NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Venture development company TechAccel said this week that it has invested in agricultural biotechnology company Epicrop Technologies. Epicrop is developing an epigenetic technology to improve crop yields. The investment is part of Epicrop's extended Series A round, which raised a total of $3.2 million. Additional investments were made by North Forty Ventures, Nelnet, Speedway Properties, and Allen & Company. TechAccel and Epicrop are also planning to create a joint venture to pursue new target crops using Epicrop's technology.