25 Tech Companies With Offices in the West Loop

Check out these tech companies with homes in the West Loop.

Written by Alyssa Schroer
Published on Jun. 11, 2024
25 Tech Companies With Offices in the West Loop
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Along the western bank of the Chicago River and expanding west until Ashland Avenue is the West Loop neighborhood. Once full of warehouses and manufacturing operations, the area has rapidly transformed as home to some of the city’s most popular gathering spots, watering holes and, yes, tech companies. Drawn to large, open spaces, many startups and tech-focused businesses see the former warehouses as ideal places to set up shop.

With that in mind, here are the tech companies that call Chicago’s West Loop home. 

Top Tech Companies in Chicago’s West Loop

  • McDonald’s
  • John Deere
  • Dyson
  • Accenture
  • PatientPoint
  • TransUnion
  • ShipBob
  • FourKites

 

Industry: Software + Productivity

Asana’s work management platform includes solutions for efficiently overseeing important business aspects like team and company-wide goals, content calendars, product launches and workload planning. The technology is also designed to integrate with other common apps that support collaboration and business operations.

 

Industry: Event Marketing

SpotMe makes software that businesses use to plan and market events. Its platform offers capabilities that cover in-person, virtual and hybrid events. For example, SpotMe’s event registration solution allows organizations to set up custom sign-up pages and send targeted emails to engage attendees.

 

Industry: Logistics

Third-party logistics provider MoLo Solutions connects shippers and carriers to get products delivered on time and ensure reliable supply chain operations. The company works with shippers of all sizes, providing temperature-controlled truckload, expedited truckload, hazmat truckload and other services to support a variety of industries.

 

Industry: Energy

Energy CX  is an energy brokerage offering services that cover data-driven energy purchasing, 24/7 support for addressing utility issues and strategies to support sustainability goals. Since its founding, Energy CX says its services and technology have helped its customers collectively save more than $186 million.

 

Industry: Software + Travel

TravelPerk’s corporate travel management platform has features for travelers, travel managers and financial controllers. Its services and technology have helped companies build travel programs that support their sustainability goals and cut down on the time it takes them to book travel arrangements. TravelPerk’s head office is in Spain, but it has multiple international hubs, including a location in Chicago’s West Loop area.

 

Industry: Marketing

Through a combination of technology and marketing expertise, tms works with brands to deliver engaging customer experiences. Its services extend to areas like brand design, customer loyalty programs, gamified customer experiences, sustainable packaging and customer data. The company serves a global roster of clients, but maintains its headquarters in Chicago’s West Loop. 

 

Industry: Fintech

Supernova Technology builds securities-based lending solutions for lenders, wealth management firms and financial advisors. In addition to cloud-based software products that cover the life of the loan starting from origination, Supernova Technology also provides its clients with educational resources. 

 

Industry: Food, Software + Hospitality

Tock is an online and mobile platform for making restaurant reservations and submitting pickup and delivery orders. The technology can also be used to buy event tickets at bars, restaurants and wineries. Hospitality businesses across more than 200 cities work with Tock, benefiting from solutions like prepaid reservations to prevent no-shows and waitlist capabilities that cover both walk-in guests and reservation requests.

 

Industry: Food and Beverage

Mondelez International has a broad portfolio of food and drink brands that are enjoyed by consumers worldwide. The company has more than 90,000 employees spread across its operations, with a digital services team that provides tech solutions and support that impact every aspect of the business from sales to research and development.

 

Industry: Fintech

DRW is a global firm with expertise in trading across a diverse range of products and asset classes, including exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, cryptoassets and commodities. Its team includes engineers, traders and portfolio managers who work “to solve challenging problems, capture opportunities and pursue positive change.” DRW is headquartered in Chicago, but its reach spans across five continents.

 

Industry: Food + E-commerce

Iconic food services retailer McDonald’s operates a global franchise network of fast casual restaurants that includes over 36,000 locations. Working at the edge of tech in the food services space, the company’s investment in automation includes early adoption of AI and machine learning in back-end and front-end operations. 

 

Industry: Machinery Manufacturing

Iconic American heavy machinery manufacturer John Deere makes vehicles and equipment for industry, agriculture and forestry. Its engineering, design and manufacturing processes are highly technical, using machine learning, automation and cloud computing. The company’s tech headquarters call the West Loop home.  

 

Industry: Fintech

What they do: Businesses use Adyen’s fintech platform to access an array of products for facilitating payments, giving their customers financing options, preventing fraud and gaining insights about customer behavior. The company has provided tech solutions for major brands such as Uber and eBay. Adyen’s more than two dozen offices around the globe include a technology hub in Chicago’s West Loop.

 

Industry: Healthtech + Software

What they do: Located in Chicago’s iconic Accenture Tower at 500 W. Madison, PatientPoint provides point-of-service education to patients while working to improve doctor-patient engagement. It does this through its proprietary content and software that empowers doctors to help patients make informed choices about their care.  

 

Industry: Big Data

What they do: FourKites provides a vast supply chain network that gives businesses detailed supply chain visibility. Through a proprietary algorithm, the platform informs companies where their shipments are across freight, ocean, trucks and more, offering real-time visibility and predictive analytics. 

 

Industry: Productivity + Software  

What they do: Delivering exceptional service is crucial to sustaining customer relationships, so Front is making it easier for teams to collaborate. With Front’s technology, teams can ensure the appropriate member handles customer concerns. By organizing workflows and collectively solving dilemmas, teams are able to stay on top of messages with the help of Front.  

 

Industry: Big Data + Edtech

What they do: Otus makes integrated educational tools to manage learning, assessments and student data. The platform not only keeps teachers on top of how students are performing, but also helps teachers stay connected with students and parents, helping families check student performance through mobile applications. 

 

Industry: Marketing Tech + Payments

What they do: SpotOn is a payment platform that aims to provide easy customer engagement tools and payment processing solutions for small businesses. Some of SpotOn’s other products include marketing tools, review management, loyalty programs and point-of-sale systems. 

 

Industry: Fintech

What they do: TransUnion is a financial technology company providing financial services for consumers and businesses. TransUnion offers a very wide range of solutions and services like digital lending, customer engagement solutions, customer acquisition and credit reporting. 

 

Industry: Consulting

What they do: Aleysian helps organizations ranging from startups through enterprises adapt new technology and transform their digital capabilities. The company is skilled at helping organizations adapt CRM, PIM, DAM and commerce solutions into their technology stack and are experts at helping teams understand the capabilities of products like Salesforce, ServiceNow and Salsify, leading to unprecedented scalability.

 

Industry: Healthtech + Software

What they do: bSwift makes benefits, payroll and HR administration software designed to help employers and employees navigate the often confusing benefits process. The platform is a full-service solution that offers services like enrollment, a virtual assistant and web analytics.

 

Industry: Software

What they do: Cloud5 is a hospitality software company that works with hotels to streamline operations that connect staff and guests. The company offers telephone, internet and contact center solutions designed to help hotels handle large volumes of guest traffic.

 

Industry: Artificial Intelligence

What they do: Accenture is a professional services company that offers a variety of solutions and services to clients around the world. Working within industries ranging from automotive and life sciences to technology and retail, Accenture offers an equally wide range of services like digital, consulting, strategy or business. 

 

Industry: Manufacturing

What they do: Dyson is an electrical and manufacturing company that designs products ranging from vacuum cleaners and hand dryers to bladeless fans and hair dryers. Founded in the UK in 1991, Dyson has since added a U.S. location in Chicago’s West Loop. 

 

Industry: E-commerce + Logistics

What they do: ShipBob provides web-based software for e-commerce businesses to manage fulfillment needs. The software is designed to help businesses integrate with various e-commerce platforms, manage inventory, manage returns and evenly distribute inventory across the country. 

This article was originally published in 2019. Rose Velazquez and Margo Steines contributed reporting to this story.

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