Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, author, and a philanthropist, but before he became all of these, he was programming computers in fourth grade, and while attending Teaneck High School, he started a database computer company. Graduating from Teaneck in 1984, he went on to earn his BA at Harvard University where he graduated Magnum Cum Laude in 1988. While at Harvard, Eric studied Computer Science, Visual and Environmental Studies and English and American Literature. He also wrote a weekly column in the Harvard Crimson Weekly called PulierLeg, as well served as editor of the paper. In addition to graduating from Harvard, Eric took classes at MIT.
Moving to Los Angeles in 1991, Eric Pulier founded People Doing Things (PDT) a company that through the use of technology dealt with education, health care, and other issues. In 1998, PDT merged with US Interactive LLS, and while that happened, Eric was asked by the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 1997, to create and run the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C. The exhibition was called “The Bridge to the 21st Century” and after the exhibition, Eric then served in Vice President Al Gore’s technology and health care forum advising on technology and health care initiatives, and then participated and supported the Clinton Global Initiative. Eric Pulier has founded, co-founded or funded such companies as Media Platform, Akana, Desktone, and Service Mesh, just to name a few.
He co-authored “Understanding Enterprise SOA” with Hugh Taylor, and wrote an article for Forbes Magazine, “The Enterprise Industrial Complex.” In addition to his businesses and writing, Mr. Pulier is also a philanthropist. A few of the charities he is participating in or has, is the ACE Foundation, a charity that structures software and applies it to the great challenges in the world today, like clean drinking water. Eric is a donor and active in the charity “Campaign for Free College Tuition” a charity aiming to see that college becomes free for all. XPRIZE is another non-profit that Mr. Pulier is a donor to. XPRIZE creates and manages competitions which are done to create the kinds of technological development that could benefit all. Eric also is a board member of “Painted Turtle” a summer camp for children with chronic and life-threatening diseases. Eric Pulier wants to change the world for the best, whether it be through his businesses or philanthropy.