The Children’s play mat-producing business, Monkey Mat, was started by Courtney Turich and Christie Barany in June 2012. As of September 2023, Monkey Mat’s net worth is not available.
In 2014, they appeared on season 5 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner, $100,000 for 35% of equity. The final valuation was $285K, down from the founder’s initial estimate of $333K.
Unfortunately, in September 2023, Monkey Mat was no longer in the business.
Monkey Mat Net Worth Timeline
|Net Worth 2023||Out Of Business|
|Net Worth 2014 before appearing on Shark Tank||$285K|
|Net worth 2014 before appearing on Shark Tank||$333K|
Monkey Mat Pitch on Shark Tank
|Company name||Monkey Mat|
|Product||Children’s play mat|
|Episode||Season 05 Episode 23|
|Founders||Courtney Turich and Christie Barany|
|Asked for||$100,000 for 30% Equity|
|Final deal||$100,000 for 35% Equity|
|Sharks||Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner|
Monkey Mat Founders
Monkey Mat was founded by Courtney Turich and Christie Barany in 2012. Courtney Turich was involved in executive management in medical devices, an associate on Wall Street, marketing and business consulting in Australian broadcasting, and Neuroscience graduate school. Christie Barany is a businesswoman. Her multifaceted career began after receiving a master’s in information and communication Sciences. Monkey Mat’s founders, Courtney Turich and Christie Barany’s net worth, are not available as of 2023.
|2014||Appeared on Shark Tank season 5 and Mark Cuban invested $100,000 for 35% equity|
Some companies that appear on the show have not achieved great success, and the Monkey Mat was one of them. Sometimes businesses don’t succeed because of many reasons. Sometimes, the deal falls through after the founders say yes on camera. Or, as you’ll see, sometimes things happen to the founders themselves, and they choose to abandon the business. Anything is possible. However, Monkey Mat went out of business in 2021. And the product is no longer available in the market.