Office of Technology Licensing welcomes new Executive in Residence

Friday, May 27, 2016

Joseph Studholme. Photo by David HartzThe Office of Technology Licensing is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive in Residence (XIR), Joseph Studholme, who is available to provide advice to faculty, students and staff who have discoveries in science and technology that could be applied to solve critical societal challenges.

Studholme is founder and CEO of Princeton Integrative Rx Analytics (PIRXA), a Princeton-based health care data research and development firm, and a founding member of Union Atlantic Ventures, where he is responsible for the overall operations and management of the firm, with a particular focus on deal origination and coaching management teams.

Prior to his current positions, Studholme was cofounder and COO of Restricted Stock Systems (RSS), a VC-backed financial software firm which he and his team took from a concept sketched on a napkin in August of 2000 to a leading supplier of financial software and services by October of 2007.  Among other achievements, RSS was the New Jersey Tech Council Early Stage Company of the Year. Studholme got his start in the software business selling the first Macintosh computers on the floor of the Princeton University Store in 1984.

"We are delighted that Joe is joining the OTL as our newest executive in residence" said John Ritter, director of the Office of Technology Licensing. "His expertise and experience in software will enhance our efforts to support the growing number of entrepreneurs in this area."

Studholme, who serves as president of the Graduate Board of one of the campus's historic eating clubs, Colonial Club, said he looks forward to his new role as XIR. "The University gave me my start in software and entrepreneurship, and I'm delighted to have the opportunity to go back to Old Nassau and help Princeton's faculty, staff, alumni and students create successful products and companies," he said.

Studholme will be located in the Office of Technology Licensing, 87 Prospect Avenue, 3rd Floor and will be available to meet with faculty, staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students and undergraduates who have questions about making their discoveries available for further development. He will be on campus approximately one day a week.

To arrange a meeting with Studholme or our continuing XIR, Rakefet (Kef) Kasdin, those in the University community should contact their OTL associate or email Tony Williams at