Eric Pulier: The 21st Century Benjamin Franklin

When asked who in the modern time represents the famous American figure Benjamin Franklin the most, people would jump to well-known political leaders. However, there is a man whose achievements align with those of Franklin, with slight adjustments for the time period difference. He is Eric Pulier, an entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. Notice that Pulier and Franklin share the same goals in their professions, to create a better world.

As an entrepreneur, Eric Pulier founded many startups that will go on to become very successful businesses. Some companies he had founded include Digital Evolution, US Interactive, Media Platform, Akana, Desktone, ServiceMesh, and the Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council, all well-known in the software industry. Not only is his founding track impressive, Pulier is also a very successful Venture Capitalist (VC). As of today, he has raised over hundred of millions to fund seed level startups, many who benefited from the additional support and will go on to build revolutionary software.

Eric Pulier’s experience as an author started when he was attending Harvard University to attain his BA which he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1988. He wrote a weekly column called the “PulierLeg” for the well-renowned Harvard Crimson, of which he was also an editor. Pulier’s study in English, American Literature and Computer Science allowed him to communicate tech from a bird’s eye view and its effects on society. He will go on to publish Understanding Enterprise SOA, a famous work of his.

Lastly, Eric Pulier was a family man and philanthropist. Active father of four who raises money for charity every year, notably the Starlight Foundation who helps children with chronic illness. Besides serving the people in need, Pulier also served the government just as Benjamin Franklin did. He was chosen to run Bill Clinton and Al Gore’s “Bridge to the 21st Century” during their second inauguration. The event was attended by thousands of people, including those who hold significant positions in the government. Pulier is a well-rounded man, a man that Benjamin Franklin would have called the true “American”.

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