President: Kris Skrinak.

Financial data: $5 million raised from angel investors; now raising $10 million in Series A financing.

Revenue: Not disclosed.

No. of local employees: 25.

Investors: Not disclosed.

Headquarters: Encinitas.

Year founded: 2007.

What makes the company innovative: Almost every employee can speak more than one language, from Portuguese to Russian, which helps in forging ties with the company’s predominantly foreign customer base.

Key factors for success: A growing global market for waste-to-energy systems and demand for lower-priced modular equipment that can be quickly shipped to waste sites.

In cities around the world — and especially in highly populated developing nations — two key problems persist: “An overabundance of garbage and an extraordinary need for energy,” said Kris Skrinak, president of AdaptiveARC Inc...

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