Rubicon Global Partners with Georgia Technology’s EPIC Lab on Trash Collector Exoskeleton

Rubicon Global and Georgia Tech are banding together to develop an exoskeleton that will improve the health of waste slingers, one of the most taxing labor jobs in the country. The “Uber for recycling” partnered with ramblin wreck engineers in the Exoskeleton and Prosthetic Intelligent Controls (EPIC) Lab led by Dr. Aaron Young to first overhaul a […]

New Zealand’s government has made a rare investment of $65 million into ‘Uber for trash’ startup Rubicon

The sovereign wealth fund of New Zealand is making a rare direct investment into a U.S. startup, sending $65 million into the trash-and-recycling startup Rubicon Global. The NZ Super Fund, a $38 billion fund backed by New Zealand’s government, told Recode on Thursday that it would make an investment in the Atlanta-based company. Rubicon was […]

Roadie CEO Marc Gorlin Discusses the Power of BODFS

While most retailers are aware of the growing success of buy online and pickup in-store (BOPIS), not all are harnessing the growing model of buy online, deliver from store (BODFS). “Initially, retailers were bridging the digital and physical divide by launching ‘click and collect,’ or BOPIS. But as Amazon and other large online retailers make […]

Rubicon Continues to Expand Smart City Partnerships Capturing Usable Data to Drive Change

Rubicon is by now well-known for the services it offers to businesses, with all of the promises around sustainability, data collection and routing efficiency that entails. The company touts an estimated 750,000 “user locations” serviced by more than 5,000 hauling partners. The same app concept hauling partners use for commercial service is what is now being tailored […]

Microf Partners with SunTrust to Expand Consumer Lending

SunTrust Banks in Atlanta is teaming up with another fintech upstart to expand its reach in consumer lending. The $202 billion-asset company said Wednesday that it has struck a partnership with the online lender Microf to offer point-of-sale loans to homeowners looking to replace aging residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. SunTrust will hold […]