Building businesses through the use of technology is often the quickest way to get ahead in the world and put oneself in front of competition. Eric Pulier, a renowned philanthropist and entrepreneur has all sorts of experience in these fields.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey and found out early in life that his calling was built on working with computers and programming technology. Even in high school, he used his gift to start his own database computer company. This only escalated when he enrolled in and attended Harvard University in 1984, studying computer science and environmental studies while also majoring in English and American literature. He graduated from Harvard in 1988 as his class’s Magna Cum Laude and did this while also serving as an author for the Harvard Crimson weekly, the school’s newspaper.
After finishing his college courses, Pulier moved across the country to Los Angeles in 1991 and his first achievement was founding a company called People Doing Things, or PDT. The purpose of the company was made to address serious issues such as education, finances and health care among other things by using the most innovative technology at the time. PDT was not the only company that Pulier was responsible for creating, as he founded Digital Evolution in 1994 which utilized technology to connect with people and learn more about the world. Other companies he founded include Akana in 2001, where he was both the founder and former CEO, Media Platform Inc in 2007, ServiceMesh Inc in 2008 and most recently, vAtomic Systems Inc in 2015.
Though Eric Pulier has accomplished much as far as businesses go, he is also known for being a philanthropist and contributor to non-profit groups. For example, he has served on the innovating board of XPrize and frequently donates to the company, which is tasked with organizing and holding competitions where the people involved are pushed to develop technology that can benefit humanity. Pulier has also campaigned for free college tuition for American students, suggesting that free college for all Americans would greatly benefit the whole world.