There are a bunch of different ways to ‘make it’ in the business and tech world. Ten or fifteen years ago, before the internet was quite so popular and widespread, it seemed like the Wild West for investors. Eric Pulier, one of those Wild West investors, has turned into a powerhouse in the industry. Though he doesn’t look a day over 40, Pulier has put in the time and effort required to make a go of it in the tech world. Let’s take a look at the interesting, varied, and wild career that Pulier has managed to develop over his life.
Eric Pulier was pulled to technology as a child and it makes absolute sense how he grew into the field. By the time he graduated high school Pulier was already programming, creating databases, and working on his own company. From high school to college Pulier would go on to attend Harvard. Pulier became a renowned writer for the Harvard Crimson and he was known for his quick wit and ability to engage readers at all times. Sound important for an entrepreneur, right? Pulier graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts before making the big jump out to the coast and to Los Angeles. The time was right to start putting in the work in the industry.
Pulier’s biggest success has come with the company, XPrize. XPrize is equal parts foundation and innovation as it seeks to give inspiration to tech based entrepreneurs around the world. XPrize does yearly competitions that reward the most innovative in their field and the results have been impressive. Winners of the XPrize award have developed technology all the way up the ladder to NASA. This is an invaluable opportunity for tech based entrepreneurs and it is something that Pulier has got to be proud of.
Pulier has played a huge role in founding or funding at least 15 different companies in his career. He’s also made sure to focus on giving back. Pulier has engaged steadfastly in philanthropic endeavors for disadvantaged and chronically ill children as well as those who suffer from Multiple Sclerosis. With more success around the corner we expect Pulier to continue giving back as he has.