At one time or another, you have probably heard the name of Eric Pulier come up. Be it in the business, philanthropy, public speaking or technology world, the name Eric Pulier has certainly been heard. This is because he is one of the sharpest minds in all the mentioned sectors.
Pulier gives hope to children who are talented with computer. He started computer programming when in fourth grade. This is pretty inspiring. While in high school, he was already materializing his computer interests. And, this is when he started his very first computer database company.
His skills were further sharpened by his attendance to Harvard University and Massachusetts institute of Technology. While at Harvard, he was an American English and Literature Major. He also participates in the Harvard Crimson column, taking the tasks of both an editor and columnist. Subsequently he attended the nearing MIT where he continued to sharpen his technological skills. In the year 1988, he managed to graduate Magna cam Laude.
Shortly after graduating, Pulier moved to Los Angeles where he started his company, People Doing Things. The company aimed at helping kids and young individuals make their lives better by providing solutions in some aspects of their lives. After founding People Doing Things, other companies such as Desktone, US Interactive, and ServiceMesh. With various ventures, Pulier has managed to raise over 700 million dollars.
Pulier is passionate about communities. He contributes and donates to various charities with the aim of empowering people, both economically and in terms of health. Pulier started Starbright World for children suffering from chronic illnesses all over the world. With this social media platform, these kids are able to make friends and share experiences with other children who suffer the same illnesses as they do. Similarly, he seats on the board of Painted Turtles, a foundation that helps chronically ill children.
He sits on the board of XPRIZE. The XPRIZE foundation holds various technological development competitions. Projects with highest potential at bettering the world are picked and funded. This way, Pulier is able to steward change in the world through technology.