Entrepreneurship Deep Dive with TransferWise Co-Founder, Taavet Hinrikus

December 1, 2018

  • Taavet Hinrikus, the Co-Founder and Chairman of FinTech “startup unicorn”, TransferWise, holds a talk and Q&A at Zagreb University
  • The Estonian tech entrepreneur is one of the investors in the Croatian robotics and AI company Gideon Brothers
  • He is visiting Zagreb to take part in Gideon Brothers unveiling its first commercial robot, its investors, and launch partners

(Zagreb 11.12.2018) Croatian robotics and AI company Gideon Brothers is excited to announce that one its investors, Estonian tech entrepreneur, advisor & angel investor, Taavet Hinrikus, will hold a talk and Q&A with students, current & future entrepreneurs and investors at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on December 12 at 16:00.

The talk will focus on entrepreneurship and start-up industry, and the Q&A will be moderated by two of the Co-Founders of Gideon Brothers – Matija Kopić & Milan Račić.

Taavet Hinrikus is the Co-Founder and Chairman of FinTech “startup unicorn”, TransferWise, an international money transfer platform that was named one of “East London’s 20 hottest tech startups” by The Guardian, Wired UK Start Up of the Week, and TechCrunch’s one of five “start-ups to watch” at Seedcamp’s 2012 US Demo Day. Prior to Co-Founding TransferWise, Taavet was employee #1 at Skype. He is the Digital Adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia and an active adviser and investor.

Taavet Hinrikus is visiting Zagreb to take part in Gideon Brothers unveiling its first commercial robot – an autonomous robotics platform capable of lifting 800 kg, as well as its investors, funding so far and launch partners.

Gideon Brothers is proud that Taavet Hinrikus joined a score of other Croatian and international investors who have recognized the leaps Gideon Brothers – one of the most awarded robotics companies in Europe in 2018 – has made so far.

Matija Kopić is a two-time tech entrepreneur. He is a Seedcamp winner (2011) and a member of the  500 Startups (class of 2011), with his former company, Farmeron (sold in 2016).

Milan Račić comes from an aerospace manufacturing background in Canada (Bombardier), the United States and Germany (Fairchild Dornier) and has negotiated over $2 billion in sales, corporate finance and structured finance transactions.

Registration for this space-limited event, here.

 

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