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Tom Speechley

Co-Founder & CEO

SX2 Ventures

New York, NY, USA

Tom Speechley
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Alexander Spencer-Churchill
The Birley Group


Tom Speechley is an early stage investor and business builder. He co-founded SX2 Ventures which builds and invests in innovative businesses in the human care sector focusing on life sciences, longevity, specialised care and emerging market healthtech.

Having initially worked as a corporate lawyer in London and New York, the majority of Tom’s 25-year career has been in global private equity and venture capital including several emerging markets.

Tom has sat on a number corporate and not-for profit boards including the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association and Junior Achievement Worldwide. He has been a senior advisor to and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom.

Tom has written and spoken widely on emerging market private equity and venture capital and guest lectured at a number of leading universities in the United States. He has been a featured speaker on emerging market healthcare issues at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations and the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of two books on acquisition finance and whilst a student at university coded a series of educational software programs that were among the first used in the UK’s national curriculum on computer studies.

At university Mr Speechley initially studied chemical physics before switching to law, graduating with First Class Honours from the University of Sheffield UK.

Tom Speechley’s Background

SX2 Ventures
Co-Founder & CEO
New York, NY, USA
SX2’s focus is exclusively on projects that provide solutions in the evolving areas of life sciences including nutraceuticals, longevity, specialized care including eldercare, mental illness and end-of-life care and emerging market healthtech.

Current Board Positions

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qbeats inc.
Board of Directors
Feb 2016 - Present
New York, US
qbeats revolutionizes the digital information ecosystem by introducing content valuation technology designed to help content creators isolate and maximize value per article. Optional go-to-market functionality can be overlaid to assist publishers, partners and sponsors in executing new information experiences.
Senior Advisor
Sep 2013 - Present
New York, US
A global organization dedicated to supporting high impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.
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Previous Board Positions

Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
Board of Directors
Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Washington, US
The Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA) is an independent, global membership association whose mission is to catalyze private equity and venture capital investment in emerging markets around the world.
Junior Achievement
Global Board Member and Global Council Member
Boston, US
Junior Achievement is nonprofit youth organization founded in 1919 that works with local businesses and organizations to deliver experiential programs on the topics of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship to students in kindergarten.


SX2 Ventures: Insights
New York, NY, USA
SX2 Insights cover a range of topics related to the company's work, including the life sciences, longevity, health care at all stages of life, and emerging market healthcare solutions.
SX2 Ventures: Lifestyle and Longevity: Stating the Obvious
Nov 2019
New York, NY, USA
Tom Speechley, Founder & CEO of SX2 Ventures, discusses the drawbacks of placing the science of prevention secondary to the science of cure. Using numerous studies and clear data, Tom outlines the many ways that our lifestyles can negatively impact our longevity and stresses the need for more preventative research.
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Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Feb 2015 - Present
London, UK
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a global network of people committed to enriching society through ideas and action.

Tom Speechley’s Education

University of Sheffield
First Class Honors Degree in Law