There has always been a close relationship between the fields of technology and fashion. What one lacks in a particular area, the other field can make up for the gap. With technology focusing primarily on creating more efficient products, they often are limited by style and appeal. On the other hand, fashion focuses on popularity and style while sometimes lacking in practicality and innovation. When combined, fashion and industry can help to fill in these voids and create products that are innovative, creative, fashionable and practical.
Chris Burch is a serial entrepreneur, investor and the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. His business savvy has been developed over decades of hands-on experience building, scaling and marketing companies from small startups to million dollar enterprises.
While attending Ithaca College, Chris Burch began his first journey in entrepreneurship with his Eagle’s Eye clothing brand. Started with his brother, Eagle’s Eye began with a small $2,000 investment. The brothers began purchasing sweatshirts for $10 a piece and selling them around campus for $15. Eventually, Burch expanded Eagle’s Eye to reach other campuses and into several retail stores. Over the next several years, the brothers grew the brand into a several million dollar business that was eventually sold for $60 million to the Swire Group.
Besides business investments, Chris Burch has also been an active investor in real estate. He has worked in both the international and domestic markets to broaden his portfolio. Burch purchased luxury homes in Southampton and Nantucket which he renovated and eventually sold for a profit. In the international market, Burch worked with an architect to construct the Faena Hotel + Universe in Argentina. He has most recently reestablished a luxury hotel on the island of Sumba in Indonesia.
Burch Creative Capital was established in 2008 to help manage Burch’s current investment portfolio and business ventures. The company has grown and expanded to work with some of the hottest and anticipated brands in the industry. Burch founded the C. Wonder brand, a home accessories provider, that he eventually sold to Xcel Brands. Burch Creative Capital announced their partnership with Ellen DeGeneres in 2014 to launch the ED lifestyle brand. Burch Creative Capital works directly with their clients to help them grow their business by offering expertise and advice from years of accumulated experience.