Eric Pulier is a well known published author, technologist, public speaker, columnist and philanthropist. He has been immensely successful in raising hundreds of millions of dollars for companies that he has either founded or co-founded. He has founded more than fifteen different companies that include Akana, Desktop, Media Platform, the Enterprise Leadership Council as well as Digital Evolution. He has also invested a lot of his time and hard-earned many in venture capital funds that include eCompanies, Monitor Ventures, Trident Capital and the latest being an alliance with the biggest firms in the technology industry. He is also well known for investing in numerous seed level startups that are in the media and technology sector, and most of them have been able to get successful financing.
He graduated in Teaneck High School in 1984 and proceeded to Harvard University for his Bachelor of Arts and graduated in 1988. In his collegiate career, he studied American and English Literature, Visual and Environmental Studies and Computer Science. He also authored PulierLeg, which he wrote for the Harvard Crimson Weekly that he also edited.
He was chosen by the Clinton and Al Gore government to commemorate their second inauguration. The event took place in Washington and was attended by thousands of people who included Congress members, members of the US Supreme Court as well as their Senate counterparts. The President and his Deputy also attended, and he was featured on every television station describing the event.
He used the event to showcase the impact that technology had in future developments. He subdivided the categories into community, entertainment, government, education, health, environment and family. For all the categories, he was involved in personally sourcing for funds through personal donations and from corporate bodies. He was also responsible for shipping the technology and equipment, the setting up as well as management of the whole event. He managed the construction and union aspects of the event by networking, computing, staffing, power pressing as well as all matters related to the press and security.
To the amazement of many, he arranged an unprecedented showcase for the whole event by having a live feed from the Satellite Shuttle. The feed provided live interactions with shuttle astronauts. Before the event, he was involved in the Vice-President’s technology and health care committees whereby he was interviewed by the Vice President in front of a very big audience.
Due to his line of work, he is philanthropic and very passionate about community matters that are related to coming up with technological solutions to solve problems. In addition, he has also served in the Clinton Global Initiative as a member where he also spearheaded the design of a program that sought to provide cloud-computing resources that are cheap.