Eric Pulier is an American author, philanthropist and entrepreneur based out of Los Angeles, California. Eric Pulier is originally from Teaneck, New Jersey. While he was just in the fourth grade, he started programming computers and later in high school he began a database computer company.
In 1984 Eric Pulier attended Harvard University majoring in American literature and English. He became an editor writing columns for The Harvard Crimson (the daily student newspaper of Harvard University). At this time he began studying at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he graduated in 1988 as magna cum laude.
In 1991, Pulier moved to Los Angeles where he founded the company, People Doing Things (PDT). This company addresses education, health care and other issues through the use of technology. He then found the interactive agency Digital Evolution in 1994.
In 1998, People Doing Things and US Interactive LLC merged into one company. Pulier spearheaded the building of Starbright World which is a private social network for children who are chronically ill allowing them to blog, add content and chat with others with similar conditions.
Eric Pulier was selected in 1997 by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to develop and implement the Bridge at the 21st Century Presidential Technology Exhibition held in Washington D.C. After the exhibition, he participated in Vice-President Al Gore’s health care and technology forum where he advised on technology and health care issues.
Eric Pulier is also an active supporter in the Clinton Global Initiative program.
He is also the founder of many other ventures, including Media Platform, Desktone, Akana just to name a few. He is also the co-author of Understanding Enterprise SOA, which is a workbook on service-oriented businesses.
Eric Pulier donates to many non-profit organizations, and resides on the X-Prize Foundation board, which involves innovation competitions helping to solve world challenges including hunger, war and diseases.
Eric Pulier is a supporter of The Painted Turtle, which is a kids camp for children with chronic illness, and a variety of other non-profit organizations.