How Chris Burch, the Creative Capital Boss, Rose to Fame


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At Nihi on the Spa Safari. A view that takes your breath away. I love my resort and the people of this island. #Nihi #Sumba

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The founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Burch Creative Capital, Chris Burch, and has participated in investment and entrepreneurship for almost forty years in various industries. During his career, many brands cropped up including Voss Water, Poppin, Jawbone, Tory Burch and Faena Hotel and Universe. He bought and refurbished Nihiwatu luxury resort in 2012. The resort is located in Sumba Island of Indonesia. The hotel was number one in the universe in 2016 according to Travel and Leisure magazine. Chris Burch began his hospitality activities by rehabilitating Faena Hotel and Universe. He collaborated with Alan Faena, a hotelier and Philippe Stark, an architect in Argentina.

Chris Burch together with Ellen DeGeneres launched ED, in July 2014, a lifestyle brand belonging to Ellen DeGeneres. In 2017, Burch started luxurious prefabricated homes called Cocoon9 with sophisticated finishing, energy efficient design, space saving floor, and contemporary design. These launchings and acquisitions boosted his chain of investments including popping, for office business supply and Trademark, for women accessories and apparels. Currently, Chris supports the production of various consumer and lifestyle brands like Chubbies, Brad’s Raw Foods, Blink Health, Little Duck Organics, Baurbar, and Soludos, read (

Besides sitting on the Board of Directors of Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation, Chris Burch worked at The Pierre Hotel Co-op Board as the President. Burch takes part in various community-based activities notably in The Henry settlement, China Association of Social work, The Sumba Foundation and NYU Langone. Other areas of his participation are The Child League Welfare of China and Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York. Chris admits that he gets funding through his company, Burch Creative Capital, by helping entrepreneurs with ideas and they match the ideas with funds return. He started to provide advice to entrepreneurs when he was still young after deciding to put his resources and knowledge in helping others, based on