101 Top Illinois Finance Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based Finance companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Finance industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Illinois Finance Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

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Avant

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Avant is an online lending platform that offers alternatives to its clients with safe financial products.

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Amount is a digital technology company that accelerates digital transformation for financial institutions.

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IRI

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IRI is a Market research company specialized in development of big data and predictive analytics solutions.

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Enfusion

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Enfusion is a provider of a cloud-based portfolio management and risk system, as well as middle and back office services.

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Monroe Capital

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Monroe Capital is a provider of senior and junior debt and equity co-investments to middle market companies in the U.S. and Canada

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Zero Hash

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Zero Hash offers a post-trade settlement utility to bridge a fragmented market of diverse execution platforms.

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NextCapital

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NextCapital provides a personal benchmarking tool to help clearly understand how investments are performing.

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Invenergy

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Invenergy is a global privately-held developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions.

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Tegus

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Tegus is a smart-searchable platform for buy-side investors providing thousands of instantly available, peer-led expert call transcripts

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YCharts

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YCharts is a financial software company providing investment research tools including stock charts, stock ratings, and economic indicators.

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Family Office

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Family Office Trust Company | Private capital creating value via non-traditional partnerships, capital structures, and talent.

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HighTower Advisors

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HighTower is a financial services company providing solutions for high-net-worth and institutional clients.

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tastytrade

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Tastytrade is a financial media company that offers trade and finance-related edutainment content for traders and investors.

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Boro

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Boro is the banking app for Gen-Z college students.

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Citadel

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Citadel is a financial services company offering a comprehensive range of wealth management services to individuals.

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The Small Exchange

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The Small Exchange conducts more participants to financial markets with simpler and smaller futures products.

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Dough

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Dough is a web-based investing platform that helps individual traders manage their own finances.

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M1 Finance

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M1 Finance provides a free platform to enable people to manage and grow their money with control and automation.

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BloXroute Labs

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BloXroute is a blockchain distribution network to help your blockchains scale to thousands of transactions/second on-chain.

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Visible.vc

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Visible.vc is an investor relationship management platform used by company founders across the globe.

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Performance Trust Capital Partners

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PT Capital Partners buys and sells securities, other investment products, and manages investment portfolios and financial planning services.

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Tackle AI

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Tackle AI is an algorithms and neural network that automatically discover data on any type of document or image.

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Old Second National Bank

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Old Second National Bank is a national banking organization that provides commercial, treasury management and retail banking services.

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ArgonCredit

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Argon Credit is a online personal loan startup. Currently growing in the U.S. with plans to expand into the U.K., Europe and Australia.

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MortgageHippo

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MortgageHippo is a B2B fintech company delivering white-labeled web and mobile-ready digital platforms to banks and mortgage lenders.

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Payline Data, LLC

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Platform for Killer Payment Experiences for in-app, in-store and online for buyers and sellers alike. Experience Payments Differently.

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LQD Business Finance

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LQD Business Finance is a Chicago-based, technology-enabled company that provides small and medium sized businesses with structured loans.

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Clockwork

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Intelligent, all in one FP&A software for growing companies and their advisors

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UrbanStat

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UrbanStat helps P&C insurance carriers to improve their loss ratio by up to 7% with geostatistics and machine learning.

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CNA Insurance Company

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CNA is an Insurance Company, selling insurance products and services.

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PEAK6 Investments LLC

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Peak6 Investments operates as an investment management firm.

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Heartland Bank and Trust

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Heartland Bank and Trust is a banking firm offering housing lending services.

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MB Financial

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MB Financial was founded in 1911

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ChangEd

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ChangEd is a mobile app that helps pay down student loans by using spare change from everyday purchases to make additional payments.

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KPI Sense

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CFO solutions built for SaaS businesses. Tech-enabled automation paired with SaaS expertise at one low monthly cost.

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IFF

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IFF strengthens nonprofits and the communities they serve by providing leadership, capital, and real estate solutions.

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Rapunzl – Invest. Share. Win.

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Rapunzl is an award-winning app that allows you to earn cash & scholarship prizes while you learn how to invest.

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Cumulus Funding

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Cumulus Funding provides funds to help you make purchases or pay down loans, credit cards or other bills.

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Allstate

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Allsta is one of the largest U.S. property-casualty insurers.

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Paro

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Paro is an exclusive network of the very best on-demand financial professionals.

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TurboAppeal

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Appeal your property taxes, simply.

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CME Group

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CME Group operates large futures exchanges in Chicago and New York City.

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SaveUp

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SaveUp is an online rewards program encouraging users to save money and pay their debt while earning credits to play for prizes.

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Parkway Bank & Trust Company

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Parkway Bank & Trust company-owned and operated financial institution that offers customer service, financial products, and services.

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Loan Ecosystem Online

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Loan Ecosystem Online is a fintech platform that utilizes advanced encryption technology to provide military-grade security for information.

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GiveForward

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GiveForward is an online platform that helps families in times of challenges.

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Park Ridge Community Bank

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Park Ridge Community Bank is a provider of business and personal banking services for its communities and customers.

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Halo Investing

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Halo Investing is a financial technology platform that provides structured note investments to the average investor.

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State Farm Insurance

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State Farm is a group of insurance and financial services.

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MVTRAC

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MVTRAC is the leading provider of on-demand data solutions for auto finance.

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IPXI

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IPXI is a financial exchange firm that facilitates the non-exclusive licensing and trading of intellectual property rights.

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Pangea Money Transfer

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Pangea Money Transfer is a global remittance and underbanked financial services provider.

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Tidal Commerce

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Modern, Simple, Cloud-powered, Payment Processing and Merchant Services for businesses of all sizes.

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Franklin Financial Services

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Franklin Financial Services is a holding company that involves in financial services and offers traditional banking services.

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DRW

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DRW is a diversified trading firm that combines technology, research, and risk management to capture trading and investment opportunities.

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Falcon Insurance Group

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Falcon Insurance Group is an insurance company that offers personal car insurance regardless of an insured’s driving history.

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AdYapper

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AdYapper tracks display and mobile ads that generate detailed verification data, consumer sentiment, and viewability.

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OCC

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OCC operates as an equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets.

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SPAC Research

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SPAC Research is a premier resource for information on special purpose acquisition companies.

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Ditto

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$1-A-Ditto across Brokerages & Exchanges Globally -A StatsBased IncomeDriven Platform Powering Decentralized PonziProof Investing

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LSV Asset Management

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LSV Asset Management specializes in value equity management for institutional investors around the world.

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Dieterich Bank

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Dieterich Bank provides banking and financial services to local farmers, merchants, and people.

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Alltuition

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Alltuition is an online search engine that enables collage students to find sources for financial aid.

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Holcomb Bank

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Holcomb Bank is a locally-owned and full-service community bank.

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The Blue Venture Fund

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The Blue Venture Fund is a corporate venture fund program that focuses on innovating the healthcare industry.

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Akouba

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Akouba is a the first SAAS platform to provide community and regional banks with an online, end-to-end, small business lending solution.

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SimpleRelevance

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Our machine learning platform was acquired by Rise Interactive December 2015! Follow technology updates through their site and blog posts

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EQDerivatives

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EQDerivatives provides volatility derivatives and alternative risk premia news, research, and event content.

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Discover Financial Services

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Discover Financial Services is a direct banking and payment services company.

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Guaranteed Rate

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Guaranteed Rate provides mortgage lending services such as home loans and home mortgage refinancing services.

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Trading Block

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Trading Block is an online brokerage, allowing self-directed investors identify new strategies for generating portfolio income and more.

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Financial Health Network

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Financial Health Network is a trusted resource for business leaders united in a mission to improve the financial health of their customers.

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Socios.com

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Socios.com utilizes the blockchain technology monetize football club fan bases.

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Merchants and Manufacturers Bank

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Merchants and Manufacturers Bank offers a wide variety of products and services designed to help small and mid-size businesses.

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LinkCapital

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LinkCapital offers low-rate, flexible student loan refinancing programs specifically tailored to the needs of medical professionals.

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Asset Allocation and Management Company

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Since 1982, AAM has been using our size as an advantage to build creative investment portfolios to maximize risk adjusted returns.

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Royalty Capital Corporation

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Royalty Capital is a financial services holding company providing financing and management to its subsidiary, Royalty Capital Life.

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First Community Financial Bank

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First Community Financial Bank specializes in providing banking services.

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Project Fixup

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Project Fixup is a dating platform connecting mutually interested individuals.

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WebCurfew

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WebCurfew is a parental control web service enabling parents to control when and how their children access their home internet.

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Enova International

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Enova provides reliable, real-time financial options for people facing immediate cash demands.

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First Robinson Financial Corp

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First Robinson Savings Bank, an independent, locally-owned community bank, provides technology services such as online banking and more.

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Sidley Austin

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Sidley is a law firm providing legal advising services for businesses.

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SocialCrunch

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SocialCrunch is a data collection platform providing social and human behavior-related statistics to users.

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Clearstream.TV

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Clearstream is a data-enabled video distribution platform.

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Laurence Capital Management

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Laurence Capital Management is an investment management company focused on litigation finance deals to mobile home parks.

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Kettera Strategies

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Kettera Strategies is an online marketplace for accessing alternative investments.

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Lincoln International

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Lincoln International specializes in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, valuations, fairness opinions and jv advisory services.

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Tastyworks

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Trade options, stock, and futures at one of the premiere brokerage firms in the industry.

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Donnelley Financial Solutions

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Donnelley Financial Solutions (DFIN) is a leader in risk and compliance solutions.

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Guidehouse

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Guidehouse is a global provider of consulting services with a focus on driving cross-market advancements.

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Incapital

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Providing securities firms and individual investors more efficient access to corporate bonds.

Barchart

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Barchart’s Media and Solutions divisions provide leading content and services to the global financial, media, and commodity industries

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TradeTools FX

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Goal to create simple, secure and user friendly solutions for the FX market.

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Illinois Real Estate Title Center

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Illinois Real Estate Title Center offers title insurance and services for all types of residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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A.M. Money

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M. Money provides no co-signer low-cost, and flexible college financing to help students finance their college education.

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First Trust Portfolios

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First Trust Portfolios L.P. and its affiliate First Trust Advisors L.P. (collectively First Trust) were established in 1991 with a mission

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Fundology

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Fundology is a high security M&A project management platform for complex transactions and due diligence.

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Overline (prev. BC)

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A mineable multichain protocol.

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Lendsquare

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LendSquare is an online platform that allows small businesses to finance growth by borrowing money from their customers and communities.

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