MākuSafe News Archive

Catch us in Hartford! FastTrack Day at Hartford InsurTech Hub

September 17, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be selected to participate in the Hartford FastTrack, at Hartford InsurTech Hub powered by Startupbootcamp, to close their international tour to find the best-rising insurtech companies.

Meet MākuSafe at InsureTech Connect

September 11, 2019
Meet up with MākuSafe CEO Gabriel Glynn in Vegas!

MākuSafe Featured At GIA's InsurTech Week 2019

September 10, 2019
We'll be present as a Featured Startup during InsurTech Week 2019 at the Global Insurance Accelerator! October 14-18th, we'd love to meet you there!

MākuSafe & EMC Partnership Discussed on Insurance Innovation Reporter

September 9, 2019
EMC Insurance discusses how MākuSafe will be an important solution that will mitigate the risk of accidents and improve the lives of workers.

Gabriel Glynn Interviewed and MākuSafe Featured in EHS Today

September 9, 2019
CEO and CoFounder Gabriel Glynn interviewed for this MakuSafe profile in EHS Today. Great discussion around how our innovative technology will improve safety outcomes for workers.

MākuSafe Product launch discussed in New Equipment Digest

September 9, 2019
MakuSafe's innovative worker safety device and cloud-based platform was recently discussed in New Equipment Digest.

MakuSafe Named as AM Best Expert Service Provider

September 5, 2019
MakuSafe is very proud to have acheived this designation from AM Best, the oldest and most widely recognized provider of ratings, financial data and news exclusive to the insurance industry.

Meet MakuSafe at the NSC Expo in San Diego!

September 4, 2019
MakuSafe is attending the National Safety Council 2019 Congress & Expo on Sept 9&10th. Let's meet up in San Diego!

MākuSafe CEO and Co-Founder Speaking at Central Iowa Business Conference

July 26, 2019
Join Gabriel Glynn on the 19th of September, at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport. Promo Code Available!

Iowa State University Findings from Capstone Project with MākuSafe

July 26, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to work with the ABE students at Iowa State University on a project involving our MākuSafe armband and wearable holster

MākuSafe is Proud to be an Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Award Recipient

July 19, 2019
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board approved awards for four legacy companies, MākuSafe among them. The company was awarded a $100,000 loan from the Demonstration Fund for market planning and key personnel.

Significant Growth of Team MākuSafe!

July 12, 2019
Team MākuSafe has recently added several new team members who will strengthen capabilities and grow and support customer relationships.

MākuSafe and Accident Fund Announce Partnership for Pilot Program

July 8, 2019
Six-month program will investigate the use of wearables and associated data to mitigate injury to workers in manufacturing

MākuSafe Selected as ACORD Innovation Finalist

June 26, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be a finalist at the ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge

MākuSafe Discussed in Latest Research Brief from Novarica

June 26, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be included in this research from Novarica on prominent providers of loss control solutions.

NCCI Article - Technology at Work - Wearables in Workers Compensation

June 24, 2019
Thank you NCCI and Laura Kersey for including MākuSafe and our partners at EMC Insurance Companies in your report, we certainly do believe workforce wearables are a game-changer for workers compensation!

MākuSafe in Detroit for Planet M's Hardware Tech Summit

June 23, 2019
MākuSafe participated in the Hardware Tech Summit in the Lexus Velodrome at Detroit Startup Week

MākuSafe a Semifinalist in ACORD Insurtech Innovation Challenge

June 20, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be a semifinalist for the second time at the ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge on Wednesday, June 26th.

2019 Best Tech Startups in West Des Moines

June 12, 2019
We are proud to be recognized as the #1 Best Tech Startup in West Des Moines in 2019!

MākuSafe scaling up production of innovative wearable tech and poised for growth in Iowa

June 12, 2019
We're grateful to be noticed in this SiliconPrarieNews - SPN story about the progress of MākuSafe, and interview with CEO, Gabriel Glynn!

MākuSafe and EMC Insurance Companies Announce Partnership for Pilot Program

June 10, 2019
Press Release Announcing Eight-Week Program Which Will Use Wearable Tech to Detect Workplace Hazards

MākuSafe attending the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference in Ames

June 3, 2019
MākuSafe's CEO, Gabe Glynn, is attending the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference in Ames, Iowa, June 4th-6th.

MākuSafe Named Digital Insurance Innovator to Watch

May 30, 2019
We are very proud to be recognized among top Insurtech Companies for 2019!

MākuSafe Exhibiting & Presenting at the NAIC Insurance Summit in Kansas City

May 23, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be exhibiting in the Insurtech Startup Bullpen, and also presenting in the Exhibitor Theater, in Kansas City, June 2nd-5th

MākuSafe and EMC Insurance Will Partner As Featured Speakers at 2019 Dig In Conference in Austin, TX

May 23, 2019
MākuSafe's CTO and Co-Founder Mark Frederick will partner with EMC Insurance Innovation Manager, Angela Carnahan to deliver a presentation at the 2019 Dig In Conference in Austin, TX.

MākuSafe Presenting at the Casualty Actuarial Society in New Orleans

May 20, 2019
MākuSafe is proud to be presenting at the 2019 Spring meeting of Casualty Actuarial Society and hosting a discussion panel, in New Orleans, May 20th

MākuSafe Exhibiting at the American Society of Safety Professionals

May 9, 2019
MākuSafe is delighted to be exhibiting and demonstrating our workplace wearable at the ASSP Conference in Johnston, May 9th

MākuSafe Exhibiting at the InsurTech Global Insurance Symposium

April 23, 2019
MākuSafe is pleased to be exhibiting and demonstrating our workplace wearable at the 2019 GIS InsurTech Expo at the World Food Prize building in Des Moines

Novarica Article Examines How MakuSafe's Wearable Tech Could Improve Loss Control

April 5, 2019
A recent in-depth interview with Novarica prompted a thorough look at the implications of wearables and AI on loss control and other insurance use-case scenarios.

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council's Annual Professional Development Conference

March 27, 2019
Visit MākuSafe at the IISC-PDC April 10-12. Demo our tech in the expo hall, and Mark Frederick presenting!

MākuSafe Wearable Tech will be seen “On The Fashion Runway!”

March 26, 2019
Our technology will be featured in the FashionForward Wearable Fashion Show during IndustryWeek's Manufacturing & Technology Show on April 1st in Pittsburgh.

MākuSafe recognized as a finalist for Startup Technology Company of the Year!

March 8, 2019
MākuSafe Announced as Finalist for Startup Technology Company of the Year by the Technology Association of Iowa.

MākuSafe recognized in 2019 Best Tech Startups!

February 28, 2019
We're honored to be included in The Tech Tribune's annual list of Best Tech Startups! MākuSafe was recognized among the very best tech startups in Iowa based on a variety of factors.

"Comp Carrier Partnerships Raising Profile of Wearable Devices"

February 27, 2019
Story about MākuSafe which appeared at workcompcentral.com

Business Record innovationIOWA Weekly

February 18, 2019
Business Record innovationIOWA reports on MākuSafe funding and upcoming pilot deployments using our latest generation technology.

MākuSafe Featured in Carrier Management

February 14, 2019
EMC Insurance Invests in MākuSafe, a SaaS Startup That Can Help Spot Workplace Risks

MākuSafe Secures Nearly $3 Million In Additional Capital

February 12, 2019
MākuSafe the safety technology leader, announced that the Company closed its nearly $3 million seed round.

AF Group Discusses MākuSafe Partnership

February 5, 2019
In a recent interview with Digital Insurance, Abel Travis, VP of Underwriting and Product Development for AF Group, discusses partnering with MākuSafe and the benefits they look forward to as a worker's compensation insurer.

MākuSafe Featured in Industry Week & EHS Today

January 25, 2019
MākuSafe's wearable safety technology was discussed by Industry Week as one of the breakthrough technologies leading the new wave of industrial safety.

Mark Frederick & Tom West present MākuSafe at IIAI Annual Conference

January 23, 2019
We're grateful to have been invited to discuss how technology & data are impacting safety and worker's compensation!

A new National Safety Council report reflects the growing costs of Slips/Falls and more

January 18, 2019
As a new report from the National Safety Council shows, costs for the most expensive workplace claims are increasing. One of the most expensive continues to be Slips/Falls, which averages in excess of $46,000 per incident. This according to the Jan 2019 edition of Safety & Health, The Official Magazine of the NSC Congress & Expo.

MākuSafe receives investment from Best of the Midwest meeting

December 18, 2018
MākuSafe is grateful to receive investment as a result of the Angel Capital Association’s Best of the Midwest regional meeting that took place in Des Moines in September.

MākuSafe CEO interviewed on Insurance Nerds

October 10, 2018
Thanks to Nick Lamparelli for having us on the Insurance Nerds Podcast

MākuSafe selected by Plug and Play

October 10, 2018
We're proud to have been selected and able to participate in Plug and Play's Winter 2018 InsurTech Program

MākuSafe featured in Novarica’s research report - InsureTech for Insurers

September 12, 2018
Insurers Seeing InsureTech as Opportunity More than Threat, Says Novarica - New report profiles InsureTechs with focus on opportunities to partner, learn, and create value.

Mark Frederick, CTO & Co-Founder of MākuSafe at IASA Conferences

September 10, 2018
Mark will be presenting MākuSafe to audiences at two IASA regional conferences this week!

MākuSafe featured in PropertyCasualty360

September 4, 2018
MākuSafe wearable tech can help improve worker safety by monitoring the wearer’s physical status and environmental conditions and raising alerts when conditions become dangerous.

MākuSafe Recognized as a Smart Innovator by Verdantix

August 22, 2018
Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm, has recognized MākuSafe as one of a small number of companies to watch in the industrial wearables space. Their research identifies suppliers that EHS executives should target for pilot projects and broader roll outs. The study recommends that firms with innovative EHS strategies engage with wearables vendors because fifty-eight per cent of 221 managers surveyed by Verdantix believe industrial wearable technology will have a significant impact on operational risk management by 2020.

With a patent in hand, Iowa-invented wearable safety device could be 'game-changer' for workplaces

August 17, 2018
MākuSafe profile in The Des Moines Register shows a closer look at our hardware technology evolution and our analytics software platform advancements as our patents were awarded recently. See the video, slideshow and in-depth article!

Ramco Announces New Entrepreneur Support Center to Boost Industrial Innovation in Central Iowa

August 15, 2018
MakuSafe has been co-located within Ramco Innovations for more than a year now, and we appreciate our partnership. We wish the best for Maple Ventures & their launch of The Entrepreneur Support Center!

MākuSafe Launches Pilot Partner Program (PPP)

August 7, 2018
June 26, 2018 - We're excited to announce that MākuSafe is now offering a paid pilot opportunity for insurance partners. This program will offer a very limited number of workers compensation insurers to become early adopters of MākuSafe technology. We believe that through these pilots with close strategic partners and their policy holders we can gain deeper insight into the predictive value of the data collected and collaborate strategically on how insurers take in and act on that data to create safer workplaces.

MākuSafe on Insurance Innovators Unscripted Podcast

August 6, 2018
Abel Travis' discussion with Gabe Glynn about the origin of MākuSafe and real-time measurement of workplace conditions. and hazards

MākuSafe featured on PlantServices.com

August 1, 2018
Gabe Glynn, CEO talks about mitigating workplace risks in this Plant Services "Big Picture Interview"

Nebraska Safety Council Breakfast with MākuSafe

July 25, 2018
Mark Frederick, Co-Founder & CTO of MākuSafe will be speaking at the Nebraska Safety Council Networking Breakfast on August 23rd, 2018. If you're in or around Omaha we hope you'll join us! Click the link below for more information on registering to attend.

Insurance Thought Leadership features Mark Frederick, MākuSafe - CTO

June 15, 2018
Workplace wearables impacting safety & reducing workers compensation claims, by tracking the environment around an employee.

Visit MākuSafe at The IASA Conference in Nashville, TN, June 3-6

May 25, 2018
MākuSafe is selected for the InsurTech Pavilion at IASA's 2018 Conference. Stop by the Pavilion in the Expo Hall! Tom West will also be a panelist in the IT Town Hall panel presentation. We hope to see you there!

Join MākuSafe at Inside/Outside Innovation Summit

May 25, 2018
MākuSafe CTO, Mark Frederick, invited to the I/O Tech Innovation Summit! We're proud to be part of the Startup Showcase, and also one of six companies selected to compete in the $120K Startup Investment Pitch Competition + $25K LNK Launch Grant! Lincoln, NE - MAY 29-31, 2018

MākuSafe Celebrating our 2nd Birthday!

May 21, 2018
It's been 2 years now since MākuSafe Corp. was formed in May 2016.

MākuSafe profiled in Insurance Business!

May 18, 2018
Insurtech start-up 'makes you safe' with workplace wearable tech... "The MākuSafe wearable is worn by employees on the company floor and is constantly gathering real-time environmental and motion data designed to help manufacturers better understand workplace risks and automatically report near-miss or risky situations."

Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Lunch + Learn Event With MākuSafe!

May 3, 2018
Tom West will be conducting a training session for IISC on Building a Safety Culture and More Engaged Employees - A Practical Approach! June 14th in Davenport, IA

MākuSafe enters into strategic collaboration with LMC Insurance & Risk Management

April 24, 2018
MākuSafe is proud to work in collaboration with LMC Insurance & Risk Management, and looks forward to developments that their industry insight can yield.

MākuSafe Implements TensorFlow to create Machine Learning Platform for MākuSmart Safety Analytics Solution

April 23, 2018
Revolutionary technology offers competitive advantage in creating insights for insurance companies

MākuSafe To Address The Nebraska Hospital Association

April 23, 2018
Mark Fredrick, CTO of MākuSafe, is honored to be part of the NHA/LMC Spring Workers' Compensation Seminars

MākuSafe Interview on WHO Radio!

April 9, 2018
Listen to CEO Gabe Glynn interviewed on WHO Radio from Apr 7th

MākuSafe recognized as a finalist for “Outstanding Startup Company of the Year”!

April 5, 2018
The MākuSafe Team is honored to be a 2018 Prometheus Awards Finalist

MākuSafe to Present at Occupational Health Symposium 2018

March 15, 2018
Mark Frederick will share how machine learning and analytics is reducing safety risk.

Meet MakuSafe at IISC Conference in Coralville

March 7, 2018
Meet with MakuSafe at The Iowa Illinois Safety Conference in Coralville on April 12th and 13th

Gabe Glynn to speak @ InsurTech FUSION: Enterprise Risk

March 1, 2018
MākuSafe CEO to speak @ InsurTech FUSION: Enterprise Risk, Mar 27-28, San Francisco. Commercial Insurance: Digital Innovation and Emerging Risks.

Infotec 2018: Using Machine Learning and Wearable Tech to Identify Safety Risks

February 23, 2018
Mark Frederick, CTO and Co-Founder at MākuSafe, to speak at Infotec 2018!

Mark Frederick to speak at IISC Networking Breakfast

February 13, 2018
Mark, CTO and co-founder of MākuSafe, will speak at the Iowa-Illinois Safety Council Networking Breakfast about identifying safety risk using wearable technology.

The MākuSafe software team strengthens with new engineer

January 21, 2018
Damon Gentry joins the Software Engineering Team at MākuSafe

MākuSafe develops wearable devices to improve workplace safety

December 13, 2017
In mid-2015, entrepreneur Gabriel Glynn found himself between startups. He had just sold his one-off software company and was launching his next project, a podcast about the manufacturing industry. He didn’t know it at the time, but that podcast would eventually lead him to his next business, insurtech startup MākuSafe.

EMC Launches Pilot Project With Tech Startup MākuSafe

November 29, 2017
MākuSafe is proud to begin piloting its wearable safety technology in manufacturing & logistics facilities, through our partnership with EMC Insurance. These mutually beneficial pilot projects will yield valuable information for MākuSafe, including validation of data and feedback on hardware devices, as well as benefits for EMC and their insured.

Enterprise IT Startup MakuSafe Closes $1.3 Million

November 8, 2017
MakuSafe announced it has raised $1.3 million in financing from an undisclosed investor.

MākuSafe raises $1.25 million to make workers safer

November 8, 2017
Ankeny-based MākuSafe has raised $1.25 million for continued development of wearable technology aimed at improving the safety for factory workers. The money was raised from private investors and was a convertible note round.

MākuSafe Closes on $1.25M Funding for Wearable/Workplace Safety Platform

November 8, 2017
Looking to launch its wearable tech and workplace safety platform 2018, MākuSafe wants to do for workplace safety and productivity what Fitbit did for personal fitness.

Workplace safety's next horizon: Wearable sensors

June 16, 2017
Startup company MakuSafe testing device with manufacturers, insurers.

Manufacturing Safety Tech Deep in the Heartland

June 13, 2017
How has a serial entrepreneur with a manufacturing podcast and a passion for the industry turned his attention to improving safety in factories? By crunching data, developing new tech and listening to just about everybody.

MākuSafe Founder in Accelerant Magazine

May 17, 2017
Gabriel Glynn is an entrepreneur with a laser focus on the greater good.

MākuSafe wants to use wearables to protect factory workers

February 1, 2017
Gabe Glynn’s path to creating a company around wearable hardware is tied to family history, podcasting and a mix of ignorance.

EMC Insurance Companies Forms Partnership With Tech Startup MākuSafe

January 23, 2017
EMC Insurance Companies announces a partnership with tech startup MākuSafe.

MākuSafe CEO one of 15 People to Watch in 2017

December 27, 2016
Ankeny resident believes he can keep workers safe, though endeavor is 'scary'.

About MākuSafe

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.