Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a wise person and this word likewise represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling company based in Berkeley, California that educates trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online e-mail assistance.
The business also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Inches Size. Magoosh was established in 2009 by Hansoo Lee, Bhavin Parikh, Pejman Pour-Moezzi and Vikram Shenoy while they were students at the Haas School of Organisation 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 customer base began to expand, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Inches Size. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other chances however stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with 2 full-time employees and, with them on board, established a brand-new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh provided away 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school trainees 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 remove 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 trainees wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin ended up being the CEO and the only remaining co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it launched complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company released a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office staff members at its offices in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million trainees have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready 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 Company in the Bay Area (2016) Entrepreneur 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 Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Service Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Foundation Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Endeavor Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture Laboratory Competitors (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Trainees Prep for Standardized Tests” – Inches Size.
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