Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a smart 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 trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email assistance.
The company also has complimentary mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Site Magoosh. 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 Company at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its first product– GMAT math practice questions with video explanations.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s client base started to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Site Magoosh. Pejman stepped away from the company in 2010 to pursue other opportunities but stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time staff members and, with them on board, established a new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh offered away 800 free SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations with Bay Location non-profit companies. 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 eliminate himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, established The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs, which is utilized each year to support Haas MBA trainees wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors 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 tests. And in 2016, the business released a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office workers at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The business has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner magazine as one of the finest entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Business Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Area (2016) Entrepreneur 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 Finest Employer: Education (2016) San Francisco Business 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 Innovation Venture Lab Competitors (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Trainees Prep for Standardized Tests” – Site Magoosh.
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