Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, author, public speaker and a philanthropist residing in Los Angeles, California. He has been involved in several technology startup ventures.
Pulier attended the Teaneck High School and graduated in 1984. He later joined Harvard University, where he majored in English and American literature. He participated in The Harvard Crimson as an editor and occasionally wrote columns. He also took some classes at MIT. He graduated with a BA, Magna Cum Laude.
In 1991, Pulier moved to Los Angeles and founded PDT (People Doing Things), which is a company that addresses issues facing the education, health and other social problems through technology. In 1994, he founded Digital Evolution which in 1998 formed a merger with US Interactive LLC.
In 1997, Pulier helped create “The Bridge to the 21st Century,” which was the Presidential Technology Exhibition. Eric Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He has also taken part in Al Gore’s technology and health care forum. Al Gore once served as the Vice President of the U.S.
Pulier spearheaded the creation and building of Starbright World, a social network for children with chronic conditions. The platform allowed them to chat, post and interact with others going through the same experience. Pulier has supported and participated in Clinton Global Initiative’s activities.
He is a firm believer in technology and has been involved in several ventures. He founded Media Platform, Desktone, and Akana. He also co-wrote the book Understanding Enterprise SOA with Hugh Taylor. Some have considered the book as a great masterpiece.
He is also a philanthropist who has been involved in several non-profit and charitable activities. He has donated to several non-profit organizations and sits on X-Prize Foundation’s innovation board, which deals in competitions that are meant to solve greatest challenges facing humanities. He is also a board member of The Painted Turtle, which is a camp for chronically ill children.
Pulier’s work with these organizations has allowed him to get close to some of these children. He has called on others to contribute to these and other causes to make children feel like they are part of something.