You don’t get to be one of the biggest tech entrepreneurs without putting in the work. Eric Pulier has steadily been making a name for himself in Los Angeles’ tech scene for the past, well, nearly two decades. Pulier is the founder of the legendary XPrize Foundation as well as the creator of a host of other successful tech companies. Pulier’s story is as interesting as it is innovative and future entrepreneurs are probably going to want to learn a little bit about his journey.
Eric Pulier was born and raised in New Jersey in the early ’80s. As a child of the ’80s he was around first hand in order to see computers start to trend toward more commonplace. For Eric Pulier it seemed to be love at first sight. In gradeschool Eric Pulier was already taking his time in order to learn how to program and by the time he graduated he was running his own computer database company. Keep in mind, computers weren’t small and affordable like they were today — at least not back the. Pulier’s devotion to all things technology was encompassing and invigorating, he knew what he wanted.
Next up was higher education where Eric Pulier would graduate from Harvard Magna Cum Laude. While at Harvard he ingratiated himself as a prolific writer for the Harvard Crimson, simultaneously showing off his editing skills and his foresight to cover topics that would soon become mainstream — including terrorism and other technology related fields. Post-graduation it was time to get to work. Pulier landed in Los Angeles in the early ’90s and quickly started his first company. Since then Mr. Pulier has been the guiding hand for almost a dozen different powerful tech companies, each bringing their own unique tale to the table. But most important of all we would point to his work as a philanthropist.
Eric Puler is the founder of the XPrize Foundation. XPrize is, perhaps, Pulier’s most innovative idea to date. The foundation focuses on giving children and young adults the chance to really push their tech dreams to reality in order to bring new technology to the market. An entire generation of tech masterminds have been raised through XPrize.