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 […]

12 Jun

This article, written by TechAccel CEO Michael Helmstetter, originally appeared in Global AgInvesting on June 8, 2017. See: Three Innovations Driving the Second AgTech Boom The only constant is change. Yet, for decades now, the agriculture industry has been defying this principle by pursuing a course of unsustainable consolidation. The biggest ag players have left […]

29 May

FeedNavigator.com published an article in May 2017 quoting TechAccel Chief Science Officer Brad Fabbri, Ph.D.  Excerpts from the article, by Aerin Einstein-Curtis, below:  TechAccel talks animal nutrition-targeted innovation Investing in feed technology and animal nutrition starts with knowing what producers need, says company executive. We caught up with Brad Fabbri, chief science officer with Technology Acceleration Partners, or TechAccel, […]

23 May

TechAccel was featured in the Kansas City Business Journal, May 12, 2017. Since launching nearly three years ago, TechAccel has made 16 investments and has built up its reputation as a viable business venture. TechAccel CEO Michael Helmstetter talks about the company’s traction and what’s next. The Overland Park-based technology and venture development company has built […]

25 Apr

Kansas City Technology and Venture Development Organization Focuses on Advancing Innovation in Agriculture & Animal Health KANSAS CITY, Mo.—April 25, 2017—TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company, today announced it will sponsor the AgInnovation Showcase, May 8-9, 2017, at the University of California-Davis. This new forum is launched by The World Food Center […]

14 Apr

This article originally appeared in Thinking Bigger Media, April 7, 2017, Vol. 26 Issue 4.  What If? by Dr. Michael Helmstetter Two of the most powerful words in the English language are usually uttered as a question that includes a moment of pause: “What if?” These words signal a constant questioning that can capture hearts, […]

04 Apr

 Brad Fabbri, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer, and Lyla Perrodin, Chief Administrative Officer, Join Private Development Company KANSAS CITY, Mo.—April 4, 2017—Technology Acceleration Partners (TechAccel, LLC), the private capital development company that invests in, acquires and accelerates early-stage discoveries and technologies in the agriculture, animal health and food ingredient sectors, today announced the hiring of two […]

03 Apr

See original article at Venture Beat. By Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and CEO, TechAccel When it comes to launching the next on-demand, social, consumer-focused app—your Facebooks, Instagrams and Snapchats of the world—Silicon Valley has no equal. But mankind cannot live on social media alone, and no one is more familiar with that truth than those […]

30 Mar

Read more! Here are links to some additional coverage: AgFunder News (3/28) BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Benson Hill Biosystems Raises $25m Series B, Reveals CRISPR 2.0 Fortune (3/28) Term Sheet — Tuesday, March 28 St. Louis Business Journal (3/28) Benson Hill adds investors in $25 million financing round Venture Beat (3/28) Benson Hill Biosystems Closes $25 Million […]

28 Mar

 TechAccel Supports AgTech Firm with Equity and Science Advancement Research   KANSAS CITY, Mo.—March 28, 2017—Technology Acceleration Partners (TechAccel, LLC) today announced that it has completed an additional investment in Benson Hill Biosystems. TechAccel is part of Benson Hill’s Series B $25 million capital raise co-led by Prelude Ventures and Lewis & Clark Ventures. TechAccel […]