As pioneer of the Venture Client model, we are your first-rate Venture Client Services provider.

Whether your company already has a system for startup engagement or you are looking for a new corporate venturing vehicle that allows you to benefit strategically from startups, 27pilots is your partner for establishing your Venture Client competencies. Our services consist of two main areas: Capability Services and Operational Services. From the very beginning, all our services run simultaneously, because we want your company to benefit from startup solutions immediately.

Capability Services


During the setup phase, we integrate Venture Client capabilities with the current processes, resources and culture. We provide the world’s best process and resources required to operate a world-class corporate Venture Client unit as an internal organisational entity that enables the adoption of startup solutions. Within four weeks, we launch the new Venture Client unit so it can quickly start identifying impactful startup solutions for your company.


After setting up the Venture Client unit, we enable the internal Venture Client unit team to operate and manage the corporate Venture Client unit. On a continuous basis, we instruct stakeholders within your organisation about the strategic value of startups and how to adopt their solutions via the new Venture Client unit. Stakeholders are all the people who will use and benefit from startup solutions.

Operational Services

Startup Adoption

Our experienced Venture team can fully operate your Venture Client unit or provide partial support to your internal team. Our activities here span from identifying strategic needs to scouting for leading-edge solutions to managing pilot projects with the world’s best startups. We are equipped with the best resources, including software and data, so your Venture Client unit generates a high, measurable strategic impact via top startups at a positive ROI.

Adoption Support

We offer ongoing support services to promote your Venture Client unit and to scale the adoption of startup solutions. This includes research on startups or technologies and promotional activities like branding events, videos and PR activities. We also build partnerships for your Venture Client unit with relevant players in the global startup environment. If needed, we also help set up a physical Venture Client unit at your company.

We establish your state-of-the-art Venture Client Unit.

27pilots is the leading Venture Client Services provider. We are your one-stop-shop for establishing your Venture Client unit that enables your company to gain competitive advantage from top startups.

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What is a Venture Client?

A Venture Client is a company that purchases and uses products of startups. The Venture Client seeks the adoption of startup solutions, via partnership or M&A, to gain competitive advantage through leading technologies, products, and business models of top startups.

Benefits of being a Venture Client?

A Venture Client company gains competitive advantage through the adoption of leading-edge solutions of the world’s best startups – quickly and at low risk.

What is a Venture Client Unit?

A Venture Client Unit is a dedicated internal entity that provides Venture Client services to the company. It enables the quick and low-risk adoption of a large number of top startup solutions for all business units and departments, such as R&D, IT, Manufacturing, Logistics, HR, Marketing and Sales.