Eric Pulier’s website says that he is an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist, but he is also a California dad of four who just happens to have founded upwards of fifteen companies and raised millions of dollars for various ventures. Plus, he has poured money into venture capital investments and charitable causes, and he seems to favor start-ups in media and technology.
His path to business success was perhaps begun through the obtainment of a Bachelor of Arts degree when he graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1988, with study in English and American Lit, Computer Science, and Visual and Environmental Studies. As a result of a connection made with Al Gore through this event, Pulier was asked to join the board of the Center for Telecommunications Management at the University of Southern California, Marshal, and successfully fulfilled this position for four years.
One of his earliest endeavors was a multimedia program to educate those with Multiple Sclerosis about the condition, and this utilized home computers that users could interact with even when their muscular control was lacking.
Pulier’s work has also brought technical help to Africa’s healthcare needs as well as underprivileged communities in the United States. Helping others to gain education is also at the forefront of Pulier’s financial donations, as he supports President Obama’s “Campaign for Free College Tuition” for all Americans.
Bettering mankind through technology and financing appears to be a theme to Pulier’s work and charitable giving and investments. He seems to like the way technology can help to move humanity forward in innovation and achievement, with a focus on providing help for those with health issues and those ensnared in poverty.