Protik Mukhopadhyay Joins as Chief Operating Officer – Meet Our New Leader

Protik Mukhopadhyay Joins as Chief Operating Officer – Meet Our New Leader

[San Jose, CA, 4 Dec 2023] —, a leader in data privacy and security across the GenAI project lifecycle is thrilled to announce the appointment of Protik Mukhopadhyay as the company's Chief Operating Officer (COO).  The company recently secured $4 million in venture funding, a testament to the confidence and support it has garnered within the industry. This significant addition to the executive team underscores Protecto's commitment to advancing cutting-edge data protection solutions. is at the forefront of safeguarding data across the GenAI project lifecycle, offering a comprehensive range of services, from synthetic data generation for model development to protecting sensitive data during user interactions with large language models (LLMs). The company provides seamless, easy-to-integrate APIs that excel in identifying and masking personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive data within unstructured or semi-structured data, effectively eliminating data leakage and model inversion threats. Furthermore,'s APIs are fully equipped to handle real-time, queued, or bulk pseudonymization for extensive datasets, ensuring comprehensive data protection.

Amar Kanagaraj, Founder and CEO of, expressed his enthusiasm for Protik's appointment, stating, "Protik's extensive experience, exceptional track record, and proven ability to lead organizations are tremendous assets to our team. His expertise aligns perfectly with's mission to empower businesses with top-notch data protection solutions."

Protik brings a wealth of experience to his role in defining market entry strategies and driving revenue through the partner ecosystem. He notably led the startup he co-founded to a successful acquisition, overseeing its growth from a team of zero to 220 employees in just five years and eventually merging it with Bain Capital's portfolio company, Brillio. His background in building and leading sales, channel partnerships, and client success teams will play a pivotal role in Protecto's growth and success.

Protik shared his perspective on his new role, saying, "I'm thrilled to join Protecto as COO at a crucial time for AI, data protection, and privacy. As technology rapidly evolves, I'm committed to leading our team in enabling safe AI solutions that prioritize data privacy and safety, ensuring a future where AI is not only powerful but also safe and trustworthy."

The recent venture funding, combined with the appointment of Protik Mukhopadhyay as COO, positions for accelerated growth and reinforces its commitment to providing unmatched data protection solutions. As enters this new phase of growth and development, the company anticipates further achievements and breakthroughs in the realm of data privacy and security.

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Amar Kanagaraj

Founder and CEO of Protecto

Amar Kanagaraj, Founder and CEO of Protecto, is a visionary leader in privacy, data security, and trust in the emerging AI-centric world, with over 20 years of experience in technology and business leadership.Prior to Protecto, Amar co-founded Filecloud, an enterprise B2B software startup, where he put it on a trajectory to hit $10M in revenue as CMO.

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