Tomahawk Robotics Continues to Grow, Tripling Revenue Each Year of Operation
By Space Coast Daily // September 2, 2020
Attracting the correct team has been fundamental to Tomahawk Robotics growth
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Space Coast Daily originally featured Tomahawk Robotics in May of 2018 following a Florida Venture Forum award.
Tomahawk Robotics’ software, Kinesis, makes robotic systems safe, intuitive, and more effective for people using robots in challenging or dangerous outdoor environments.
Kinesis is a collaborative, one-to-many control system, enabling users to seamlessly interact with remote environments from across the room or around the world.
Since first learning of Tomahawk Robotics in 2018, the company has continued to make significant progress. They are delivering their software products to defense and enterprise customers on three continents.
Their revenue has grown significantly, tripling each year of operation. Additionally, they developed an impressive team that now includes nearly 30 professionals.
“We are very proud of the progress we’ve made. It has been a true team effort and reflects the importance of the products we deliver for our customers” said Brad Truesdell, CEO of Tomahawk Robotics.
Attracting the right team has been fundamental to the growth of Tomahawk Robotics.
As with most early-stage companies trading off the many variables in hiring has been a major focus for the founders.
Fortunately, The Space Coast has a strong population of engineers to draw from and Tomahawk Robotics has quickly built an impressive technical team that has made rapid progress developing their Kinesis family of products.
“When Tomahawk Robotics was founded, we had was the ability to establish a strong and positive culture,” Truesdell said.
“We took this opportunity seriously since we viewed it as a competitive advantage when working to attract talent. There is high risk involved in working with a startup company, everyone realizes that each employee counts on one another. This sort of trust harbors an environment of hard work, dedication, and passion for what we do.”
Since founding Tomahawk Robotics has been fortunate to partner with excellent people here on the Space Coast.
This spans investors, local universities, professional service partners as well as the Groundswell Incubator, a coworking space in Melbourne.
Bud Deffebach and his partners at Groundswell have been redeveloping the area just south of US 192 on US 1 into a hub of entrepreneurial activity.
Tomahawk Robotics has benefitted from Bud’s assistance and support over the life of the company.
Groundswell provides office space, mentorship, expertise in various fields, networking opportunities, as well as workshops to assist entrepreneurs in starting and growing their businesses.
Bud is also facilitating the company’s move to new office space in the same area.
This office space will accommodate the local employee base and will allow the company to scale up Tomahawk Robotics.
“This will be a significant upgrade for us and will help us continue our path forward. While there are still many bridges to cross in the years ahead, we have built a great foundation for the future. We have a terrific team building great products for meaningful customers’ needs.”
“I am also truly proud of the jobs we are providing for our community,” Truesdell said.