Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which refers to a wise person and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and research study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that educates trainees through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online email support.
The company also has complimentary mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Brio 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 Service at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh released its first item– 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 team continued to grow. Brio Magoosh. Pejman stepped far from the business in 2010 to pursue other chances but stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin employed 2 full-time employees and, with them on board, developed a brand-new prep program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh provided away 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school students through collaborations with Bay Area non-profit organizations. 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 everyday operations.
Bhavin Parikh and former co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, in addition to Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, established The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Entrepreneurs, which is used each year to support Haas MBA students wishing to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s death, Bhavin ended up being 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 company introduced a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office employees at its offices in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million trainees have actually used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The company has actually been ranked by Inc.
and by Entrepreneur publication as one of the very best entrepreneurial companies in America.  San Francisco Business Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Business in the Bay Area (2016) Business Owner 360 No. 111 Finest 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 Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competition (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Endeavor Lab Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Company: Magoosh Changes the Method Students Prep for Standardized Tests” – Brio Magoosh.
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