Millions know Tony Potts from his 12-years (1999-2011) on NBC’s hit show, Access Hollywood, traveling the world with A-list stars at movie premiers, global film and television festivals not to mention the most prestigious award shows such as the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys and more. But what most didn’t know is that during those years when he was appearing on Access Hollywood, The Today Show, GMA, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, HLN, ITV, RAI and The Tonight Show among many others, Tony was privately consulting for Silicon Beach Startups. In fact, Tony’s lived in Silicon Beach since 2008, before it was so named. Startups were drawn to Tony’s ability to see the coming coalescence of Hollywood’s creativity and A-list influence and strategically and seamlessly integrate those assets into the right startups at the right time. This led Tony to take his A-list rolodex and international reach to partner with three exceptionally successful industry veterans and launch the venture capital fund SierraMaya360 in 2014. The fund quickly skyrocketed to prominence receiving 2014’s Top Newcomer Award with strategic, ahead-of-the-crowd investments in Skycatch, with the Jared Leto backed Sidestep, Mattermark and TopFan among others. Tony is currently an advisor for Full Color Games, Paradine and YouBetMe.