You can’t really talk about the world of technology and the entrepreneurs within it if you don’t mention Eric Pulier. Pulier is a wunderkind of sorts as he is rapidly becoming our favorite entrepreneur to follow. Pulier has already established himself as one of the top tech investors in the world and his work continues to impress at pretty much every step. Not only is Pulier an entrepreneur but he is also a philanthropist, author, and venture capitalist. We think that burgeoning tech enthusiasts deserve to hear a little more about his incredible career leading into the tech world.
If you can imagine it all starts in a small neighborhood in New Jersey, back in the ’80s. Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey and it was there that it quickly became apparent that he had an affinity for computers and technology that simply would not be matched by anything else in his life. Pulier quickly latched onto technology as he began to program his own computer software while in just 4th grade. From there it was a skip and a step until Pulier was running his own computer database company by the time that he graduated high school. This was an era, we should remind readers, where rampant computer use wasn’t quite the norm — not yet. Computers were still specialty technology so Pulier’s fascination and success with them was remarkable.
From there it wasn’t long until Pulier was living life as a true standout. Pulier went to Harvard where he would graduate Magna Cum Laude while balancing his studies with his work as an editor on the Harvard Crimson which was a school paper. The Crimson covered serious topics, ahead of their time we might add, including terrorism. Pulier established himself as a sharp witted individual who had his eyes always on the horizon.
In the early ’90s we’d see Pulier make the jump to the West Coast and subsequently into the technological world. Pulier quickly established his first company, focused on the medical industry, and his early success allowed him to pursue bigger ventures — leading to his most prized work with XPrize.