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Tuft & Needle is a bootstrapped, Phoenix-based company that pioneered the disruption of the mattress industry. Founded in 2012 by John-Thomas Marino, 31, and Daehee Park, 28, T&N is leading the revolution against unfair mattress markups, commission­-based sales models, and institutionalized greed by creating an exceptional, honestly-priced product. Having bypassed the option to raise outside capital, Tuft & Needle has nurtured the co­-founders’ personal investment of $6,000 into month-over-month profitability, outstanding customer satisfaction reviews, and remarkable growth.

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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.

Featured Press

  • Forbes

    How Mattress Startup Tuft & Needle Said No to VC Money and Opened Its First Store

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  • Fortune

    Tuft and Needle is set to do to the mattress business what Warby Parker did for eyewear.

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  • Entrepreneur

    ...standing amid a sea of mattresses, trying to distinguish one from another, is a different proposition altogether.

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  • Recode

    In its first two years in business, the mattress startup Tuft & Needle has done pretty damn well for itself.

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  • Phoenix Business Journal

    Tuft & Needle, a Phoenix-based online mattress manufacture and retailer, signed a lease for its first retail space.

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  • Fox

    With traditional retailers merging and e-commerce startups growing quickly, the mattress industry isn’t getting much sleep.

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  • Fox News

    Tuft & Needle co-founder John-Thomas Marino on his instant success selling mattresses online.

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  • Slate

    As you can imagine, this compression or foldability is crucial to the startups' business models...

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  • Ozy

    The job that was once notorious for being outsourced by cost-cutting companies is experiencing a rise...

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