Anand Prahlad & Ananda Rao Ladi
President & CEO & EVP Engineering & Support
Parablu &Its Dozen Warriors
Established with an egalitarian culture at its core, ParaBlu employees are encouraged not to think of their jobs in silos, but be ready to wear different hats as needed. Following a flat organizational structure with highly agile work culture, the company consists of a dozen R&D engineers who take security and privacy very seriously. The company has a seasoned and experienced management team who collectively boast over 70 years of industry experience. Aligned with the ‘Make in India’ paradigm; ParaBlu is the
Anand Prahlad, President & CEO, ParaBlu says, “We’re a small team, but our engineers are exposed to different technologies and are rarely straitjacketed into a single area of expertise. We work on the cutting edge, be it older skills like Java, C++ and PHP or newer technologies like Docker, Mongo or AngularJS. What we offer is real world experience, which is hard to substitute with anything else”. He further adds, “When you’re in a start-up, persistence and determination are key. The best piece of advice that I have ever received isthat ‘Success is largely a matter of hanging on even after others let go’. The team here has imbibed that paradigm and they’re a huge reason for our success”.
The Road Ahead
ParaBlu’s vision is to be the one-stop shop for all things related to Cloud Security. Where it is Virtual NAS, SaaS application protection, or ECM solutions – ParaBlu would like to be the solution of choice for data security and privacy. While they’ve so far been focused on the Indian market, ParaBlu is actively working with Systems Integrators and soon plans to penetrate the US and European markets. Also watch for them to debut their offering in online marketplaces like Amazon and Microsoft. This bootstrapped startup is also planning to raise their first external financing round in the next few months.