Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, technologist, published author, columnist and a philanthropist. He has raised huge amounts of money to enhance operations in various companies, including US Interactive, Digital Evolution, Akana, Media Platform, ServiceMesh, Desktone, and the Enterprise Leadership Council. Eric Pulier has also invested in charitable organizations and venture capital funds such as Trident Capital, Monitor Ventures, and eCompanies. He has actively invested in multiple start-ups in the fields of technology and media. Most of these firms have gone on to be successful. He is a member of the board of the Painted Turtle, a summer camp that supports children with chronic diseases.
Pulier started programming computers in fourth grade. By the time he was getting to high school, he had already established his own database computer company. Eric enrolled at the prestigious Harvard University. He served as an editor for The Harvard Crimson weekly, and was the author of PulierLeg, a weekly column on The Harvard Crimson. Pulier’s boundless career saw him get involved with the government where he was chosen to conceive and run the “Bridge to the 21st Century” event for Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s 2nd inauguration. Pulier displayed the effects of the exponential technologies on people’s lives in the near future. In addition, he organized an unprecedented display of the live event from the space shuttle. This situation made him famous. Eric was featured on news stations all over America. He was appointed by Morley Winograd, the chief domestic policy advisor of the president, to the board of the Center for Telecommunications Management at the USC Marshall School.
Eric Pulier actively contributes to philanthropic initiatives in the community, especially endeavors that focus on technology. Some of the initiatives that he has been involved with are the US Doctors for Africa, Clinton Global Initiative, and the ACE Foundation. XPRIZE foundation is one of Pulier’s most successful start-ups. The non-profit organization aims to encourage technological development that benefits mankind through organized public competitions. He designed Starbright World, Starlight Foundation’s project to support children with chronic illness. He developed this project from concept to production. Eric is the co-author of Understanding Enterprise SOA, and The Enterprise Industrial Complex.