Mont Handley was facing a frenzy of sharks and convinced one of them to bite.
It was a big one — serial entrepreneur and Mt. Lebanon native Mark Cuban — who listened to Handley’s pitch for a startup called PittMoss on the ABC television show “Shark Tank.”
Others were interested, but Cuban was the only one to put pen to paper. In February, he joined other Pittsburgh venture investors in a $1.5 million investment round for PittMoss, giving Handley the capital to start making a peat moss alternative for commercial nurseries and growers.