Eric Pulier: Pioneer and Philanthropist
Eric Pulier is a Los Angeles-based entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is best known as a pioneer in the development of innovations that use technology to address prominent social issues.
Eric Pulier was raised in New Jersey, and his interest in programming computers emerged when he was only in elementary school. By the time he was a high school student, he had created a database computer company.
Pulier enrolled at Harvard University, where he studied English and American Literature, Computer Science and Visual and Environmental Studies. At Harvard, he contributed a weekly for the University’s newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. He also served as an editor of the publication. Pulier graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in 1988.
In the early 1990’s, Pulier relocated to California founded People Doing Things (PDT). The company focused on addressing social issues such as healthcare and education with technology. He then founded Digital Evolution, an interactive agency, which later merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998. P
In 1997, Pulier was selected by the Presidential Inaugural committee to develop “The Bridge to the 21st Century” exhibit in Washington, DC to commemorate Clinton and Gore’s second presidential term. He then participated in a number of healthcare and technology initiatives associated with the Clinton Global Initiative. Pulier is the founder of a number of additional ventures, including Desktone, Akana, and Media Platform. In addition, Pulier is an author, having co-written a notable book on service-oriented architecture.
Eric Pulier is an active philanthropist, involved with several non-profit organizations and causes. He is a member of the Innovation board of trustees of the X-Prize Foundation and the board of trustees of The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for children suffering from chronic illness. He has also provided financial backing to numerous startup companies focused on media and technology.