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Our Mission

Canadian Growth Investments builds and funds innovative companies in high-impact industries.

Working with cybersecurity entrepreneurs to build their business. Utilizing our unique framework that brings together resources, a network of business partners and exceptional business experience.

Building Value with Passion


We believe in passionate people. The entrepreneur is the heart of the business. CGI has combined expertise assisting in bringing those elements of the vision together and to life.


Our focus is to develop the story for sustainable growth and scalable revenue. We believe in providing the appropriate financial resources, management and technical expertise to develop a tailored business strategy.

Our Framework






We focus on identifying passionate and visionary entrepreneurs. Our team’s deep domain expertise in security, will allow the entrepreneur to evaluate the opportunities via our assessment frameworks.

Ensuring there is a strong connection and partnership with our entrepreneurs and their business. Supporting our portfolio companies in the development of a business and investment plan is a key priority for us to which we commit resources and time without reservations.

The goal of the CGI team is working with entrepreneurs to support their vision - with the appropriate capital investment, executive coaching, market and sales development, and fostering strategic relationships.

The CGI rich network delivers high value to our portfolio companies. We are connected to a vast pool of talent which our portfolio companies require to accelerate growth.

CGI supports our portfolio companies to scale until they achieve market leadership. Our model is about building the business, and the financial component is the result of hard, collaborated work.

Why Partner With Us?

Canadian Growth Investments offers its partners unique benefits to build and grow companies faster.

Global reach

Access to International markets.
Offices in Canada and Switzerland.

Access to talent

Access to international experts in mobility, security and academic partners.

Company building skills

Access to experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. Agile and highly responsive structure.

Our People

Nagy Moustafa

Founder, CEO & Chairman

Nagy's Resume

Nagy Moustafa is an experienced venture capital investor and entrepreneur with an extensive record of building ideas from conception to reality. His international experience includes ownership and active management positions across a portfolio of companies based in Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.

Through his investment holding company, Canadian Growth Investments, Nagy has a passion for communications security and is currently the Executive Chairman, CEO, and major shareholder of several successful technology and telecoms companies including Toronto based InfoSec Global and Gryphon Secure, while also the Chairman of Swiss based companies Swiss Growth Investment, Sysmosoft, Agora and Adeya. Prior to his entrepreneurial career, Nagy held senior positions in technology at Rogers Communications in Toronto. He is an active member of The World Presidents Organization.

John Lever

Chief Operating Officer

John's Resume

John was a member of RBC Royal Bank for 30+ years, and worked within the Commercial and Retail Banking lines of business, first as a sales professional and then subsequently as a Sales Leader and Executive Officer of RBC. As a Sales Executive, John gained a great deal of experience throughout Canada and the United States as a Regional President with RBC Centura, where he led the region’s sales network in North Carolina and South-East Virginia.

John also lead RBC’s Canadian Banking National Performance and Capacity Management Team. The goal of this team was to ensure a high level of day to day and ongoing performance reporting analytics aimed at supporting sales coaching routines, as well as providing field management with the tools to support better alignment of resources against growth markets across the country. John is married, with four children and lives in Port Credit, just outside of the greater Toronto area.

Karen Hersh

Chief Financial Officer

Karen's Resume

Karen Hersh is the Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Growth Investments. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the areas of finance, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business restructurings, corporate strategy and management. Prior to joining CGI, Karen was the Chief Financial Officer of VIQ Solutions Inc., a publicly-traded technology company where she was responsible for financial reporting, regulatory compliance and corporate finance activities.

As a Vice President at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, restructurings and financings for companies in the technology and telecommunications industries. Karen has successfully managed and closed numerous deals and brings solid transactional and financial experience to her role at CGI. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (McGill University) and is a Chartered Public Accountant.

Mohammed Muraj

General Counsel

Mohammed's Resume

Mohammed Muraj is the General Counsel of Canadian Growth Investments and its two wholly-owned companies, Gryphon Secure Inc. and InfoSec Global Inc. Mohammed has experience in the areas of law, finance, mergers & acquisitions and corporate strategy.

As General Counsel, Mohammed is involved in negotiating and drafting intellectual property and technology-related licenses, agreements, advising portfolio entities regarding the structuring and commercialization of their intellectual property portfolios. Mohammed is also involved in the execution of all fundraising, financing, acquisition, divestiture and restructuring activities across all entities in the Canadian Growth Investments’ portfolio.

Prior to joining Canadian Growth Investments, Mohammed practiced law at Torys LLP where he specialized in private mergers & acquisitions and securities law. Mohammed has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from The Schulich School of Business.

Crossing the Bridge together

Our Portfolio of Companies

InfoSec Global provides sustainable data protection for a digital world
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AGORA provides a highly secure enterprise¬-grade collaboration platform
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Sysmosoft mission is to enable organizations to easily release business critical mobile Apps that have to meet with strong security and compliance requirements
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Gryphon is securing the world’s communication by providing solutions that enable organizations to conduct business confidently and without compromise
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