Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a sensible individual and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and research study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that educates students through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online email support.
The company likewise has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Launch. 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 Organisation at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its 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 group continued to grow. Launch. Pejman stepped far from business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time workers and, with them on board, developed a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh provided away 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations with Bay Area non-profit organizations. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was detected with a rare case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to remove himself from daily operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with 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 staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it released full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis examinations. And in 2016, the business released a full MCAT item. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office workers at its offices in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million trainees have actually used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The business has actually been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication as one of the finest entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Service Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Location (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Finest Entrepreneurial Company 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 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 Venture Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Endeavor Lab Competitors (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Modifications the Way Trainees Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Launch.
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