Burch Creative Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm that specializes in supporting startups and early venture financing. The company invests in lifestyle and consumer products with a focus on hospitality, home furnishing, apparel, retail, mobile devices, and technology industries. Burch Creative Capital is located in New York and was formerly known as J. Christopher Capital.
As the CEO and the Founder of Burch Creative Capital, Christoper Burch has been a key figure in the establishment of companies in the hospitality, fashion, and technology industries, check on burchcreativecapital.com to enhance knowledge about the company. Together with Tory, his wife, Chris co-founded Tory Burch, LLC in 2004, which became a famous fashion brand. Burch’s current investments include brands like Trademark, a clothing company he started with his two daughters, and Aliph, the company that owns Jawbone and focuses on manufacturing speakers, fitness trackers, and Bluetooth speakers. Besides, he owns Poppin, which specializes in making and selling office supplies, and E.D., a reputable fashion clothing line created by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, and Nihiwatu Resort in Indonesia. More of this on bjtonline.com.
Chris was born and raised in Wayne, Pennsylvania by his middle-class parents. His entrepreneurial journey started while he was at Ithaca College.Burch and his brother launched Eagle’s Eye Apparel with a $2,000 capital fund and started buying classy sweaters at $10 and reselling them at $15 each. The great venture, Eagle’s Eye Apparel, grew significantly to a tune of $165 million before Chris decided to sell it to the Swire Group in 1989.
In 2004, Chris partnered with a famous hotelier, Alan Faena, and an architect, Philippe Stark, to launch the top-rated Faena Hotel + Universe in Buenos Aires. In 2005, Burch bought a luxury home in Southampton, New York at $14 million and refurbished it before auctioning it at $25 million four months later, related article here.
Chris Burch’s most recent notable investment in the hospitality industry is Nihiwatu Resort located on the Indonesian Island of Sumba. Chris started Nihiwatu in partnership with James McBridge. The duo renovated the hotel and upgraded its facilities before reopening it in 2013. Even though it cost Chris and is partner a lot of money, it has since been listed as the best hotel in the world.
Chris has served on the board of the Rothman Institute Foundation, Guggenheim Partners, The Continuum Group, and he was the President of The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board. Besides his great achievements, he engages in numerous philanthropic activities. In 2013, for instance, Burch donated $1.3 million to the Triton School. Be updated with his recent timeline activities and more, head over to crunchbase.com.
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