Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a sensible person and this word also represents Iranian origin) is an online test preparation and study abroad counselling business based in Berkeley, California that educates students through audio/video lessons, practice test concerns, and online e-mail assistance.
The company also has free mobile apps for both iPhone and Android – Magoosh Models. 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 Business at UC Berkeley. In June 2009, Magoosh launched its first item– GMAT math practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s client base began to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh team continued to grow. Magoosh Models. Pejman stepped far from business in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin hired 2 full-time employees 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 partnerships with Bay Area non-profit companies. It was also 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 day-to-day 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 endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin became the CEO and the only remaining co-founder of Magoosh.
In 2015, it introduced full prep programs for the ACT, LSAT and Praxis exams. And in 2016, the company launched a full MCAT product. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office staff members at its offices 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 company has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner magazine as one of the very best entrepreneurial business in America.  San Francisco Organisation Times No. 21 Fastest-Growing Private Company in the Bay Location (2016) Business Owner 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 Finest Company: Education (2016) San Francisco Business Times No.
2 Fastest Growing Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Business in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Endeavor Lab Competition (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Innovative Business: Magoosh Changes the Method Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Magoosh Models.
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