Gregor Gimmy is a founder and CEO of 27pilots. His focus is to establish the Venture Client model as the leading global Corporate Venturing tool. Prior to 27pilots, Gregor spent 6 years at BMW. He joined to establish an internal innovation strategy team known as BMW Innovation Works. After identifying the opportunity that BMW could benefit strategically from scaling the adoption of startup solutions, he invented the Venture Client model and implemented it through the BMW Startup Garage.
Prior to BMW, Gregor started various VC funded ventures in Silicon Valley and Europe. Early in his career, Gregor worked at IDEO (Palo Alto), which he helped transform into a strategic innovation consultancy, and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Gregor is an active angel investor, Executive in Residence at the IMD Business School, guest lecturer at INSEAD business school and a frequent speaker at conferences such as Slush, 4YFN and DLD. Gregor studied at TU Stuttgart, Harvard and the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.