The internet is truly a wonderful thing. The internet has been the great equalizer of industry over the past decade or so as more and more people flock to it to find their fortunes. Among those people is Eric Pulier — a renowned philanthropist, tech innovator, and entrepreneur. His ascent to the top of the tech industry has been fascinating to watch and anything but traditional. Let’s jump right into Pulier’s career track in order to show you what it takes to become an industry titan.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey where it was quickly apparent that he had dreams of a bigger future. Pulier was fascinated with computers at a young age and he was quick to put that fascination to the test. By fourth grade Pulier was coding on his own computers and by the time he graduated high school he was running his own computer database company. Keep in mind as well that this was the ’80s — growing up then meant computers weren’t as prevalent or important in business. What Pulier was doing was showing an interest in an industry that was also a risk.
Pulier graduated from high school and went on to Harvard where he was a writer for the school paper, the Harvard Crimson. Pulier showcased his wit and ability to entertain an audience before graduating. Pulier graduated Magna Cum Laude and quickly went out to Los Angeles in order to get his tech career off of the ground. Pulier hit the streets of L.A. running and had his first start up rolling by 1991 — “People Doing Things“. This start up focused on the medical and educational industries and was a source of innovation early on. Success with this start up quickly put Pulier on a map for success. Since then he’s funded or founded over a dozen different companies.
Now Eric Pulier is most well known for his work with XPrize — a research foundation. XPrize has been making gigantic leaps over the years, helping get tech innovators the opportunity that they need to blossom their own dreams. Eric Pulier’s work continues to pile up and we’re fascinated by the results.