Reporter

Andy Rosen

Like cod, whales, and trees of eras past, ideas are the sustaining natural resource of our region’s economy today. Venture capital investors supply the money that helps some ideas become reality. Andy covers the intersection of money and innovation to uncover the most promising, interesting, disruptive ideas coming out of startup companies, universities, and incubators/accelerators; tells the stories of how their creators got where they are and where they want to go; and explains who is providing the money, how they come to their choices, and where they are looking for the next big thing.

Andy has worked at the Globe since 2014, and has also worked as a producer for BostonGlobe.com and been a breaking news and general assignment reporter and editor for the Metro section. He came to the Globe from The Baltimore Sun, where he was crime and courts editor. Andy grew up in Haverhill and graduated from UMass Amherst.

Latest stories

Five budding entrepreneurs are living in a glass box at MIT this weekend

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Students have pledged to eat, sleep, and work in the cube all weekend, in full view of anyone wandering past.

Temporary visa holders divided over plan to shake up green card system

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New legislation would remove limits on the share of green cards that can be allotted to workers each year from any one country, reviving an issue that has divided thousands of skilled foreign workers.

Indigo Ag lands massive new investment as it pushes new farming practices

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The Boston startup is now worth $3.5 billion, more than three times what it said it was worth a year ago.

In a catastrophe this big, why were there so few injuries and deaths?

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First responders, hospital officials, and other experts attribute the small number of casualties to a variety of factors — including luck.