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 […]

23 Mar

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—March 7, 2017—TechAccel, the Kansas City–based technology and venture development company, today announced it has completed an equity investment in Epicrop Technologies Inc., an agriculture biotechnology company developing revolutionary epigenetic technology to improve crop yields. This investment is part of Epicrop’s extended Series A round, which raised a total of $3.2 million. Additional […]

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.”

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.

24 Jan

$250,000 Grant Will Provide Capital to Advance and Commercialize Projects ST. LOUIS & KANSAS CITY, Mo.—December 6, 2016—TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science, today announced a Path to […]

23 Jan

TechAccel Invests up to $400,000 to Expand UC Davis STAIR™ Grant Program for Campus Entrepreneurs KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 7, 2016  — Technology Acceleration Partners (TechAccel, LLC), a private capital development company that invests in, acquires and accelerates early-stage discoveries and technologies, has entered into a collaboration with the University of California, Davis, a world leader […]

06 Dec

$250,000 Grant Will Provide Capital to Advance and Commercialize Projects ST. LOUIS & KANSAS CITY, Mo.—December 6, 2016—TechAccel, a Kansas City-based technology and venture development company and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, a St. Louis-based not-for-profit research institute with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science, today announced a Path to […]