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 study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that informs trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online email support.
The business likewise has complimentary mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Spec. 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 released its first item– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s customer base started to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Spec. Pejman stepped far from the organisation in 2010 to pursue other chances however remained on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time workers and, with them on board, established a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 free SAT accounts to high school trainees through collaborations with Bay Area non-profit companies. 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 had to remove himself from day-to-day operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, together with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs, which is utilized each year to support Haas MBA trainees wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial ventures full-time. After Hansoo’s death, Bhavin became the CEO and the only staying co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it launched complete prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company released a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office employees at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have utilized Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized examinations.  The company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication as one of the very best entrepreneurial business 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 Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Service 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 Venture Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture Laboratory Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Business: Magoosh Modifications the Way Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Spec.
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