I invented the Venture Client model & founded 27pilots

I founded 27pilots to help companies benefit strategically from startups through a breakthrough corporate venturing tool: The Venture Client model. In 2015, we invented and pioneered Venture Clienting at the BMW Group, by building and managing the BMW Startup Garage. Through exponentially growing this very first Venture Client unit at BMW Group, I demonstrated that this new corporate venturing tool works. It enables companies to benefit strategically from many more top startups faster, and at substantially lower risk and cost than possible through traditional venturing tools such as CVC.

After tripling the number of startup pilot projects at BMW Startup Garage in three years, I founded 27pilots in 2018. Since then, 27pilots has successfully built, operated and grown VCL units in several companies with different business models, organisational structures and industries, proving that the Venture Client model works for every company!

Our mission is to help companies worldwide adopt the Venture Client model and establish it as the new standard for corporate venturing.

Gregor Gimmy