MākuSafe® News Archive

MākuSafe Profiled in Des Moines Register

January 22, 2020
West Des Moines’ MakuSafe plans large 2020 expansion Tyler Jett, Des Moines Register Published 5:59 p.m. CT Jan. 21, 2020 | Updated 6:00 p.m. CT Jan. 21, 2020 Karen Yardley pulled up an app on her iPad every morning last summer, checking in on 18 workers at her company’s factory.   

MākuSafe Selected for BrokerTech Ventures

January 21, 2020
BROKERTECH VENTURES HIRES JOHN JACKOVIN AS ACCELERATOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Hiring comes as 20 early-stage startups gear up for BrokerTech Ventures’ Selection Series in Des Moines. Des Moines, IA – January 20, 2020 – BrokerTech Ventures (BTV), the industry’s first broker-led investor group and accelerator program, is pleased to announce


January 7, 2020
West Des Moines-based MākuSafe has successfully raised $1.5 million, which will help the company continue to expand its manufacturing process and grow its team. The raised $1.5 million comes mostly from previous investors—EMC Insurance Companies and Next Level Ventures—but also includes Colin Hurd, founder of Smart Ag, which was acquired by

MākuSafe® Named ACORD InsurTech Innovation Challenge Winner 2019!

December 23, 2019
MākuSafe® Wins Global InsurTech Innovation Challenge at ACORD Connect Boston Finals West Des Moines, Iowa – MākuSafe, an Iowa-based technology company, was named the 2019 ACORD Insurtech Innovation Challenge (AIIC) winner in Boston. The competition brought three regional challenge winners to the ACORD Connect event to pitch their insurance innovations to

MakuSafe & Safeopedia Article – How Data From Workforce Wearables Is Impacting EHS

December 20, 2019
Jessica Barrett | December 20, 2019Presented by: Makusafe Caption: Construction team Source: lamontak590623 / iStock Takeaway: Workplace wearable tech is best used to track the environmental conditions that surround workers, not personal biometric data. As the world becomes increasingly connected and data-driven, acceptance of wearable technology continues to

Business Record innovation Iowa

December 19, 2019
MākuSafe ends decade with new customers, new funding for 2020 DECEMBER 19, 2019 / BY KATE HAYDEN | STAFF WRITER /  MAKUSAFE, SMART AG, WEST DES MOINES The new decade has a promising start for a West Des Moines-based wearable technology safety company – as MākuSafe prepares for

Catch us in Hartford! FastTrack Day at Hartford InsurTech Hub

September 17, 2019
On the 1st of October, Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, welcomes you to its home in Hartford for a FastTrack Day as a closing part of its international tour to find the best-rising insurtech companies. MākuSafe® is proud to be selected to compete at FastTrack – Hartford InsurTech Hub

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 MākuSafe® 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.

MākuSafe® Named as AM Best Expert Service Provider

September 5, 2019
MākuSafe® 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 MākuSafe® at the NSC Expo in San Diego!

September 4, 2019
MākuSafe® 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!