Eric Pulier grew up in New Jersey and began programming computers when he was only in the fourth grade. He started his first database computer company while he was in high school. After high school, Eric Pulier studied at Harvard University where his majors were English and American Literature. During his college years, he took classes at MIT and was one of the editors of Harvard’s newspaper. In 1988, Pulier graduated from Harvard magna cum laude.
Just two short years later, in 1991, Eric Pulier moved to Los Angeles and founded People Doing Things, or PDT. PDT was a company that tackled issues like education and healthcare through technology. Then, in 1994, he founded Digital Evolution, an interactive agency. Four years later, Digital Evolution merged with US Interactive LLC.
Eric Pulier is also the founder of other entrepreneurial ventures like Akana, Media Platform, ServiceMesh, and Desktone, to name a few. In total, he has founded 15 companies. Pulier has also invested in numerous ventures like eCompanies, Monitor Ventures, and Trident Capital. He is proud to invest in many startups in the industry, many of which have gone on to be successful. He also assisted in writing a successful book on service-oriented architecture, Understanding Enterprise SOA.
In 1997, Eric Pulier was elected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to produce and fulfill the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C. Following the success of the exhibition, Pulier was asked to assist and participate in Al Gore’s forum on health care and technology initiatives. He is also an active supporter of the Clinton Global Initiative.
In addition to his business ventures, Eric Pulier is also a noted philanthropist. He led the project on building a social network for chronically ill children where they can chat, post content, and meet others like themselves, called Starbright World. He is also an active donor to many charitable organizations. He sits on the board and helps lead organizations such as The Painted Turtle (a camp for chronic illness-ridden children), X-Prize Foundation (a foundation that hosts competitions with the aim of solving some of the world’s greatest issues), and many others.
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