Eric Pulier: The Man Of A Thousand Faces

Eric Pulier is truly a renaissance man for the 21st century. His projects and interests are far reaching: he is a dedicated philanthropist, technologist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, public speaker, designer and columnist. Eric Pulier’s formative were a glimpse of the genius years to come. Eric was a bright student with a knack for computer programming. He started a database business while in high school, graduating from Teaneck High School in New Jersey in 1984. Eric Pulier admitted to Harvard, where he studied English and American Literature, and spent his free time as a columnist for the Harvard Crimson. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988.

Eric Pulier wasted no time after graduating in making his mark on the world. In 1991, he founded technology based health and education company called People Doing Things. His drive to communicate ideas meshed with his love of technology led him to create Digital Evolution, which merged with U.S. Interactive LLC in 1998. Finding his passion in helping chronically ill children, he pioneered the social network Starbright World.

Eric Pulier had the honor of being requested by the Bill Clinton administration to design the Bridge to the 21st Century event, held in Washington, D.C. in 1996. He raised all the funds necessary to make the event a memorable one. Not only did he arrange an impressive multimedia exhibit highlighting technology for the 21st century, he also arranged for a live feed from the space shuttle. Members of the White House were impressed by Eric’s hard work, and he was asked to become a board member for the Center for Telecommunications Management at the USC Marshall School. To learn more: click here.

The list of Eric’s companies is expansive – Akana, Desktone, ServiceMesh, US Interactive and Media Platform to name a few. Eric Pulier also has quite a few patents under his name for technologically related inventions. He has provided venture capital to new technology companies such as eCompanies, Monitor Ventures and Trident Capital. He is a benefactor to charitable organizations including the ACE Foundation, the Campaign for Free Tuition and the XPRIZE Foundation.