01 Dec

This article originally appeared Nov. 30, 2017, at AnimalPharm, by Joseph Harvey: https://animalpharm.agribusinessintelligence.informa.com/AP013328/TechAccel-Animal-health-is-an-underappreciated-investor-target US agricultural investment firm TechAccel has underlined the need for more venture capital investment in animal health – music to the ears of many start-ups in the industry. The firm’s manager of investments, Brett Morris, said: “We believe animal health and nutrition is […]

22 Nov

By Brett Morris, CFA® This article was published Nov. 22, 2018, at AgFunder.  Ag Biotech (agriculture biotechnology)  applies to all technologies used on the farm involving biological or chemical processes. It is a broad category involving many types of technology and science, including breeding, genetics, microbiome research, and animal health and nutrition. Ag biotech is […]

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 […]