Erik Pulier showed signs of becoming a successful entrepreneur at an early age. He began coding when he was in the 4th grade when his schoolmates were still attempting to master arithmetic and reading. His passion led him to create a database computer company in high school. He created this company when he worked at the 7/11 convenience store. After high school, he attended college at Harvard University where he majored in English and America Literature. Erik Pulier graduated from Harvard magna cum laude in 1988.
After Pulier graduated from Harvard he moved to Las Angeles California. One of Puliers first ventures was an organization called People Doing Things. It emphasized the integration of technology in healthcare and educational systems. The next project he developed was Digital Evolution which merged with US Interactive LLC. Other companies soon followed such as Akana, Desktone and Media Platform.
Erik Pulier distributes his time between his four kids, running multiple businesses and being a venture capitalist. He attributes his successful entrepreneur career to his commitment to innovation and his grit. He contributes some of his innovative ideas to connections he made between different concepts. In order to make these connections, he reads about subjects that he isn’t familiar with. For example, he likes to read about the human brain and how it works. His college experience is a testament to this strategy. Instead of studying computer science he studied English and American Literature. Combining this with the ability to push through difficult times makes for a winning combination for a successful entrepreneur.