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101 Best Illinois FinTech Startups – The Future of FinTech

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

Top Illinois FinTech Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Gate.io

Gate.io

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Gate.io is a Crypto exchange platform.

Envestnet

Envestnet

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

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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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Amount

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

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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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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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GeoWealth, LLC

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

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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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ErisX

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

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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.

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Braintree

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

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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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NextCapital

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

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Ascent

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

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Coinbase customer support

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Coinbase Technical Support in USA | Coinbase. India Convert and store cryptocurrency on Coinbase.

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Capital Markets Gateway

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

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Current Mobile

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

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Braviant Holdings

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

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CMT Digital Ventures

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

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GTreasury

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

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Tiv

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Tiv is a payments and rewards platform that provides reward points for purchases.

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Backstop Solutions Group

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Backstop’s mission is to help professionals in the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential.

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OppFi

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OppFi a financial technology platform that powers banks to help the everyday consumer gain access to credit.

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Stacked

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Stacked is a smart automated crypto investing platform.

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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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M1 Finance

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The Finance Super AppTM

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Yield Protocol

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Yield is building a decentralized lending protocol to bring fixed-term, fixed-rate lending to decentralized finance.

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AeroPay

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The payments company for the next generation.

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Bridge Financial Technology

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

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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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Lendr

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

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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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Groundbreaker

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

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Cypher

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Cypher is a decentralized synthetic asset protocol, allowing retail and institutional investors to create and trade pre-public markets.

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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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Tidal Commerce

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

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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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Rippleshot

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Credit and Debit Card Fraud Detection

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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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FranShares

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FranShares will soon offer investors access to direct franchise location ownership and income for as low as $500.

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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.

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SwervePay

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SwervePay develops payment solutions for the healthcare and auto service industries.

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taxProper

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

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CoinFlip

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

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DrawBridge Lending

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

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Clockwork

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Reinventing FP&A for growing companies and their advisors

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Simplex Investments

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

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Public Good Software

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

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Spring

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

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Peanut Butter

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Student loan assistance as an employee benefit

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Remitap

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Fintech App, Mobile Payment, Remittance

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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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WealthBlock

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

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InfoReach

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

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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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Glidera

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

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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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FRST

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

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Airfordable

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Payment plans for flights before your departure

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Bixby Research and Analytics

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Bixby is af fintech platform that analyzes financial information in the private debt market.

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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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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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Lotic Labs

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Lotic Labs powers financial innovation for water and the environment.

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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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Medean

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

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Neurensic

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

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FeeBelly

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FeeBelly: Fintech app helping consumers instantly spot & avoid costly hidden fees & details in any doc or Agreement before they Sign or Pay

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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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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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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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Tangram Solutions LLC

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Tangram Solutions is a fin-tech company that has developed a wealth management platform for independent representatives and annuities

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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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CreditNinja

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CreditNinja is a fintech company.

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RefToken

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Blockchain based affiliate marketing platform

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Evati

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Evati is a personal-finance app provider.

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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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Supernova Technology

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

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Rewards Network

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

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DRW Venture Capital

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

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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.

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Green Key Technologies

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

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Bluepay

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

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Alphacuity

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Alphacuity is a financial technology company,

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Neon Financial Inc.

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Neon offers Buy Now Pay Later for essential bills

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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.

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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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umaproject

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UMA is a decentralized financial contracts platform.

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Decred

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

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Kora

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Kora is the banking app for college students

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Eloan

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

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Magma Capital Funds

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Quantitative Hedge Fund

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Sensefolio

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

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American Homeowner Preservation

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AHP offers a wide range of viable long-term solutions that have helped hundreds of families stay in their homes.

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Digs

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

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optionsXpress

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OptionsXpress is a online brokerage firm owned by Charles Schwab.

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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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Hehmeyer

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Hehmeyer is a proprietary trading firm that provides trading advisory services.

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Founder’s CPA

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Founder’s CPA is an accounting firm that helps startups with outsourced accounting, tax, and CFO work.

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Cambio

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Cambio is an enablement banking and financial habit-building app for the underserved

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Prota Ventures

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

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SpringFour

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

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