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This Female Founder Fought to Stay in the Game And She Just Raised $3 Million in Funding from Serena Williams, Mark Cuban and Arlan Hamilton

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It’s not lost on Melissa Hanna that last time she sat down for a conversation with Entrepreneur, it was about nine months ago.

Hanna is the co-founder of Mahmee, a data-driven maternal and infant health tech company dedicated to building out the missing digital infrastructure to connect mothers and babies to the care they need. On Monday, it was announced that the company had raised $3 million from Serena Williams through Serena Ventures, Mark Cuban, Arlan Hamilton’s ArlanWasHere Investments, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Honeycomb Portfolio, UpFront Ventures Community Fund.

In 2014, Hanna launched the business with her mother, Linda Hanna, a Registered Nurse in Obstetrics, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who developed maternity and lactation programs at Kaiser Permanente and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The Hannas run the company with CTO Sunny Walia.

Hanna said that the plan now is to bring in new hires across the team to increase the company’s operational capacity to serve even more patients and health systems and expand beyond their current bases in Southern California and Pittsburgh.

When we spoke in the fall, Hanna talked about being driven to launch the company by her mother’s work in the field and........

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