Make data protection effortless.
Unleash the full potential of data

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

Our purpose

Brakes allow you to drive faster. Stronger data protection enables companies to unlock 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.


Bringing engineering to privacy & data security

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

For us, engineering is a mindset. You need not be trained as an engineer to have an engineering mindset. We define engineering mindset: Do you have the courage to tackle challenging problems? Are you excited about solving a problem elegantly and practically?

Awards & Certifications

A few dare to tackle daunting problems, but we get excited at the opportunity. We are working on one of the transformational problems. For instance, innovations in car safety such as seatbelts have enabled faster cars and broader adoption. Similarly, solving data privacy would enable more data and accelerate innovation 100x.

Amar Kanagaraj

Founder & CEO

Leadership team

We’re a close-knit team. We each have many years of experience in enterprise data, AI, security, and privacy engineering across the globe. We’re excited to apply our knowledge to solve data protection.

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

Chief Technology Officer

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.

Shekar Hariharan

Chief Marketing Officer

Shekar has over two decades of experience at B2B SaaS companies, including Oracle, SugarCRM, Jitterbit, and WSO2, where he led the global go-to-market initiatives at these companies and drove growth. He has a master's degree from LSU and an Executive MBA from UCLA.

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