Idea Mensch recently interviewed Chris Burch, the fashion mogul who marries current trends with technology. The interview focused on Chris’ new founding investment fortune, Nihiwatu, a resort he renovated with the assistance of his business partner James McBride in 2015. Burch has been a serial investor in technology and fashion. Before he invested in Nihiwatu, he was the co-founder of several retail brands like C. Wonder as well as Tory Burch. With the new business on board, Burch had invested $ 30 million in the renovation and rebranding of the venture in a bid to provide a state of the art leisure resort for the people of Sumba Island. In 2016, Nihiwatu was named the best leisure resort and hotels by the Travel and Leisure magazine. More to read on forbes.com.
In 2014, Chris Burch announced his collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres, the celebrity television personality. The partnership was based on selling Ellen’s new home collection of ready to wear accessories. Ellen stated that she was pretty excited to work with Chris Burch because he is a great investor with many success stories. According to Burch, the collaboration was perfect given that Ellen was pretty much invested in interior decor and accessories too. In late 2014, Burch established Cocoon9. This is a luxury home selection for of contemporary designs that aims to save floor space while providing beautiful interior decor finishing. From these endeavors, Burch shifted his investment portfolio to hospitality. He invested in Bur+Mah, a hospitality company that specializes in delivering high-end furniture furnishing. Burch also invested in Poppin, an office supplies business.
Burch has extensive leadership experience. Initially, he was a board member of the Rothman Orthopedic Institute of Foundation. He served as the president of Pierre Hotel. Apart from investing in several businesses, Burch is a lover of humanity. He has charity initiatives in several organizations with the Sumba Foundation from Nihiwatu being the recent charity venture. He also contributes towards the Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, China Association of Social Work and Henry Street Settlement among others.
Chris Burch is the chief executive officer of Burch Creative Capital. From the interview with Idea mensch, he explains that he is a curious person hence his ideas to establish several businesses. After his success story on women’s apparels, he decided to invest his knowledge and skills in various businesses that led him to Burch Creative Capital. For a closer look at Burch Creative Capital, visit burchcreativcapital.com. Chris believes that entrepreneurs should be keen listeners for future investment strategies. For Burch’s timeline activities, hit crunchbase.com.
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