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

Local alternative lending startup looks to tap into more US homes

By , Globe Staff

Hometap, a Boston startup that offers homeowners cash in exchange for an equity stake in their house, is gearing up for a major national expansion after raising $100 million from investors hoping to unlock some of the value stored in US residential real estate.

Mass. OK’s Suffolk Downs betting plan with FanDuel

By , Globe Staff

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Thursday approved a proposal by Suffolk Downs that will allow the daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel to offer wagers on horse races to Massachusetts customers through its mobile apps.

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Encore by sea, even in winter

By , Globe Staff

Dockmaster Jay Larcome plans to keep the casino’s water shuttles operating.

Amid holiday hoopla, silent nights for Hanover Mall

By , Globe Staff

On Black Friday, the soon-to-be-razed Hanover Mall will be like a retail ghost town.