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Kentucky entrepreneur featured in January issue of Forbes Magazine

Nate Morris
Nate Morris

Kentucky entrepreneur Nate Morris, the founder, chairman and CEO of Rubicon Global, is featured in the Jan. 24, 2017 issue of Forbes magazine.

The feature story, written by Forbes tech writer Alex Konrad, provides an update on Morris and Rubicon’s success in disrupting the global waste and recycling market. The article can be found online here.

Rubicon is a cloud-based, full-service waste and recycling company focused on sustainability. It works with customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, to find inefficiencies and cost-savings in their waste stream and to develop new and innovative ways to reduce, re-use and recycle waste.

The Forbes story details Rubicon’s new strategic partnership with Suez, a $15 billion French-based multi-national company. Suez is leading a new $50 million round of funding in Rubicon, bringing its valuation to $800 million.

Other investors in Rubicon include Kentucky business leaders Brad Kelley, C.M. “Bill” Gatton, Chris Sullivan, Bruce Lunsford and Sandra Frazier.

Also included in the Forbes story is Louisville-based waste and recycling company Eco Tech Waste Logistics, which is one of Rubicon’s independent hauling partners.

Rubicon is headquartered in Atlanta and has offices in Lexington, Ky., New York and San Francisco. The company, which employs more than 300, was recently named a Next Billion-Dollar Startup by Forbes and one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company.

Morris lives in Lexington. In 2016, he was named the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics.