Chris Burch is the CEO and the founder Burch Creative Capital. He has been an active investor and an entrepreneur across many industries for almost 40 years. He has contributed positively to the growth of luxury brands and multiple technologies including Voss Water, popping, Jawbone and Faena Hotel, and Universe. Previously, he was a board member of The Continuum Group and Guggenheim Capital. His entrepreneur success began back in 1976 at Ithaca College when he was an undergraduate student. Together with his brother Bob, they invested $ 2,000 in launching Eagle’s Eye business which later grew up to $165 million, and it was purchased by Swire Group. He was the first people who invested in Internet Capital Group that is well recognized IPO story on the internet.
Sumba Island in Indonesia is a home of one of the best international hotel in the world. Chris decided to make it a perfect place for a Nihiwatu luxury resort. When he visited the island, he knew that he could make a perfect destination for tourists who wanted a place to relax even though the place was under developed and the location had a beaten path. In 2012, they purchased a beach hostel together with James McBride who is a hotelier. They spent around $30 million to renovate the hostel and later reopened it in 2015 as a five-star and named it Nihiwatu (businessinsider.com)
The objective of the resort was to provide the world with a beautiful corner of the world that will not impact the culture, the local population and the environment negatively. Burch is always dedicated to improving conditions and the lives of every individual in the world, check inc.com. With many years of experience as an investor, Burch has taken part in the development of more than 50 firms. By combining the instinctive understanding of client’s behavior with direct sourcing and international experience, he has created a lengthy track record of innovation to connecting and impacting. His recent creative brand portfolio includes an introduction to ED by Poppin, Ellen Degeneres, TRADEMARK and Cocoon9 to a list of reputable brands.
Currently, the company is supporting the development of customer products and various lifestyles ranging from home furnishing, organic food, and hospitality, technology industries including Blick Health, BaubleBar, Little Duck Organics, Soludos and Brad’s Raw Food. Chris was a board member of Rothman Orthopedic Institute Foundation. He has contributed toward the funding of philanthropic and research initiatives at NYU Langone, Mt Sinai Hospital, Child Welfare League, The Sumba Foundation, The Henry Street Settlement and The China Association.
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