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

These startups want to buy a share of your house. Is that a good idea?

By , Globe Staff

Home equity investors are offering cash now in exchange for a cut of the growth (or loss) of a home’s value. Consumer protection advocates warn that it raises complex questions.

Paul English hires a veteran marketing executive to run Lola

By , Globe Staff

Cofounder Paul English said Monday the travel company has brought on one-time HubSpot marketing chief Mike Volpe as chief executive.

This investment firm has $112 million to spend on AI startups

By , Globe Staff

Glasswing Ventures executive Rudina Seseri said she’s looking for the “next wave” of promising companies.

Toast, a fast-growing supplier of restaurant technology, says it has achieved ‘unicorn’ status

By , Globe Staff

The Boston startup said it is now valued at $1.4 billion, a big number for a tech startup.