Eric Pulier is a computer engineer who started all the way back in elementary school, but now he’s working with new computer and mobile technology startups in various seed investing companies. His latest company is vAtomic Ventures, a mobile application development company that explores gaming technology to put it to use in business apps similar to Uber. Pulier was inspired by the creators of Uber because of how it disrupted the transportation industry, and he’s looking into blockchain and Bitcoin technology to be the disruptors of tomorrow. Pulier is also an advisor to the XPrize Foundation’s Board of Innovation.
Eric Pulier was one of the top students of his Teaneck, NJ high school class. He earned acceptance and a scholarship to Harvard where in addition to his computer programming skills he was gifted at writing and contributed to the famous Harvard Crimson. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree in American and English literature. By the 1990s he had moved out to Los Angeles and his computer engineering entrepreneurship started with People Doing Things, a group that sought to explore challenges to healthcare, education and environment through computer software and programming. In 1994 his first interactive software company Digital Evolution was formed and later merged with US Interactive, LLC.
While working as an executive for US Interactive, Eric Pulier also was an advisor to then President Clinton’s Global Initiative Program and the Inaugural Committee. In 1997 to celebrate President Clinton’s reelection, Pulier brought the Presidential Technology Exhibition to Washington D.C., and at this event he showed future products to the television cameras. In 1998 Pulier and US Interactive became the partners to Starbright World, a program built for seriously ill children at children’s hospitals across the US and had interactive gaming software, live chat and videoconferencing across an online platform.
In the 2000s Pulier started becoming a cloud enterprise pioneer with his applications in Akana, Desktone and ServiceMesh. Desktone was a virtual desktop that was later acquired by VMware, and ServiceMesh was a cloud infrastructure program that was bought by the Computer Sciences Corporation. Pulier was nominated to VAR Business’s Top 30 eVisionaries list and also wrote the book Understanding Enterprise SOA.