MākuSafe was formed by a powerful team of software, hardware and data engineers in an effort to prove that workplaces around the globe can be made safer by gathering environmental data around workers WHILE they work. Using analytics and machine learning technology we can turn that data into predictors so that accidents can be stopped before they happen.
Makusafe was founded by three friends in Des Moines. Like most good ideas, the conversation started over a beer and took off from there.
Beta devices were tested at facilities across Iowa. We tested for both functionality and comfort/placement.
We were fortunate enough to quickly raise our first round of capital in about 5 days time from a mix of local businessmen.
All of the co-founders have a software background so we began work on what would become a robust cloud-based platform.
Professionals in the insurance industry took notice. EMC Insurance Companies approached us to make an investment and become our first customer.
Working with a highly skilled team in Silicon Valley we began working on industrial design of the production device.
With the assistance of folks at Google we began to incorporate machine learning technology into the platform to help with decision-making.
At about 30% the size of our initial beta devices we finished the Industrial Design Phase with our partners in Silicon Valley.