Eric Pulier, the longtime computer technology innovator is back at it again, but this time he’s focusing on something brand new. He formerly worked with government officials, large corporations and even non-profit groups, but now he’s become a startup company investor who is looking for small business apps that could become industry disruptors. His latest company that he shared with Ideamensch is vAtomic Systems, a company that explores gaming technology and uses gaming elements that could impact the real world. He also has a real interest in Bitcoin technology and its blockchain features.
Eric Pulier has certainly come a long way through the years having been a part of many computer software developments and ideas that have changed the technology landscape. He worked with early computers all the way back in the late 70s and early 80s while he was still in high school, and then pursued computer science on the side at MIT while he was studying American and English literature at Harvard. Pulier started working with software engineers out in Los Angeles and after working with some non-profit groups, he began Digital Evolution. This interactive software company was later merged with US Interactive, LLC.
Pulier specifically became interested in enterprise software and later cloud infrastructure. He was the head of the development of Desktone, a virtual desktop that would later become the foundation for VMware’s virtual machine program, and then ServiceMesh, a cloud computing platform for hosting enterprise environments in that was sold to the Computer Sciences Corporation in 2011. Pulier also helped form the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council at TM Forum.
Pulier worked with the Clinton administration during former President Clinton’s reelection and was the director of the Presidential Technology exhibition as part of the State of the Union in 1997. In 1998 he worked with several healthcare agencies and multimedia producers to bring the virtual reality wonder Starbright World to several children’s hospitals. Today he works with the Board of Innovation at XPrize Foundation and also is on the Board of Directors for the Painted Turtle summer camp out in California. He’s also a father of four children.