Eric Pulier knows a thing or two about succeeding as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the over-crowded field of technology. Pulier has had a life long fascination with technology and he has utilized his passion in order to create some of the most fascinating companies within industry. Pulier’s work with the XPrize Foundation has been riveting to watch, as well as his work with the mobile communications company vAtomic Systems. Pulier’s success as CEO has in no way changed who he is as a person, and that is who we are getting to know today.
Eric Pulier comes from New Jersey. As a child he was immediately fascinated with all things computers. Growing up in the ’80s, Pulier didn’t have the same access to computers that we do today. He had to make do with what was available and this led to him learning how to program largely at school. By the fourth grade Pulier was as comfortable with a computer’s programming language as he was with English. By the time Pulier would graduate high school he was already running his first company within the industry, albeit at a much smaller scale.
To find Eric Pulier success as entrepreneur you have to know what your passions are and you have to know that you can make them work for you. For Pulier these two options were one in the same. Pulier would head to Harvard after graduating high school where he would go on to lead the team of editors at the school paper, the Harvard Crimson. Pulier would establish himself as someone willing to go into all topics, addressing things like terrorism before they were a hot topic like they are today.
After graduating college, Magna Cum Laude we might add, Pulier would decide to move to California in order to pursue his dream. Pulier would immediately establish his first company in 1992. By the next year Pulier was a success and since then he has founded or funded at least 12 different companies along the way. Pulier’s work continues even 20 years after he first started.
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