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 […]

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.