X2 Equity | Leadership Team

Marc Sperschneider

Marc is CEO and Founder of X2 I Equity in charge of investments, portfolio development, and strategy.

Before founding X2IE, Marc served as managing shareholder at MatriX Technologies GmbH, a market leading supplier of Automated In-Line X-Ray Inspection system solutions (AXI) to global manufacturers from the Automotive, Consumer Electronics, EMS, and Semiconductor industry. During his tenure, MatriX emerged as a global AXI equipment market leader and significantly expanded sales, profitability and its international operations. After the sale of MatriX to a public listed US corporation, Marc founded X2 I Equity with a focus on the funding and scaling of high-tech companies active in technology systems, advanced components, industrial software and smart industrial services.

Marc has previously served as an Investment Director at a public-listed industrial holding company (2008 – 2012) and as a Vice President (M&A) at two investment banks (2003-2008).

Marc holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration/Economics from the University of Regensburg, Germany.

Sameer Patel

Sameer is a Managing Partner and leads X2 I Equity’s North American operation out of Phoenix, AZ.

He brings over a decade of experience establishing, leading and managing operations, logistics and supply chain teams across the semiconductor, consumer electronics, financial, software and medical device industries. During his career, Sameer has held leadership roles with industry leaders such as Apple, Intel & Medtronic. Sameer is passionate about helping build organizations and teams that are mission focused & socially conscious. In his current role at X2 | Equity, Sameer leads all aspects of our North American operations including investment advisory & portfolio management and oversees X2’s operation innovation and strategic key account initiatives on a global basis.

Sameer’s non-professional interests include mentorship & coaching. He is an avid reader with a passion for business development literature and a lifelong fan of his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.

Sameer has a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the W. P Carey School of Business and a Finance degree from the University of Missouri.

Michael Xu

Michael is an Operating Partner and heads X2’s operations and incubator platform in Suzhou, China (X2 I Technologies).

Michael and his team support our portfolio companies during their initial market entrance and business expansion in China. Amongst others, the X2 I Suzhou team provides customer & sales, operations, procurement/logistics and technical support services in China through dedicated application, product and functional experts.

Prior to X2, Michael was a Regional China Manager with a leading German supplier of automated x-ray systems. In his role, he succesfully led the build-up and regional expansion of an application engineering & service support platform, managed more that 50 staff and supported with his team equipment installations at more than 20 mass production customer sites accross mainland China.

Michael has previously served as a process and application engineer at Harman International and holds an Engineering Degree from Nanjing Technical University.