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We are the trusted Venture Client Solutions provider of global leaders across a wide range of industries. We help our corporate customers to build, improve and operate their Venture Client Units. From manufacturing companies to service providers, from centralized to decentralized organizations, all over the globe.

BMW Group

BMW Startup Garage – the Venture Client Unit of BMW

Our Founder & CEO Gregor Gimmy built the BMW Startup Garage and managed it till founding 27pilots. Since then, BMW has been using 27pilots Venture Client Solutions to further improve, grow and operate the world’s pioneer Venture Client Unit.

As a leading provider of individual premium mobility, the BMW Group is always looking for the latest trends and technologies, and therefore becoming an early client of top-notch startups is vital. This is why in 2015, the BMW Startup Garage was founded by our CEO and Founder Gregor Gimmy. As the Venture Client Unit of the BMW Group, the BMW Startup Garage enables the identification and adoption of cutting-edge solutions from top startups worldwide for all divisions.

Bosch Group

Open Bosch – the Venture Client Unit of Bosch

27pilots helped build Open Bosch, and our Solutions have been supporting Bosch for over 2 years.

Bosch is a German multinational engineering and technology company. Bosch's core operating areas are spread across four business sectors: mobility (hardware and software), consumer goods (including household appliances and power tools), industrial technology (including drive and control), and energy and building technology. Open Bosch enables all business units within Bosch to benefit strategically from outstanding startups. The Venture Client Unit of Bosch is part of Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC).

Holcim

Holcim MAQER Ventures – the Venture Client Unit of Holcim

27pilots helped build the Holcim MAQER Ventures in 2018, and our Solutions have been supporting Holcim since then.

Headquartered in Switzerland, Holcim is the leading global building materials and solutions company, with around 75.000 employees in 80 countries. Holcim experts solve customer challenges around the world, whether they are building individual homes or major infrastructure projects. The Venture Client Unit of Holcim connects startups to actual use cases across the entire Holcim value chain, from quarry to the customer. Holcim MAQER Ventures is committed to building greener cities and smarter infrastructure while improving living standards around the world.

Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy Ventures

27pilots helped build the Venture Client Unit of Siemens Energy in early 2021, and our Solutions have been supporting Siemens since.

Siemens Energy AG is one of the world’s leading energy technology companies, formed by the spin-off of the former Gas and Power division of Siemens Group. The company works with its customers and partners on energy systems for the future, thus supporting the transition to a more sustainable world. With its portfolio of products, solutions and services, Siemens Energy covers almost the entire energy value chain – from power generation and transmission to storage. Their Venture Client Unit focuses on piloting ventures that will transform energy systems and will help fight climate change.
Testimonials

“If you want to boost strategic benefits from top startups for your company you need to establish top Venture Client capabilities inside your organization. 27pilots successfully boosted and scaled our Venture Client Unit. Thanks a lot, pilots!”

Johannes Grabowski
Open Bosch Co-Founder
“27pilots has redefined how a corporation like ours can successfully benefit from cutting-edge startup solutions along a pragmatic and very goal oriented process. It was amazing to see how fast they gained traction within our organization from day 1.”
Aziz Sulaiman Rahim
Principal, Siemens Energy Ventures
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“When you aim to gain competitive advantage from startups, you can go for an open innovation theater OR you create impact with leading startups, resolving real business pain points and scaling innovative solutions across a large organization. 27pilots helped us at Holcim to stick to the latter, leveraging improvement opportunities and exploring new business models.”
Bengt Steinbrecher
Holcim MAQER Ventures Founder

Which companies can benefit from Venture Client Solutions?

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Any! Companies of any size can benefit from startups by buying and using their technologies. And any company that buys from startups is, per definition, a Venture Client. However, to benefit strategically from the world’s best startups fast and at low risk is a complex challenge. That is where our proven Venture Client Solutions can help. They make the difference for companies in becoming a good Venture Client that leverages the full strategic potential from the global startup ecosystem. 27pilots works with mid-sized companies and large corporations around the world. Some of the industries in which our Venture Client Solutions are used are mobility, automotive, energy, engineering & technology, industrial manufacturing, and building materials, financial services, chemicals, insurance companies, home appliances and more. Find out more in this video.