Paleo Café is a health food store and cafe franchise. This was started by Marlies and Jai Hobbs in 2012. Paleo Café’s net worth was $1.97 million in 2016 based on the Shark Tank deal.

In 2016, they appeared on Season 02 of Shark Tank Australia and made a deal with Janine Allis, $750,000 for 38% of equity.

securing a deal from the show, allowed Paleo Café to expand the franchise. Paleo Café’s social media accounts were last updated in 2017. However, According to Jai’s LinkedIn profile, Paleo Café is still a functioning business. You can get further details through the Paleo Café’s website. 

Paleo Café Net Worth

Net worth$1.97 million
Annual Sales Revenue
Lifetime sales
InvestorJanine Allis
FoundersMarlies and Jai Hobbs

Paleo Café Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2024Not available 
Net Worth 2023Not available 
Net Worth 2022Not available 
Net Worth 2021Not available 
Net worth valuation in 2016 after appearing on Shark Tank  $1.97 million
Net worth valuation in 2016 before appearing on Shark Tank  $7.5 million

Paleo Café Pitch on Shark Tank

ProductA health food store and cafe franchise
EpisodeSeason 02 Episode 05
Founders Marlies and Jai Hobbs
Asked for$750,000 for 10% equity
Company namePaleo Café
Final deal$750,000 for 38% equity
SharkJanine Allis
LocationSunshine Coast, Queensland

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Paleo Café Founders

Marlies and Jai Hobbs founded Paleo Café in 2012. Jai has years of experience as a financial consultant as well as a business owner. Marlies is an entrepreneur, author as well as a lawyer. Currently, she is working as the CEO of Evolve Loans. Paleo Café’s founders Marlies and Jai Hobbs’s net worths are unknown as of 2024.

Key accomplishments

2016Paleo Café was featured on Shark Tank and secured a deal. 

Paleo Café won the NextGen award for young innovators.


From their beginnings on Shark Tank to their current status as a thriving business, they have proven that with the right idea and execution, anything is possible. We can’t wait to see the future for Paleo Café and its continued success.

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