MākuSafe® News Archive

MākuSafe featured in E&MJ

March 24, 2020
Recently Mark Frederick and Tom West were interviewed for a feature article in Engineering & Mining Journal entitled “Wearables At Work: Personal protective equipment lines draw on new technologies to get tougher and smarter.” by Russel Carter Read the full story on E&MJ or click below for the pdf

MākuSafe joins DuPont Sustainable Solutions SafetyTech.AI platform

March 11, 2020
MākuSafe is excited to participate in DSS efforts to provide safety technology to their global clients. Safetytech.ai is the world’s largest network of technology-enabled solution providers for workplace safety and operational risk management. This platform connects us to leading industrial companies who are looking to invest in new technologies

MākuSafe Announces March Launch Of Wearable Safety Technology!

March 10, 2020
Now taking reservations for 2020 “Safety-as-a-Service” deployment. Read The Press Release For Immediate Release Media Contact: Dawn Buzynski Executive Director, Strategic Communications Strategic America dbuzynski@strategicamerica.com 515-453-2019 MākuSafe Announces Launch Of Wearable Safety Technology To Reduce Injuries Now taking reservations for 2020

MākuSafe Selected As 2020 Prometheus Finalist!

March 9, 2020
MākuSafe is proud to be chosen as a finalist for InsurTech Company of the Year, by the Technology Association of Iowa’s Prometheus Awards for 2020. Read the press release from the TAI below. PROMETHEUS AWARDS PRESENTED BY LWBJ The most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry, The Prometheus Awards presented

MākuSafe Selected for BrokerTech Ventures 2020 Accelerator Cohort

February 28, 2020
U.S. and Canadian Insurtechs gain access to intentional engagement and distribution offerings through BrokerTech Ventures’ owners and partners DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BrokerTech Ventures, the industry’s first broker-led investor group and accelerator program, is pleased to announce 12 Insurtech startups will participate

MākuSafe at Campbell Institute’s 2020 Symposium and Work to Zero Summit

February 19, 2020
MakuSafe’s CEO/Co-Founder Gabriel Glynn attended the Campbell Institute 2020 Symposium and Work to Zero Summit last week to hear thought leaders from around the world talk about what the future holds for EHS.

MākuSafe Webinar Discusses How Wearables Contribute Positively to Safety & Culture

February 19, 2020
How Workforce Wearable Data Is Impacting Worker Safety Today!Free ON-DEMAND Webinar on Safeopedia. Tom West of MākuSafe delivered this webinar recently for Safeopedia. In it, he discusses MākuSafe wearable tech and how it contributes to effective safety management systems.

Can Wearables Make Work Safer?

February 13, 2020
Being able to report potential safety hazards by speaking into a wearable device can improve safety conditions for workers. It’s an age-old problem.  How can workers be encouraged to report near-misses? “Not all workers can participate in a near-miss reporting program,” explains Mark Frederick, Co-Founder of MākuSafe. “Many employees have

MākuSafe CEO Gabriel Glynn Featured in AsiaTech Interview

February 12, 2020
Gabriel’s startup journey began over a decade ago, and in that time, he has experienced several successful exits. Today, Gabriel Glynn is the Co-Founder and CEO of MākuSafe™. The company has developed a wearable technology and software platform that gathers human motion and environmental data to identify risk to labor

Mark Frederick and Tom West Present at the CPCU Society Central Iowa Chapter

January 24, 2020
Tom & Mark are grateful for the opportunity to present MakuSafe to CPCU Central Iowa, our community of credentialed property and casualty insurance professionals, last week at CWBerkely in Urbandale.

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!