Chris Burch, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Knowledgeable Investor and Successful Businessman

Chris Burch is the Founder and CEO of Burch Capital and his advice to the up and coming entrepreneurs is to always listen. Having been in the investment business for almost 40 years he has most certainly listened to what people told him, as he is a successful businessman.

He purchased and then renovated a luxury Indonesian resort on the island of Sumba in 2012. The Nihiwatu in 2016 was, in World by Travel + Leisure, ranked as the #1 Hotel.  Continue reading about this on

Chris Burch has also been in partnership with Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 to help her launch her lifestyle brand, ED. He also, in 2014, launched a project named Cocoon9, which are luxury prefab homes that are energy efficient, have floor plans that are space saving and are of a contemporary design.

Among his other businesses, he includes a hospitality sourcing business, Bur+Mar, a woman’s accessory and apparel company, Poppin, and an office supply business

His philanthropic endeavors encompass funding for research at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, the Sumba Foundation, The Child Welfare League of China, NYU Langone and the Henry Street Settlement.  More to read on

He is, by nature, a curious person and as such he tends to study the world he lives in. He began to notice how different services and products could be improved upon. He as a young adult became successful and decided that he could help other entrepreneurs who have great ideas to get them out there with the resources he has and the knowledge he has gleaned over the years. This then is how Burch Creative Capital came into being. The company takes ideas that have a great possibility and match them with funding.

When asked what trend is something that is exciting to him, he said that the new tiny house movement is something he really appreciated. Since people seem to be consolidating to live without things and live with experiences is when he created Cocoon9.

He said that the one thing that helps him in the growth of his business is taking risks. If you want to be successful it is almost unavoidable. His ideas start with people who are passionate about their ideas. If the product or idea has the potential to succeed it can be done.

He has no regrets about his businesses but also said that he would have told himself, when younger, to take the advice of Thoreau and “Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined”  Check and learn from his shared views on business and on his field of interest.

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