Nihiwatu Resort is not easily accessible to just anyone, but if you’ve paid your dues to take the private transportation to this remote island you’ll find it’s more than worth it. This vacation resort has been rated the best in the world, and one look at its magnificent beach hotel buildings and the comforts inside, it’s not hard to see why (businessinsider.com). People from all over the world come for relaxing vacations to this resort, and none are more proud of what it’s become than its owner Chris Burch. Burch decided to buy the resort in 2013 in a joint investment with James McBride, and he also had a multi-million dollar home built on the property. He said he wanted to buy this property not only because of his love for all things extravagant, but also because he’s wanted something that will last for his children and their families.
While you may not be able to buy your loved ones something as nice as a big vacation hotel property, Chris Burch has talked about other gift ideas that he’s bought for people. He recommends things like a Barbour Gisburne jacket, a massage chair by US Jaclean, a Trademark Cooper Cage Tote handbag or just bags of treats from places like Pretzables, (releasefact.com). Some of these gifts come from companies in his portfolio at Burch Creative Capital, a venture capital firm that looks for the most creative companies to invest in. Burch founded this flagship parent company in 2008, but he actually started his serial entrepreneur journey about 30 years earlier.
To learn more about his company’s portfolio, visit http://www.burchcreativecapital.com/portfolio/
Chris Burch was the original owner of Eagle Eye Apparel which he began while still in college. He began by using $2,000 in capital to buy shipments of sweaters and would sell them door-to-door, and before he knew it this gig grew into quite a phenomena. Eagle Eye Apparel made over $140 million in sales, and Burch would eventually sell it off in 1998. Check bjtonline.com. After selling this company, he started looking at other investments through organizations like Guggenheim Partners, and he also was the producer in a 1992 film known as “Watch It.” In 2004, he became co-owner in his then wife Tory Burch’s fashion line, and he also bought several stakes in the Faena Hotel + Universe in Argentina. Companies he seeded at his venture capital firm included C. Wonder Apparel, Voss Water, Pypestream, Poppin, Brad’s, Illumio and Actua. Burch is also a former board member of the Rothman Institute’s Orthopedic Foundation.