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 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


The kinetic energy of your voice powers this microphone

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This device from Boston-based Vesper converts sound waves to electricity. And it’s coming to voice-activated trash cans.

Talk to your kids about marijuana the same way you’d talk to them about sex

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Two MGH experts discussed the shifting cultural conversation during a panel at Boston’s HUBweek ideas festival.

HUBweek 2018

HUBweek attendees seek business opportunities — and a vision of what’s to come

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Across the area this week, visitors to the festival are seeing what the city can make possible now and in the future.

How hackers could disrupt Election Day — and how the bad guys could be stopped

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The US elections system is rife with technological weak spots, but election security experts say they have identified plenty of ways to fend off threats.