Melissa Hanna

Her health-technology platform puts mothers first.

Company name:
Mahmee
Location:
Los AngelesCA 
Founded:
2014
Industry:
The Platform Economy
Co-founders:
Linda Hanna, Sunny Walia
Melissa Hanna. Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

“When I was younger, I swore that I was never going to work in this field,” says Melissa Hanna. “I didn’t want to work in my mother’s shadow.” That’s understandable: Linda Hanna pioneered the world-class maternity programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente. But once there was an opportunity to “digitize her work,” says Hanna, they knew they could fundamentally change the structure of health care in this country. Mahmee, recently backed by Mark Cuban and Serena Williams, describes itself as a "data-driven maternal and infant health tech company”; it pulls a mother and her baby’s health records together so the burden isn’t on them to keep physicians on the same page about their care. Families get a personalized dashboard, and physicians can identify critical-care issues like post-partum depression sooner. Says Hanna: “We become that trusted resource where moms can let us know what’s going on.” --Jill Krasny

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Twitter:
@getmahmee
Website:
mahmee.com