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Tuft & Needle was founded based on the idea that it was possible to create high-quality products and charge a fair price to customers. Launched in 2012 by co-founders Daehee Park and JT Marino, Tuft & Needle was the first vertically integrated ecommerce mattress company to focus on selling one perfect product. With over 50,000 pieces of feedback, Tuft & Needle has made over 100 revisions to the product since its launch. Tuft & Needle is the #1 rated product in the bedroom furniture category on Amazon.

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At a Glance
  • Founded in 2012
  • Founded by Daehee Park & JT Marino
  • Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
  • Investors: none (bootstrapped company)

735 Grand Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Daehee Park


Daehee's background is in ecommerce and marketing. Prior to Tuft & Needle, he served as a consultant at Acxiom Corporation. Daehee received his bachelor’s degree in Security & Risk Analysis at Penn State University.

JT Marino


John-Thomas (“JT”) Marino leads product and software development. With a passion for thoughtfully designed customer experiences, JT started his career at Hashrocket helping startups build just that. With roots in Northeastern Pennsylvania, JT studied Computer Science at Penn State University.

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