Michael Potter serves as Director, of Paradigm Ventures a family investment firm focused on high technology ventures. Previously Potter was Vice Chairman, founder and President of Esprit Telecom plc., a pan-European competitive telecommunications services provider. During his 8 years at Esprit, the team grew the company to 1,000 employees in over 9 European countries and a market capitalization of a billion US dollars. He was formerly an international telecommunications analyst at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Potter was also Vice Chairman of the founding Board of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA).
First time documentary filmmaker Michael, has created the award winning film, "Orphans of Apollo." Potter previously worked on the 13 part WGBH Series, "War & Peace in the Nuclear Age." Michael is a member of the Board of the Trustees of ISU. Michael was one of the founders of the ISU Scholarship fund which has raised scholarships fund for over 10 scholars. Michael is on the Board of Directors the Manna Energy Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is installing clean water solutions in high schools in Rwanda. Michael is a founder of Odyssey Moon, the first entrant into the Google Lunar Xprize. Michael is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Space Commerce. He is a director Global Connect. His articles on high technology business and policy have been widely published. Michael received his MS degree from the London School of Economics and his BA from California State University at Sacramento, and a certificate in Space Studies from the International Space University.