Top Chicago Tech Companies

Top Chicago Tech Companies

The Windy City has long been a hub for industry, home to major Fortune 500 companies like Morningstar and McDonald’s. But only recently has the Chicago technology scene seen the same type of rise as traditional industries. With companies like Groupon and Grubhub joining the ranks of the top companies in Chicago, along with tech initiatives like the Built-in Chicago program, more and more innovators are choosing the city to create their next big idea.

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Top Chicago Tech Companies

Top Tech Companies in Chicago

These are some of the top startups in Chicago based on employee count, size, profile completeness, and funding.
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Hologram
Chicago - Hologram is a cellular platform designed for the Internet of Things. Thousands of connectivity teams rely on Hologram to keep their fleets connected around the world — from Burbank to Brisbane. Hologram was founded in 2014 by Benjamin Forgan and Patrick Wilbur. Inspired by the connectivity challenges affecting food delivery startups in Singapore, Hologram's co-founders focused their efforts on removing the red tape preventing fast-growing IoT teams from launching cellular equipped fleets around the world. What started as a Kickstarter, under Hologram's old name, Konekt, has blossomed into the de facto networks IoT teams use to launch their products. In the years since Hologram was founded, the company has been a partner to leading technology pioneers around the world. Hologram made it possible for the rapid growth of micromobility vehicles like e-scooters. Hologram kept self-driving cars connected and on the road. Hologram helped drones deliver medicine to remote communities and kept vital health devices online across six continents. The future will have billions of more devices connected to the internet. Hologram is focused on being the operating system for global connectivity.
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Crowe
Smart decisions. Lasting value.
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M25
Chicago - M25 is a Chicago-based Midwest-focused venture capital firm run by Victor Gutwein and Mike Asem. Since the firm's inception in 2015, M25 has invested in 90+ early-stage tech startups in over 24 cities across 11 states in the Midwest. M25's objective, analytical model and collaborative, forward-thinking approach creates a large portfolio spanning several industries across the entire region, allowing them to establish M25 as a key node in Midwest startup ecosystem.
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Braviant Holdings
Chicago - Braviant Holdings is a Chicago-based fintech company that uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to make smarter lending decisions. Our products transform how people access credit online by streamlining the borrowing process and creating a path to a better financial future.
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ActiveCampaign
Chicago - ActiveCampaign specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, and sales automation. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automation that combines email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. It was founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Delivering Impactful IT Staffing and Software Development Solutions.
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Avail
Chicago - Avail is a provider of tools and guidance that makes it easy to be a landlord. It offers a platform that helps independent landlords and property managers to navigate the rental cycle, as well as provides rental listings, tenant screening, customized leases, online payments, and maintenance requests services. Until now, landlords with less than 10 units haven’t had access to online tools designed specifically for them. Avail is an intuitive app that helps advertise vacant units, request rental applications and credit reports, sign leases, and collect rent — all online. Today, 70,000 landlords use Avail because it’s the only end-to-end platform that helps in scaling from beginner to professional with tools, support, and education.
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Chicago Startups by Funding Amount

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ActiveCampaign
Chicago - ActiveCampaign specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, and sales automation. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automation that combines email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. It was founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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LogicGate
Chicago - LogicGate builds technology that allows businesses to automate and track disorganized processes in risk and compliance. It helps organizations reduce mission-critical risks and damaging compliance violations with the first 'agile GRC' platform. Its platform helps businesses conquer the obstacles presented by change, allowing technology to adapt to them. It removes the barriers that traditional GRC software places between people, processes, and data –enabling everyone to have the right information at their fingertips. LogicGate provides the transparency needed to collaborate, audit, and streamline work across all levels of an organization. It was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Project 44
Chicago - project44 is an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal and Ocean.
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HomeX
Chicago - HomeX is a first-of-its-kind home services platform for both homeowners and service providers, designed to radically improve the complex and fragmented home services industry. Providing quick, trusted solutions for heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and appliance issues, HomeX is simplifying maintenance and troubleshooting for homeowners. Scaled amid COVID-19, HomeX Remote Assist provides virtual, personalized solutions to homeowners with expert guidance through video, call, or chat. HomeX also provides a suite of business solutions to help established local service companies thrive by automating their booking, driving qualified demand, simplifying their operations, and improving their holistic customer experience.
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Tovala
Chicago - Tovala combines a smart oven with a fresh meal delivery service to makes dinner effortless. Tovala is a smart oven that sits on the countertop and is paired with a companion meal delivery service. The company's meal system combines an internet-connected countertop steam oven capable of multi-step cooking with meals prepared by gourmet chefs, making dinner preparation as simple as scanning a barcode, enabling busy people to get access to an effortless way to eat delicious, healthy, home-cooked meals. The Chicago-based company was founded in 2015 and was launched in 2017.
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Arturo
Chicago - Arturo is a deep learning spin-out from a Fortune 500 company focused on delivering highly accurate measurement and predictive data. It eliminates the complexity of extracting insights from ensemble data sets and specializes in being able to deliver accurate predictions in formats that are immediately useful inside their customer’s business systems. Arturo is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and has representation across North America to support both the Insurance and Re-Insurance Industry. Arturo has recently added to its locations a presence in Ottawa, Canada.
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Bringg
Tel Aviv-Yafo - Bringg helps retailers and logistics providers scale up and optimize their fulfillment and delivery services for exceptional last-mile experiences and greater operational efficiency. The data-led cloud platform digitizes and connects supply chain systems, delivery fleets, and customers. Automation and business logic are applied to delivery and fulfillment so businesses can improve delivery capacity, fulfillment services, and operational efficiency. Bringg customers such as Walmart, Albertsons, SEKO, Day & Ross, Leroy Merlin, Autozone, Boulanger, COOP, KFC and Coca Cola, have experienced double digit growth in sales from rapidly introducing new fulfillment channels while reducing operational costs. Bringg was founded by Lior Sion and Raanan Cohen in 2013 and has offices in Chicago, Tel Aviv, and London.
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Higi
Chicago - higi (rhymes with “jiggy”) makes tracking your health simple, fun and rewarding. higi Stations provide free screenings of your blood pressure, weight, pulse and body mass index. higi Stations are located across the United States for your convenience. Find your nearest Station at higi.com/locator. higi’s mission is to get consumers to take small but meaningful steps to create lasting health habits. Our innovative community-health and wellness platform gives consumers the power to collect and share their health and activity data with trusted partners or communities. These trusted partners can leverage this data from higi (after consumers’ explicitly opt-in) and higi’s tools to better engage with their customers on health and wellness in a simple, fun and rewarding manner. For more information, visit us at higi.com and follow us on Twitter @higi and Facebook.com/higiHQ. In addition, prospective partner developers can learn more about higi’s API by visiting developer.higi.com.
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Tock
Chicago - Tock is a comprehensive platform built to fundamentally change the way restaurants think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for restaurants of all sizes across the globe.
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M1 Finance
Chicago - M1 Finance is The Finance Super AppTM that helps people manage and grow their money with control and automation – for free. With over $4 billion in assets under management, M1 has empowered hundreds of thousands of investors to open accounts and improve their financial well-being through investing, digital checking, and lines of credit.
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Ocient
Chicago - Ocient is a startup building a near-real-time database and data analytics platform for petabyte- to exabyte-scale data sets. Ocient was founded by the talent behind the largest software startup exit in Chicago’s history. Ocient is a well-funded company, with an engineering team comprised of brilliant computer scientists hailing from the world’s top universities and organizations.
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Chicago's Tech Community

Why is it that the Chicago tech community is making such an impact and attracting talent from both coasts?
Startup companies are thriving in Chicago due to a combination of factors. The city has a long history of supporting business development, with a winning combination of corporate infrastructure and a talented and highly educated population providing an ample workforce. Major universities like Northwestern and the University of Chicago produce some of the best tech talent in the country. Meanwhile, the Chicago 1871 incubator located in the historic Merchandise Mart downtown has helped facilitate funding and networking opportunities for a generation of startups working in a variety of industries.

Biggest Tech Companies in Chicago

Here are some of the biggest tech companies in Chicago by employee count.
ActiveCampaign
Chicago - ActiveCampaign specializes in email marketing, marketing automation, and sales automation. The platform gives businesses of all sizes access to 500+ pre-built automation that combines email marketing, marketing automation, CRM, and machine learning for segmentation and personalization across social, email, messaging, chat, and text. It was founded in 2003 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Hill-Rom
Chicago - Hill-Rom is an American company focused on medical technologies for the health care industry. Hill-Rom's product portfolio includes patient support systems, safe mobility and handling solutions, non-invasive therapeutic products for a variety of acute and chronic medical conditions, medical equipment rentals, surgical products, and information technology solutions.
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Project 44
Chicago - project44 is an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal and Ocean.
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GoHealth
Chicago - GoHealth is the nation’s most complete online portal for finding health insurance coverage. They’ve helped more than 2 million consumers compare health insurance quotes and purchase individual coverage online, through their agent network, or directly through a major health insurance company. At GoHealth, they pioneered the health insurance technology industry. They started out as innovators with big ideas who transformed into industry leaders. Similar to health care, their technological approach is constantly evolving, but their main goal has and always will be the same: to provide families and individuals with affordable health insurance.
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Copado
Chicago - Copado is the DevOps platform enabling the world's largest digital transformations on Salesforce. Copado accelerates digital transformation projects by automating the release process, increasing developer productivity, and maximizing return on cloud investments. Copado DevOps 360™ includes Value Planning, Continuous Delivery, Automated Testing, and Compliance.
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RoundTower Technologies
Chicago - AHEAD is a solutions-based company that helps clients move to an optimized IT service delivery model. The company creates business value through true data center innovation, transformation, and optimization of processes and technology. AHEAD serves large commercial and enterprise clients across verticals that include healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, and retail.
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Lenovo
Chicago - Lenovo is one of the world's leading personal technology companies, producing innovative PCs and mobile internet devices. A global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo is the world's largest PC vendor and fourth largest smartphone company. While the Lenovo brand came into existence only in 2004, the company has a much longer history. In 1984, Legend Holdings was formed with 200,000 RMB (US$25,000) in a guard house in China. The company was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988 and would grow to be the largest PC company in China. Legend Holdings changed its name to Lenovo in 2004 and, in 2005, acquired the former Personal Computer Division of IBM, the company that invented the PC industry in 1981. Today, Lenovo is a US$39billion personal technology company with more than 54,000 employees (including joint ventures) in more than 60 countries serving customers in more than 160 countries. Lenovo is a global company that is incorporated and headquartered in Hong Kong, with operational centers located strategically around the world , with the largest in Beijing and Morrisville, NC. These operational centers drive Lenovo’s global and local business approach. Lenovo has grown faster than the market for more than four years because our exceptionally engineered products are meant for those who do. Our customers use innovation to bring progress to the world, and we design and build our products with this in mind, taking inspiration from the drive and imagination of the people who make things happen. Our technology helps those who do, do better. Whether a PC, smartphone, tablet, smart TV, server, workstation or storage, Lenovo makes the products that customers need for what we call the "PC+ world." Lenovo is creating real differentiation from the competition thanks to its vertically integrated end-to-end business model. This model is unique among major PC makers and is a significant source of competitive advantage, helping us to bring more innovation to market, more efficiently, and aggressively attack the PC+ opportunity. And as Lenovo expands globally, we are establishing even deeper roots in each major market, investing not only in sales and distribution, but also in local domestic manufacturing, R&D and other high-value functions. This global reach with local excellence is enabling us to build a new kind of company - a "global-local" company - and positions us to more deeply implement our protect and attack strategy and build the foundation for long-term success.
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G2
Chicago - G2 is a platform to share business software reviews in real-time. It leverages more than 1.3 million user reviews to drive better purchasing decisions. G2 is used by business professionals, buyers, investors, and analysts to select the best software and services based on peer reviews and synthesized social data. The company was founded in 2012 and is based out of Chicago, Illinois.
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Paylocity
Schaumburg - Paylocity (NASDAQ: PCTY) is a leading provider of cloud-based payroll and human capital management (HCM) software solutions. Paylocity’s comprehensive product suite delivers a unified platform for professionals to make strategic decisions in the areas of benefits, core HR, payroll, talent, and workforce management, while cultivating a modern workplace and improving employee engagement. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., Paylocity has consistently been recognized nationally for its innovation, culture, and growth. Most recently, Paylocity was honored as #20 on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work Employees’ Choice list; recognized on several G2 Crowd Grid® Reports, including ranking #1 in Satisfaction on 13 HCM software-focused reports; named one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For; and ranked #30 on Crain’s Chicago’s Fast Fifty list of fastest-growing companies, among receiving a number of other national and local awards.
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Dealer Inspire
Naperville - DealerInspire is a website platform designed for the auto dealership Industry. It offers customized solutions in website building that create sites that are as unique as the companies we serve. Adaptive, responsive technology provides a clean web experience from any device. Some of the largest dealerships in the US have seen increases in lead conversions of well over 50% after switching to the Inspire platform. The analytics dashboard allows administrators to monitor true ROI, SEM, SEO, social, and more.
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Tempus
Chicago - Tempus is a technology company advancing precision medicine through the practical application of artificial intelligence in healthcare. With one of the world’s largest libraries of clinical and molecular data, and an operating system to make that data accessible and useful, Tempus enables physicians to make real-time, data-driven decisions to deliver personalized patient care and in parallel facilitates discovery, development and delivery of optimal therapeutics. The goal is for each patient to benefit from the treatment of others who came before by providing physicians with tools that learn as the company gathers more data.
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Tech in Chicago's Suburbs

Outside of the city limits, tech companies in the Chicago suburbs are flourishing, as the combination of liveability and great schools offer an attractive combination for tech professionals looking for a suburban lifestyle for their families. The Chicago tech job board offers perhaps the most diverse array of tech jobs available between either coast. With plenty of Chicago startups hiring now, the future continues to be bright for anyone in the tech industry looking for a new place to call home.

Top Companies Hiring in Chicago

Here are some of the best startups in Chicago that are hiring.
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G2
Where you go for software.
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Buildout
Leading commercial real estate brokerage software
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Project44
Chicago - project44 is an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. project44 connects, automates, and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Leveraging the power of the project44 cloud-based platform, organizations can increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. Connected to over 175,000 carriers worldwide and having comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market, project44 supports all transportation modes and shipping types, including Parcel, Final-Mile, Less-than-Truckload, Volume Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, Rail, Intermodal and Ocean.
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Fission Consulting
IT Advisory for Private Equity
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UPshow
UPshow is transforming what people experience on the shared televisions of the world
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Level Ex
Chicago - Level Ex is a developer of professional medical video games designed for physicians to capture the challenges of practicing medicine. The company uses state-of-the-art video game technology and cognitive neuroscience to capture the challenges of practicing medicine, allowing physicians to keep up-to-speed on rare and challenging cases, new medical devices and drug therapies.
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Cresco Labs
Cresco Labs is a vertically-integrated multi-state cannabis operator inciting the progressive evolution of the medical cannabis industry.
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Mediafly
Chicago - Mediafly goes beyond traditional sales enablement capabilities to help companies enable all their revenue teams with content and technology that inspire and engage buyers across the entire buyer journey. Mediafly's Evolved Selling portfolio of products combines content management, learning management, value selling and interactive presentations capabilities, along with advanced content usage and revenue intelligence analytics to improve sales and marketing strategy and effectiveness. It was founded in 2006 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Braviant Holdings
Chicago - Braviant Holdings is a Chicago-based fintech company that uses advanced analytics and proprietary technology to make smarter lending decisions. Our products transform how people access credit online by streamlining the borrowing process and creating a path to a better financial future.
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GCM Grosvenor
GCM Grosvenor is an investment management firm that specializes in hedge funds, private equity, real estate and infrastructure investments.
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