Babu Munagala

Babu Munagala

Founder, CEO and Managing Director at Zebi Data India Pvt. Ltd.

Babu is a seasoned technology leader with 20+ years’ experience in Software Industry, he was born and brought up in Managalagiri (now part of Amaravati capital region), he graduated with B.Tech., Aerospace Engineering from IIT Madras in 1993, and M.E., Computer Science from IISc Bangalore in 1995. He then went to US to pursue his M.S., Computer Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, and graduated from there in 1996.Fresh out of University he joined Oracle in Silicon Valley as Software Engineer in 1997. 

He quickly expanded his technical skills and business acumen by taking up diverse roles across the span of 18 years he worked there. While working at Oracle he discovered a huge opportunity in data protection and disruptive potential of blockchain technology and wanted to start something with that. Around same time he found that India was witnessing exponential growth in big data generation driven by continued growth of internet usage,social networks, proliferation of smart phones, as well as the digital initiatives and structural reforms undertaken by the government. However, there was lack of holistic solution for problems associated with security and privacy of this large amounts of data collected and used by governments and enterprises against rising threat of data hacks, data tampering and identity thefts.
He quit his position as Director of Software Development and moved back to India to start Zebi Data India Pvt. Ltd. with funding of $1 million from San Francisco Bay Area based angel investors. He recruited some of the brightest talent available in India and started off with building next generation data security solution for India’s Big Data. 

Over the last 2 years he and his team have developed Zebi’s globally innovative blockchain based products from ground up.
When not working Babu enjoys spending time with his family and loves watching sunsets. 

In his past time, he tries to keep himself abreast with latest trends in blockchain and distributed systems.