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 company based in Berkeley, California that informs students through audio/video lessons, practice test questions, and online email assistance.
The company also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Colors Images. 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 launched its first product– GMAT math practice concerns with video explanations.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s client base started to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Colors Images. Pejman stepped away from the company in 2010 to pursue other chances however remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin worked with two full-time staff members and, with them on board, developed a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations with Bay Location non-profit organizations. It was likewise around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was identified with a rare case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and had to remove himself from everyday 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 wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin became the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it released complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis tests. And in 2016, the business introduced a complete 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 used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized examinations.  The business has actually been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner magazine as one of the best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Organisation Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Area (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Best 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 Service 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 Endeavor Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Venture Lab Competitors (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Company: Magoosh Modifications the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Colors Images.
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