Eric Pulier: The Entrepreneur with a Big Heart

Eric Pulier is an entrepreneur, author, technologist, philanthropist and public speaker who lives in Los Angeles, California. He, however, grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey. Pulier has four children.

He is widely known for his entrepreneurial skills. He has founded more than 15 companies. He sold one of his latest companies for $350 million. Eric Pulier is the kind of guy who can transform almost any idea into a startup worth millions of dollars. His innovative ideas impact many lives.


In 1984, Pulier graduated from Teaneck High School. He attended Harvard University where he earned his BA. At Harvard, Pulier learned English and American literature. He also worked as a writer and editor for The Harvard Crimson. In 1988, he graduated magna cum laude. He also attended some classes at MIT.

By fourth grade, Pulier had started programming computers. And in high school, he gained entrepreneurial skills, which helped him to start a database computer company.

Work and philanthropy

In 1991, Pulier moved to Los Angeles where he founded a company known as People Doing Things (PDT). PDT addressed various issues, including education and health care, through technology. Three years later, Pulier founded interactive agency Digital Evolution. In 1998, there was a merger between Digital Evolution and US interactive.

Pulier is also known to have assisted in the development of Starbright World, a social network through which chronically children ill children can interact, chat, post content and blog.

Eric Pulier has also devoted his time to philanthropic organizations, and is an active member of the philanthropic community. Through the use of technology, he strives to deal with problems facing children with disability as well as communities experiencing economic challenges.

During his early years, he supported Multiple Sclerosis patients by creating multimediaeducational problems to educate them about the disease. He has also been at the forefront when it comes to providing underprivileged communities with affordable cloud-computing resources.

Pulier is also a donor to various non-profit organizations. He serves the X-Prize Foundation’s innovation board, and sits on the board of other philanthropic organizations, including The Painted Turtle. He is a true hero.