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What Founders Should Know Before They Raise VC and Why We Chose Not To

It’s an exciting time for startups and aspiring business founders.

With investors pumping so much money into the industry it’s easy to see why. We’re hearing more and more about “unicorns” valued at over a billion dollars and companies spending enormous sums to acquire other businesses. The numbers look amazing.

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Why We Don’t Negotiate Salary and Neither Should You

I’m Bhavin Parikh, the CEO of Magoosh, and I don’t negotiate salaries.

Non-negotiable salaries aren’t about selfishness; they’re not about being a greedy, money-hoarding CEO. They’re about setting a tone for your business and your relationships with employees, maintaining a culture of fairness and respect, and ultimately contributing to the well-being of your company for the long term.

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EDUKWEST #81 with Hansoo Lee of Magoosh

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This week on EDUKWEST is dedicated to video-based learning and in episode 81 I talked with Hansoo Lee, co-founder and CEO of Magoosh about the startup.

Magoosh provides a new and affordable way to train for the GRE, GMAT and SAT standardized tests based on short videos followed by practice questions.

Magoosh believe that learning via video is one of the trends with the biggest potential in education today. Their aim is to provide learners preparing for one of the standardized tests with short roughly 5-minute-long videos that are all designed to solve a particular problem.

The video portal also allows learners to see their progress and dig deeper into the analytics of their performance.

Test preparation is a $ 1 Billion market, so for companies that offer the right products for today’s learners, it is apparent that there is money to be made. Of course, Grockit comes to mind who just raised $ 7 million and on the non-profit side there is the almighty Khan Academy.

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EDUKWEST #81 with Hansoo Lee of Magoosh

Additional Links:

Homepage: http://magoosh.com
Magoosh on Twitter: @magoosh
Magoosh on Facebook: http://facebook.com/magoosh
Hansoo on LinkedIn: Hansoo Lee
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EDUKWEST Episode #82

  • published: November 16th 2011
  • Guest: Hansoo Lee, Co-Founder & CEO Magoosh
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Magoosh provides a new and affordable way to train for the GRE, GMAT and SAT standardized tests based on short videos followed by practice questions.

Magoosh believe that learning via video is one of the trends with the biggest potential in education today. Their aim is to provide learners preparing for one of the standardized tests with short roughly 5-minute-long videos that are all designed to solve a particular problem.

The video portal also allows learners to see their progress and dig deeper into the analytics of their performance.

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After Hours #1 – September 16th 2011

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News in education 2.0 that EDUKWEST did not cover this week in a separate blog post.

  • Giana Bianchini launches new startup Mightybell
  • Magoosh launches video library for revised GRE
  • PlaySay launches Facebook application for language learning
  • Imagine K12 graduates first class of 10 education startups
  • Mozilla launched Open Badges Program
  • McGraw-Hill seperates into McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education
  • TopicMarks launches Google Docs integration
  • Pearson acquires Connections Education
  • YongoPal turns into Wander
  • TenMarks raises $3 million
Music by: Web Surfing on the Lounge by Scomber
Picture by: Guidoblock