Eric Pulier: a Multi-talented Venture Capitalist

Eric Pulier, an internationally acclaimed author, philanthropist, and businessperson, was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He attended Harvard University and majored in English and American Literature. Pulier wrote articles for the Harvard Crimson during his University life. While pursuing his degree at Harvard, Pulier decided to sign up for computer programming lessons at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After completing his studies at Harvard and MIT, Pulier moved to Los Angeles, California to focus on his professional career.

Pulier’s Professional Background

Pulier founded People Doing Things (PDT), a Los Angles-based company that aims at solving social problems by utilizing the latest technology.Eric Pulier used the skills he acquired from MIT with his passion for technology to start the company. He also founded a leading interactive agency know as Digital Evolution in 1994. In a move to allow Digital Evolution regarding productivity, the company merged with an interactive agency called US Interactive LLC. Besides starting PDT and Digital Evolution, Pulier was among the technology gurus who built a social networking platform that enabled kids suffering from chronic illnesses to blog and chat. Other successful ventures founded by him include Desktone, Akana, and Media Platform.

The 1997 Presidential Inaugural Committee assigned Pulier a task to develop a technology exhibition called “The Bridge to the 21st Century”. Pulier successfully developed the exhibition and implemented it in Washington D.C. This job created opportunities for him. For example, he was one of the tech gurus who participated in a healthcare and technology oriented forum known as Al Gore. During the conference, Pulier advised other members on several ways in which the health department could integrate technology into its day-to-day operations. He is a co-author of Understanding Enterprise SOA, a book themed on service-oriented architecture.

Charity Work

Pulier participates in charity work besides using technology to solve social problems. He seats in X-Prize’s innovation board as a member. X-Prize as an institution organizes competitions with the aim of emancipating people on challenges facing humanity.

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