Mr. Chris Burch is the CEO and founder of Burch Creative Capital. He is a serial entrepreneur with a quite diverse business background in a range of industries which include real estate, technology and fashion both locally and globally. He has been in these industries for almost forty years as an active investor and entrepreneur hence acquired a broad range of experience. Burch has profoundly contributed to the rise of multiple luxury brands and technology such as Voss water, Poppin, Jawbone, Feana Hotel plus Universe. Mr. Burch started his career journey at Ithica College as an undergraduate. While still in college together with his brother Bob they invested $2000 and started Eagles Eye apparel, which later grew to about $165 million before selling it. On the other hand, he was on the board of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation as well as the past president of Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. He helped and contributed funding towards the philanthropic and research initiatives. Mr. Burch is currently the principal of Burch Creative Capital which has boosted a new brand portfolio which includes Poppin, Nihiwatu, Cocoon9 and ED by Ellen DeGeneres.
Mr. Burch’s entrepreneurial success journey started in 1976 after selling Eagle’s Eye and became one of the first investors in the Internet Capital Group as well as a known IPO story in internet space. He increasingly relied on his adequate ability to find and establish the nexus between implementation and innovation. He has also invested in some international and domestic real estate ventures which include Palm Beach, Southampton, Florida, New York and Nantucket hence increased his market share globally. He has participated in more than 50 companies hence improving their performance. By combining international and direct sourcing experience and intuitive understanding of the customer behavior, he has been able to build quite a long track record of connecting matter to do with innovation impact.
The company is currently engaged in supporting the establishment and development of several consumer products and lifestyle brands ranging from apparel, retail and home furnishing to the organic foods, hospitality, and technology industries which include Soludos, Little Duck Organics, Chubbies, Brad’s Raw Foods, Blink Health and BaubleBar. The company’s investment philosophy is based on the expression of Burch’s entrepreneurial vision and values for applying imagination, incubation, support and scale, creativity hence leading to disruptive business and brands that have a positive, direct and lasting impact on the consumers’ lives.