Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a smart 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 questions, and online e-mail support.
The business also has totally free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Unboxing 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 Service at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its very first product– GMAT mathematics practice questions with video explanations.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s consumer base began to expand, the GMAT item and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Unboxing Magoosh. Pejman stepped far from the business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time staff members and, with them on board, developed a new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh handed out 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school students through collaborations with Bay Area non-profit organizations. 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 needed to remove himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs, which is used each year to support Haas MBA students wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, 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 exams. And in 2016, the business launched a complete 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 tests.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner publication as one of the finest entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Business 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 Company in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Finest Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Organisation Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Business in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure 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 Innovative Company: Magoosh Modifications the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Unboxing Magoosh.
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