David Siegel

David Siegel

Formal First Name
1961 - present

David Siegel is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Two Sigma, a financial sciences company that drives transformations across the financial services industry in investment management, venture capital, private equity, and insurance. He is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose efforts highlight his belief that education, science, and technology are the keys to a better world.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Born in the Bronx, Siegel is a computer fanatic who was drawn to computer science at a young age
  • Inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey, he developed a deep interest in programming. This interest sparked a life-long passion for building intelligent computational systems, reflecting the belief in technology’s potential to improve virtually every human endeavor.
  • Siegel's family endowment supports education and research programs like the New York Hall of Science and Library For All.
  • He founded Siegel Family Endowment in 2011 to support organizations and leaders that will understand and shape the impact of technology on society.
  • In 2014, he co-founded the Scratch Foundation to support Scratch, a block-based programming language and online community for kids that helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.
  • He is Founding Chair of the advisory board for MIT Quest, an initiative to discover the foundations of human intelligence and drive the development of technological tools that can positively influence society.