TechCrunch: Roadie Closes $15M Series B

Today, Roadie is hauling in a new $15 million Series B with participation from Stephens Inc., the UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, and TomorrowVentures to bolster analytics and increase market share of its “on-the-way” shipping model targeting unorthodox jobs. The current on-demand logistics space is flooded with “UBER for X” concepts that fill various shipping needs. The diagram below is far from […]

Inc.: How This $500 Million Company Empowers Trash Startups

The garbage industry is one that has yet to see major disruption. But one waste hauling startup, Rubicon Global, is rolling out a suite of tools to help independent haulers compete against big corporations. (…) Jimmy Contreras has started three waste hauling companies. His most recent is called RJ Waste Recovery, which he co-founded with his wife, […]

Atlanta Business Chronicle: Rubicon finds treasure in trash, plans 300-job Atlanta expansion

  An Atlanta technology firm backed by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio will create up to 300 jobs. Rubicon Global, billed as the “Uber for recycling,” is also raising additional funding that could value the eight-year-old firm at about $1 billion, a source said. Rubicon confirmed the fundraising plans, but declined to comment on the investment […]