The story of Eric Pulier is one of American excellence combined with an impossible to deny work ethic. Pulier was born in New Jersey where he was raised. He grew up loving computers in an era where computer usage just wasn’t as prevalent as it is today. The early ’80s saw computers become more accessible and before long Pulier was starting to really engage. In fact, by the time he was in grade school he was already learning how to program and run his own database company. Since then Eric Pulier has followed an unwavering path toward becoming one of the most important tech entrepreneurs in the industry today. Here is his story and how he became the venture capitalist tech innovator that he is today.
It all started with passion. Pulier knew that he loved computers early on in life and he used that love in order to create a path for himself. Pulier would graduate from high school in New Jersey before almost immediately making his way to Harvard in order to attend to higher education. At Harvard Pulier would go on to showcase just how skilled he was in a number of different ways. Pulier was put in charge of running the school paper, the Harvard Crimson, and there his work as the editor would make him well known to the student body. Pulier was always forward thinking in his approach and he was covering topics that wouldn’t become commonplace for almost a decade.
Leaving Harvard was difficult as he had established himself as someone to be respected and admired. Pulier graduated Magna Cum Laude but he knew he didn’t want to coast on his work at school. Instead, Pulier went out to Los Angeles where he would begin his tech adventures early on in the 1990s. Pulier was there before the bubble popped and he made sure that he created a foundation that could weather even the toughest of storms. Pulier landed in Los Angeles in 1992 and his first company, Digital Evolution, would be founded in 1994.
Pulier’s success at Digital Evolution would lead him to a host of new opportunities. One of those opportunities would be his statement making company, the XPrize Foundation. The XPrize Foundation has made Pulier a global name but he hasn’t let it stop his work ethic. Pulier now operates as a venture capitalist, looking for the next big project to put his passion into.