Some entrepreneurs are late bloomers in life, but Eric Pulier is one individual who certainly doesn’t fit that profile. Born in New Jersey, Pulier began programming computers in the fourth grade. By the time he was in high school, he’d already started a database company. In 1984, Pulier matriculated at Harvard University. However, he also took classes at MIT. At Harvard his major was American and English literature, and he graduated from his class with honors in 1988.
Just three years later, he decided to make the big move to the place that he would make his permanent homeLos Angeles. The City of Angels was where he founded a company known as People Doing Things, or PDT. The purpose of PDT was to determine how technology could influence important sectors such as education and healthcare. He also founded an agency known as Digital Evolution a few years later. Some of the other companies with which he’s been associated include: Desktone, Akana, Media Platform, the Enterprise Cloud Leadership, and ServiceMesh. All in all, Mr. Pulier has founded fifteen companies over his career. He has excelled at raising capital for his business ventures, raking in hundreds of millions of dollars to fund his innovative enterprises.
Eric Pulier has also used his business savvy and expertise to invest in a number of businesses. His specialized knowledge has led him to become heavily involved in the world of philanthropy. He’s currently on the board of The Painted Turtle, which is a summer camp for children who suffer from chronic illness. In addition, he also works with the much-discussed X-Prize Foundation. Working to solve humanity’s most difficult and interesting challenges, the X-Prize Foundation has attracted a lot of interest due to its focus upon sustainable commercial spaceflight. Somehow Pulier also made time to become a part of Bill Clintons Clinton Global Initiative, in addition to doing a great deal of public speaking and writing a book. With his varied interests and knack for understanding the future, there is no doubt that we will continue to hear about this visionary for years to come.