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Tom Speechley

Co-Founder & CEO

SX2 Ventures

New York, NY, USA

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Biography

Tom Speechley is a founder and investor with a focus on life sciences, longevity, and specialised human care solutions and co-founded SX2 Ventures to seek opportunities across these sectors. He is the co-founder of JMCC Group a leading medicinal cannabis business with operations in North America and Europe and has a passion for next generation healthcare models.

Tom initially trained and worked as a corporate lawyer in London and New York, followed by a career in emerging market private equity and venture capital before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey.

Tom has served 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.

Tom has written and spoken widely on emerging markets and healthcare and guest lectured at a number of leading universities in the United States. He has been a featured speaker on 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 in the 1980’s.

At university, Tom 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.
JMCC Group
Co-Founder and Board Member
Nov 2016 - 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.

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.
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

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.

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
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
Author
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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Memberships

Royal Society for the encouragement of 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 Speechley’s Education

University of Sheffield
First Class Honors Degree in Law