Gideon Brothers doubles its full-time team to 55

May 15, 2019

The Zagreb and Osijek based robotics and AI company Gideon Brothers grew its team to a total of 55 full-time employees and 21 part-time associates, compared to 27 employees in early 2018. The company is continuing its recruitment drive, setting the stage for the planned scaling expected in the near term.

One of the central recruitment events for Gideon Brothers is JobFair, held annually at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. At the 2019 edition, the company showcased their first commercial product – a pallet-handling robot equipped with advanced visual perception, now being tested in several international corporations. Team members talked to potential recruits, sharing their experiences and excitement in helping develop a revolutionary robot that is set to transform global logistics.

"We are always on the look-out for the best-of-the-best engineering talent. If organizations are more than the sum of their parts, we - at Gideon Brothers - make a concerted effort to ensure that the individual parts are best-in-class because it raises everyone's game and allows us to accomplish that much more,"
Matija Kopić, CEO and Co-Founder of Gideon Brothers.

Matija Kopić, and Gideon’s Head of Hardware Development and Co-Founder Dr. Edin Kočo, who is also an alumnus of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, are sharing some of Gideon Brothers’ experiences in a talk on “How to sell Croatian robots to Germans,” scheduled for the second day of JobFair 2019.

Gideon Brothers' Timeline

1H 2017

February 2017 – Gideon Brothers founded

2H 2017

Summer 2017 – Core team assembled

December 2017 – First angel investment

1H 2018

February 2018 – Test robot prototype completed

March 2018 – Commercial robot design completed

March 2018 – Angel round completed (€460K)

June 2018 – Seed fundraising started

2H 2018

September 2018 – Commercial robot prototype completed

October 2018 – Seed round closed (€1.8M)

December 2018 – Commercial robot completed and unveiled to the public

1H 2019

March 2019 – First pilot projects start