Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a sensible 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 email support.
The company likewise has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Heal Leptitox. 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 launched its first item– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next two years, as Magoosh’s client base began to expand, the GMAT item and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Heal Leptitox. Pejman stepped away from business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin employed 2 full-time staff members and, with them on board, developed a brand-new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh gave away 800 totally free 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 eliminate himself from daily operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, established The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is used each year to support Haas MBA trainees 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 introduced complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company 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 students have utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication as one of the best entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Company 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 Company in the U.S. (2016) Localwise Finest Employer: Education (2016) San Francisco Business Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Business in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Endeavor Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture Lab Competition (2009) Ingenious, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Business: Magoosh Changes the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Heal Leptitox.
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