28 Feb

TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced CEO Michael Helmstetter will deliver the keynote address at the 2017 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum, a venture capital conference that showcases companies from the Midwest specializing in life science, technology and food/ag/bioenergy sectors.

“Innovation in the ag and animal health ecosystems are critical areas of investment to secure the future of our food chain,” said Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and CEO of TechAccel. “Sponsoring InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum offers TechAccel a great opportunity to discover and network with early-stage, high-growth companies while empowering entrepreneurship in the Midwest.”

12 Feb

Venture Capital plays an important role in the period in a company’s life when it truly begins to scale and commercialize its innovation. This investment focuses on building the infrastructure required to grow the business, as wells the validation and advancement of the core innovation. In other words, it’s the investment in a company’s Product(s) and Platform(s) until it reaches a sufficient size […]

10 Feb

Agrividia is a St. Louis-based company that has patented technology which uses the protein expression in grain to simplify the process of enzyme production for use as a feed additive. Now the company announces they have received financial support from TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities to develop the enzyme for use with poultry, swine, dairy and beef cattle.

09 Feb

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—FEBRUARY 9, 2017—TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities today announced separate investments in Agrivida Inc., a St. Louis-based agriculture technology company focused on animal nutrition.These strategic investments come on the heels of Agrivida’s announcement of a $20.4M Series E financing round completed in September 2016. Terms of TechAccel and Iowa Corn Opportunities investments were not disclosed.