Eric Pulier is a self made man and did not grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was born and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey. He was certainly very bright and had quite a knack for technology. Eric would read IT manuals and even built his own computer from scratch in fourth grade. In his school he worked at a gas station to make extra money and in his free time programmed computers and studied technology. Eric’s hard work paid off and he was able to attend Harvard from 1984 to 1988. He received his Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, in Computer Sciences, Visual & Environmental Studies, and English & American Literature.
This brilliant mind dove into the sea of entrepreneurship and launched his first business in 1991 called People Doing Things. This company would create technology that would help solve huge issues in the healthcare and education field. After a while he sold the company to purse other ventures. Eric has started over a dozen ventures in his career mostly based on technology and how it can better people’s lives. Some of those include Desktone, Media Platform, Akana, Starbright World, and ServiceMesh.
Eric Pulier is also passionate about helping people through philanthropy. One of his most notable contributions is with the XPrize Foundation. It is a group of extraordinary people that help solve the world’s issues and better peoples lives. He also gives back The Painted Turtle. It is a camp for children with chronic illnesses to
forget their troubles temporarily and have some fun. The Painted Turtle also helps with funding for the children’s medical needs. One of Pulier’s current ventures (as founder and Chief Executive Officer) is called vAtomic Systems. They used digital devices to help companies connect with their audience. He has four kids, and that means that his days are very busy. He tries to stick to a regular schedule if possible finds that the morning is the best time for read and prepare. Eric also has a pen and paper in tow to write down new ideas that come to him. Instead of hastily jumping on his ideas, he gives them some time and thinks about them. If he could give one piece of advice to other entrepreneurs is to be flexible and persistent. It is a journey and does not always work on the first go around. Be patient and it will happen.