With a background in entrepreneurship and investing that has spanned nearly 40 years, Chris Burch is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital, which is based in New York City. He has an eye for disruptive businesses and brands, and utilizes a combination of sound creative ability and sound financial insight to support, scale, and incubate these organizations. Throughout his career, Mr. Burch has played an integral role in the development of over 50 companies that have thrived throughout their lifespan. Because giving year-round is such an important part of his life, Chris Burch recently broke down a list of several gift ideas that he is planning to give to his loved ones, in an effort to inspire readers of his blog. He listed a Snowe Home Candle Set, candies from Pretzables or Fat Sundays, a Barbour Gisburne jacket, a Trademark Cooper Cage Tote, a U.S. Jaclean Zero-Gravity Massage Chair, as well as a charitable gift for an unnamed recipient (releasefact.com).
Burch Creative Capital was created based on Chris Burch’s desire to invest in passion and creativity to create value. Mr. Burch described his desire to form the company, as a response to his need to help other entrepreneurs bring their ideas to fruition by using his personal resources and knowledge. He recently stated that “We match ideas with funding to bring extraordinary possibilities to the world.” Burch Creative Capital is currently helping to bring a wide range of companies that specialize in retail, apparel, home furnishings, and organic foods, to the forefront.
Throughout his career, Mr. Burch has played an instrumental role in the rise and development of several notable companies, including Tory Burch, Poppin, Voss Water, Jawbone, Powermat, and Next Jump. Burch Creative Capital recently expanded their portfolio, taking on companies such as Cocoon9, ED by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, and Nihi Sumba Island (http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-burch-nihi-best-hotel-in-the-world-2017-7). In 2012, Chris Burch acquired Nihi Sumba Island in a joint collaboration with Alan Faena and Philippe Stark, as it was a view to be profitable, but underutilized land. Chris Burch’s budding partnership with Ellen DeGeneres and Cocoon9 began consecutively in 2014. More to read on architecturaldigest.com