Magoosh (pronunciation: mə’guːʃ) (a play on the Old Persian word magush, which describes a sensible 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 – Bar Masher. 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 released its very first product– GMAT mathematics practice questions with video descriptions.
Over the next 2 years, as Magoosh’s consumer base began to broaden, the GMAT product and the Magoosh group continued to grow. Bar Masher. Pejman stepped far from the company in 2010 to pursue other opportunities however stayed on the board. Hansoo and Bhavin employed 2 full-time workers and, with them on board, established a new preparation program for the GRE.
In December 2011, Magoosh distributed 800 complimentary SAT accounts to high school students through collaborations with Bay Area non-profit companies. It was also around this time that Bhavin’s co-founder Hansoo Lee was detected with a rare case of non-smokers’ lung cancer and needed to remove himself from everyday operations.
Bhavin Parikh and previous co-founder Pejman Pour-Moezzi, along with Lee’s fiancée Wendy Lim, founded The Hansoo Lee Fellowship for Business Owners, which is used each year to support Haas MBA trainees wanting to pursue their entrepreneurial endeavors full-time. After Hansoo’s passing, Bhavin ended up being 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 complete MCAT item. To date, Magoosh has about 30 in-office workers at its workplaces in downtown Berkeley and more than 1.5 million students have used Magoosh’s web and mobile apps to get ready for standardized tests.  The business has been ranked by Inc.
and by Business owner 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) 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 Company in the East Bay (2015) TINYpulse Happiest Company in Education (2015, 2017) Intel Structure Entrepreneurial Award (2010) North Bridge Venture Partners Competitors (2010) UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture Lab Competitors (2009) Innovative, The (2012-04-02). “The Ingenious Business: Magoosh Changes the Way Students Preparation for Standardized Tests” – Bar Masher.
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