Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a sensible person and this word likewise represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that informs students through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online e-mail support.
The company also has complimentary mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Images Magoosh. Magoosh was founded 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 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. Images Magoosh. Pejman stepped far from the business in 2010 to pursue other chances but remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired two full-time workers and, with them on board, developed a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh handed out 800 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 diagnosed with an unusual case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to remove himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, in addition to Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is used each year to support Haas MBA trainees wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin became the CEO and the only remaining co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it introduced full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company launched a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office staff members at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have actually utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized exams.  The business has actually been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Business Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Area (2016) Entrepreneur 360 No. 111 Best Entrepreneurial Business in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Best Employer: Education (2016) San Francisco Business Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Business 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 Competitors (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Modifications the Way Trainees Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Images Magoosh.
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