Eric Pulier is a published author, philanthropist, founder of more than ten companies, a technologist, and an entrepreneur. He is worth millions of dollars in the ventures he has founded by himself and others he founded with his partners. Some of the companies he owns the majority of the shares include Media Platform, Digital Evolution, Enterprise Leadership Council that changed to TM Forum, Desktone, Akana, Service Mesh among others. He has investments in charitable and capital fund institutions. Besides, he is an active investor in the seed level startups in technology and the media, and the majority of them have got favorable financing. He is a leader of the Painted Turtle, which is a summer camp that brings together children suffering from chronic diseases.
Educational and Personal Background
He pursued high school studies at Teaneck High School. He went to Harvard University, where he obtained his BA and graduated in 1988. He has vast knowledge in computer science, American English and literature, the environment, and visual studies. He also wrote for the school’s magazine, Crimson weekly, where had a weekly column known as the PulierLeg and was the editor of the journal. Mr. Pulier has four children and lives in Los Angeles, where he oversees several operations of his companies.
He has initiated notable endeavors that use technology to solve intractable problems for the physically challenged children, economically disadvantaged communities, and other needy people around the world. He has built multimedia educational programs for people with multiple Sclerosis to create awareness about the disease. His work has fostered the use of home computers to learn sophisticated multimedia educational experiences. He has also pioneered the creation of a peripheral beam device that users without enough motor control of the use of the keyboard use to interact with the system.
Pulier is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, a program that provides free cloud –computing resources for the marginalized communities. He is the founding donor of the ACE organization. ACE group is concerned with reshaping developments of software and use of the latter to solve grand problems in the society. Currently, he is developing several community-based projects including a micro-transaction system that will enable the supply of clean drinking water.
He is a member of the XPRIZE organization board. XPRIZE Foundation is a non-state organization that manages and designs public competitions that aim to encourage technological innovations that benefit the society. The mission of XPRIZEE is to establish breakthroughs in the technological world via incentivized competitions. It facilitates high-profile competition that support organizations, companies, and individuals across all disciples to come up with innovative technical ideas that break that restrict to society progress.