The Aqua Ventures advisory board have years of extensive experience in their respective fields and represent a valuable asset to the company.
J. Christopher Burch is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur. Burch has invested in a variety of businesses spanning a wide range of industries and is currently actively engaged in venture capital investments through his private company, J. Christopher Capital LLC. He is the ex-husband of Tory Burch, the American fashion designer and founder of the New York based women's fashion label Tory Burch. He was co-founder and primary financier of the fashion label and remains as Chairman of Tory Burch.
Burch is a past Board Member of both The Pierre New York Hotel and The Tilton School. He began his career as an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist while still a student at Ithaca College with the launch of Eagle’s Eye, a successful sportswear label in the 1980’s. The company, which had an initial investment of $2,000, was sold in a deal that valued it at $60 million.Several successful brands
Burch has provided initial capital for and has made direct venture investments, in several now successful brands, including: Aliph Jawbone wireless accessories, Voss, Color Kinetics, CodFarmers AS, and Eastern Alliance Insurance Company. He is the founder and CEO of JB Christopher, a supplier of high-quality finished building materials to leading commercial and residential developers worldwide.The Related Companies L.P.
JB Christopher is currently working with the largest condominium developer in the United States, The Related Companies L.P., on 12 projects and with the renowned designer, Robert A. M. Stern. Burch has also invested in real estate, including the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro.