Eric Pulier

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Eric Pulier
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Alma materHarvard University

Eric Pulier is an American entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist based in Los Angeles, California.

Early life and education[edit]

Pulier was raised in Teaneck, New Jersey,[1] where he attended Teaneck High School, graduating in 1984.[2] He began programming computers in the fourth grade and started a database computer company in high school. Pulier began studying at Harvard University in 1984. He majored in English and American literature, was an editor and wrote a column for The Harvard Crimson, and took classes at neighboring school MIT. He graduated magna cum laude in 1988.[3][4]


Pulier moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he founded People Doing Things (PDT), a company that addressed health care, education, and other issues through the use of technology. In 1994, he founded interactive agency Digital Evolution. The company merged with US Interactive LLC in 1998.[3] Pulier lead the effort to build Starbright World, a private social network for chronically ill children where they can chat, blog, post content and meet others who share similar experiences.[3][5]

In 1997, the Presidential Inaugural Committee selected Pulier to create and execute the Presidential Technology Exhibition in Washington D.C. called "The Bridge to the 21st Century."[6] Following the exhibition, he participated in then-Vice President Al Gore's health care and technology forum and advised on health care and technology initiatives.[3] Pulier is also a supporter and participant with the Clinton Global Initiative.[7]

Pulier is the founder of numerous other ventures, including Desktone, Media Platform, Akana and others. He also co-authored Understanding Enterprise SOA, a noted book on service-oriented architecture.[7][8]


Pulier is a donor to several non-profit organizations, and sits on the innovation board of the X-Prize Foundation (competitions to solve humanities greatest challenges), The Painted Turtle (camp for kids with chronic illness), and various other philanthropic organizations.


  1. ^ Smith, Erica. "How Eric Pulier is Helping to Shape the Software Industry", Gazette, September 11, 2017. Accessed September 11, 2017. "Eric Pulier was born in Teaneck, New Jersey."
  2. ^ Education, Accessed September 11, 2017. "Mr. Pulier graduated from Teaneck High School in 1984."
  3. ^ a b c d Mand, Adrienne (1 February 1999). "IQ Insider: Vision Thing". Adweek. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  4. ^ "Writer: Eric Pulier". The Harvard Crimson, Inc. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  5. ^ Kaplan, Karen (3 November 1997). "Turning a Bit Stream Into a Raging River". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  6. ^ Shiver Jr., Jube (20 January 1997). "A Romp in D.C.'s Playground". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b Bassett, Deborah. "The Clinton Global Initiative: Inspiring Change". Peace Magazine. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Understanding enterprise SOA". WorldCat. Retrieved 3 July 2015.

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