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Christopher Burch- Investing From a Creative Eye

Burch Creative Capital is a creative capital firm that was founded by Christopher Burch with the intention of providing a unique approach to value creation. It’s based in New York, New York and is a venture capital firm and private equity. It specializes in growth capital financing, startup and early venture. The company’s main focus is retail, hospitality, technology, mobile device, home furnishings and apparel.

Christopher Burch’s entrepreneurial values and his vision influenced the company’s investment philosophy. He has had over 30 years experience as an investor and entrepreneur having been a part of the rise of 50 companies. He has achieved a great track record of connecting impact and innovation. This was made possible by fusing his intuitive understanding of the consumer’s behavioral pattern with direct and international sourcing experience. Christopher believes that successful investing requires creativity.   Click burchcreativecapital.com and have a glimpse of that creativity.

Christopher’s success began when he was a college student studying at Ithica College for his Undergrad in 1976. He invested $2000 with his brother to start Eagle’s Eye apparel. This business grew in revenue to $165million and they sold it to Swire Group. He then became one of the first investors in Internet Capital Group after the sale.  Refer to bjtonline.com for more of this.

Christopher Burch has a wide portfolio of domestic and international real estate ventures that include the development of luxury homes. He recently acquired and refurbished Nihiway in Indonesia which is a luxury resort. He launched C. Wonder in 2011 which is an apparel, home décor retailer. The company was purchased by Xcel Brands after that. He then announced his partnership with Ellen DeGeneres to launch ED by Ellen Degeneres; her lifestyle brand. He is also currently involved in developing other lifestyle and consumer products that range from home furnishings, retail, apparel, organic foods, and hospitality and technology industries.

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Christopher Burch is a past president of the Pierre Hotel Co-op Board and was a board member of the Rothman Institute Orthopedic Foundation. He has funded philanthropic and research initiatives at The Henry Street Settlement, The China Association of Social Work, NYU Langone, Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York The Child Welfare League of China and The Sumba Foundation.  Check bloomberg.com.

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