Christopher Burch is the CEO and the Founder of Burch Creative Capital. To say the least, he has been a prominent entrepreneur and an active investor across numerous industries for nearly four decades. He’s one of the masterminds behind the rise of multiple luxury and technology brands such as Faena Hotel & Universe, Poppin, Jawbone, and Voss Water.

In 1976, Burch began his entrepreneurial journey while still an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. With his brother, Bob, they invested $2,000 in launching Eagle’s Eye apparel, an investment that grew to a tune of $165 million before they sold it to Swire Group. After selling Eagle’s Eye business, Burch collaborated with others to start another business, The Internet Capital Group, commonly known as IPO Story.

In 2012, after founding and co-founding various retail brands, Burch and James McBridge purchased a beach hostel on the Indonesian Island of Sumba. The two spent $30 million refurbishing and renovating the inn, before reopening it in 2015 as a five-star resort called Nihiwatu. In 2016, Nihiwatu was voted the best hotel in the world by Travel and Leisure.  Head over to to read more related article.

When interviewed by Business Jet Traveler, Burch said that he bought the hotel for his children as an entity they can preserve and give back to the community. He also stated that Nihiwatu has turned into a greater enterprise than he anticipated. This is certainly a rare level of success since most times investments do not meet the projections or the expectations of the investors. Burch, according to Wall Street Journal, splits his time between The Hamptons, Miami, and Nihiwatu Resort.  Click on for a related article.The reputable resort, Nihiwatu, has 27 private villas together with Chris Burch’s private home, Raja Mendaka.

Chris Burch has also invested in various international and domestic real estate businesses including luxury homes in Palm Beach, Nantucket, Florida, and Southampton, New York. Also, he has partnered with an hotelier, Alan Faena, and an architect, Philippe Stark, to redevelop an underutilized piece of land into Faena Hotel & Universe. Presently, Chris is supporting the launch of various other consumer products and lifestyle brands ranging from home furnishings and apparel to the organic foods, hospitality, and technology industries. They include Blink Health, baubleBar, Brad’s Raw Foods, Little Duck Organics, Chubbies, and Soludos.  More of this on

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Chris is also engaged in philanthropic work where he has contributed funding for research and charitable initiatives at The Child Welfare League, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, The Sumba Foundation, NYU Langone, The Henry Street Settlement, and The China Association of Social Work.

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