Industries of Interest

BioTech | Big Data & Analytics | EdTech | Entertainment | FoodTech | Healthcare | Insurance | Renewable Energy


The first investment in the Rines Angel Fund portfolio is Platelet BioGenesis, the deal was led by the eCoast Angel Network.

Platelet BioGenesis is a pre-clinical stage biotech company that was spun out of Harvard in 2014 to produce the world's first donor-independent human platelets from pluripotent stem cells. Platelets are the ‘bandaids’ of the bloodstream, responsible for clot formation and blood vessel repair. Platelet Biogenesis has developed and patented a microfluidic bioreactor, and shown that functional platelets can be generated from human stem cell cultures at scale. Over 2 million Americans receive platelet transfusions annually that dramatically increase survival rates for cancer, transplant, and surgery patients.

Platelet BioGenesis was selected to participate in MassCONNECT (run by MassBio), was a 2014 MassChallenge Finalist, a 2016 BioSciKin business competition winner, and has received support from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, and the NIH.


Datanomix is a manufacturing analytics platform that offers engineers and business leaders insights from machine data. The software platform analyzes data from manufacturing equipment and infrastructure to provide real-time efficiency information and insights that is critical for operators and decision-makers to understand in workflow optimization.

Image Source: NH High Tech Council

Image Source: NH High Tech Council

Meenta - 2018

Meenta instantly searches through hundreds of sequencers empowering millions of scientists to find the best price for their application. Meenta was a proud participant of the 2018 TechStars cohort and is based out of Boston, MA.