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

Bowing to new landscape, NCAA reverses course on sports betting ban

By , Globe Staff

The decision to suspend the ban could bring NCAA tournament games to Las Vegas, and free other states, including Massachusetts, to legalize sports gambling without the fear of losing the ability to host the contests.

The future of sports viewing — a flurry of in-game bets

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When the live action starts, the wagers move into overdrive, as thousands of fans gamble on every conceivable outcome. Who will lead at halftime? Will Terry Rozier make his next shot?

If it’s legalized in Massachusetts, sports betting could take many forms

By and , Globe Staff

With vast sums of money at stake, Massachusetts lawmakers seem poised to debate the issue quickly, opening the door to a range of potential gambling scenarios.

Some cryptocurrency owners are afraid to spend their coins. This startup wants to change that

By , Globe Staff

Boston-based Circle Internet Financial says its “USD Coin” will be more stable because it’s tied to the dollar.