Philadelphia, PA – January 1, 2019: Make-Sense, a digital accessibility platform that reduces the cost and complexity of compliance, today announced Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania as its latest investor.
In Q1 2019, Ben Franklin Technology Partners are making strategic investments into key early-stage companies in the information technology, digital health, health, and physical sciences fields in southeastern Pennsylvania. As part of this effort, Make-Sense was one of 17 companies selected for investment.
“We see a great deal of value in the Make-Sense platform, and how it enables equal access to web content for all users,” said Rick Genzer, Director of Investments, Information Technology at Ben Franklin Technology Partners. “The Make-Sense team is driving digital accessibility with a cost-effective, flexible solution that has become relevant worldwide due to new regulations in America, Europe, APAC and Latin America. We believe that our solution will make a notable impact on companies achieving compliance with accessibility regulations across the web.”
The investment from Ben Franklin Technology Partners will help Make-Sense continue to grow in the US market and enhance and implement its platform. Make-Sense’s complete, automated and secure digital accessibility software helps companies comply with Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as WCAG+ 2.0 guidelines as specified by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Make-Sense assists organizations by reducing the cost and complexity of achieving digital accessibility through a single line of code.
“We’re grateful to Ben Franklin Technology Partners for their investment, and for their overall belief in our mission,” said David Adi, CEO of Make-Sense. “With this funding, we’ll be better equipped to assist organizations with their digital accessibility efforts and make even more website content available to all users.”
Make-Sense helps organizations reduce the complexity and costs associated with digital accessibility while ensuring compliance with laws and guidelines. Inspired by the 1.3 billion people worldwide with limitations that affect their ability to experience digital content as intended, the Company’s mission is to make all digital content accessible for all users. Founded in 2016, Make-Sense created an award-winning platform that helps customers adhere to WCAG 2.0+ guidelines specified by the W3C that have been adopted by the US Government, the European Union, and many other countries around the world. Our fully accessible platform was designed to allow anyone to work with our tools to build more accessible digital experiences, and to create equal job opportunities for everyone. It is also the only digital accessibility platform that scans both static and dynamic content continuously, and automatically fixes issues in real time. To learn more, visit mk-sense.com.
About Ben Franklin Technology Partners
Ben Franklin Technology Partners combines the best practices of early stage investing with a higher purpose – to lead the region’s technology community to new heights, creating jobs and transforming lives.
For over 30 years, Ben has been the leading seed stage capital provider for the region’s technology sectors, investing over $175 million in more than 1,750 regional technology companies, many of which have gone on to become industry leaders. Ben Franklin has also launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization, and has seeded regional initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial community.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. In addition to its numerous investment partners, Ben Franklin receives funding from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.