Trunkster Net Worth 2023 Update (Before & After Shark Tank)


Trunkster, a zipperless smart luggage, was started by Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash in 2014. Trunkster’s net worth was $28 million in 2015 based on the Shark Tank deal.

In December 2015 they appeared on Season 07 of Shark Tank USA and made a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner, $1,400,000 for 5% to be repaid within 2 years.

At present, the business is closed, and the founders are now involved in different projects and positions.

Trunkster Net Worth

Net worth$28 million (When appeared on Shark Tank Show)
Annual Sales RevenueNot Disclosed
Lifetime sales
InvestorsMark Cuban and Lori Greiner
FoundersGaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash

Trunkster Net Worth Timeline

Net Worth 2023Out Of Business
Net worth valuation 2015 after appearing on Shark Tank  $28 million
Net worth valuation 2015 before appearing on Shark Tank  $28 million

Trunkster Pitch on Shark Tank

Company nameTrunkster
ProductZipperless smart luggage designed with a built-in GPS, digital scale and charging station
EpisodeSeason 07 Episode 10
Founders Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash
Asked for$1.4 million for 5% equity
Final deal$1.4 million for 5% to be repaid within 2 years
SharksMark Cuban and Lori Greiner
LocationMiami, Florida, USA

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Trunkster Founders

Trunkster was founded by Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash in  2014. Jesse Potash comes from New York, and although not much is known about his early life, Gaston Blanchet originally comes from Argentina. Gaston earned a management degree from the UCF College of Business in 2008. Trunkster’s founders, Gaston Blanchet and Jesse Potash, have a net worth of unknown as of 2023.

Key accomplishments

2015The company appeared on Shark Tank Season 07 and got the deal from Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner

They emerged victorious in Shopify’s Build-A-Business Competition

In 2015, the founders launched the campaigns on Kickstarter and IndieGoGo, collecting $3 million in support


Some companies that appear on the show have not achieved great success, and the Trunkster 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,  Trunkster went out of business in 2016. And the product is no longer available in the market.

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