Founder

Daniel L. Doctoroff

Having lost both his father and uncle to ALS, Daniel L. Doctoroff founded Target ALS in 2013 in collaboration with Bloomberg Philanthropies and financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein to create a new collaborative framework for scientists.

Mr. Doctoroff is currently the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company that accelerates the integration of digital technology into urban environments. Prior to forming Sidewalk Labs, he was president and CEO of Bloomberg LP, the leading provider of financial news and information, and before that he was New York City’s longest-serving Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding. Prior to serving as Deputy Mayor, he was a managing director at Oak Hill Capital Partners. He serves on the boards of the University of Chicago, United States Olympic Committee, Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Resources Institute, and Human Rights First. He is the Founder and Chairman of The Shed, New York’s newest cultural institution. He is the author of Greater Than Ever: New York’s Big Comeback.

“THIS IS A DEVASTATING DISEASE, AND THERE’S BEEN LITTLE HOPE FOR THOSE DIAGNOSED, INCLUDING MY FATHER AND UNCLE. THANKS TO PROMISING RESEARCH OF THE PAST FEW YEARS, WE NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RADICALLY CHANGE THE PROGRESSION OF THE DISEASE AND IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES.”

–Daniel L. Doctoroff, Founder