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Ken Carnesi


A deep-rooted problem solver with a background in technology and finance, Ken Carnesi (34) serves as Founder and CEO of DNSFilter, an internet security provider that uses artificial intelligence to protect enterprise organizations and their users from online threats. His dissatisfaction with previously available internet security options for clients under his ISP, led him to recognize the need that then became DNSFilter.

In 2007, while attending Boston College Ken started Anaptyx, a wireless internet service provider that he successfully grew into a multi-million-dollar organization that got him named in EMPACT’s 2009 and 2010 “30 under 30” initiative. In 2018, through DNSFilter, Ken then earned entrance and successfully graduated the prestigious Techstars Accelerator program, which he considers to be one of the most transformative experiences of his life. 


Today, DNSFilter provides security services for nearly 8,000 organizations, including several Fortune 500 enterprises and operates the fastest and most extensive DNS content filtering network in the world.


When he’s not working, Ken can be found on the track— racing cars and motorcycles. He has attended BMW M School, California Superbike School and placed 2nd in the SCCA SCR championship in 2016. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, fishing, gourmet cooking, reading, and traveling.


Whether he’s serving current customers or looking towards the future, Ken remains passionate about emerging technology and markets as well as venture capital opportunities.