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About Us

WeMax Innovation Capital is a global advisory firm; optimizing startups and emerging growth companies in the TMT sectors, delivering one-on-one hands on support, and advise in business strategy and positioning, strategic partnerships and business development, M&A (sell-side / buy-side) and private placement strategies. Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise in Entrepreneurship, Investment Banking and Venture Capital and is well connected globally. Our unique methodology is well positioned to help companies around the world optimize their value and stand-out among their class.

WeMax Innovation Capital partners with you to build blocks of strategic valuation. We work with you to maximize shareholders value and bring fresh approach to today’s ever-changing and competitive market.

Securities transactions are offered through Mavericks Capital Securities LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and SIPC.

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Why Us
  • Demonstrated track record of success
    - Extensive experience with corporate strategic partnership, M&A and private placement transactions
  • Deep understanding of markets and technology
    - Knowledge base of relevant markets through the past experiences and transactions
  • Advice to the success of process, not just for transaction
    - Optimal strategy
    - Maximize valuation
  • Access / Relationships
    - Global relationships with active corporate-level executives, investors, and thought leaders
    - Active contacts with potential strategic and financial partners from previous experience with numerous transactions
  • International footprint
    - Successfully completed a number of cross-border transactions
  • Silicon Valley-based; backgrounds as entrepreneurs/CEOs and top investment banks

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Team

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Danis Yadegar
Managing Partner
+1 (408) 393 8404
danis@wemaxinnovation.com

Danis Yadegar is an entrepreneur/investment banker, investor and advisor to several early startup companies, with 25+ years experience in Enterprise Software industry. He was the founder and CEO of Arsin Corporation with focus on Software Test Automation that sold to SemanticSpace, and Co-founder and VP of Development of Camino Electronic Publishing with focus on building Information Management Library System for managing and searching document published on CD that sold to Cop-Tech West.

He has held senior management consulting position with many companies such as Ingres, Informix, Tandem, and Northern telecom. And full time positions as senior software engineer with ROLM/IBM, Micro Focus, HP and Tandem.

He held a BS degree in Computer Science and attended Graduate School at University Of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Danis is licensed with FINRA and SEC as a registered investment banker (Series 63 and 79).

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Reza Helali
Managing Partner
+1 (408) 881 3379
reza@wemaxinnovation.com

Reza Helali is an entrepreneur, investment banker and advisor with 10 years experience in helping emerging growth technology companies. Reza has completed 25+ M&A and private placement transactions in TMT spaces including selling companies to Google, Microsoft, Intel, etc.. Working closely with corporate-level executives and investors, Reza is involved in all aspects of originating and executing M&A and capital raising transactions, including extensive financial modeling and analysis, company valuation, corporate and industry research, due diligence, and identification of corporate and financial buyers and investors.

Reza was a Co-founder of LendingPricer.com, loan pricing and prequalify engine that maintained and analyzed guidelines for loan rate. Other experiences including Morgan Stanley and Cagan McAfee Capital.

MBA from San Jose University and B.Sc. With Honors from Technical University of Budapest. Reza is licensed with FINRA and SEC as a registered investment banker (Series 7, 31, 66, 79, and 99).

Advisors

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Dr. Nikravesh
Advisor

Dr. Nikravesh has over 30 years domain expertise and technical know-how in the field of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning and advanced analytics. Dr. Nikravesh has been with UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 1994 to 2015 and is widely recognized as an international leader in scientific computing and artificial intelligence.

He served as VP of Science and Innovation, Advisor and Lead Research in several companies and organizations including at Maxeler, UC Berkeley, British Telecom, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, OMRON Corporation, Chevron, DeepLook, Kaiser Permanente to name a few.

Dr. Nikravesh main scientific focus has been in advances in science and innovation through disruptive, transformative technologies, and development of novel algorithms for Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.

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Prosenjit Sen
Advisor

Prosenjit Sen is a technologist, entrepreneur, corporate executive and investor. For more than two decades, he has been among the foremost innovators at the intersection of computer vision, virtual and augmented reality, data analytics, integration and AI, and mobility and eCommerce. As a founder and start-up executive, he has successfully accelerated the adoption of new solutions by large customers.

Mr. Sen currently serves as the Founder and CEO of 223-d, a Computer Vision and ML company. Also, he is on the Advisory Board of several companies such as Colabus and Enact Systems. Previously, he was Employee No. 5 and founding team member of Informatica Corporation. Mr. Sen also co-founded the first start-up spin-off from Interval Research, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s research think tank.

The co-author of “RFID for Energy & Utility Industries” a bestselling book published by PennWell Publishers, Mr. Sen holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.