Annex Ventures
Supporting and Funding Early to Mid Stage Entrepreneurs
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Mark E Pearson

General Partner

Mark is the Founder and CEO of Altamont Pharmaceutical Holdings as well as the Co-Founder and General Partner of Annex Ventures. Mark has been investing in startup Life Science and Technology companies for over 20 years.

Mark is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Drawbridge Realty, a real estate development and investment company, which owns over 4.5 million square feet of commercial real estate leased to technology and life science companies predominantly in the western United States. Drawbridge Realty's portfolio exceeds $1 Billion in asset value.

Mark was also the co-founder and Managing Partner of CRESA Partners, a corporate real estate services firm, and was instrumental in building CRESA into a 57-office national company. In 2015, he sold his interest in CRESA to Savills plc, a $1.9 Billion international real estate firm with over 600 offices and 35,000 employees worldwide.

Mark serves on the Board of Directors of Soligenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNGX), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company and is also the founder and Co-CEO of Cessation Therapeutics a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Mark also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California.

Mark received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of San Francisco and a Masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Ven N Reddy


Ven is a General Partner at Annex Ventures where he has been involved in pioneering early stage to Series A technology companies for multiple decades. Ven brings an array of in-depth technology experience integrating platforms and continuously building investor relations to help manage the firm operations. He is certified in SAAS and Enterprise Software. 
He began his career at Intel Corporation in the Technology & Manufacturing Group as a Programmer/Business Analyst where he learned many of the industries fundamental skills. He’s held various positions at Alliance Semiconductor including the Director of IT where he managed several key functions including IT, product support, and marketing for the video graphics chipset product line.

Ven is the CTO of SutiSoft. SutiSoft is one of the fastest growing SaaS providers in the industry focusing on enterprise solutions. He was the founder of, a peer-to-peer network for Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Web, and Wireless users. He was also a co-founder of, an online retailer which was acquired in 2001.

Ven holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees from San Jose State University - B.S. in Information Systems with a minor in Economics; B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics.

Amar D Reddy


Amar brings a strong mix of both corporate and international banking experience that spans across business development, finance and risk management roles. With Amar's experience dealing with market entry and market growth companies, he is able to advise companies on new strategies and creative financing across various industries. Amar has led numerous international deals from due diligence to successful completion of financings, mergers, acquisitions and/ or IPOs.

In the past, Amar has set up corporate and institutional banking divisions in new markets and developed them into a $125 million portfolio by advising business groups with market capitalizations exceeding $5 billion.

Amar is highly skilled in developing complex financial risk assessment and prediction models using quantitative as well as qualitative data with a niche for probability-based valuation models.

Amar holds a Masters degree from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode (IIMK). He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.

Rhozel Ocampo

Senior Research AssociatE

Rhozel is skilled in analyzing financial statements and developing financial models for asset valuation using discounted cash flows. She is adept at using public and private databases, including the Bloomberg Terminal, to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape.

Rhozel’s academic research was focused on constructing asset portfolio performance under the risk-return framework.

Rhozel earned her B.S. in Finance, with honors, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as a cum laude graduate.