Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, a renowned author, technologist, a public speaker and a philanthropist. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Pulier has founded over 15 companies and raised millions of dollars for the different companies that he has established and co-established. Some of these companies include US Interactive, Digital Evolution, Media Platform, Service Mesh, Akana Desktone and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He is an active investor in venture capital funds and seed level startups in various industries, including media and technology. Samples of these venture capital funds encompass Monitor Ventures, Trident Capital, and eCompanies. Pulier is an active board member of The painted Turtle, a summer camp for children with severe illnesses. In addition, he sits on the innovation board of the XPRIZE Foundation.
In 1988, Eric Pulier graduated Magna Cum Laude from the prestigious Harvard University As a student, he worked as a columnist and editor for PulierLeg, a weekly column for Harvard Crimson Weekly. He studied English & American Literature, Visual & Environmental Studies and Computer Science. Previously, Pulier was mandated with the duty of creating and running the ‘Bridge to the 21st Century” event for Bill Clinton and Al Gore during their 2nd inauguration. The event was meant to highlight how different sectors of the economy like education, health care, family, government, entertainment, space exploration, community and the environment will depend on exponential technologies in the near future. Pulier raised all the required funds through corporate and personal offerings. In addition, he oversaw the shipment of the equipment and technology. During Mr. Winograd’s tenure, Eric served on the board of the CTM for four years. Winograd was the vice president’s senior domestic policy advisor.
As a philanthropist, Pulier has actively contributed in endeavors that incorporate technology to address different problems in disadvantaged communities or physically challenged children in the United States and worldwide. He has also engaged with Multiple Sclerosis Society, US Doctors for Africa benefit event, Clinton Global Foundation, Ace Foundation, “Campaign for Free College Tuition,” and XPRIZE. Eric has donated to Starlight Foundation’s initiative, Starbright, which he personally designed and built. The project aims at supporting kids suffering from chronic illnesses. It also manages a group of paid and volunteer resources from concept to completed program. Eric’s articles have been published in different journals, including The Enterprise Industrial Complex and 2012 Forbes Magazine. He has co-authored Understanding Enterprise SOA 2005 with Hugh Taylor.