Kenny Estes

Kenny Estes

Formal First Name
Ken (Kenny)

Kenny Estes is a crypto investor, high frequency trader, venture capitalist and serial manager of emerging alternative funds. He is the Co-Founder, CEO and Fund Manager of Diffuse, an alternative fund platform offering differentiated investment products. Esters has over 20 years of capital markets and financial services experience. He has been active in the crypto industry since 2017, and has served as an incubator and manager of emerging funds. Estes was among the first high frequency traders at Getco, now Virtu, spending 10 years building the firm from 15 employees to 1,500 employees as a global public company. He launched seven investment funds, spanning capital markets, real estate, and venture capital, including co-founding West Loop Ventures, an early stage B2B Fintech VC fund.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Estes was the founder of Pear Tree Property, where he raised and ran four funds to invest in cash flowing residential real estate in non-urban areas.

  • He has served as a member of the board of directors at Holberg Financial, VAUBAN, Seel, Openfinance, and Megalytics.

  • He spent a decade at Getco, where he worked both in the European and U.S. space.