Who we are

Our public & private sector experience uniquely positions us to identify the technological innovations set to transform global infrastructure.


Max is a leader in integrating remote, multi-domain platforms, infrastructure, sensors, and associated data security within the US National Security enterprise and alongside commercial early-stage ventures. 

As a founder (ProMazo), Naval Intelligence Officer (Space Cadre), product manager (Second Front), and advisor (e.g. Anduril), Max draws from experience creating large, small, and rapidly growing teams to effectively scale hardware / software systems.

Max capitalizes on intimate, global networks of scientists, engineers, and leaders in both commercial industries and the US Joint Force and Interagency.

His most recent focus is strategic and startup advisory, creating value through connecting traditionally disparate verticals and technologies. 

Max is a mountaineer, most recently climbing and backcountry skiing Hawaii’s tallest volcano during the 2023 Kona Low snowstorm. As an off-shore sailboat racer, Max competes on the East Coast and Hawaii.



Ryan is a private equity and venture capital investor with extensive operational leadership experience. He is an expert in identifying target companies with the organizational processes to support scale and navigate complexity. As part of Alvarez & Marsal and various interim management positions of PE/VC-owned businesses,

Ryan spearheaded cost reduction, implemented technology process redesigns, and successfully led complex turnaround and restructuring initiatives for senior management and financial sponsors.

In addition, Ryan has made investments in, and provided advisory services to, over 20 startups in industries such as remote sensing, fintech, insurtech, space, marine, cyber-security, energy, and infrastructure. Notably, he recently served as the Interim COO for a FCC & NOAA-licensed, hyperspectral satellite company. 

Ryan was a varsity golfer at Notre Dame, and as an MBA student at Boston College, he was a two time Academic All-American player and then coach. He remains an active competitor in amatuer and professional events, currently holding the back to back Westchester Amateur Championship title (2022, 2023).

Highlighted Advisors

Danu’s has an unfair advantage across a global network of leading scientists, engineers, operators, and investors.

Allison Binns, PhD.
Strategy, Finance, Interagency

Investment, research, and advisory roles at Angelo Gordon, Morgan Stanley, and Chevron. Former government analyst

Vice Admiral(Ret.) Mat Winter
Defense, Leadership, Advanced Tech

Former Senior Defense Acquisition Official and 24th Chief of Naval Research. Led the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Enterprise

Michael Dubilier, MBA
Infrastructure, Investing, Fundraising

Founder of Dubilier & Co Private Equity,
previously investor at Clayton, Dubilier, &
Rice, and an investment banker at Drexel

David Gordon, JD
Legal, Energy, Project Finance

Former Vice Chairman of Latham & Watkins, LLP, previously liaison in Asia to financial institutions and private equity

David Blumberg, MBA
Finance, Investing, Deals

Chief Strategy Officer at publicly-traded company, global M&A, co-founder Wit Capital, Merrill Lynch IBK Managing Dir.

David Porzio, JD
General Counsel & Venture Partner

3x startup founder/founding roles, former investor at MDC Partners, previously Paul Hastings, LLP, funds & transactions