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COMPANY OVERVIEW

RoadRunner is on a mission to elevate and transform recycling in a world dominated by waste. Our success is built on delivering unprecedented value for customers by using proprietary technology and expertise to guarantee cost savings, increase recycling rates, and provide reliable services for businesses across all industries. 

FOUNDED

2014

EMPLOYEES

500+

TOTAL CAPITAL RAISED

$130M

INVESTORS

  • Adams Capital Management
  • e.Ventures
  • General Atlantic
  • Greycroft
  • Franklin Templeton
  • Avery Dennison
  • Valo Ventures
  • FJ Labs

Operating markets

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Miami, FL
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Washington, DC

01/23/2023 - Forbes

Are Compostable Bags As Environmentally Friendly As We Think They Are?
The expertise of RoadRunner’s CEO, Graham Rihn, was on display as Forbes finds out if compostable bags are actually environmentally friendly. Read More...

01/22/2023 - Pittsburgh Business Times

2022 Best Places to Work: Extra-large category companies share strategies for employee engagement, DE&I
RoadRunner was honored again for being an incredible place to work in 2022. Here’s what the company is planning for 2023 to make sure it’s an operation in which employees feel valued. Read More...

01/12/2023 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Huge $224.65M Q4 investment in Pittsburgh tech firms as national numbers drop
RoadRunner ended the 2022 calendar year with a $20 million Series D extension in Q4. The Pittsburgh tech startup is part of a group bucking national trends as others fear an economic slowdown. Read More...

01/12/2023 - Pittsburgh Inno

These were the top VC deals for Greater Pittsburgh startups in Q4 2022
2022 ended with another impressive round of capital funding for tech startups, including RoadRunner’s $20 million Series D extension. Read More...

01/12/2023 - Technical.ly

Pittsburgh VC is (still) looking up, with a strong Q4 to end 2022
Pittsburgh’s venture capital is still looking strong, with RoadRunner raising $20 million in Q4 2022. The impressive growth for RoadRunner meant $90 million in new investment by the end of the calendar year. Read More...

01/10/2023 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Thomas Tull's new fund invests $60M in Capella Space
RoadRunner raised $25 million in investment from Tulco in 2017, a firm owned by Thomas Tull. Tull is a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his firm uses AI and tech to guide investment. Read More...

12/29/2022 - Power Technology

Power industry venture financing deals total $268.4m in North America in November 2022
RoadRunner’s $20 million Series D extension from Fifth Wall was among the Top 5 venture financing deals in November 2022. Nearly $270 million in deals was announced that month in North America. Read More...

12/29/2022 - Pittsburgh Inno

Year in Review, looking back at Pittsburgh Inno's Top Stories of 2022
2022 was quite the year for Pittsburgh’s tech scene. Significant amounts of capital raised included RoadRunner’s Series D which will help further scale out our AI, data, and green tech offerings for customers. Read More...

12/21/2022 - Axios

Dry powder struggles to boost ski-friendly startups
RoadRunner is an example of a potential partner for ski resorts struggling to boost sustainability as the industry looks for possible improvements. Read More...

12/20/2022 - Buyouts Insider

General Atlantic racks up $3.5bn for inaugural BeyondNetZero fund
The BeyondNetZero fund from General Atlantic has $3.5B to back companies fighting climate change. That includes RoadRunner’s AI, data, and green tech. Read More...

12/20/2022 - Impact Alpha

The Brief: Looking Ahead to 2023: Emerging Markets
As we look ahead to 2023, RoadRunner’s AI, data, and green technology are poised to help more companies than ever meet their sustainability goals. Read More...

12/20/2022 - Reuters

General Atlantic raises $3.5 bln to invest in climate change fight
General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero fund has spent $826M so far, including $90M in RoadRunner’s Series D. Read More...

12/20/2022 - PitchBook

General Atlantic's $3.5B haul caps another strong year for climate funds
General Atlantic closed its BeyondNetZero fund at $3.5B. It’s main goal? Funding companies like RoadRunner that are cutting carbon emissions. Read More...

12/19/2022 - Inman News

Proptechs, polish your pitch decks: Fifth Wall closes record $866M fund
Venture Capital firm Fifth Wall closed out a record $886M fund. Included in that is RoadRunner’s $20M Series D extension, expanding services for a growing list of companies. Read More...

12/16/2022 - The Business Journals

Metros with the biggest Gen Z problem, startup cash crunch: The National Observer Dec. 16
Startups are having to pursue capital in new ways amid a rollercoaster market year. RoadRunner’s CEO says it’s important to have a big vision and roadmap before starting out. Read More...

12/15/2022 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Money, Money Everywhere, But Are There Drops to Spare?
Graham Rihn, Founder and CEO of RoadRunner Recycling, discusses securing investments as a startup and tackling a big problem with a big market. Read More...

12/14/2022 - Technical.ly

Pittsburgh, meet the winners of your 2022 Technical.ly Awards
RoadRunner was named Technical.ly’s Tech Company of the Year in Pittsburgh for 2022. It’s a testament to how our AI, data, and green tech is making a difference for businesses. Read More...

12/12/2022 - CNBC

RoadRunner uses artificial intelligence to revamp waste processing
RoadRunner is using world class technology to make sure waste and recycling operations are as sustainable and efficient as possible. That’s why CNBC’s Power Lunch featured RoadRunner’s AI and green tech-driven innovations. Read More...

12/12/2022 - CNBC

CNBC Clean Start Series
CNBC’s Power Lunch covered how RoadRunner is driving Zero Waste and operational efficiency for businesses. That includes a fully-managed waste and recycling service powered by AI, data, and green technology. Read More...

12/5/2022 - Environment + Energy Leader

Technology Key to Making Waste Management Sustainable
World-class AI technology is part of what we offer at RoadRunner. It’s helping drive sustainability and custom waste management solutions for our clients. Read More...

12/2/2022 - Environment + Energy Leader

LawnStarter Ranks States for Waste Management Efforts
RoadRunner is helping expand automation to aid companies in managing waste and recycling operations. Read More...

11/28/2022 - Hospitality Technology

The Important Role Recycling Plays in Hotel Sustainability Initiatives
Hotels have a variety of avenues in which they can embrace sustainability. RoadRunner’s Senior Manager of Implementation Chris Skelly says clean stream recycling is one way hotels can help cut greenhouse gas emissions. Read More...

11/18/2022 - LinkedIn - VC Deals Newsletter

60+ Deals Announced Last Week
RoadRunner closed on a $20 million Series D extension through Fifth Wall. Read More...

11/18/2022 - Smart Business Dealmakers

Deal Pulse Pittsburgh: Rising Interest Rates Impact Private Equity
During Oct. 2022, Pittsburgh saw the closing of several noteworthy transactions, including RoadRunner’s acquisition of Compology. Read More...

11/18/2022 - Waste360

RoadRunner Secures $20M Series D Extension from Fifth Wall to Accelerate Sustainable Waste Management for Real Estate
RoadRunner announced the close of a $20 million Series D extension led by Fifth Wall. The new financing will help RoadRunner double down on the power of green technology. Read More...

11/18/2022 - Technical.ly

RoadRunner Recycling speeds ahead with $20M raise
RoadRunner’s $20 million Series D extension means the Pittsburgh company can reinvest in its green technology engines and expand its offerings for customers. Read More...

11/16/2022 - The Business Journals

San Francisco snags big office lease, Baltimore waterfront project rebrands: The National Observer Nov. 16, 2022
RoadRunner, based in Pittsburgh, closed on a $20 million Series D extension round from LA based Fifth Wall. Read More...

11/16/2022 - Inman News

Technology-focused Fifth Wall's $500M Climate Fund stays hot
LA-based Fifth Wall’s $500 million climate fund stays hot, including RoadRunner’s $20 million Series D extension. It will help the sustainability-tech company expand its offerings for customers. Read More...

11/16/2022 - Waste Today

Roadrunner Recycling announces $20M funding by Fifth Wall
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh, PA-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20M in Series d funding. Read More...

11/16/2022 - Recycling Today

Roadrunner Recycling announces $20M funding by Fifth Wall
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh, PA-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20M in Series d funding. Read More...

11/16/2022 - VC News Daily

RoadRunner Recycling Closes $20M Series D
RoadRunner Recycling, a leader in comprehensive sustainable waste management, today announced the close of $20 million in a Series D extension round led by Fifth Wall. Read More...

11/16/2022 - StrictlyVC

Top News
RoadRunner Recycling, an eight-year-old Pittsburgh startup that helps its clients manage waste management and recycling operations, raised a $20 million Series D extension led by Fifth Wall. The company has raised a total of $174.1 million. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Mann Report

RoadRunner Secures $20M Series D Extension
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh, PA-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20M in Series d funding. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Recycling Insight

RoadRunner Recycling Secures $20M Series D Funding
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh, PA-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20M in Series d funding. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Recycling Product News

RoadRunner Recycling secures $20 million in funding to grow sustainable real estate waste management
Nearly 40 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions come from the real estate sector, and with emissions reductions a critical component of global climate goals, significant changes within the real estate sector are essential. Read More...

11/15/2022 - FinSMEs

RoadRunner Recycling Raises $20M in Series D Extension
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh, PA-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20M in Series d funding. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Axios Pro Rata

Axios Pro Rata
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20 million in Series D extension funding led by Fifth Wall. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Pittsburgh Inno

RoadRunner Recycling sets sights on real estate waste management following $20 million funding round extension
Commercial waste recycling provider RoadRunner Recycling Inc. closed on a $20 million Series D extension round that will enable the rapidly growing Pittsburgh company to better bring its sustainability objectives to real estate organizations. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Fortune Term Sheet

Crypto VC Multicoin Capital has nearly $900M on the line with FTX bankruptcy pending
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based sustainable waste management company, raised $20 million in Series D extension funding led by Fifth Wall. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Axios

Exclusive: RoadRunner Recycling gets $20M from Fifth Wall
Fifth Wall provides an extra $20 million on top of the $70 million Series D round RoadRunner raised in January earlier this year. Read More...

11/14/2022 - Waste Dive

Is California’s 2025 organics diversion target still viable?
For example, Compology, a waste metering startup recently acquired by RoadRunner Recycling, saw results from partnering with local governments and haulers in recent years to test its camera and sensor technology in commercial organics containers. Read More...

11/02/2022 - Waste Dive

Tracking the waste and recycling industry’s M&A boom
Acquisition spending and consolidation levels are rampant. Follow along with Waste Dive’s running list of U.S. deals. Read More...

11/02/2022 - Infrastructure Investor

Solving our plastic problem
RoadRunner’s continuing to prove our expertise with waste and recycling. That’s why Infrastructure Investor tapped CEO Graham Rihn to talk about plastic in our oceans. Read More...

10/28/2022 - Environment + Energy Leader

Cority Upgrades Waste Management Platform Enhancing Reporting, Tracking Abilities
Environment + Energy Leader highlights RoadRunner's acqusition of Compology to improve recycling operations. Read More...

10/26/2022 - Smart Business

2022 Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards recognize region’s top leadership
The Pittsburgh Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the smartest companies in the Greater Pittsburgh region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. Here’s who we honored this year. Read More...

10/11/2022 - CMSWire

Design Products With Eye for More Sustainable World
E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world. RoadRunner CEO Graham Rihn answers why we have to do a better job with it for everyone. Read More...

10/10/2022 - Resource Recycling

News from Google, RoadRunner Recycling and more
RoadRunner Recycling bought smart-metering company Compology for an undisclosed amount. Read More...

10/07/2022 - Technical.ly

Money Moves: Gather AI, RoadRunner Recycling and Innovation Works just got growth boosts
Downtown Pittsburgh’s RoadRunner Recycling has acquired Compology, a San Francisco-based smart metering technology company. This comes after the sustainable waste management company started 2022 by capturing the tech community’s attention with a $70 million Series D — still one of the year’s biggest local funding rounds. Read More...

10/07/2022 - KnowESG

RoadRunner Recycling Buys Compology to Enhance Sustainable Waste and Recycling
Acquiring Compology, the world's largest waste and recycling smart metering technology company, RoadRunner strengthens its sustainability solutions by improving data collection, AI, and ESG reporting capabilities. Read More...

10/07/2022 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

RoadRunner Recycling Buys Compology to Enhance Sustainable Waste and Recycling
Acquiring Compology, the world's largest waste and recycling smart metering technology company, RoadRunner strengthens its sustainability solutions by improving data collection, AI, and ESG reporting capabilities. Read More...

10/07/2022 - Silicon Valley Business Journal

The Funded: T-bill trading startup, 4 others announce end-week deals
RoadRunner, a local Pittsburgh waste management startup, acquires a local San Fransico company, Compology. Read More...

10/07/2022 - Environment + Energy Leader

Roadrunner Acquires Compology Enhancing Recycling Management Systems
In an effort to modernize the waste and recycling industry through data, artificial intelligence, and ESG reporting, as well as to increase recycling capabilities for businesses, RoadRunner Recycling has acquired Compology. Read More...

10/06/2022 - San Francisco Business Times/Bay Area Inno

Rise of the rest? | Pizza ex machina
S.F.-based Compology is being acquired by a Pennsylvania startup, RoadRunner Recycling. Both companies focus on waste management and recycling solutions. The terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Compology had raised more than $33 million since 2012 and was valued at $77.15 million after its Series B in 2019, according to PitchBook. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Waste Advantage Magazine

RoadRunner Recycling Acquires Compology to Accelerate Sustainable Waste and Recycling
RoadRunner Recycling, a leader in comprehensive sustainable waste management, announced it has acquired Compology, a waste and recycling smart metering technology company. This moves bolsters RoadRunner’s sustainability offerings through enhanced data collection, artificial intelligence (AI), and ESG reporting capabilities, positioning it to accelerate the modernization of the waste and recycling industry at large. Read More...

10/06/2022 - RecyclingToday

RoadRunner Recycling acquires Compology
RoadRunner comments with RecyclingToday about it plans to furtherly enhance recycling rates, lower carbon emissions and enable accurate ESG reporting through the acqusition of Compology. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Waste360

RoadRunner Recycling Acquires Compology
In a move to add to its sustainability services portfolio, RoadRunner Recycling has acquired waste and recycling smart metering company Compology. The move will broaden Pittsburgh-based RoadRunner's capabilities in data collection, artificial intelligence (AI), and ESG reporting. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Waste360

RoadRunner Recycling Acquires Compology
In a move to add to its sustainability services portfolio, RoadRunner Recycling has acquired waste and recycling smart metering company Compology. The move will broaden Pittsburgh-based RoadRunner's capabilities in data collection, artificial intelligence (AI), and ESG reporting. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Today Postimes

RoadRunner Recycling buys Compology to scale AI, metering in collection service
RoadRunner Recycling, a growing technology startup, has acquired Compology, described as “the world’s largest smart waste and recycling metering technology company”. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Axios Pro Rata

Top of the Morning
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based waste management company that recently raised $70m from General Atlantic, acquired Compology, an SF-based provider of waste and recycling smart metering tech that had raised over $30m from firms like 001 Ventures, August Capital, Draper Venture Network and Winklevoss Capital Management. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Daily Dive Newsletter

Today’s news and insights for waste and recycling leaders
RoadRunner Recycling buys Compology to scale AI, metering in collection service. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Fortune Term Sheet

Five years after the #MeToo movement went viral, ‘the accountability is still missing’ in the tech industry: Ellen Pao
RoadRunner Recycling acquired Compology, a San Francisco-based waste and recycling smart metering technology company. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More...

10/06/2022 - Waste Dive

RoadRunner Recycling buys Compology to scale AI, metering in collection service
RoadRunner Recycling, a growing tech startup, has acquired Compology, described as “the world’s largest waste and recycling smart metering technology company.” Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More...

10/04/2022 - CMSWire

E-Waste Recycling Should Be a Last Resort
We cannot have an environment that will last if we don’t design to last. We must design buildings to last hundreds of years. We must design smartphones to last at least 10 years. We must design laptops to last at least 20 years. Read More...

10/03/2022 - American Recycler

PAPER VS. DIGITAL – PAPER RECYCLING REMAINS STRONG
The biggest trend in the paper recycling industry is the decreasing supply of all forms of paper except packaging, as digital communication continues to replace printed periodicals, financial forms and office papers. Read More...

9/30/2022 - List23

Three sustainability reporting difficulties, and how ESG guidelines can be a boon for them
Syndication of Graham Rihn and RoadRunner's industry thought leadership in VentureBeat's article investing sustainability reporting evolving industry regulations and industry expectations. Read More...

9/30/2022 - VentureBeat

3 sustainability reporting challenges, and how ESG guidelines can help
Graham Rihn and RoadRunner flex industry thought leadership in VentureBeat's article investing sustainability reporting evolving industry regulations and industry expectations. Read More...

9/14/2022 - Resource Recycling

Keep Recycling Local
By training staff and providing the necessary equipment to business to help generate clean material streams, RoadRunner can enhance recycling for small and medium-sized businesses through local solutions. Resource Recycling reports our best direct to market strategies and our material diversion goals for the future. Read More...

9/13/2022 - Pittsburgh Inno

2022 Fire Awards, Top Funding Rounds: RoadRunner Recycling
Pittsburgh Inno honors RoadRunner Recycling as a leading and budding Pittsburgh tech company with a 2022 Fire Awards in the Top Funding Rounds category. Read More...

9/11/2022 - Pittsburgh Inno

These Startups are on Fire
RoadRunner continues to set the waste industry ablaze as a local Pittsburgh startup driving growth, culture, and a more sustainable future. Read More...

8/30/2022 - Resource Recycling

In My Opinion: Coping with ever-increasing logistics costs
As diesel prices continues to skyrocket in mid-July 2022, Graham Rihn shares his thoughts on demanding greener options in the waste industry as APIs and tipping fees increase. Read More...

8/01/2022 - American Recycler

Increased Fuel Costs Impact Waste & Recycling Businesses
"Gas and diesel prices are affecting the waste industry in a major way." RoadRunner continues to build its reputation as a waste and recycling data titan in the industry by utilizing local trucking companies for clean stream recycling hauling. Read More...

7/20/2022 - Wall Street Journal, Pro

General Atlantic’s Climate-Focused Fund Collects Over $2 Billion
BeyondNetZero raises over half of the $4 billion it hoped to secure for its debut fund including RoadRunner Recycling's Series D earlier this year. Read More...

7/15/2022 - Manufacturing Digital

RoadRunner Recycling on manufacturing waste mistakes
RoadRunner provides four simple, yet costly mistakes manufacturers make with their waste and the solutions you need to be successful. Read More...

6/15/2022 - Waste360

Investors Clamp Down on Corporate Greenwashing
"Sustainability and climate-risk are now key factors that consumers are considering before choosing products." Graham Rihn joins a Q&A with Waste360 to talk about accountability, SEC reporting guidelines, ESG emissions, and insights how companies can make the world a greener place. Read More...

5/26/2022 - Technical.ly

How many Pittsburgh tech founders have started multiple companies?
RoadRunner Recycling is named one of Pittsburgh's best and brightest tech companies marking stake in the entrepreneurship game for years. Read More...

5/18/2022 - Technical.ly

In a win for Pittsburgh’s growing healthcare industry, ThoroughCare closes on a $3 million Series A
RoadRunner Recycling continued growth parallels ThoroughCare in a mention at Technical.ly. Pittsburgh continues to grow as a great tech city welcoming many local groups with both funding, support, and mentorship. Read More...

5/16/2022 - Plastics Today

To Combat Plastic Bag Bans, Consumer Education Is Key, Says RoadRunner Recycling
Graham Rihn joins Plastics Today with quick Q&A. Graham quotes “By generating more education and encouraging active use of the recycling programs that exist within the grocery stores that utilize the bags, we could see a significant drop in the bags that are discarded or wrongly recycled in curbside bins.” RoadRunner lives up to it's claim to recycle 99.9% of materials it collects. Read More...

5/15/2022 - Recycling Startups

Top 100 Recycling startups in USA
Recycling Statups features RoadRunner as a top 100 recycling startup net funding over $150M in Series D. Read More...

5/5/2022 - The Green Voice Newsletter

“Trash to Treasure” RoadRunner Partners with North Pittsburgh Children's House on Recycling
RoadRunner hosted an Earth Day event at the North Pittsburgh Children's House on Earth Day to educate students on the importance of recycling and how to take action. Graham Rihn attends with a recycling story, recycled arts and crafts lessons, and inspiration for greener future. Read More...

4/22/2022 - PublicSource

Earth Day: Celebrating recycling at North Pittsburgh Children’s House
PublicSource was there on Earth Day as smiles, glitter, and glue were flying at a small school just north of Pittsburgh. RoadRunner’s CEO Graham Rihn led a group of children in crafting individual works of art from items that would normally just be tossed out. It was a showcase of RoadRunner living up to our ideals. Read More...

04/14/2022 - Technical.ly

After struggling to bring in large deals last year, Pittsburgh’s Q1 saw hundreds of millions in VC
Included in the hundreds of millions in venture capital was $70 million in a Series D for RoadRunner. That influx of money amounted to the fifth highest deal in Pennsylvania, and was one of the two highest in the Pittsburgh region driving this new uptick in growth. Read More...

04/08/2022 - WASTE DIVE

In need of skilled talent, 'clean tech' employers prioritize purpose
“Know the company you’re working for.” It’s a priority for RoadRunner, and it’s also proven to be a powerful recruitment tool. How working with a purpose is helping attract, and keep, a talented workforce. Read More...

01/10/2022 - FinSMEs

RoadRunner Raises $70M in Series D Funding
There’s a reason RoadRunner was able to raise $70 million in funding. Customized, sustainable waste management solutions supported by technology and engineered to serve thousands of businesses is just one. Read More...

01/10/2022 - ImpactAlpha

RoadRunner raises $70 million from General Atlantic to manage waste and recycling
RoadRunner’s technology can predict how much waste your company will generate. That same data can also save you money. It’s why General Atlantic is pumping $70 million into the outfit. Read More...

01/10/2022 - Waste Dive

RTS acquires Elytus, making it one of the industry’s largest waste brokers
Investment into companies using technology to emphasize sustainability is growing. RoadRunner’s gotten a $70 million chunk of the environmental, social, and governance trend. Read More...

01/10/2022 - PitchBook

RoadRunner Recycling hauls off $70M
RoadRunner, valued at $235 million in 2020, just got another $70 million investment into the company to continue helping businesses meet their sustainability goals. Read More...

01/10/2022 - WSJ Venture Capital

VC Daily: Andreessen Reloads With $9 Billion
Venture firm Andreessen Horowitz is doubling down with a massive fundraising haul, including RoadRunner and its data driven waste diversion program. Here’s why the Pittsburgh-based company got such a big slice of this cash. Read More...

01/07/2022 - AiThority

RoadRunner Raises $70 million Series D to Fund National Expansion and Accelerate the Sustainability Solutions of Tomorrow
With corporate responsibility and sustainability becoming a priority across the business world, RoadRunner’s new $70 million investment is leading the pack in making waste management smart and seamless. Read More...

01/07/2022 - SiliconANGLE

Smart recycling firm RoadRunner raises $70M in new funding
A climate-focused investment group is pumping $70 million into RoadRunner. That means a growing operation, moving more waste and recycling than ever before, and helping ventures of all sizes to rethink how they’re helping the environment. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Waste Today

RoadRunner Recycling gets $70M investment
There’s big plans for the latest $70 million shot in the arm at RoadRunner: continuing to develop machine-learning, expanding into new markets, and going after some of the biggest corporations in the world, all in an effort to make sustainable goals a reality. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Recycling Today

RoadRunner Recycling gets $70M investment
With technology leading the way to customized recycling and waste diversion plans, RoadRunner is improving recycling rates and making those sustainability goals achievable for companies. A new $70 million investment means that effort is growing. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Yahoo! News

RoadRunner Recycling closes on $70 million as it looks to double its national footprint
New markets are on the horizon as RoadRunner looks to double its staff by the end of 2022. A $70 million investment means the company is now targeting some of the biggest players in the world with sustainability efforts growing in popularity. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Pittsburgh Business Times

RoadRunner Recycling closes on $70 million as it looks to double its national footprint
Is an IPO on the horizon for RoadRunner? CEO Graham Rihn thinks so. After a new $70 million influx, the company is poised to become “a significant national player.” Read More...

01/07/2022 - Techio

Data-driven waste management platform RoadRunner raises $70M
RoadRunner’s data-driven waste management and diversion helps companies meet their sustainability goals. It also saves money. With a new $70M investment, things can only get greener. Read More...

01/07/2022 - VentureBeat

Data-driven waste management platform RoadRunner raises $70M
With companies under growing pressure to address their environmental impact, climate change is a major hurdle for businesses. That’s where RoadRunner comes in, with a new $70M investment and the goal of helping companies go green. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Venture Capital Journal

RoadRunner Recycling lands $70M Series D
More than 200,000 tons of waste diverted from landfills across over 8.000 locations. Customers saved more than $50 million on their waste and recycling operations. That’s what RoadRunner’s already done. Here’s where the company’s going with this new $70M injection. Read More...

01/07/2022 - Technical.ly

RoadRunner Recycling just raised a $70M Series D. It’s a boon for climate tech, and Pittsburgh
Could this be the biggest venture capital investment in climate tech and in Pittsburgh in 2022? With green tech and life sciences poised to become the next big thing in the region, here’s why CEO Graham Rihn said this will be the biggest year yet for RoadRunner. Read More...

12/3/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

RoadRunner Recycling Ranked #3 in Best Places to Work Extra Large Category
RoadRunner Recycling is honored to have been named the #3 Best Place to Work in Western PA in the 'extra large' category. Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania. Read More...

12/2/2020 - BizJournals

How RoadRunner Recycling is Engaging With its Remote Workers Virtually
Given all of the pandemic restrictions, an in-person event wasn’t an option. So RoadRunner's culture committee, which works to design and implement events and other programs for employees, opted to create an entirely virtual RoadRunner Day celebration this year. Read More...

10/21/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

RoadRunner Named Winner Of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Western PA
RoadRunner Recycling is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Western Pennsylvania in the 'extra large' business category. Companies were judged based on an online employee survey earlier this year and chosen in four categories based on the number of employees working in western Pennsylvania. Read More...

10/12/2020 - BizJournals

Pittsburgh Startup Takes Series C to $38.9M, Avery Dennison and Former Google Exec's VC Fund Add Another $10M
A Pittsburgh-based recycling startup that raised almost $29 million in March has brought in another $10 million from a strategic investor and a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. RoadRunner Recycling closed its oversubscribed Series C round in late September at $38.9 million, capped by investments by Avery Dennison Corp. and Valo Ventures. Read More...

9/24/2020 - Packaging Technology Today

Avery Dennison Launches Matrix Recycling Program with RoadRunner Recycling
Avery Dennison Label and Packaging Materials announced it has launched a scalable matrix recycling program with RoadRunner Recycling to help label converters achieve their zero waste-to-landfill goals. Read More...

9/1/2020 - GreenBiz

How AI and Robotics Are Shaping the MRF of the Future
RoadRunner Recycling has come to light for its machine learning technology, but you won’t find its brainchild in a MRF. Its customers are the waste generators: businesses in manufacturing; light industrial; health services, among niches. Read More...

8/28/2020 - EY.com

Earnst & Young Announces Graham Rihn as an Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Finalist
Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) today announced that founder and CEO, Graham Rihn, of RoadRunner Recycling was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award finalist. Read More...

7/17/2020 - Chain Store Age

Forman Mills Cleans Up Waste Management Inconsistencies with RoadRunner
“For me, personally, RoadRunner is a one-stop-shop—From waste & recycling management to their help with new store setup and maintenance—their end-to-end services have been a huge benefit to Forman Mills,” said Ryan Solleder, senior director of retail development & acting director of stores, Forman Mills. Read More...

6/23/2020 - NPR

Pittsburgh-Based Start Up Creates a Smart Way To Recycle
A Pittsburgh-based startup is using technology to revolutionize the recycling industry. RoadRunner Recycling uses software designed to help businesses recycle more and save money. CEO Graham Rihn said it works by using Machine learning and AI which predicts the volume of materials a customer produces, and then creates smart routes that are posted to a mobile app. Read More...

5/24/2020 - Pittsburgh Business Times

Personalities of Pittsburgh: Graham Rihn with RoadRunner Recycling
Graham Rihn believes there is a better way for companies and organizations to recycle waste. This is why he launched RoadRunner Recycling Inc. in 2014 to not only improve a business’ recycling output, but also to help them save money while doing so. Read More...

4/22/2020 - Waste Dive

RoadRunner Recycling's $28.6M Funding Round To Fuel Expansion, Despite Pandemic
RoadRunner Recycling, a Pittsburgh-based startup, recently announced $28.6 million in Series C funding co-led by the firms e.venture and Greycroft. This will enable the company's expansion into 10 new cities starting with Austin, Texas in June after a slightly delay due to the pandemic. Expansions into Phoenix and San Diego are now targeted for later in the year. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Wall Street Journal

RoadRunner Raises $28.6 Million in Bid to Upend Recycling
Commercial waste-management startup RoadRunner Recycling Inc. raised $28.6 million as it seeks to expand and improve its artificial intelligence technology to make picking up recycling more efficient and cheaper for businesses. The fundraising comes as the recycling industry searches for financial sustainability amid bruising economic conditions in the sector, including depressed commodity prices and less demand from China. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

RoadRunner Recycling, a Startup Using AI To Optimize Recycling Routes, Raises $28 Million
RoadRunner Recycling — a startup that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to help businesses, schools and factories improve their recycling operations — has raised more than $28 million to double its team and expand into new markets. Read More...

11/15/2022 - Press Release

RoadRunner Secures $20M Series D Extension from Fifth Wall to Accelerate Sustainable Waste Management for Real Estate
RoadRunner Recycling closes on a $20 million Series D extension round led by Fifth Wall to support continued growth of RoadRunner’s core business, expanding its enterprise offering, and doubling down on its investment in technology. Read More...

6/3/2022 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Acquires Compology to Accelerate Sustainable Waste and Recycling
RoadRunner Recycling acquires Compology, the world's largest waste and recycling smart metering technology company, to boost it's sustainability offerings through enhanced data collection, artificial intelligence (AI), and ESG reporting capabilities, positioning it to accelerate the modernization of the waste and recycling industry at large. Read More...

1/7/2022 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Closes on $70 Million as it Looks to Double Its National Footprint
RoadRunner Recycling Inc. has closed on a $70 million Series D funding round, which comes following years of continued expansion for the Pittsburgh-based company. Read More...

1/7/2022 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Closes on $70 Million as it Looks to Double Its National Footprint
RoadRunner Recycling Inc. has closed on a $70 million Series D funding round, which comes following years of continued expansion for the Pittsburgh-based company. Read More...

9/22/2020 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Raises an Additional $10 Million from Avery Dennison and Valo Ventures to Close Oversubscribed Series C Round at $38.9 Million
RoadRunner Recycling, a leading technology-driven company transforming the traditional waste and recycling sector, today announced the closing of its oversubscribed Series C round with a $10 million total investment from Avery Dennison, the global leader in materials science and manufacturing, and Valo Ventures, the purpose-driven venture capital firm. Read More...

8/28/2020 - Press Release

EY Announces Graham Rihn of RoadRunner Recycling as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 East Central Award Finalist
RoadRunner Recycling, a leading technology-driven company transforming the traditional waste and recycling sector, today announced the closing of its oversubscribed Series C round with a $10 million total investment from Avery Dennison, the global leader in materials science and manufacturing, and Valo Ventures, the purpose-driven venture capital firm. Read More...

3/17/2020 - Press Release

RoadRunner Recycling Raises $28.6 Million in Series C Funding to Continue US Expansion, Double Team Size and Elevate Recycling in a World Dominated by Waste
RoadRunner Recycling, the innovative technology platform built for commercial recycling, today announced it raised a $28.6 million Series C financing round. The round was co-led by e.ventures and Greycroft with additional participation from Franklin Templeton and existing investors, Adams Capital Management and FJ Labs. The funds will be used to double the size of the company’s current team, invest in its world-class AI/machine learning technology, and continue its U.S. expansion in current markets and launch in up to 10 new markets. Read More...

 

 

 

 

 

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