About the Rines Fund


The Rines Angel Fund is a highly selective year-long four credit course at the University of New Hampshire; students must successfully complete an arduous application and interview process to be accepted into the Fund as an associate. The Fund was established thanks to a contribution made by University of New Hampshire Emeritus S. Melvin "Mel" Rines '47.

Student associates are versed in angel and venture capital investment strategies through a balance of angel investing research conducted at the Center for Venture Research, deal flow generated from actual companies seeking seed funding.

Membership in the Fund helps undergraduate students at UNH:

  • Build relationships with local angels and venture capitalists.
  • Source attractive investment opportunities for the Fund.
  • Complete in-depth startup research using industry-grade tools.
  • Make well-informed investment decisions in early-stage companies.