The Money Book: Arthur Bilger

The Money Book: Arthur Bilger

Shelter Capital Partners

Managing Member

Years with firm: 2

Arthur Bilger founded Shelter while acting as vice chairman of Akamai Technologies Inc., a provider of global, high-performance services for the delivery of internet content, streaming media, and applications. Bilger is an investor in and director of various private companies engaged primarily in content integrated with new technologies. From 1994 until its sale to News Corp. in 1997, he was the president, chief operating officer, and a director of New World Communications Group Inc., a television production and broadcasting company. From 1990-94, he was a founding partner of Apollo Advisors, an institutional private equity firm. Bilger serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Board of Overseers and is the founder of the Wharton Interactive Media Initiative. Additionally, Bilger serves as vice chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center and he is a board member of Bet Tzedek, a legal services organization, both based in Los Angeles. He earned BS in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Industry specialization: Distance learning, internet entertainment platforms, and various consumer-oriented technology businesses.

Recent transactions: Starting WorkingNation in an attempt to help people understand and prepare for a looming unemployment crisis and help create jobs through storytelling via digital shorts, data visualization, animation, television documentaries, and short films.

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