Eric Pulier has probably been best known for his work with enterprise service-oriented software and working in the Clinton Global Initiative and with former Vice President Al Gore. But he’s now turning a new leaf and entering into disruptive mobile technologies as well as researching blockchain technology. He’s started investing in mobile technology startups and his latest seed venture is vAtomic Systems. According to what Pulier told Ideamensch, vAtomic Systems is taking gaming technology and exploring how gaming technologies can effect great change in the real world economy.
Pulier is the founder of several tech companies including Digital Evolution, Media Platform, Akana and ServiceMesh. He began as a young programmer in elementary school and studied computer science on the side while attending Harvard. Pulier has a bachelor of arts in American and English literature and contributed columns to the Harvard Crimson newsletter. He began with Digital Evolution after moving to Los Angeles and from there he started pioneering in interactive business software and eventually enterprise platforms. His largest cloud computing platform ServiceMesh was purchased by the Computer Sciences Corporation in 2011, and he also founded the Cloud Enterprise Leadership Council of TM Forum during that time. Pulier also made VAR Business’s Top 30 eVisionaries list.
Pulier has worked with government agencies and non-profits including the National Science Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. In 1997 then President Bill Clinton’s staff chose Pulier to run the Presidential Technology Exhibition. Included in this exhibition was his Bridge to the 21st Century display which had several future consumer goods in the display tents and had a live internet feed being transmitted from the space shuttle.
In 1998 Eric Pulier teamed up with healthcare providers and several live video and virtual reality developers to launch Starbright World. This event had 3D games and simulations for patients in children’s hospitals and also had platforms enabling them to communicate through video. Today Pulier is a consultant for the XPrize competition committee which encourages young robotics and computer engineers to build programs to solve scientific challenges. He also helps run the Painted Turtle camp in California.