101 Top Illinois FinTech Companies and Startups of 2021

June 7, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Illinois based FinTech companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the FinTech 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 FinTech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Avant

Avant

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

Gate.io

Gate.io

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Gate.io is a Crypto exchange platform.

Gate.io

Amount

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

Gate.io

Tagomi

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Tagomi is a cryptocurrency trading platform to provide clients with trade better execution so they can keep more of their returns.

Gate.io

Tiv

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Tiv is a payments and rewards platform built with the gaming community at the core.

Gate.io

Envestnet

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Envestnet is a provider of technology-enabled investment and practice management solutions to financial advisors.

Gate.io

Braintree

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Braintree’s payment platform provides all the tools online and mobile businesses need to accept payments.

Gate.io

Ascent

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Ascent provides a cloud-based platform that helps financial services firms to keep their businesses compliant.

Gate.io

Zero Hash

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

Gate.io

NextCapital

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

Gate.io

ErisX

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ErisX specializes in digital asset space that offers both spot and futures contracts on one platform.

Gate.io

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

Gate.io

Current Mobile

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We enable millions of budget-conscious consumers to earn income from their daily habits.

Gate.io

Capital Markets Gateway

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CMG is a fintech firm offering an integrated digital workflow and analytics platform for capital markets professionals.

Gate.io

YCharts

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

Gate.io

Braviant Holdings

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A leading provider of tech-enabled credit products and services for underbanked consumers

Gate.io

Boro

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

Gate.io

Groundbreaker

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Groundbreaker offers an all-in-one real estate investment software to automate fundraising, investment management, and investor relations.

Gate.io

AeroPay

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The payments company for the next generation.

Gate.io

GTreasury

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Fully integrated cash and risk management solution to streamline processes and take your treasury functions from operational to strategic

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

EarlyBird

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EarlyBird is empowering parents, family, and friends to collectively invest in a child’s financial future, starting at the earliest age.

Gate.io

BloXroute Labs

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

Gate.io

Stacked

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Stacked is a smart automated crypto investing platform.

Gate.io

Lendr

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Lendr is a finance company that provides merchant cash advances to small to medium size businesses.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Rippleshot

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Credit and Debit Card Fraud Detection

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Clockwork

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

Gate.io

taxProper

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taxProper is a property tax management platform that provides homeowners with tools to save money on their property taxes.

Gate.io

Mezu

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Mezu is the only mobile money app that puts privacy first, letting consumers give and get money without sharing any personal information.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

CMT Digital Ventures

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CMT Digital is a venture capital firm engaging in the crypto asset and Blockchain technology industry.

Gate.io

DrawBridge Lending

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DrawBridge offers a lending loans with no margin calls backed by Bitcoin holdings.

Gate.io

Peanut Butter

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Student loan assistance as an employee benefit

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Cumulus Funding

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

Gate.io

WealthBlock

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WealthBlock is a technology firm established in 2018 and proudly based in Chicago, Illinois.

Gate.io

InfoReach

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InfoReach is non-biased software created for the financial asset trading market.

Gate.io

Simplex Investments

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Simplex Investments develops proprietary software to capitalize on financial market opportunity.

Gate.io

Glidera

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Glidera makes digital currency wallets better by providing applications the ability to offer bitcoin buy and sell services.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Spring

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Spring provides employees with financial education, goal-setting, budgeting, and 1-on-1 financial coaching.

Gate.io

Neurensic

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Machine learning regtech firm offering SaaS surveillance technology for detection of financial markets manipulation.

Gate.io

Airfordable

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Payment plans for flights before your departure

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Halo Investing

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

Gate.io

FeeBelly

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FeeBelly:FinTech App helping consumers See & Avoid costly hidden fees & terms in any Doc or Agreement before eSign or Pay at point of sale.

Gate.io

Pangea Money Transfer

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

Gate.io

Tidal Commerce

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

Gate.io

Medean

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Medean is an all-in-one budgeting app that uses gamification and peer comparisons to improve financial wellness

Gate.io

Public Good Software

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Meet new donors and raise more money by making online fundraising easy and accessible to all.

Gate.io

DRW

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

Gate.io

CoinFlip

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CoinFlip is a bitcoin ATM network that offers a way to buy and sell cryptocurrencies with cash.

Gate.io

Lotic Labs

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Lotic Labs powers financial innovation for water and the environment.

Gate.io

Evati

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Evati is a personal-finance app provider.

Gate.io

Ditto

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

Gate.io

ThinkMarkets

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Established in 2010, ThinkMarkets is a premium multi-asset online brokerage with headquarters in Chicago and offices globally.

Gate.io

FRST

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FRST provides unique datasets and professional-grade tools to digital asset traders.

Gate.io

Alltuition

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

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

Cardley

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Cardley is a technological company that offer a platform for startups based in Chicago to connect and share with their clients.

Gate.io

Bundle Network

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Bundle Network is an online platform connected to multiple cryptocurrency exchanges.

Gate.io

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.

Gate.io

RefToken

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Blockchain based affiliate marketing platform

Gate.io

DRW Venture Capital

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DRW Venture Capital, an arm of principal trading firm DRW, invests primarily in financial and enterprise technology.

Gate.io

Tastyworks

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

Gate.io

Rewards Network

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Rewards Network is a provider of capital and marketing services to the restaurant industry.

Gate.io

CreditNinja

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CreditNinja is a fintech company.

Gate.io

Supernova Technology

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Supernova Technology offers securities-based lending solutions that connect and empower the entire financial ecosystem.

Gate.io

Fundology

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

Gate.io

Alphacuity

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Alphacuity is a financial technology company,

Gate.io

Oranj

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Oranj provides wealth managers with digital advice tools to enhance the client experience and connect with and convert more prospects.

Gate.io

Sensefolio

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Artificial Intelligence ESG Data startup specialized in socially responsible investment #AI #ESG #SRI #AM #FinTech

Gate.io

Bridge Financial Technology

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Bridge is using software to change the way financial advisors run their businesses and interact with clients.

Gate.io

Dividend.com

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Dividend.com is a dedicated to dividend stock investing. We provide proprietary stock ratings, tools and news on dividend stocks.

Gate.io

Bluepay

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Bluepay provides technology-enabled credit card payment processing services for businesses in the U.S. and Canada.

Gate.io

Green Key Technologies

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GreenKey is the voice-driven collaboration platform for financial markets: enhancing compliance and enabling sophisticated data analytics.

Gate.io

Conotoxia

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Conotoxia Holding enables international money transfers, online currency exchange, multi-currency cards, online payments and Forex trading.

Gate.io

Eloan

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Eloan offer a simple and smart online application for personal loans.

Gate.io

GeoWealth, LLC

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GeoWealth is an end-to-end technology platform and turnkey model marketplace.

Gate.io

Magma Capital Funds

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Quantitative Hedge Fund

Gate.io

umaproject

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UMA is a decentralized financial contracts platform.

Gate.io

Decred

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Decred is an open and progressive cryptocurrency with a system of community-based governance integrated into its blockchain.

Gate.io

FranShares

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Fractional Franchise Investing

Gate.io

Digs

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Digs offers financial tools that empower consumers to build wealth through their home.

Gate.io

Encina group

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Encina Business Credit provides safe asset based lending options for middle market companies nationwide.

Gate.io

truCrowd

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truCrowd is a funding portal that enables non-accredited investors to invest in startups.

Gate.io

SpringFour

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SpringFour’s technology platform connects consumers to local financial health resources, tools and products. SpringFour is a B2B solution.

Gate.io

Prota Ventures

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Prota Ventures is a venture-building and early-stage investment firm engaged in investing in early-stage companies.

Gate.io

optionsXpress

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OptionsXpress is a online brokerage firm owned by Charles Schwab.

Gate.io

Neon Financial Inc.

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Neon offers Buy Now Pay Later for essential bills

Gate.io

Chicago Board Options Exchange

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Chicago Board Options Exchange, located at 400 South LaSalle Street in Chicago, is the largest U.S. options exchange

Gate.io

Genivity

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Genivity is a platform that tracks and predicts family health risks to help financial advisors better serve their clients.

Gate.io

Thinkorswim Group

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Thinkorswim Group is an online broker that offers live and internet-based options trade services.

Gate.io

Eagle Seven

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Eagle Seven is a capital markets company specializing in the algorithmic trading platform.

Gate.io

InHub

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InHub is the investment community’s #1 RFP and DDQ management platform.

Gate.io

BlazePortfolio

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Investment Automation for Investment Advisors

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