Arthur Becker is an investor and entrepreneur in the seemingly disparate fields of real estate, biotechnology and information technology. Mr. Becker has been a managing member of Madison Technologies since 1999, according to Bloomberg.
In a recent interview with Ideamensch, he detailed how his interest in biotechnology arose, fascinated by the ever-evolving field and the possibilities it held to change people’s lives during his time with ZINIO and NaviSite, choosing to expand his real estate interests after NaviSite was sold in 2011. Motivated at a young age to succeed by his time with the Parks Department of youth home, Becker finds he works best around people he respects, and believes every business should have the clarity and critical thinking to know when to change strategies, goals, and even the people involved if they want to succeed.
Past failures, Becker claims, has helped him to learn to avoid making the same mistakes going forward, and he feels that past successes have helped him learn the elements of success. “I have found that my ability to evaluate and assist in the development of the management talent has been a critical factor in any success that I have enjoyed,” Becker said, when asked about his habits for success. When asked what he would recommend for everyone else, he said he doesn’t “have a silver bullet but would say that informed and intelligent tenacity; listening to your colleagues and the market; and staying flexible in the strategy.” http://perezhilton.com/tag/arthur_becker/
According to Bloomberg, Mr. Becker has been involved in many business ventures, including NaviSite, Zinio, Clearblue Technologies, Vera Wang fashion company, and Atlantic Investors. He has recently been cited as an investor in the startup Kard, a business designed to help consumers use their credit cards to their fullest. He has been involved in the development of a condominium complex in Soho.