Behind every great business is a great entrepreneur. Christopher Burch is a world renowned entrepreneur and investor. He’s been a part of dozens of success brands and businesses known all over the world. His investment activities have ranged though numerous industries for the past forty or so years.
Burch’s entrepreneurial career began while he was still an undergraduate student at Ithaca College. Together with his brother, Bob, he started Eagle’s Eye apparel. It wasn’t long before the company had become a $165 million brands. Eventually, the company was sold to Swire Group, and Burch was hooked on the rush of entrepreneurship. Check bjtonline for an important article.
With future ambitions whispering in his ear, Burch became one of the earliest investors in Internet Capital Group. He’s had an incredible ability to find the nexus between innovation and implementation since his first company. It’s a skill set he continues to use to this day to realize unusual success.
Burch has such a love for what he does that he can’t help but wander from industry to industry. Anything he finds exciting or thinks that it can be a huge success, he invests time and money. It’s the reason that he has been a part of so many successful brands and businesses, more of this on burchcreativecapital.com. Most recently, his luxury resort, Nihiwatu, just opened after renovations.
The hospitality industry can be a very hectic place. For someone like Chris Burch, that hectic environment is more of a challenge than a deterrent. After founding and co-founding numerous internationally renowned brands, Christopher Burch wanted to set his entrepreneurial sights on a new industry.
Like with many of his new adventures, he partnered with someone who knows the industry. In the case of Nihiwatu, his partner was James McBride, a well-known hotelier. Together, they bought the hotel located on Sumba in 2012. Over the next three years, the duo invested $30 million into renovating all the buildings. Related article here. Finally, in 2015 the five-star resort opened and was named Nihiwatu. It was even voted “Best Hotel in the World” by Travel + Leisure a year later, check this on businessinsider.com.
This project was different for Burch. For most of his earlier investments, it was all about the journey of building a company up and achieving its fullest potential. Nihiwatu, he bought for his children. He wanted to have something that he hopes they’ll want to preserve for future generations.
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