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, 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
February 2017 – Gideon Brothers founded
Summer 2017 – Core team assembled
December 2017 – First angel investment
February 2018 – Test robot prototype completed
March 2018 – Commercial robot design completed
March 2018 – Angel round completed (€460K)
June 2018 – Seed fundraising started
September 2018 – Commercial robot prototype completed
October 2018 – Seed round closed (€1.8M)
December 2018 – Commercial robot completed and unveiled to the public
March 2019 – First pilot projects start