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The Bumbling Bee Net Worth 2023 Update (Before & After Shark Tank)

The Bumbling Bee is a vegan junk food restaurant started by Cassandra Ayala and India Ayala in 2012. The Bumbling Bee’s net worth was $1.5 million at the time of their pitch in 2021, based on the $150,000 offer for 10% equity of the company. 

They appeared on Season 12 of Shark Tank USA in 2021. But, the Sharks were not interested in investing in The Bumbling Bee.

As of September 2023, The Bumbling Bee is still in business. Even though the business had to go through losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Bumbling Bee still maintains outlets in several locations in Virginia and Colorado. You can also make purchases through their website.

The Bumbling Bee Net Worth

Net worth$1 million (2023) estimated*
Annual Sales Revenue$1 million (2023)
Lifetime sales
FounderCassandra Ayala and India Ayala 
Employees5 -10

The Bumbling Bee Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023$1 million estimated*
Net Worth 2022$1 million
Net Worth 2021$1 million 
Net Worth 2020
Net worth valuation 2021 before appearing on Shark Tank  $1.5 million

The Bumbling Bee Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameThe Bumbling Bee
ProductVegan junk food restaurant
EpisodeSeason 12, Episode 22
Founders Cassandra Ayala and India Ayala 
Asked for$150,000 for 10% Equity
Final dealNone
LocationWilliamsburg, Virginia

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The Bumbling Bee Founders

Cassandra Ayala and India Ayala founded The Bumbling Bee in 2012. Cassandra, and her daughter India’s interest in opening up a junk food place for vegans is the idea behind The Bumbling Bee. Later on, Cassandra’s other daughters Lexi and Olivia also became a part of this business venture. The Bumbling Bee’s founders, Cassandra Ayala and India Ayala, have a net worth of $1.6 million as of 2023.

Key accomplishments

2021Appearing on Shark Tank season 12
2019Opening of the Bumbling Bee Vegan Junk Food and Burger Bar in Virginia Beach
2020Opening of Boulder, Colorado brick, motor restaurant, and food truck 


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 The Bumbling Bee and its continued success.

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Written by GAG Team

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