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36 Fintech Investors Based in Chicago

Your odds of raising from local investors are better than trying to raise capital from outside your city. We put together this list to help Chicago-based founders connect with fintech-based investors that write checks into Fintech companies. Here are 36 investors that match that criteria.

1) Abhinaya Konduru

  • Fund: M25
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Consumer, Other Tech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Travel

2) Ablorde Ashigbi

  • Fund: 4Degrees
  • Title: Founder / CEO
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

3) Ahmad Khan

  • Fund: Second Century Ventures
  • Title: Investment Analyst | Venture Capital
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Proptech, Fintech, Insurtech

4) Allison Weil

  • Fund: Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

5) Brad Baum

  • Fund: Lightbank
  • Title: VC
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, Insurtech, Marketplaces, Consumer, Parenting

6) Brittany Henry

  • Fund: Impact America Fund
  • Title: Sr Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Government Tech, DEI, Legal, Marketplaces, Consumer, Parenting, Proptech, Social Impact, Transportation

7) Christopher Wu

  • Fund: Impact Engine
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, Clean Tech, EdTech, Fintech, Social Impact

8) Courtney Trunk

  • Fund: Motivate Venture Capital
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Proptech

9) Dawn Nguyen

  • Fund: Hyde Park Venture Partners
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Clean Tech, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Parenting, Quantum Computing, Sales Tech, Food Services, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Proptech

10) Diego Lirazno

  • Fund: Thoma Bravo
  • Title: Growth Equity
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Enterprise, Sales Tech

11) Dozie Ibekwe

  • Fund: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Cannabis, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel

12) Fernando Naranjo

  • Fund: G Squared
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series B
  • Sectors: Fintech, E-Commerce, AI, Insurtech, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Food Services

13) Georges Durot

  • Fund: FOD Capital
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Internet of Things, E-Commerce, Fintech, Hospitality, Other, Consumer, Enterprise, Food Services

14) Haley Zollo

  • Fund: Starting LIne
  • Title: Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Fashion, Communications, Digital Health and Wellness, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Parenting, Sex

15) Hylton Irons

  • Fund: Listen Ventures
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Cosmetics, Art, Cannabis, Fashion, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Food Services, Sex

16) Jackson Bubala

  • Fund: Motivate Venture Capital
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Clean Tech, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, DEI, Recruiting, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Media, Enterprise, Robotics, Sales Tech

17) John Drake

  • Fund: Motivate VC
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, DEI, Enterprise

18) Jonathan Ellis

  • Fund: Sandalphon Capital
  • Title: Founder & General Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Cosmetics, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Transportation, Travel

19) Julia Ruge

  • Fund: Sandalphon Capital
  • Title: Venture Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, Cosmetics, Fashion, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, DEI, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Proptech, Food Services, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Travel

20) Jyothi Vallurupalli

  • Fund: Lightbank
  • Title: VC
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Travel, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Sales Tech, Robotics, Food Services, Proptech, Media, Marketplaces, Manufacturing, Logistics, Legal, Internet of Things, Insurtech, DEI, Hospitality, Recruiting, eSports, Food and Beverage, Fintech, Clean Tech, Agriculture Tech, AI, Art, Fashion, Web3, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech

21) Kristina Chapple

  • Fund: 11 Tribes Ventures
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Marketplaces, Proptech

22) Kurt Ramirez

  • Fund: Nine Four Ventures
  • Title: General Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Fintech, Proptech

23) Leandro Bedolla

  • Fund: M25
  • Title: Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Fintech, Consumer, Other Tech, Food Services

24) Matt Shandy

  • Fund: Dundee Venture Capital
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, E-Commerce, Future of Work, EdTech, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Marketplaces, Consumer, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Robotics, Sales Tech, Travel

25) Mike Preuss

  • Fund: Visible.vc
  • Title: Co-founder & CEO
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed
  • Sectors: Developer Tools, Future of Work, Fintech, Social Impact

26) Nick Moran

  • Fund: New Stack Ventures
  • Title: General Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Cloud, Communications, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, Fintech, eSports, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Sex, Space, Transportation, Travel

27) Ola Jewusiak

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Director of Marketing
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Fintech, eSports, Other Tech

28) Peter Alemis

  • Fund: Family Office
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed, Series A
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Fashion, Web3, Fintech, Consumer

29) Peter Larsen

  • Fund: Candor Venture Partners
  • Title: Managing Partner
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Cannabis, EdTech, Fintech, Recruiting, Legal, Marketplaces

30) Roxy Rong

  • Fund: Angel Investor
  • Title: Angel Investor
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: AI, Fintech

31) Saaya Nath

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Vice President
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, Marketing, AI, Cloud, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, E-Commerce, EdTech, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Insurtech, Legal, Media, Enterprise, Other Tech, Sales Tech

32) Sam Cavender

  • Fund: M25
  • Title: Analyst
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Pre-Seed, Seed
  • Sectors: Marketing, Agriculture Tech, AI, AR/VR, Art, Cosmetics, Internet of Things, Clean Tech, Fashion, Cloud, Communications, Web3, Cybersecurity, Developer Tools, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, E-Commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Entertainment, Fintech, Food and Beverage, eSports, Government Tech, Recruiting, Hospitality, DEI, Insurtech, Internet of Things, Legal, Logistics, Manufacturing, Marketplaces, Chemicals, Media, Consumer, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting, Professional or Technical Services, Proptech, Quantum Computing, Food Services, Robotics, Sales Tech, Social Impact, Space, Transportation, Travel, Other

33) Stefano Galiasso

  • Fund: Energy Capital Ventures
  • Title: Senior Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Clean Tech, AI, AR/VR, Agriculture Tech, Cybersecurity, Future of Work, Fintech, Internet of Things, Insurtech, Marketplaces

34) Tarun Gupta

  • Fund: Jump Capital
  • Title: Associate
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Cloud, Fintech, Media

35) Tunde Oshinowo

  • Fund: Sandbox Industries
  • Title: Associate, Sandbox Healthcare
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: Agriculture Tech, AI, Internet of Things, Cloud, Cybersecurity, Digital Health and Wellness, Future of Work, Entertainment, Fintech, eSports, Hospitality, Insurtech, Enterprise, Other Tech, Parenting

36) Will Baine

  • Fund: Valor Equity Partners
  • Title: Principal
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Stages: Series A, Series B
  • Sectors: AR/VR, AI, Clean Tech, Web3, Cybersecurity, Electronics, Fintech, Food and Beverage, Government Tech, Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Robotics, Social Impact, Space, Transportation

Hopefully this list helps you find more local investors that invest in companies in your sector. If you’re looking to pitch these investors + the rest of the Confluence.VC investor network, make sure to check out Commonapp.VC