Mural Painters Inc: Custom Mural Art

SEASON 11 EPISODE 20
Pitchhand-painted murals and custom signage service connecting artists with clients
EntrepreneurEmily Strauss
Asked For$300,000 for 15%
Deal$100,000 cash + $200,000 line of credit for 15% equity
SharkBarbara Corcoran
StatusIn Business

Company Background

What is Mural Painters Inc?

Mural Painter Inc is a company devoted to providing beautiful works of public art. They specialize in creating murals, faux finishing, office art, signage and outdoor advertising for businesses both large and small. They employ a team of talented artists to produce hand painted artwork in cities across the country.

Who Owns Mural Painters Inc?

Mural Painter Inc was founded in 2009 by Emily Strauss and the company was originally named Design Team NYC. Before starting her company, Emily received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology and ran her own fashion business, Vandalize Apparel which specialized in hand painted clothing.

Founder’s Story

Emily’s entrepreneurial journey has always been rooted in perseverance. After being diagnosed with late-stage Lyme Disease, Emily was forced to drop out of high school and was too weak to even paint. But Emily never gave up, and after years of medical treatment she earned her GED and went to college for art.

Emily noticed how murals had made a resurgence in cities and she channeled her positive attitude into becoming an artistic entrepreneur. While most mural companies only accept large projects, Mural Painter Inc uses a collaboration of artists, designers and managers to focus on small and medium jobs.

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