Technology is always a huge factor in shaping how the world works, and the people who use it to its advantage are equally as important. Eric Pulier is a perfect example of this little fact of life.
Even as early as elementary school, Pulier had taken a vested interest in computers and technology when he was programming computers as a child. He took this a few steps further when he actively started his own database computer company when he was in high school. Naturally, he furthered this even more and when he enrolled at Harvard University in 1984, he took classes in computer science and visual and environmental studies while majoring in English and American literature.
Upon finishing his college career, Pulier moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and his first move was to create a company, which was eventually called People Doing Things (PDT). The purpose of the company was to use technology to be able to address major life issues such as health care, education and finances among others. Pulier, of course, did not stop with PDT and began founding other companies involved with using technology over the years, including Digital Evolution in 1994, US Interactive Inc in 1998, Akana in 2001, ServiceMesh, Inc in 2008, XPrize in 2013 and most recently, vAtomic Systems Inc in 2015.
In addition to creating several businesses, Eric Pulier is also a well-known philanthropist and humanitarian. For instance, he has donated to several different non-profit groups such as the ACE Foundation, which is a group that aims to reshape software so that it can be applied to solving the problems that face humanity at large. He has also been a donor and main collaborator for the Campaign for Free College Tuition, which is a group that was founded by a former Senior Advisor to Al Gore that aims to provide free affordable college to all American college students.