Eric Pulier began his successful career in technology at a young age. He first started programming computers in fourth grade and began his first business, a database computer company, while in high school. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1988, Pulier moved to Los Angeles, where he created most of his businesses. He has founded a number of successful technology companies, including Desktone, MediaPlatform, US Interactive, Digital Evolution, Akana, and SOA Software.
Many of Pulier’s businesses are focused around health and wellness. His first major company, PDT (People Doing Things) used technology to address important community issues like healthcare and education. He was also deeply involved with creating Starbright World, a social network exclusively for children with chronic diseases to meet, chat, and share experiences.
Pulier regularly speaks at technology conferences around the world and is involved with a number of related organizations. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Enterprise Leadership Council and is a member of Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative. In 1997, he had the honor of creating the Presidential Technology Exhibition, titled “The Bridge to the 21st Century,” for the Clinton/Gore inauguration. Pulier was also named one of the top 30 e-Visionaries by VAR Business.
In addition to his entrepreneurial career, Eric is also a philanthropist. He donate to several nonprofit organizations, including The Painted Turtle, a camp for children living with chronic illnesses. He also serves on the board of the X-Prize Foundation, which rewards technological innovations that benefit humanity as a whole.