Rubicon goes futuristic with patent for fully autonomous collection

Rubicon Global has received patent approval for a “method, system, and vehicle for autonomous waste removal,” as first reported by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The patent, filed by CTO Philip Rodoni in Aug. 2016, was approved in Nov. 2017. The patent describes the current system of house-to-house collection as inefficient, in part because residents may […]

Trash Unicorn: Waste Startup Rubicon Global Hits $1B Valuation With $50M Raise

After a tumultuous year that saw it become a target for the waste industry’s big players, Rubicon Global has emerged as tech’s first unicorn in trash. The Atlanta-based startup has received a $50 million in a strategic investment from Mexican private equity firm Promecap to continue to expand in the U.S. market and eventually open […]

Inc. 25 Disruptors: Rubicon Global: How one man’s trash became this entrepreneur’s $300 million garbage empire

WHY IT’S DISRUPTIVE Nate Morris has been passionate about garbage for decades. As a child, he watched his grandfather run the Kentucky branch of the United Automobile Workers (UAW), which taught him to love the professions that tend to be underappreciated. “Trash is a kitchen table issue that reaches Middle America–not just the coasts,” says […]

ABL Advisor: Atalaya Capital Leads $96.7MM in Growth Financing for Microf

Microf, LLC, a provider of residential lease-to-own products for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, announced that it has raised $96.7 million in growth capital. The combined debt and equity raise is funded through a new $40 million committed senior debt facility provided by Atalaya Capital Management with an additional $40 million accordion […]