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 […]

Santa Fe Enlists Rubicon Global To Curb Waste and Ramp Up Recycling

Humans, especially Americans, are kind of slobs. We mess up the Earth by throwing out about 4.5 pounds of garbage per person on average every day. Two-thirds of that waste could be composted, but isn’t. And half of the rest of it could be recycled, according to research from the Duke Nicholas School of the […]

Wising Up Waste: Atlanta and Trash Tech Company Rubicon Pilot Smart City Program

The Internet of Things is a booming industry. It seems like almost every ordinary device, from speakers and automobiles to housekeeping products, has a connected version nowadays (Case in point: you can now buy a Wifi-connected, smartphone-triggered dog treat dispenser). With technology giants expanding into industries beyond their original focus and consumers using a wide […]

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 […]