Data protection without friction,
for a future powered by AI

Breaking barriers, Protecto envisions a world where data protection and utility converge seamlessly


Bringing engineering to privacy & data security

As engineers, we are interested in inventing ways to solve data privacy and protection at scale.

Engineering is a mindset, not a degree. It's the courage to tackle challenging problems and the excitement of solving them elegantly and practically.

Our purpose

Brakes allow you to drive faster. Stronger data protection unlocks the full potential of the data.

With the right data, scientists could cure diseases faster, engineers could reduce carbon footprint, or teachers could shape future generations better. However, data becomes available only if we protect data and users’ privacy. Protecting privacy and security has become a generational problem and has a far-reaching impact.

Our mission is to safeguard data security and privacy while unleashing the power of data to drive global progress.

Awards & Certifications

Car safety innovations like brakes sparked the automotive revolution. Similarly, solving data security and privacy would ignite the AI revolution. We’re thrilled to be working on such a groundbreaking challenge.

Amar Kanagaraj

Founder & CEO

Leadership team

We are a team of experienced data, AI, security, and privacy engineers with a passion for solving data protection challenges.
With many years of experience across the globe, we have a deep understanding of the unique data protection needs of enterprise organizations. We are committed to developing innovative solutions that help our customers protect their data and build trust with AI.

Amar Kanagaraj

Founder & CEO

Amar is a second-time entrepreneur. As the CMO, he scaled his previous startup to $7M ARR. He started his career as a developer at Sun Microsystems and then led product management for Microsoft Search & AI. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon and MS in Computer Science from LSU.

Baskaran Alagarsamy

Co-founder & CTO

Baskaran is an expert in data engineering, having spent over 18 years at Apple where he also led their privacy engineering efforts and petabyte-scale data problems. He has a bachelor's degree from the College of Engineering in Guindy, India.

Protik Mukhopadhyay


Protik is a B2B Growth Leader and a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded Standav, rapidly expanding it to 220 employees in five years as the CRO, leading to its merger with Brillio, a Bain Capital portfolio company. At Apttus, a SaaS startup, his team was instrumental in achieving $10 million ARR in just 15 months. Protik began his career at Brocade as a Business Systems Manager. He holds a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Southern California (USC) and is based out of Dallas, Texas.

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