Climate Finance | January 10, 2022

Roadrunner raises $70 million from General Atlantic to manage waste and recycling

Roodgally Senatus
ImpactAlpha Editor

Roodgally Senatus

ImpactAlpha, January 10 — Roadrunner Recycling’s technology can predict waste generation and size companies’ storage and recycling needs. The Pittsburgh-based company claims to have helped businesses divert more than 200,000 tons of waste from landfills.

General Atlantic’s BeyondNetZero fund will support the company’s U.S. expansion. Roadrunner has raised nearly $130 million since 2014.

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General Atlantic launched BeyondNetZero last year with former BP chief John Browne and Emmanuel Lagarrigue, ex- of Schneider Electric (see “Shutdown accelerates shift to digitized, decentralized, decarbonized electricity”).

The New York-based growth equity firm is looking to raise $4 billion for the fund. General Atlantic funds have committed $1 billion.

BeyondNetZero invests in “companies that are producing practical, tech-enabled climate solutions — like RoadRunner — and helps them scale so they can accelerate their net-zero transition,” said General Atlantic’s Michael Bevan.