101 Top Illinois Payments Companies and Startups of 2021

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Tiv

Tiv

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

Braintree

Braintree

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

Braintree

Odeza

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Automated Concierge Messaging Platform for Healthcare

Braintree

CASHDROP

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CASHDROP is a mobile commerce platform that helps businesses create and manage an online storefront from a smartphone.

Braintree

AeroPay

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The payments company for the next generation.

Braintree

GTreasury

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

Braintree

Arroweye Solutions

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Arroweye Solutions provides card marketing and production solutions for the payment card industry.

Braintree

Eved

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Eved is an event commerce company built by event experts for event experts.

Braintree

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.

Braintree

CardX

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CardX® provides zero-cost credit card acceptance solutions to businesses, government, and education.

Braintree

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.

Braintree

Acco Brands

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ACCO Brands manufactures and markets office and school products.

Braintree

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.

Braintree

SwervePay

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

Braintree

PushCoin

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PushCoin is a digital wallet for students and payments hub for K-12 public and private schools.

Braintree

Pangea Money Transfer

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

Braintree

Tidal Commerce

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

Braintree

Accertify

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Accertify is a provider of fraud prevention, chargeback management and payment gateway solutions to merchants.

Braintree

Discover Financial Services

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

Braintree

NMI

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NMI provides payments enablement technology.

Braintree

PayLink Payment Plans

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PayLink Payment Plans provides payment plan financing and payment processing services as well as business solutions.

Braintree

Bluepay

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

Braintree

Conotoxia

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

Braintree

Blue Marble Payroll

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Blue Marble Payroll is an integrated payroll management solution that combines leading-edge technology with superior customer service.

Braintree

Bitcoin of America

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Bitcoin of America is a virtual currency exchange, registered as a money services business with the United States Department of Treasury.

Braintree

College Annex

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The marketplace for student rentals

Braintree

Printavo

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Printavo is a web-based, shop management tool, allowing screen-printers centralize their invoices, orders, scheduling, customers, and more.

Braintree

ClassBug

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ClassBug is an online platform that enables users to manage their classes and accept payments.

Braintree

LineHop

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LineHop provides mobile ordering and payment solutions for the hospitality industry.

Braintree

Key Live

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Key is an enterprise software that helps Talent & their teams unlock larger brand budgets and new revenue streams.

Braintree

GiftPrompt, Inc.

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GiftPrompt is a tech company with a vision to automate and personalize eCommerce via mobile app.

Braintree

Opus Consulting Solutions

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Opus Consulting Solutions is a leading payments domain-focused, technology-services.

Braintree

Bridge Legal

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Bridge Legal is an automated marketing, intake, and payments platform built specifically for law firms.

Braintree

Hello Patients

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Hello Patients is a medical fintech service provider that aims to offer pricing transparency and payment efficiencies.

Braintree

C-sam

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C-SAM creates enterprise-grade mobile wallets for payment and non-payment transactions.

Braintree

Text2Drive

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SaaS, Automotive SMS Automation and Real Time text messaging, mobile bill payments with e-signature

Braintree

FeeFighters

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FeeFighters enable users to compare credit card processing services.

Braintree

OneChain Capital

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OneChain is a cryptocurrency trading firm in Chicago.

Braintree

Ceannate

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Ceannate specializes in receivables management of education portfolios, education loan servicing, and government payments.

Braintree

SpiderRock Holdings

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SpiderRock Holdings is a provider of an online trading platform

Braintree

Rocketr

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Rocketr is an all-in-one payment processing company for both cryptocurrencies and traditional payment methods.

Braintree

Communications Data Group

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CDG offers scalable, accurate billing and operational support solutions.

Braintree

Goodsend

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Personalizing philanthropy to fund community.

Braintree

LoanPaymentPro

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LoanPaymentPro is a merchant services and technology firm servicing the debt repayment industry.

Braintree

FiveCubits

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FiveCubits provides supply chain management software enabling material suppliers to integrate transportation and payment processes.

Braintree

FastWeb.com

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Fastweb is the premier online resource for paying and preparing for college.

Braintree

CTL Global

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CTL Global is an industry leading Logistics, Transportation, and Technology Solutions provider for retail, financial, marketing

Braintree

K-Rise Systems

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K-Rise Systems is a software company that specializes in ERP integrated solutions, e-commerce, payment solutions and low code platform.

Braintree

Bold Insight

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Bold Insight is a full-service user experience (UX) research agency

Braintree

Matrix Payment Systems

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Matrix Payment Systems is an Illinois Corporation, privately held company.

Braintree

iam money

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iam money is a financial service company.

Braintree

Arc Mobile

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Arc Mobile is a software development company specializing in mobile payment products for underserved industries.

Braintree

Data Management

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DMI provides services to hospital-based physician groups.

Braintree

CODA Markets

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CODA Markets, an independent Alternative Trading System that optimizes liquidity aggregation for all market participants via an auction.

Braintree

CannaTrac

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CannaTrac designs cashless payment systems for the consumer, retail merchant, financial institution, cannabis industry.

Braintree

eWaterPay

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Using mobile technology for the accountable collection of user fees to pay for the maintenance of water supply systems forever.

Braintree

Radix Trading

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Radix Trading is a privately funded proprietary trading firm.

Braintree

PayNet LLC

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Cash + E-wallet Smart Kiosks like QIWI+PayPal

Braintree

Efficient Capital Management

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One of the world’s most successful trading firms.

Braintree

Mepco

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Mepco offers fast, easy and flexible payment plan services.

Braintree

CheckFree

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CheckFree Corporation is the leading provider of financial electronic commerce services and products.

Braintree

Tally (Payment App)

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Tally is an app that allows the customer to open, pay, and close a bar tab from a mobile device.

Braintree

Menu3

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Menu3 is a software company that develops 3D enabled products and platforms.

Braintree

Synchology

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Synchology enables brands to offer high touch debit and savings accounts that generate generous reward value and actionable data.

Braintree

InLattice

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Document Portal AR/AP Automation

Braintree

Konfirmi

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Chicago-based tech company bringing advanced customer authentication and on boarding solutions for online businesses of all sizes.

Braintree

Ezic

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Internet Payment Platform that supports online processing of credit cards and electronic check transactions.

Braintree

SnapMobile

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They build mobile apps in 4 weeks for a flat fee that’s affordable, even for bootstrappers.

Braintree

Intellectual Property Coin Group

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Intellectual Property Coin Group is a blockchain platform.

Braintree

Lextech Labs LLC.

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Lextech Labs LLC is a mobile application that allows companies to run there businesses from wherever they are.

Braintree

Card Concepts

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Card Concepts delivers innovative payment, marketing and management solutions for the laundromat industry.

Braintree

4Access Communications

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4Access Communications, a private company, produces revolutionary point-of-transaction systems.

Braintree

SignMeUp

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SignMeUp.com provides a web service for Event Managers, Race Directors, Associations Managers, Meeting Planners and Marketing Managers.

Braintree

Midwest Corporate Credit

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Business loans + Business lines of credit

Braintree

Blackhawk Statement Group

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Blackhawk Statement Group engages in medical billing, online patient portals, payment, paperless solutions, security and compliance.

Braintree

Today’s Business Solutions

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Today’s Business Solutions provides solutions for print management, mobile print, payment, scanning, point of sale and computer booking.

Braintree

SPLEND

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Bill Splitting at Point of Payment.

Braintree

POSRG

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POSRG is a POS hardware solution provider company.

Braintree

Mpayy

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Mpayy is a multichannel payment processor for individuals, small businesses, charities, political parties, e-commerce retailers.

Braintree

North Shore Trust and Savings

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North Shore Trust and Savings is an institution based in Waukagen providing a complete service of financial aid to it’s consumers.

Braintree

Panacea

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Panacea is the simplest way to check your food stamps and cash benefit balance on your smartphone.

Braintree

PAYMUNDO

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PAYMUNDO offers a global, secure method of processing for not only credit card payments, but ALL of your payments.

Braintree

SimpleVox

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impleVox is a phone platform for companies and startups.

Braintree

Ematters

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Ematters provides online payment processing solutions for regular mortar and regular brick business and e-businesses.

Braintree

Blue Nova Technology

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Blue Nova Technology is a mobile, web, wearable technology, innovation, and information technology solution provider.

Braintree

Payment Pathways

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Payment Pathways provides privacy management software and payments identity solutions for money and information transfers.

Braintree

World Data Systems

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World Data Systems is a payment system authority offers its referral partners the ability to incorporate payment processing solutions.

Braintree

Check2Pay

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Check2Pay provides check payment processing solutions for mid and high-risk merchants.

Braintree

Recovery Management Services

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Recovery Management Services is a full-service collection agency that provides loan recoveries, higher education & debt collection services.

Braintree

U.S. Bank Freight Payment Services, Inc.

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U.S. Bank Freight Payment is a freight audit & payment firm letting shippers & carriers manage freight payment & audit for transportation.

Braintree

Index Futures Group

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Index Futures Group is a financial broker offering investing, wealth management and automated trading services.

Braintree

Proqyr Technologies, Inc.

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SAVE TIME AND MONEY ON YOUR FUEL PROCUREMENT WITH PROQYR

Braintree

Acceptance Solutions Group

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Acceptance Solutions Group provides a variety of wireless payment acceptance solutions to help borrowers build long-term financial benefits.

Braintree

Futress

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Futress offers cryptocurrency hardware wallets.

Braintree

BankCard POS

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BankCard POS is a restaurant POS solutions provider company.

Braintree

BSCI

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BSCI is an iMIS solution provider and development firm, offering payment gateway & iMIS support, product integration & accounting services.

Braintree

Generations Credit Union

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Generations Credit Union provides deposit accounts, home loans, credit cards, insurance, retirement savings and online banking services.

Braintree

Vendor Payment

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Vendor Payment is a financial firm dealing with Government Contractor & Accounts Receivable Financing, payments & handle billing.

Braintree

Empowered Point of Sale

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Empowered Point of Sale, Inc. creditcardsystemsforfree.com offers a full comprehensive line of free payment solutions.

Braintree

Sauk Valley Bank

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Sauk Valley Bank provides mortgages, student banking, credit checking and internet banking services.

Braintree

A-T Financial Information

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A-T Financial Information, Inc. (ATFI) provides real-time financial market data and software to money managers, traders, banks, and other

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