Eric Pulier has made numerous software engineer and entrepreneur recognitions over the years, including CRN’s VAR Business Top 30 eVisionaries of 1998. Pulier formerly focused exclusively on enterprise service-oriented software and also brought his innovative ideas to non-profit groups and government initiatives. But now he’s joined the startup seeding and ventures industry and is opening a new company, vAtomic Ventures. Inspired by the developers of Uber and the mobile gaming industry, vAtomic Ventures is exploring ways to create disruptive apps using ideas from mobile games to address real world business solutions.
Pulier had a passion for exploring technology back when he was a young 4th grader learning how to program. He was a high honors student coming out of high school who earned a scholarship to Harvard. He completed a bachelor’s degree at Harvard in American literature and also served as a writer for the Harvard Crimson. Pulier also took classes at MIT on the side.
Eric Pulier started as a consultant for a social activist non-profit group in Los Angeles known as People Doing Things. Three years later he founded a company of his own that specialized in interactive digital media that was later merged into the US Interactive platform. During this time Pulier also started exploring virtual desktop and cutting edge server technology, and eventually he developed a virtual desktop application named Desktone which is now part of VMware’s suite. Pulier also built a cloud enterprise system in ServiceMesh which was later bought out by the Computer Sciences Corporation.
Pulier was also a consultant to former President Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative and a technology advisor to the Al Gore Healthcare Forum. His passion for bringing technology into healthcare and having some fun while at it was on display at the 1998 Starbright World event. This event was put together at several children’s hospitals across the US and had 3D interactive games and videoconferencing for children with serious diseases. Many years later Pulier joined Peter Diamandis’s XPrize on the Board of Innovation. XPrize is a technology exploration and competition program that awards thousands of dollars in prizes to teams who can create a solution for a scientific challenge.