If you’ve spent any measure of time in the Los Angeles technology scene then you’ve likely heard of Eric Pulier. Right now Eric Pulier is riding high on the success that his innovative foundation XPrize is having. However, Eric Pulier is way more than just his work at XPrize — he is one of the most innovative and exciting entrepreneurs in the game. Pulier has established himself every step of his career arc and we are going to analyze those steps. If you want to make it in the tech field, maybe following in Pulier’s steps wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
To start things out we should probably go to Pulier’s childhood. Don’t roll your eyes yet, this is worth knowing. Eric Pulier grew up in the ’80s before the computers were so relevant like they are today. Despite this fact Pulier was fascinated. By fourth grade Eric Pulier was programming his own computers. By the time Pulier graduated from high school he was running his own computer database company. Now it was the mid-80s and Pulier knew it was time to leave his home, New Jersey. Next up was college: Harvard.
Pulier maneuvered into Ivy league as easy as anything else in his life. Pulier graduated from Harvard Magna Cum Laude. Along the way Pulier established himself as an editor and writer for the school paper — the Harvard Crimson. Pulier touched on subjects that would not become commonplace until much later on in our lives – terrorism, geopolitcs, and other stigmas of the day and the future. Pulier finished up with Harvard and moved to Los Angeles, ready to start his carer in the tech field.
What followed was a rapid ascent up the ranks as Eric Pulier made his mark on the tech world early. By 1991 Pulier had already started his first company, People Doing Things. This company focused on tech in the health care and education industries. From here Pulier was ready to roll. He’s since founded a handful of his own companies, including some important work in philanthropy. This seems to be only the beginning for Eric Pulier.