Eric Pulier is a man of no small accomplishments. He’s the founder of several interactive software and digital media companies, invested in startup businesses, worked behind the scenes with former President Clinton, serves on several children’s charities, and is a father of four. Having been successful at founding several companies and software solutions, Pulier now dedicates his time to encouraging young people to do the same. He is on the board of innovation at Xprize, a company that offers incentives to young people to help tackle challenges in various industries from the environment, energy, and even space and ocean exploration.
Eric Pulier began at Harvard, where he was a writer for the Harvard Crimson and studied American and English literature, but also took technology classes over at MIT on the side. He got into software development, and helped start several major IT companies such as Digital Evolution, Akana, and Desktone. He also founded a cloud-integrated platform called ServiceMesh, which provided large enterprises with a network management system and task integration modules all in one solution. ServiceMesh was later bought out by the Computer Sciences Corporation.
Pulier has done a lot of charity work around the world, working for the Clinton Global Initiative, and was once honored at a charity dinner for US Doctor’s for Africa. He’s spearheaded the founding of the ACE Foundation, a company that harnesses computer technology to help bring clean water to desperate countries, and find solutions to environmental challenges. Pulier was also the key designer of former President Clinton’s “Bridge to the 21st Century” exhibition.
Pulier has done work with young children’s philanthropy, helping fund an interactive computer program for children with multiple sclerosis. He also helped with the Starbright World project, a virtual reality event involving several children’s hospitals and Microsoft corporation aimed at providing an inside look at diabetes for affected children. He’s also on the board at Painted Turtle, where children with chronic illnesses or inherited disabilities can go for a week to summer camp.