MākuSafe News Archive

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

Gabe Glynn Interviewed - on Iowa, Manufacturing, and Sending More People Home From Work Safely

April 5, 2018
We're grateful for the opportunity to sit down with David Wright, Host of Not Unreasonable Podcast, who's also an actuary and reinsurance broker at Beach, a global reinsurance intermediary.

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.