Eric Pulier’s profile as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropists is impeccable. Mr. Pulier currently serves as the Executive Director of the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council and an elite member of the Progressive Policy Institute’s New Economy Task Force. The enormous success makes it hard to believe Pulier’s modest beginning.
Early life and Education
Eric Pulier grew up in New Jersey. His love for computer programming started when he was in fourth grade and founded his first technology database computer startup while in high school. Pulier studied English and American Literature at Harvard University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1988.
Career as a Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur
Pulier established People Doing Things (PDT) in 1991, a firm that addressed education, health care, and other issues using technology. He founded interactive agency Digital Evolution in 1994 which merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998.
In 1997, Pulier accepted a proposal from Clinton Administration to create the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C. Following the exhibition, Pulier made several important contacts that made him undertake initiatives such as Al Gore’s health care and technology forum. He also became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Eric Pulier has cofounded and founded several companies where he has helped raise hundreds of millions of dollars. Startup companies have counted on his support as one of the renowned innovators of his generation. Some of the ventures that Mr. Pulier has founded and cofounded are ServiceMesh, US Interactive, Akana, Digital Evolution, Desktone, Media Platform, and TM Forum, previously known as Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council.
Pulier is a benevolent donor to numerous non-profit organizations and sits on the board of Painted Turtle, a camp for kids suffering from chronic sickness. Besides his substantial contributions in the private sector, Pulier established Starbright World, a platform for kids with severe childhood sickness. The social media platform gives kids the chance to connect with other others and share their experiences.
Pulier’s passion for English and American literature did not end at Harvard University. He is an esteemed author, writing books such as Understanding Enterprise SOA and columns in Forbes Magazine. His publications give entrepreneurs and technologists an invaluable picture on various issues and their interdependence.