Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author. He began programming computers at a very young age in his hometown of Teaneck, New Jersey. While in high school, he put his knowledge of computer systems to work and began a database computer company. He later went on to attend Harvard University, majoring in English and American literature.
Throughout his career, Pulier has founded more than 15 different companies. In 1991, he founded People Doing Things (PDT), a company addressing many major world issues through the use of technology. He also participated in Vice President Gore’s forum on health care and the use of technology, advising on several initiatives. In addition to this, Pulier is a supporter and participant of the Clinton Global Initiative.
A sample of the companies started by Eric Pulier include, Desktone, ServiceMesh, US Interactive, and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. Besides these, and others not included here, Pulier has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for ventures in many different fields and disciplines. He has helped entrepreneurs around the world get the necessary funding and take a project from an idea to a successful company. Many of these include many seed level startups focusing on media and technology.
Pulier also involves himself in philanthropic endeavors and charitable organizations. The Painted Turtle and the X-Prize Foundation are among the most notable of these. He sits on the board of The Painted Turtle, which is a summer camp for chronically ill children. At the X-Prize Foundation, he sits on the Innovation Board. The X-Prize Foundation strives to drive innovation and shape a better future through the use of technology, and integrate machines to be able to better collaborate with human. He contributes financially and works with various other organizations such as the Campaign for Free College Tuition and the ACE Foundation.
Besides being on the the most successful entrepreneurs in government and enterprise technology, Pulier is also an accomplished public speaker and author, co-authoring ‘Understanding Enterprise SOA’ with Hugh Taylor. Currently, Pulier lives in Los Angeles, California with his four children.