an uncommon case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to eliminate himself from daily 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 used each year to support Haas MBA students wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin ended up being the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it launched full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company launched a full MCAT item. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office employees at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have actually utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to prepare for standardized exams.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Organisation Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Area (2016) Entrepreneur 360 No. 111 Finest Entrepreneurial Business in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Finest Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Organisation Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Business 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 Innovation Venture Lab Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Way Trainees Prep for Standardized Tests” – Book Mash.
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