Venture Client Excellence

Boost your competitiveness

with top Startups

Corporate venturing at scale

Your Benefit

Startups are the competitive resource of the future! With our proven Venture Client Solutions, any company can benefit strategically from the world’s best startup technologies at groundbreaking speed, at low risk and across the entire value chain.

The new corporate venturing standard

WIDELY ADOPTED BY GLOBAL PLAYERS

Global players like BMW, Bosch, Holcim and Siemens prove that Venture Client Units are extremely effective and transformative corporate venturing vehicles. Their Venture Client Units - like the BMW Startup Garage, Open Bosch and Holcim MAQER - generate strategic benefits measured in millions of new revenue and cost savings. We established and operate highly successful Venture Client Units with our proven Venture Client Solutions at multiple Fortune 500 companies.

The origin of the Venture Client Model & Solutions

GROWN FROM EXPERTISE & ​PROVEN IN PRACTICE

It started with one question: How can the entire organization benefit from many top startups fast and at low cost and risk? That was the challenge that our Founder Gregor Gimmy faced back in 2014, while he was an Innovation Manager at BMW. He solved it by radically re-thinking corporate venturing which resulted in the Venture Client Model. He first put his breakthrough approach into practice by founding the BMW Startup Garage as the world's first Venture Client Unit. Since then, the BMW Startup Garage has established itself as the primary vehicle to gain strategic benefits from startups at BMW. Based upon his expertise in building and managing the BMW Startup Garage, Gregor identified the need of Venture Client Units for specialized solutions. That is services, technology and data to build, grow and operate corporate Venture Client Units at scale. Gregor then founded 27pilots, which today is the leading Venture Client Solutions provider. BMW became 27pilots’s first customer!

27pilots Founder / Gregor Gimmy

THE INVENTOR OF THE ​VENTURE CLIENT MODEL

Our CEO and Founder Gregor Gimmy recognized that companies have insufficient capabilities to harvest startups as a strategic resource optimally. Understanding the limitations of traditional corporate venturing tools, he created the Venture Client Model, and put it into practice at BMW in 2015. After leading the BMW Startup Garage, Gregor founded 27pilots to create a suite of Venture Client Solutions. He is an active angel investor, author, guest lecturer at INSEAD and frequent speaker at conferences such as Slush, 4YFN and DLD. And he is the visionary and driving force of the Venture Client movement in industry as well as academia.
State-of-the-art solutions tailored to your needs

OUR EXPERTISE FOR ​YOUR FUTURE COMPETITIVENESS

Venture Client Capabilities

CAPABILITIES
Solutions for building, improving and scaling organizational Venture Client capabilities.
We have the most comprehensive and proven suite of Venture Client Solutions. Our market leading Solutions are based on the proven processes and methods of the Venture Client Model. Our Solutions help companies build, improve and scale their internal Venture Client Capabilities. We also offer solutions to support and outsource operations of Venture Client Unit activities at a global level. Here we offer Startup Adoption, Startup Intelligence and Brand Promotion.

Venture Client Operations

Startup Adoption
Solutions for identifying and adopting top startup solutions for strategically relevant challenges.
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Startup Intelligence
Solutions for strategy setting and strategic decision making from startup-ecosystem data.
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Brand Promotion
Solutions for branding and making Venture Client Units known and trusted inside the corporation and in the global startup ecosystem.