Eric Pulier, a New Jersey native, started programming computers in the fourth grade. In 1984, while still in high school, he started his own database company. This naturally brilliant young man went to Harvard and become the editor of the Harvard Crimson. In 1991, he moved to Los Angeles to start his own company.XPrize is one of his start ups that consists of competitions that have people who push themselves to their fullest potential. Pulier wanted to help people achieve their dreams and success. He is an active businessman and philanthropist with multiple start ups and other business ventures. Akana is another accomplishment for Pulier. This software company has acquired others under the brand. They sold out to Rogue Wave in 2006.
He is an active philanthropist. He has started the Painted Turtle, which is a camp for children with chronic illness. He has donated his time and his money to ensure children with special needs have a great summer experience. Starbright World is another organization that helps children with chronic illness through a social network to help them connect with each other.
Pulier has helped bring these children closer together.Eric Pulier works with special needs children to help them through their tough situations. Also, he is an active businessman, funding companies and creating start ups. He has worked with government organizations to try to find solutions to help with education and health issues through the use of technology. Pulier has worked to improve the lives of others through his businesses and charitable works.