MākuSafe® News Archive

MākuSafe’s CTO on Insurtech Deep Dive Podcast

September 23, 2020
The hosts of a new podcast, John Jackovin and Chris Frankland sat down with our Co-founder and CTO, Mark Fredrick on Episode 2 of Insurtech Deep Dive. They dive into how data and knowledge become powerful tools to

MākuSafe Profiled in Novarica Report on InsurTech Landscape

September 15, 2020
InsureTech Startup Market Continues to Grow, with Increased Focus on Customer Experience and Rapid Time-to-Value for Insurer Partners According to Novarica. Novarica’s annual report profiles 250 InsureTechs with a focus on opportunities to partner, learn, and create value. With time horizons shortened to reflect uncertainty

Purple Ponderings Features MākuSafe Co-Founder

September 15, 2020
Purple Ponderings with Pankaj is hosted by Pankaj Parashar, co-founder and CEO of Purple Ant, Inc. The series discusses innovation and adoption of sensors and IoT devices within the insurance ecosystem. The most recent episode features MākuSafe CEO and Co-Founder Gabriel Glynn discussing his experience with

MākuSafe’s Tom West Joins InsureTech Geek Podcast for First Video Episode

September 14, 2020
Check out The InsureTech Geek Episode 31 with MākuSafe’s Tom West. Tom joins James Benham and “The Most Interesting Man in Insurance,” Rob Galbraith to discuss reducing safety claims with tech & data. Insuretech Geek Podcast Episode 31 with Tom West Safety Tech & Data

MākuSafe Receives Pandemic Tech Innovation Award

August 20, 2020
The 2020 Pandemic Tech Innovation Award, presented by Pandemic Tech News and TMC, was awarded to MākuSafe and 23 other companies with products or services that address COVID-19 and pandemic-related concerns. The Pandemic Tech Innovation Awards recognize hardware, software, devices/peripherals, applications

MākuSafe and The Weitz Company Partner for Safety

August 19, 2020
Weitz Data Center Construction Project Continues with New Worker Safety Measures MākuSafe and The Weitz Company have partnered to use data to promote workplace safety and COVID-19 protective measures. West Des Moines, Iowa (August 18th, 2020)—As construction continues on a data center

Wearable safety tech to reduce risk & claims

August 6, 2020
The MākuSafe Story… appeared recently in this publication of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers For Gabriel Glynn, CEO and Co-Founder of MākuSafe, industrial safety is a very personal issue. Over 100 years ago, his great grandfather happened to exit the factory he worked in to go home for a

CIRAS Webinar Demonstrates MākuSafe’s COVID-19 Industrial Safety Solutions

July 22, 2020
COVID-19 has created a new environment for industrial organizations, with employee and customer safety being a major concern. A key element of a COVID-19 response is the ability to conduct Contact Tracing. Mākusafe recently collaborated with CIRAS to demonstrate the newest features of its wearable safety

TechRepublic – Safety solutions to fight the spread

July 13, 2020
MākuSafe recognized among tech products useful to companies preparing to safely bring employees back to the workplace. Image: MākuSafe In May, the safety data and analytic company MākuSafe announced it would adapt its existing wearable technology (specifically an armband), developed earlier this year, toward a return

Catch us at Agency Connect: Virtual

July 13, 2020
An InsureTech Connect event fueled by BrokerTech Ventures! Agency Connect: Virtual is singularly focused on helping agencies and brokers thrive in the new digital-first, tech-enabled reality. Thursday, July 16, 2020 Register at Agency Connect to catch MākuSafe CEO, Gabe Glynn, presenting our wearable solution at 3:00 PM. Gabe will

MākuSafe Recognized as Leading Organization in Industrial Wearables Market Trends Report

July 10, 2020
MākuSafe was recently included in a research report as a leading organization in the global industrial wearables market. The report analyzes industry size, share, growth, trends and forecasts, plus key players and market segmentation. MarketWatch shared a synopsis of the report. An excerpt from the MarketWatch

Protecting Workers And Responding to COVID-19 Concerns

July 10, 2020
‘Business as usual’ no more. Post-pandemic, Iowa startups adapt to the times BY KATE HAYDEN, Staff Writer Friday, July 10, 2020 6:00 AM Gabriel Glynn, CEO, and Mark Frederick, CTO, MakuSafe At the start of March, MakuSafe of West Des Moines was prepared to see four years of

Midwest-Based MākuSafe Passes $10 Million in Funding with Venture Round

July 9, 2020
For Immediate Release WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, July 09, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After closing their latest fundraising round, MākuSafe has secured more than $10 million for their worker safety technology and data analytics platform. The venture round was led by EMC Insurance, and included an increased contribution from Next

MākuSafe raises $4 million round as it begins to deploy its safety technology nationwide

July 8, 2020
West Des Moines-based MākuSafe has successfully closed a $4 million round which the company will use to grow its team and scale as it begins to deploy its wearable safety technology. More than 3/4 of the round came from previous investors including EMC Insurance Companies and Next Level Ventures. The $4 million round puts

Corridor Business Journal profiles MakuSafe capabilities aimed at COVID-19

June 19, 2020
Checking in: COVID-19 sparks demand for employee health apps An automotive plant worker wears the armband device that connects her with her MakuSmart employee safety platform from MakuSafe, based in West Des Moines, which has been adapted for employee contact tracking use in the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO MAKUSAFE By

Plant Services Features MākuSafe to Counter COVID-19

June 16, 2020
“Managing industrial workers is an increasingly complex and demanding task, fraught with health and safety risks, heightened productivity goals, evolving technologies and regulations, and even the unexpected – think COVID-19 pandemic. Solution providers are continually coming up with new ways to counter the challenges.” To help avoid workplace incidents and

MākuSafe CEO, Gabe Glynn, interviewed on Iowa Business Report – listen now

June 7, 2020
MākuSafe CEO/Co-Founder, Gabriel Glynn had the chance to talk with Jeff Stein on his podcast, Iowa Business Report, last week. “On this edition of the Iowa Business Report:Leadership Iowa has helped connect the state’s business and community leaders for nearly 40 years; the 2020 class

ACORD spotlights MākuSafe – live webinar June 23, 2020

June 3, 2020
MākuSafe’s Tom West will be presenting a webinar in partnership with ACORD this month. The event is scheduled for Noon CT on June 23rd, 2020. Registration link is here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/917727578327476237 MākuSafe was the global winner of the 2019 ACORD Insurtech Innovation Challenge. Title of Presentation:

West Des Moines company’s product helps with COVID-19 contact tracing

May 29, 2020
Media coverage on MakuSafe capabilities relating to COVID-19 trends. Author: Local 5 NewsPublished: 4:37 PM CDT May 28, 2020Updated: 5:13 PM CDT May 28, 2020Facebook TwitterDES MOINES, Iowa — Contact tracing made easy. That’s the new effort from a West Des Moines tech company aimed at helping in the coronavirus

MākuSafe contact tracing and worker density mapping – Business Record COVID-19 Coverage

May 22, 2020
A slide provided by MākuSafe demonstrates the company’s upcoming worker density feature on the MākuSmart platform, which would show managers where employees have the most contact with other employees on worksites. Provided by MākuSafe  At the start of March, MākuSafe of West Des Moines was prepared to see four years of

Smart Manufacturing SME features MākuSafe CEO, Gabe Glynn

May 21, 2020
One man’s war on disaster May 12, 2020 By Brett Brune Editor in Chief,Smart Manufacturing magazine For the tech pioneer Gabe Glynn, factory safety is a very personal matter An explosion on May 22, 1919, at the Douglas Starch Works plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, killed 43 workers and injured

New Contact Tracing And Density Mapping Features Announced

May 18, 2020
For Immediate Release: MākuSafe enhances technology with features aimed at protecting worker health. Wearable safety technology company responds to industry demands during COVID-19. New features added to the platform include contact tracing reports and worker density mapping; two things that customers told us would be critical

MākuSafe Finalist For Insurtech Company of the Year

May 14, 2020
We are proud to be recognized as a 2020 Prometheus Award Finalist for the FinTech & Insurtech company of the year. 2020 PROMETHEUS AWARDS FINALISTS The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ. The most prestigious recognition for

The Coverager Community lists MākuSafe in Successful Startups

May 13, 2020
Thank you to the Coverager Community & OnRamp Insurance Conference for naming MākuSafe to their list of 2020 successful startups in their inaugural insurance investor report. Check out OnRamp Insurance to download the full report.

CEO Gabriel Glynn and Mike Colwell of DSM Partnership discuss COVID-19

May 11, 2020
Gabe Glynn, CEO of MakuSafe™, sits down with the Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Startup Stories host, Mike Colwell, to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Adapting to a New Normal Gabe says that a big part of the early weeks was spent reaching out to employees, checking in and seeing