Tony Williams

New Ventures Associate
(609) 258-3769
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87 Prospect Ave, Rm 303

As New Ventures Associate, Tony will play a pivotal role in developing and translating Princeton research into practical applications to benefit society.  

After earning a PhD in chemistry from the University of Cambridge, Tony gained postdoctoral research experience in materials chemistry at the University of Edinburgh, and then at Princeton University in the laboratory of Professor Robert Cava.  He later earned an MBA from the University of Oxford, where he won a competitive fellowship to work for the university’s technology transfer office. 

Recently, Tony spent three years on the Technology Ventures team at Imperial Innovations, the technology transfer office of Imperial College London and one of the UK’s leading investors in academic research-based startups. He was responsible for the development of early-stage investment opportunities from universities, including evaluation of technologies, design and execution of proof-of-concept projects, investment negotiation, and deal execution, working with the academic founders to build businesses based on their cutting-edge research.