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Tom Speechley

Co-Founder & CEO

SX2 Ventures

Oxford, UK

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Tom’s Biography

Tom Speechley is a healthcare start-up founder and investor. His primary focus is on consumer-driven health solutions, particularly within life sciences and longevity, and he co-founded SX2 to pursue these interests. Tom was an early mover in the medicinal cannabis and psychedelic medicine industry and co-founded JMCC Group to create organic products with pharmaceutical standards including an innovative medicinal cannabis nano-spray and organic psilocybin for mental health treatments. He is also interested in digital health and the challenge of applying technology to positive behavioral change. His most recent start-up has developed an AI to help individuals avoid chronic illness.

Tom initially trained and worked as a corporate lawyer in London and New York before a decade in emerging market private equity and venture capital. He has written and spoken widely on finance, investing and healthcare and guest lectured at a number of leading universities in the United States. He has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations, the International Economic...
Tom Speechley is a healthcare start-up founder and investor. His primary focus is on consumer-driven health solutions, particularly within life sciences and longevity, and he co-founded SX2 to pursue these interests. Tom was an early mover in the medicinal cannabis and psychedelic medicine industry and co-founded JMCC Group to create organic products with pharmaceutical standards including an innovative medicinal cannabis nano-spray and organic psilocybin for mental health treatments. He is also interested in digital health and the challenge of applying technology to positive behavioral change. His most recent start-up has developed an AI to help individuals avoid chronic illness.

Tom initially trained and worked as a corporate lawyer in London and New York before a decade in emerging market private equity and venture capital. He has written and spoken widely on finance, investing and healthcare and guest lectured at a number of leading universities in the United States. He has been a featured speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations, the International Economic Forum of the Americas and the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank. He is the author of two books on acquisition finance and coded a series of educational software programs that were among the first used in the UK’s national curriculum on computer studies.

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 Endeavor.org and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in the United Kingdom.

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

SX2 Ventures
Co-Founder & CEO
Dubai, AE
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.
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JMCC Group
Co-Founder and Executive Board Member
Jan 2017 - Present
Toronto, CA
JMCC Group is a fully integrated medical cannabis company operating within a self-contained supply chain – from propagation and cultivation of raw material supply, product research and development, manufacturing and packaging and through to global logistics and distribution. Founded in 2016, today, JMCC is the leading global provider of Jamaican medical cannabis products and services to the world.

Other Business Interests

SX2 Ventures: Why Profit Matters in the Impact Space
Author
Tom Speechley discusses the misconceptions around generating profit when investing, and he outlines the importance of profit in order to promote a sustainable economy and accomplish long-term goals.

Current Board Positions

Mind Cloud Tribe
Advisory Board
2020 - Present
Dubai, AE
Founded in 2019, Mind Cloud Tribe is an education platform that helps entrepreneurs build business plans and establish a network of experts and resources to work with.

Previous Board Positions

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qbeats inc.
Board of Directors
Feb 2016 - Feb 2022
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.
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.
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Current Advisory Roles

Endeavor
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.

Publications

SX2 Ventures: Insights
Author
Dubai, AE
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: Psychedelic Drugs as Medicine Back to the Future
Author
Tom Speechley examines the use of "psychedelics" and the present state of biotechnology as it relates to the long-standing history of medicine and how medicine is prescribed today in a therapeutic setting.
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Memberships

Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)
Fellow
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’s Education

University of Sheffield
First Class Honors Degree in Law