2022 Best Tech Startups in Chicago

Powered by CrunchbaseThe Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Chicago, Illinois. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Revenue potential
  2. Leadership team
  3. Brand/product traction
  4. Competitive landscape

Additionally, all companies must be independent (unacquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old, and have received at least one round of funding in order to qualify.

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1. Avant

Avant

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“Avant provides a full ecosystem of digital banking products, including personal loans and credit cards, to everyday American consumers. Through a combination of technology, analytics and superior customer service, Avant gives underserved and unbanked consumers access to credit with innovative and rewards-based products that simplify and improve their financial journeys. Since 2012, Avant has connected 1.7 million customers to $7.5 billion in loans and to 700,000 credit cards. A high growth financial technology company, Avant has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Fortune and Bloomberg, and has raised over $650 million of equity capital. Visit
www.avant.com for more information.”

2. Tempus

Tempus

Founded: 2015

Also honored in:

“Tempus is making precision medicine a reality by applying AI in healthcare, deriving insights from our expansive library of clinical data and molecular data. We enable physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions to deliver personalized care and targeted therapies for patients through our analytical machine learning platform that uses the power of artificial intelligence in healthcare. We also work with partners to facilitate discovery, development, and delivery of optimized therapeutic options for patients through distinctive solution sets.

Our mission is for each patient to benefit from the treatment of others who came before by providing the healthcare industry tools that learn as we gather more data. It’s About Time.”

3. VillageMD

VillageMD

Founded: 2013

Also honored in:

“VillageMD, through its subsidiary Village Medical, is a leading, national provider of value-based primary care services. VillageMD partners with physicians to provide the tools, technology, operations, staffing support and industry relationships to deliver high-quality clinical care and better patient outcomes, while reducing the total cost of care. The Village Medical brand provides primary care for patients at traditional free-standing clinics, Village Medical at Walgreens clinics, at home and via virtual visits. VillageMD and Village Medical have grown to 12 markets and are responsible for more than 1.6 million patients. VillageMD is also the largest participating sponsor of CMS’ new Direct Contracting program and estimates it serves more than 56,000 patients. To learn more, please visit www.villageMD.com.”

4. project44

project44

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“project44 is the world’s leading Advanced Visibility Platform™ for shippers and logistics service providers. Global brands like Amazon, Walgreens, Bosch, ExxonMobil, and Uber Freight are among the 300 enterprise customers who trust project44 to provide them with vital shipment information for more agility, automate inefficient manual processes, and, as a result, empower their supply chain resilience.

Global supply chain organizations realize the industry’s fastest time-to-value with p44. We offer the industry’s only service level agreement (SLA) around full truckload carrier onboarding that guarantees that 90% of a shipper’s contracted truckload carriers in North America and Europe will be live within 30 days of starting implementation.”

5. ShipBob

shipbob

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Founded in 2014, ShipBob is tech-enabled 3PL that offers simple, fast and affordable fulfillment for thousands of brands with an international fulfillment network across the US, Canada and Europe. ShipBob’s proprietary technology combines order and inventory management, warehouse management, predictive data and analytics, as well as optimized shipping for ecommerce companies. The company has raised $130.5 million in funding to date and was recently ranked number one on Crain’s Chicago ‘Fast List’ of the Fastest-Growing Companies in 2020.”

6. M1 Finance

M1 Finance

Founded: 2015

“M1 Finance is an all-in-one money management platform that helps self-directed investors achieve long-term financial wellness. You can create a custom portfolio, schedule your money moves, and rebalance your portfolio with one click. We empower investors to automate away the everyday details of portfolio management, leaving more time to focus on the big picture.

Our platform is free, easy to use, and loaded with powerful features. You can use it on your iPhone, Android, or desktop computer.”

7. Clearcover

Clearcover

Founded: 2016

Also honored in:

“Clearcover is the smarter car insurance choice, offering better coverage for less money. Clearcover’s API-first approach enables customers to have great insurance at affordable rates. The company’s powerful technology coupled with their dedicated Customer Advocate team ensures a quality experience. Built for modern drivers, Clearcover makes it easy to get reliable car insurance in minutes.”

8. G2

G2

Founded: 2012

Also honored in:

“G2.com is the largest and most trusted software marketplace, helping 5.5 million people every month make smarter software decisions based on authentic peer reviews.”

9. Amount.com

Amount.com

Founded: 2019

Also honored in: 2021 Best Tech Startups in Illinois

“Amount delivers the technology financial institutions need to create and enhance the digital consumer experience.

Built by lending industry veterans, Amount helps partners go digital in months—not years—with omnichannel retail banking experiences and a robust point-of-sale financing product suite underpinned by platform features including fraud prevention, verification, decisioning engines and account management.

Amount partners can optimize performance across product categories by tapping into various service offerings including customer acquisition, funnel and performance assessments, and risk analytics.”

10. Uptake Technologies

Uptake

Founded: 2014

Also honored in:

“Uptake is a proven, robust predictive analytics SaaS platform delivering products that enable outcomes across industries. Uptake has integrated our unparalleled data science, machine learning and state-of-the-art security with deep industry knowledge to create market-leading solutions worldwide.

We focus on outcomes that positively impact the productivity, reliability, safety and cyber security of your business – providing the right insight to the right users at the right time.”

One thought on “2022 Best Tech Startups in Chicago

  • August 20, 2020 at 5:40 am
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    Really good to know startups are doing really well

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