Chris Burch has been a serial entrepreneur and investor for four decades. He founded a New York City-based company called Burch Creative Capital and leads it as the chief executive officer. Through his company he has either created or invested in many up and coming companies in a number of different industries (burchcreativecapital.com). He says that creativity combined with sound business practices are what have made him very successful over the years.
Since the 1970s, Burch has either created or invested in over 50 businesses. He keeps an eye out for market opportunities that are unique in nature. Once he invests in a brand he helps the entrepreneur out who started it in a number of ways. This includes providing resources and his knowledge, especially when it comes to developing global supply chains. He has said that Burch Creative Capital basically boils down to matching great ideas with the capital they need to fund them.
Fashion is one of the biggest industries that Chris Burch creates and invests in. Some of the brands he has credit for introducing to the world are Tory Burch, Poppin, Ed by Ellen Degeneres, and TRADEMARK among others. When it comes to organic food he’s had a big hand in developing brands like Brad’ Raw Foods, Blink Health, Soludos, and Little Duck Organics. For technology firms he’s been an early investor in businesses like Powermat, Jawbone, and Next Jump. To know his latest follow on investments, check prnewswire.com.
Hospitality is an industry that Chris Burch started investing in a number of years ago. His first endeavor was a hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a five-star hotel called the Faena Hotel + Universe. It had been a warehouse before he had the property converted in a complete rehabilitation of the property. It has been described as an urban oasis and it costs about $430 a night.
The Nihi Sumba Island resort is one that Chris Burch more recently rehabilitated. This is on a secluded Indonesian island that features beautiful beaches and is considered to be a tropical paradise (http://www.businessinsider.com/chris-burch-nihi-best-hotel-in-the-world-2017-7). This is considered to be one of the world’s leading hotels and depending on the season one of the one bedroom villas can be rented for anywhere from $750 a night to $1350.
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