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!