As the founder and co-founder of and invester in 15 technology companies, Eric Pulier has been a powerful influence and demonstrated his talent for leadership within the industry. In 1997, the Presidential Inaugural Committee selected Pulier to complete “The Bridge to the 21st Century”, the re-elected administration’s technology exhibit.
His career, marked by his promotion of philanthropic causes, in technology began with People Doing Things, a company he founded to deliver healthcare and educational technology-based solutions. Digital Evolutions, the next company formed by Pulier, became a merger target for US Interactive, LLC in 1998, 4 years after its founding. ServiceMesh, Akana, Desktone, Media Platform and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership council are among the other notable tech companies that Pulier has started.
As an investor, he has participated in seed funding opportunities and partnered with several venture capital initiatives that have gone on to produce successful returns. His latest venture, vAtomic Systems, delivers gamification-themed products to various commerce, finance and technology industry sectors.
Pulier’s charitable achievements are no less mention-worthy. Founder and sitting board member of the XPRIZE Foundation, an innovation engine and facilitator of exponential change that holds competitions promoting solutions to intractable social and technological challenges, he also serves on the board of directors of The Painted Turtle, a summer camp for chronically ill children.
A believer in the power of the evolution of world-changing ideas from inspirational sources, Pulier records brief summaries of the fleeting impressions and inspirations he has throughout the day. This provides a log that he can return to later after the creative process has had time to let these ideas marinate, producing ripe solutions to his conscious mind at the right time.
About Eric Pulier
Eric Pulier graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude in 1988, earning a BA in English and American Literature. He has been an active principal and participant in the founding and funding of 15 technology companies over nearly 20 years.
Pulier attributes his success to persistence, recognizing that it often takes several attempts to transition from an idea to an implemented reality. A resident of Los Angeles, CA, Pulier actively participates in the parenting of his 4 children.