Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a wise individual and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and research study abroad counselling company based in Berkeley, California that educates students through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email support.
The company also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Promotions 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 Organisation at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its first item– GMAT math practice concerns with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s customer base began to expand, the GMAT product and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Promotions Magoosh. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with 2 full-time employees and, with them on board, established a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh provided away 800 free SAT accounts to high school students through partnerships with Bay Area non-profit organizations. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was identified with an uncommon case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to eliminate himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former 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 ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin became the CEO and the only remaining co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it introduced complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis examinations. And in 2016, the business released 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 trainees have utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to prepare for standardized examinations.  The business has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur magazine as one of the finest entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Company Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Area (2016) Entrepreneur 360 No. 111 Best Entrepreneurial Business in the U.S. (2016) Inc. 500 No. 186 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Finest Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Organisation Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Business in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Business in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Foundation Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Venture Laboratory Competitors (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Company: Magoosh Modifications the Way Trainees Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Promotions Magoosh.
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