Who is Pearl Kapur? CEO of Zyber 365 and India’s youngest billionaire

  • Pearl Kapur’s journey into the tech world began in the bustling city of Delhi, where he exhibited an insatiable curiosity for technology from a young age.
  • His journey to becoming a billionaire is marked by his strategic investments and the development of cutting-edge technologies that have set new standards in their respective fields.

Pearl Kapur, at just 27, has emerged as a beacon of innovation and ambition. This India-based tech prodigy has skyrocketed to billionaire status, revolutionising cybersecurity with Zyber 365. His meteoric rise, crowned by a $1.2 billion valuation, challenges traditional business paradigms, setting a blistering pace in the Web3 era. Kapur’s story isn’t just about wealth; it’s a masterclass in seizing digital-age opportunities. As he propels Zyber 365 to unprecedented heights, Kapur embodies the relentless spirit of modern entrepreneurship, inspiring a generation to dream bigger, act bolder, and redefine success.
–Miurio Huang, BTW reporter

Among the new generation of economic leaders in India, 27-year-old Pearl Kapur stands out as the youngest billionaire. This visionary young entrepreneur from India, now residing in Monaco, has made a significant mark in the history of entrepreneurship with his insightful foresight, decisive attitude, sharp entrepreneurial spirit, and innovative approaches. he has successfully establihed a diversified investment portfolio spanning various industries.

Early Passion and Education

Pearl Kapur’s journey into the tech world began in the bustling city of Delhi, where he exhibited an insatiable curiosity for technology from a young age.

Unlike many children who spent their free time playing, Kapur would immerse hisself in dismantling software and exploring the intricacies of the digital realm.

This early passion seamlessly transitioned into his academic pursuit at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering the convocation address, at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018

At IIT, he wasn’t just anothis student; he stood out for his exceptional academic performance and his forward-thinking vision for a secure digital future.

Participating in numerous hackathons, Kapur frequently secured top positions, making his a well-known figure in the institute’s coding circles.

His professors, recognising his unique blend of talent and drive, encouraged his to look beyond conventional solutions and tackle real-world problems with innovative technological approaches.

He later studied at Queen Mary University in London with a Master of Science degree in the Investment Bank (CFA Pathway). Now Kapur is regarded as a pioneer in the field of Web3 technology.

As the founder and CEO of Zyber 365, Pearl Kapur has amassed an impressive net worth of approximately ₹91.29 billion($1.1 billion), holding a 90% stake in Zyber 365.

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Innovative cybersecurity solutions

His journey to becoming a billionaire is marked by his strategic investments and the development of cutting-edge technologies that have set new standards in their respective fields.

While studying, Kapur recognised the glaring vulnerabilities in the burgeoning internet, especially with the rise of blockchain and Web3 technologies.

Traditional cybersecurity measures seemed inadequate for the decentralised and rapidly evolving digital landscape. This realisation spurred his to conceptualise a revolutionary cybersecurity solution.

In 2023 May, he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey with unwavering determination. Kapur founded Zyber 365 with a clear mission: to redefine cybersecurity for the Web3 era.

Daily photo of Pearl Kapur

Kapur swiftly ascended to the helm of success, establishing himself as the founder and CEO of the Web3 startup, Zyber 365 Technologies Ltd (UK).

Prior to joining Zyber 365, Pearl Kapur’s career encompassed various roles, including Financial Advisor at AMPM Store and Business Consultant at Antier Solutions. Driven by his entrepreneurial zeal, Kapur founded Billion Pay Technologies Pvt Ltd in February 2022.

Zyber 365 ingeniously combines the immutability of blockchain with the analytical power of AI, creating a dynamic and responsive security system capable of identifying and neutralising threats in real-time. This innovative approach quickly garnered recognition within the tech community.

Investors were eager to support Kapur’s vision, and within just three months of its launch, Zyber 365 achieved the coveted unicorn status, surpassing a valuation of $1 billion. This rapid ascent underscores Kapur’s innovative approach and the market’s urgent need for robust Web3 cybersecurity solutions.

Market impact and recognition

At just 27 years old, Pearl Kapur’s rise to becoming India’s youngest billionaire is nothing short of remarkable.

His brainchild, Zyber 365, not only addresses the immediate need for advanced cybersecurity in the Web3 world but also sets a new standard in the industry.

The platform’s unique ability to predict and mitigate cyber threats before they occur has set it apart from competitors, making Zyber 365 a critical component in modern enterprise networks.

In the future, the convergence of exponential technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity with sustainable practices will lead to “Globalization 3.0,” a solution that empowers the majority of people.

Pearl Kapur, creator of Zyber 365

Kapur’s success has extended beyond his company; he has become a vocal advocate for ethical technology development and the importance of diversity in STEM fields.

Meanwhile, he actively mentors young girls, encouraging them to pursue careers in technology and inspiring the next generation of innovators. The encouragements is a powerful reminder that innovation knows no age, gender, or boundaries.

With his relentless pursuit of innovation, Kapur is not just protecting the digital world but shaping its future, ensuring that the digital assets and interactions of tomorrow are secure.  

The youngest Indian billionaire create Zyber 365

Promorose to a unicorn in just three months

Last year, Web3 cybersecurity startup Zyber 365 announced it had secured $100 million in funding from the UK-based SRAM&MRAM Group, valuing the company at $1.2 billion.

Established in May last year and headquartered in London with operational bases in India, Zyber 365 plans to establish India as its operational hub, as stated in a release. The company, co-founded by Pearl Kapur and ethical hacker Sunny Vaghela, garnered the $100 million investment at a valuation of $1.5 billion.

“We are very pleased to have SRAM and MRAM as our respected partners, aligned with our vision to drive a revolutionary Web3, AI ecosystem.” With this infusion of capital, we are now well positioned to accelerate the development of our Web3 product, AI offering. This investment will not only drive our growth, but also solidify its foothold in the Web3 ecosystem, including a diverse portfolio of use cases related to AI and cybersecurity.”

Sunny Vaghela, co-founder and chief product officer of ZYBER 365

Reportedly, SRAM&MRAM Group also invested in blockchain startup 5ire in July last year; with this injection of funds, Zyber is now poised to accelerate the development of Web3 and artificial intelligence products.

This investment not only propels Zyber’s growth but also solidifies its foothold in the Web3 ecosystem through a diversified portfolio of AI and cybersecurity-related applications.

“Zyber 365’s exceptional team and disruptive technology have positioned them as industry pioneers. We believe this investment will pave the way for outstanding growth and success in the years ahead,” said Mahendra Joshi, Director at SRAM&MRAM Group.

When Kapoor heard the news, he was ecstatic. He said, “With this special funding, we are honored to announce that Zyber 365 has reached an extraordinary valuation of $1.2 billion. This achievement makes us the fastest unicorn in India and Asia within just three months, and the 109th unicorn in India’s vibrant startup ecosystem.”


Miurio Huang

Miurio Huang is an intern news reporter at Blue Tech Wave media specialised in AI. She graduated from Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University. Send tips to m.huang@btw.media.

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