About Us

We are VGS

VGS is on a mission to protect the world’s sensitive data to enable innovation without compromising either security or privacy.

Our story

Very Good Security (VGS) is a data security company founded in 2015 by established and driven entrepeneurial engineers, Mahmoud Abdelkader and Marshall Jones, who have a substantial history of payments and security focused engineering within financial and commercial institutions.

What we do

What if security and compliance didn’t have to be a tax on business?

At Very Good Security ("VGS"), not only do we believe such a future is possible, we’ve made it our mission to protect the world’s sensitive data to enable innovation without compromising either security or privacy. We are passionate about democratizing access to data security for companies of all sizes, regardless of budget.

Who we are

VGS is funded by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from NYCA, Vertex Ventures, Slow Ventures and Max Levchin (co-founder of PayPal).

Meet our Founders

Meet our Founders

Mahmoud Abdelkader

Mahmoud Abdelkader

CEO / Co-founder

A serial entrepreneur and a highly skilled engineer, Mahmoud is the heart and soul of VGS. Previously, he was CTO and co-founder of Balanced Payments (since acquired). Prior to that, Mahmoud designed automated product matching systems at Milo.com (acquired by eBay) and built high-frequency trading systems for Wachovia Securities, now a part of Wells Fargo. With experience ranging from Wall Street to early-stage startups, Mahmoud is passionate about democratizing data security. He started Very Good Security to make best-in-class security and compliance attainable for businesses of all sizes.

Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones

CTO / Co-founder

Marshall Jones is co-Founder and CTO of Very Good Security. He is a seasoned engineer who has built numerous products in the FinTech industry. Formerly VP of Engineering at Balanced Payments, a payment system for the marketplaces, Marshall understands how to design successful engineering processes from the ground-up, build a scalable product infrastructure, and grow effective engineering teams.

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