Bear Mattress

Designs and sells mattresses, pillows and other sleep accessories that are made with the recovery and sleep needs of the athletic person in mind.

2019 Inc. 5000 Rank:
# 7
Leadership:
Scott Paladini
2018 Revenue:
$ 20.5 Million
3-Year Growth:
13,481%
Industry:
Consumer Products & Services
Location:
HobokenNJ 
Founded:
2014
Employees:
12
 Photo Credit: Cole Wilson

Scott Paladini grew up around mattress stores, and some of his first jobs were in mattress sales. After a stint in finance in New York City, in 2012 he moved back home to New Jersey and opened up his first store, Hibernate Bedding, in Bernardsville. Two years later, he opened another, in Hoboken, and saw direct-to-consumer mattress retailers popping up online. He set up a website, and created a mattress that differentiated itself from the growing field of competitors online: It had U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved health benefits. He called it Bear, and marketed it to athletes. Without accepting outside funding, he sold $1 million in mattresses in one year. In three years' time, Bear had $20 million revenue. --Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Inc. 5000 Honors

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