MELLA THE DOG
Mella Pet Care builds accessible technology and diagnostic products for veterinarians and pet parents to better understand and keep track of pet health, starting with the first ever axillary thermometer, measuring temperature under the foreleg, rather than rectally.
ANYA BABBITT & MELLA
Anya Babbitt’s shih tzu mix, Mella, is the company’s namesake. As an entrepreneur, Babbitt has built and exited multiple startups across industries and her work has been recognized by the United Nations, Techcrunch & more. Babbitt’s specialty is strategic partnerships, deal closing, and team building.
BEN SEIDMAN & BIGGIE
A student of entrepreneurship at Michigan and startup veteran, Ben Seidman loves building and collaborating with his team to solve problems that provide meaningful impact. Seidman’s puppy, Biggie, is the namesake for Mella's second product. Seidman is resourceful, a door opener, and a team player.