Technology, business and entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand more often than not in the modern era. Eric Pulier is a fine example of how this rings true more and more as time goes on.
Eric Pulier is a native of New Jersey, being raised in Teaneck. As early as the fourth grade he took a heavy interest in computers, starting by programming computers and even going so far as to found his own database company by the time he got to high school. He graduated high school in 1984 and attended Harvard University, majoring in English and American literature while also taking classes in computer science and visual and environmental studies. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1988.
Upon finished his undergraduate career, Pulier moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and began starting a career in founding companies, starting with the creation of People Doing Things (PDT) in that year. The company was made to address problems such as health care and education through the use of the latest technology at the time. Three years later in 1994, Pulier went on to found another company called Digital Evolution, which was an interactive technology agency that eventually became part of the US Interactive LLC in 1998. He found himself later creating many other companies including Akana in 2001, Media Platform, Inc. in 2007, ServiceMesh, Inc. in 2008 and FLF in 2015.
Despite making a career as a leading founder for companies that utilize technology, Eric Pulier has also proven to be quite a philanthropist. For example, one of his first ventures was working with the Multiple Sclerosis Society and designing one of the first multimedia programs that was meant to educate those people who suffer from multiple sclerosis and interact with that system. Additionally, Pulier was also a donor and collaborator for the Campaign for Free College Tuition. The group was one that was created by a former member of Vice President Al Gore’ domestic policy and was tasked with finding a way to make free college accessible to all Americans. Pulier is even a member of the X-Prize Foundation board.