Eric Pulier has proven to be an especially hard worker, no matter what stage of life he is in or what he is doing. While originally born and raised in Teaneck, which is a small town inside of New Jersey, he set his sights high. By the time he reached the fourth grade, he had started programming computers, and when he reached high school, he had started his very own database computer company. With this sort of drive and experience, it propelled him onto greater heights and he now is one of the leading entrepreneurs in all of the Los Angeles area.
By the time Eric graduated, he started his college career in Harvard during the mid 1980s. While in Harvard he majored in American literature and English and also served as an editor for the Harvard Crimson, which is the Harvard student newspaper. While attending Harvard he also took classes at MIT and graduated magna cum laude in 1988, just four years after enrolling with the double major.
Eric remained in the Northeastern United States until he decided to pack his bags and move out to the sunny coast of California, In 1991, he set up stakes in Los Angeles and created People Doing Things, which is a company designed to assist the health care, education and other industries in the region. By 1994, he started an interactive company called Digital Evolution. He wanted to build a service to help children with medical issues, and with the combination of his previous companies, he went on to create Starbright World, which is a private social network designed for children who suffer from chronic illnesses. This way, children can connect with one another, communicate, and stay in contact with other children who have the same kind of problems and are battling similar illnesses and issues.
Eric (profiled on Angel.co) has continued to thrive and impress in the tech industry, and in 1997, he was added to the Presidential Inaugural Committee where he worked and showcased a new exhibit in Washington D.C. He also worked with Al Gore’s health care and technology reform with the help of his Starbright World social media service.
Outside of the different companies he has opened up and started, he is also a major donor to several non profit organizations throughout the country. He also serves as the head of the X-Prize Foundation and The Painted Turtle, both of which are designed to improve the loves of others. The Painted Turtle works along the lines as his social media network, which brings children with chronic illnesses together in order to enjoy time with one another. This is especially important for children who have met online and wish to share their experiences in person.