Los Angeles-based author and entrepreneur Eric Pulier started programming computers when he was in fourth grade. His love for technology has made him one of the most sought-after governmental tech gurus in the industry. Pulier has founded and co-founded a number of corporations that were funded by some of the most respected venture capital groups in the world.
Pulier moved to the Los Angeles area after graduating from Harvard. He founded his first company, People Doing Things (PDT) in 1991. The company provided healthcare and educational services with technology. His next venture was social network for sick children called Starbright World. As word of Pulier’s technology expertise made its way around certain circles, he was hired oversee man important jobs. In 1997, he was contracted to create an exhibit for the Clinton/Gore inauguration. The “Path To The 21st Century exhibit was placed on the Washington D.C. square. He was later brought aboard as a consultant with the Clinton Global Initiative.
Pulier continued to make his bones as a mover and shaker by creating other ventures including Desktone and Media Platform. He has been voted among the top 30 e-visionaries by many software organizations. He is a popular speaker and makes regular appearances at a number of global venues. Pulier currently sits on the board of X-Prize and serves as a judge. X-Prize is one of the most important initiatives created in the last 20 years.
The purpose is to challenge individuals to create innovations that have the potential to help mankind.
Pulier gives personal and business donations to many organizations. The Painted Turtle Organization is near and dear to his heart. Children who suffer from life-threatening and chronic illnesses are helped tremendously through the program. Pulier says he often gives to generous causes and the ones that are most beneficial for children are his favorite.