Arthur Becker is an American entrepreneur who specializes in multi-industry ventures. He’s own and managed some of the most renowned business in the tech industry, including NaviSite. Becket bought his first tech company in the early 2000s. He served as CEO of NaviSite up until its sale in 2011. The company sold to Time Warner Cable for more than $200 million.
A lot his business ventures happened early in his career. His interest in real estate traces back to his college days. While living in Vermont, he spent time at a Buddhist monastery. After finding his center, he began restoring old homes. That led to his current projects involving Sullivan Street townhouses.
In a report by The Real Deal, another early success was his macadamia nut farm. After moving to Los Angeles, a friend convinced him to invest in a Hawaiian nut farm. They planned to sell their nuts to a cookie company, Mrs. Fields. After a $4 million investment, they ended up selling their entire inventory for $10 million.
But, with great success comes great failure. Not all of his business ventures turned out well. Once, he invested in a company that produced Bnox, a specialized binocular brand. The binocular startup reminded him of his favorite toy as a child: those little toy soldiers with binoculars. Unfortunately, the public did not share the same interest and the startup failed.
Now that he’s a successful entrepreneur, Arthur Becker has focused on exploring other interests. One thing he has in common with other businesspeople is a love of collecting ancient artifacts. Becker collects ancient African currency. Sometimes that collection merges with his artistic expression. Check out angel.co
His love of art stems from his love of real estate. He’s decorated many of his buildings with his artwork. He mostly creates sculptures and painting, usually using money as a medium. He’s created origami from banknotes and created Jenga sculptures with gold bars.
In some of his artwork, he’s used crushed Magic 8 Balls. Arthur used to have one as a child and it inspired him artistically. To him, the ball represents decisions.