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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Chris Burch Diversify his Investment Portfolio to Hospitality

Chris Burch is a renowned serial entrepreneur who has founded or co-founded several global brands. A few years ago, Burch and James McBride decided to venture into the hospitality industry and acquired a beach property on the Indonesian island. The two entrepreneurs spent about $30 million to redevelop the property, and was reopened in 2015 as a five star leisure facility called Nihiwatu. In 2016, Nihiwatu was voted as the top resort in the globe by Travel+Leisure.

Chris Burch has been very busy of late, dividing his time between the resort in Indonesia, and the Hamptons in Miami. There are 27 private villas at the resort, including a private home for the entrepreneur. The resort is nicknamed ‘The Edge of Wilderness’ is one of the largest employers on Sumba Island. Burch established Sumba Foundation to support various projects that benefit local community.

Chris Burch Other Investments

Chris Burch ventured into the business world in 1976 while still in college, and they invested $2,000 with his brother Bob to start Eagle’s Eye. Their business was successful and expanded to $165 million and was later acquired by Swire Group. The entrepreneur has invested in a range of local and global real estate ventures in Florida, Nantucket, New York, Palm Beach and Southampton, where he has developed luxury homes.   Additional article on

Chris founded an apparel company, C. Wonder in 2011 and later sold it to Xcel Brands. In mid 2014, he partnered with Ellen DeGeneres and started a lifestyle brand, ED, head over to   Towards the end of 2014, Chris launched another venture, Cocoon9 that focused on luxury homes. In addition, the homes had energy saving features, state of the art finishes and design as well as space saving features. Currently, the entrepreneur is engaged in development of other consumer and lifestyle brands including apparel, natural food, home furnishings and technology.  Related article here.

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