Gideon Brothers listed as #1 tech startup in Croatia

CB Insights, a tech market intelligence platform, listed Gideon Brothers among the most well-funded tech startups in Europe. With funding of €2.2 million, Gideon Brothers has taken the top place in Croatia.

The tech market intelligence firm compiled data on tech startups in every European country and highlighted top funded players. The list includes unicorns like Sweden’s Klarna and Spain’s Cabify. CB Insights notes that the tech boom is diffusing across the continent, and startups are emerging far beyond the established tech hotbeds, such as the cities of London, Berlin or Stockholm.

According to CB Insights, more than $55 billion has been invested in European tech startups since 2012, in a total of 7,200 equity deals.

Gideon Brothers was founded in early 2017, and in 2018, investors have invested a total of €2.2 million in two seed rounds. The company is led by a core team of five co-founders: CEO Matija Kopić, Chief Growth Officer Milan Račić,  Head of Autonomous Technologies Josip Ćesić, Head of Hardware Development Edin Kočo, and Head of Robot Interface & Customer Success Kruno Stražanac.

The company employs a team of 53 persons, including 9 PhDs and 35 Masters.



Matija Kopić, CEO and Co-Founder, is a two-time entrepreneur. He is a Seedcamp winner (2010) and 500 Startups class of 2011, with his former company, Farmeron (sold in 2016).

Milan Račić, Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, comes from an aerospace manufacturing background in Canada (Bombardier), the US and Germany (Fairchild Dornier) and has negotiated over $2 billion in sales, corporate finance, and structured finance transactions.

Josip Ćesić, Head of Autonomous Technologies and Co-Founder, is the co-creator of the world’s best performing Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithms (based on stereo cameras), over 60 research citations.

Edin Kočo, Head of Hardware Development and Co-Founder, Designed & built nuclear plant inspection robots, over 30 research citations.

Kruno Stražanac, Head of Robot Interface & Customer Success and Co-Founder, is a big data, data analysis, and technical support expert.


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