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Seed VC - II | Alive

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Last Raised

$3.94M | 3 yrs ago

About MakuSafe

MakuSafe provides workforce wearables for hazard management and business intelligence. The company's wearable devices track employee behavior to eliminate unnecessary risks and provide greater insight into productivity.

Headquarters Location

1201 Maple Street

West Des Moines, Iowa, 50265,

United States


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Insurance / P&C Insurance Tech

P&C insurers can use worker wearables to better understand the risks workers face on a daily basis. These devices can detect incidents in real time and even warn workers when they are in a risky situation to prevent potential incidents. Wearables come in a range of forms — from smart watches and bands to more worker-specific wearables like smart hard hats and safety vests.

MakuSafe named as Challenger among 6 other companies, including GuardHat, Kinetic, and StrongArm Technologies.

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MakuSafe's Products & Differentiators

    MakuSafe Solution

    The patented MākuSafe® system combines a robust safety management software platform with innovative wearable technology that provides immediate access to real-time EHS data with predictive value.

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MakuSafe Patents

MakuSafe has filed 7 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Workers' compensation
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Safety engineering
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Biometrics, Occupational safety and health, Clinical research, Safety equipment, Clinical trials


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Biometrics, Occupational safety and health, Clinical research, Safety equipment, Clinical trials



Latest MakuSafe News

MakuSafe Announces Wearable Tech Upgrades For Contact Tracing And Industry 4.0 Automation Integrations

Mar 29, 2021

West Des Moines, IA /PRNewswire/ - MākuSafe recently released two updates which will have a significant impact for industrial organizations who need effective contact tracing and for those seeking industry 4.0 automation capabilities. MākuSafe is the leading connected worker technology; combining a safety focus with the ability to digitally connect workers to smart machines, smart buildings and other factory automation technology. Proximity Detection with RāngeView The first of these enhancements is built around MākuSafe's RāngeView technology, which allows a wearable device on the arm of a worker to detect proximity to other wearables, as well as other IIoT devices. This enables accurate contact tracing, and also opens up a range of possibilities for integrating the connected worker with a smart factory. MākuSafe wearables are now speaking to IoT enabled equipment, providing a significant opportunity for improved productivity. The company is now beginning to help clients control access to restricted spaces or machinery based on who's wearable device is present. Cloud Business Platform MakuSafe's cloud based platform is at the heart of their newest innovation. MakuSmart not only ingests data from their innovative workforce wearable technology, but it also functions as a robust business platform that integrates with customer automation solutions. This provides a new level of integration and context between the connected worker and factory software. "Connected workers are the future of every worksite across the planet. Just like safety glasses, hearing protection, and hard hats, workforce wearables are the next evolution. Increased safety and improved productivity are the driving forces behind Industry 4.0 and connected worker technologies like MākuSafe," said Gabriel Glynn CEO, MākuSafe. New Reporting Functionality with Contact Tracing The MākuSmart software platform offers robust data analytics. Immediately actionable high priority notifications are provided in an easy to understand layout to aid safety leaders. Now, a full reporting module has been added so clients can extract and study meaningful data by creating their own custom reports, or by using a suite of pre-designed report templates. One of these available templates allows for on-demand contact tracing for any specified timeframe. If a worker has been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19, their employer can provide notifications to those whom they have been within six feet of immediately. For employers in states where legislation has been passed like California's AB 685 , which requires companies to have contact tracing knowledge and provide notifications to exposed workers, this enhancement eases that burden now, and can be adapted as regulations evolve. Subscription Model MākuSafe offers its solution in an all-inclusive subscription model at $22 per wearable device per month. Firmware upgrades to its hardware, like their recent proximity upgrade, are easily pushed out to existing customers offering enhanced capabilities for no additional cost. The company provides continuous delivery of software upgrades to its MākuSmart platform as well, so new features and functionality are continually being released for maximum immediate value. "The industrial wearables market is projected to grow from USD 1.1 billion in 2019 to USD 8.6 billion by 2024," as noted in the 2020 Markets to Markets Report . MākuSafe currently has customers in multiple states and has just begun shipping internationally. About MākuSafe MākuSafe is an award-winning safety data and analytics company. Our mission is to improve worker health, safety, and productivity while reducing worker compensation claims and mitigating workplace hazards and risk exposures. MākuSafe's patented wearable technology gathers real-time leading indicators of environmental conditions, potentially hazardous motion data, near-miss voice memos from workers, and the location of these occurrences within a facility or site. Our cloud platform, MākuSmart, takes in data from our wearable tech and other Industry 4.0 IIoT systems and equipment, then uses machine learning and AI to identify high-risk trends in the facility, aid process efficiencies, and provides automation integration potential. MākuSmart makes hazard intelligence immediately actionable, proactively targets remediation resources to specific conditions and occurrences, and streamlines compliance reporting as well as offering COVID related features. Learn more at Source: MakuSafe

MakuSafe Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was MakuSafe founded?

    MakuSafe was founded in 2016.

  • Where is MakuSafe's headquarters?

    MakuSafe's headquarters is located at 1201 Maple Street, West Des Moines.

  • What is MakuSafe's latest funding round?

    MakuSafe's latest funding round is Seed VC - II.

  • How much did MakuSafe raise?

    MakuSafe raised a total of $10.78M.

  • Who are the investors of MakuSafe?

    Investors of MakuSafe include Next Level Ventures, EMC Insurance Group, Paycheck Protection Program, BrokerTech Ventures, Colin Hurd and 5 more.

  • Who are MakuSafe's competitors?

    Competitors of MakuSafe include StrongArm Technologies and 1 more.

  • What products does MakuSafe offer?

    MakuSafe's products include MakuSafe Solution and 2 more.

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Modjoul develops industrial IoT offerings designed to improve operations. Modjoul's wearable technology, a low-profile SmartBelt, is used to provide insight into employee safety and how employees perform at work. The company's patented SmartBelt is part of an employee's uniform and uses sensors to gather data about the employee's safety and performance. The data is then encrypted, transmitted, and displayed on customizable online dashboards. Modjoul was founded in 2016 and is based in Greenville, South Carolina.

StrongArm Technologies

StrongArm Technologies offers a platform that captures, analyzes, and delivers insights that drive worker safety and enterprise value. StrongArm Technologies also develops, manufactures and deploys industrial safety equipment utilizing smart sensors and machine learning.


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