16 Nov

Second “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, Mo.—November 16, 2017—TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced it has awarded a second grant under its “Path to Commercialization” program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes, […]

10 Nov

Excerpted from the Kansas City Business Journal, Nov. 10, 2017 Special Section: “Table of Experts: Agribusiness in the Kansas City Region.” Kimberly Young of the KC Animal Health Corridor: What are the most important trends in agriculture and ag-tech? Michael Helmstetter of TechAccel: There are both good and challenging trends right now. One challenging trend […]

01 Nov

This article by Brian Boyce originally appeared Nov. 1, 2018 in AgDaily. Deep in the darkest dirt of America’s Midwest, Wall Street capital waters the seeds of Silicon Valley technology. And the gadgets and systems once considered storylines for science-fiction films are coming up by the wagon-load as a result. Sam Fiorello, Chief Operating Officer […]

18 Oct

This article by Adam Putz originally appeared Oct. 17, 2017 on Pitchbook. Michael Helmstetter, co-founder, president and CEO of Technology Acceleration Partners, has decades of experience working in the agriculture, defense and biotech industries. TechAccel has invested in a handful of companies in the agtech space this year, including its participation in a $25 million […]

11 Sep

First “Path to Commercialization” Grant Awarded to Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, Mo.—September 11, 2017—TechAccel, the Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced it has awarded the first grant under its “Path to Commercialization” program at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, one of the world’s largest independent plant science institutes […]

02 Aug

This article originally appeared on TechDigg on July 27, 2017.  By Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D. President and CEO, TechAccel Many investors who are interested in the animal health space still feel they don’t know the industry well enough to make smart investments. The feeling is understandable. Animal health is an industry driven by two sectors, pets […]

27 Jul

This article originally appeared in The University Network: https://www.tun.com/blog/techaccel-research-universities-global-demand-food/  By Jackson Schroeder The global demand for food is rapidly rising and becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. By 2050, the world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion and food demand is supposed to increase anywhere between 58% and 98%. There is substantial confusion and uncertainty […]

14 Jul

This article was published in the Kansas City Business Journal July 13: All-star ag tech VC’s mission: Solve the global food crisis. Technology Acceleration Partners LLC may be locally based, but its mission is thinking global – and big. Its primary goal is to help solve the global food crisis. CEO Michael Helmstetter talks about the […]

11 Jul

Five Equity Investments & Seven Engaged Science Advancement Projects Underway with Research Universities to Address World’s Growing Food Needs KANSAS CITY, Mo.—July 12, 2017—TechAccel, the Kansas City–based technology and venture development company, today announced significant traction toward its goal of investing in companies committed to solving the global food crisis. With five equity investments and […]

16 Jun

AgTech Firm Leases Space for Further Collaboration & Science Advancement Research KANSAS CITY, Mo.—June 16, 2017—TechAccel, the Kansas City–based technology and venture development company, today announced that it has completed a lease agreement for office space at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The new lease grants TechAccel’s science team office space […]