Mike Rohlfsen 11 Jul

Multidisciplinary Agriculture Executive, Mike Rohlfsen, to Develop Strategic Relationships with Global Industry Leaders to Advance Agtech to Market KANSAS CITY, Mo. — July 11, 2019 — TechAccel LLC, the private venture development organization investing in scientific breakthroughs to help solve the global food crisis, today announced that Mike Rohlfsen has joined the company as Vice President […]

NextGen Leaders logo 25 Jun

The Kansas City Business Journal has announced its 2019 class of Next Gen Leaders, which includes TechAccel Principal Brett Morris. The Business Journal’s NextGen Leaders program honors 25 rising stars in Kansas City business. A panel of independent judges selected the honorees. They will be honored at a private luncheon on July 26 and will […]

Fish in the ocean 03 Jun

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published May 29, 2019 at Forbes. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing forms of food production in the world and the fastest growing sector in the livestock industry. In a $140 billion market, startups in seafood and aquaculture technology raised$193 million in 2016, which marked a […]

RNAissance Ag "bug" 14 May

One of only five agtech companies selected for the IN2 program, RNAissance Ag will receive upto $250,000 and technical support from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center KANSAS CITY, MO. — (May 14, 2019) — The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by […]

26 Apr

      Do you have an idea that could create a big impact in agtech/plant/animal science or post-harvest value chain but need advice on how to advance it to the next level? On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm, the Venture Café @39North, at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis […]

Fish harvest 05 Apr

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published April 2, 2019, on Forbes. Aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector in the food animal industry. The global human population will eat 30 million tons of fish by 2030, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The industry, however, is yet to overcome many of […]

Cover of The Case for Animal Health Investing 13 Mar

By Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D. Why bother? That’s been the conventional wisdom when it comes to investing in animal health. After all, it’s a complex and somewhat closed ecosystem. It’s smaller than the human health markets. It carries a lot of risk, with lots of red flags that come with complicated regulatory environments. And even the […]

cannabis leaf 15 Feb

This article by Michael Helmstetter, Ph.D., was first published Feb. 14, 2019, in Forbes.  From a polarizing EU court decision to the mainstreaming of the cannabis market, agtech and animal health are in a constant state of change. Don’t look for that to slow down in the coming year, as evolving global regulations, major industrial […]

25 Jan

This article by Lynda Kiernan was originally published Jan. 24, 2019, at Global Ag Investing. Lynda Kiernan is Editor with GAI Media and daily contributor to GAI News.  As part of TechAccel’s strategy to address global crop losses through the development of safe, effective, and sustainable biopesticides, venture and agtech development company TechAccel has announced additional strategy investments. […]