Harris & Harris Group Notes  the Formation and Funding of AgTech Accelerator

NEW YORK, May 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, notes the announcement by AgTech Accelerator of its launch with $11.5 million in initial closing commitments.  The investors participating in the financing include Harris & Harris Group, Bayer, Syngenta Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, ARCH Venture Partners, Flagship Ventures, Hatteras Venture Partners, Mountain Group Capital and Pappas Capital.  Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., AgTech Accelerator will create companies embracing the shift toward collaboration and external innovation in agribusiness today.

“We are excited to participate in the initial investment round of AgTech Accelerator beside a great syndicate that includes top agricultural corporations and venture investors,” said Douglas Jamison, CEO of Harris & Harris Group. “This syndicate will enhance AgTech Accelerator's unique, capital-efficient approach to facilitate agricultural innovation to commercialization.”

AgTech Accelerator's press release may be viewed at http://www.agtechaccelerator.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/AgTech-Accelerator-Launch_5.5.16.pdf.

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