Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a wise individual 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 concerns, and online e-mail support.
The company also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Height Inches. 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 very first product– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next two years, as Magoosh’s consumer base started to expand, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Height Inches. Pejman stepped far from the company in 2010 to pursue other opportunities but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin employed two full-time employees and, with them on board, developed a new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 totally free SAT accounts to high school trainees through partnerships with Bay Location non-profit organizations. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was identified with an uncommon case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and needed to eliminate himself from daily operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is used each year to support Haas MBA students wanting 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 introduced complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company introduced a full MCAT item. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office workers at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to prepare for standardized examinations.  The business has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication 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 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 Foundation Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Endeavor Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Endeavor Laboratory Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Height Inches.
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