Category: Business Leaders

Christopher Burch and His Interests in the Growth of Fashion and the Technology Industries

Christopher Burch is an active investor and a venture capitalist based in New York. Burch is the founder and the current CEO of the Burch Creative Capital. He has contributed to the rise of over 50 companies in the four decades that he has been an entrepreneur. He co-founded the Eagles Eye together with his brother Bob while he was still a student at the college. The company grew to $165million of worth before reselling it to the Swire Group. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, and Operations from Ithaca College.

 

There have been great developments in the last three decades in the technology and fashion industries. From the past advancements, it is highly predictable that the two industries will also receive a major transformation in the years to come. Christopher Burch states that with time “technology becomes fashionable and fashion becomes technologically fashionable.” Fashion designers have used technology in protecting people. For example, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin developed the “Airbag for Cyclist” which protects the head from impact in case of an accident.

 

Additionally, the designers are recycling waste material to create different fashions. There are plans to use fashion and technology to create energy. The clothing that will collect the kinetic energy and convert it to electrical energy when one is moving. Soledad Martin plans on developing a prototype for the shoes that will enable people to charge their phones using the energy generated while walking. Some people have been reluctant in embracing the new technological advances, but fashion shows play a significant role in influencing people perceptions about a product. Therefore, the relationship between the technology and the fashion industries will make great contributions to making the world a beautiful and better place to live.

 

Christopher Burch owns other brand portfolios including the ED by Ellen DeGeneres, Cocoon9, Poppin, Nihiwatu, and TRADEMARK. The company supports various courses in the financial services industry, fashion, technology, hospitality, and real estate industries. Huffington Post discusses how Christopher Burch helps in raising different businesses and supporting innovative actions such as the Blink Health, Soludos, Brads Raw Foods, Chubbies, and the Little Duck Organics among others. Burch says that the driving factor in the business world is that one should demand change and not embrace it. He has funded several non-profitable organizations like The Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYU Langone, The China Association of Social Work, The Sumba Foundation, The Child Welfare League of China, and the Henry Street Settlement.

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