At Topstep, our goal is to be where the world goes to safely engage in and profit from the financial markets. We started as a small proprietary trading firm in Chicago, and we will never forget that. Now, we want to help others pursue their passion for trading without risking their own hard-earned capital.
Topstep was founded in 2012 by Michael Patak, a successful floor trader at the Chicago Board of Trade who hadn’t always been all that successful. In fact, he blew through three retail brokerage accounts before learning the keys to consistent profitability by participating in a simulated trading evaluation. It was this experience that led Michael to create Topstep, a place where aspiring traders could learn to manage risk, gain confidence and ultimately trade live capital without putting their life savings on the line.
Since then, Topstep has been included on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for three straight years, recognized as one of the 101 Best & Brightest by Crain’s Chicago Business, and named a Top 40 Global Proprietary Trading Firm by Futures Magazine. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and funded thousands of traders over the past seven years, but we’re still always looking to improve our services, expand our offerings, and put more traders across the globe in the right place to succeed.
To provide a safe experience so traders can professionalize their passion.
To be where the world goes to safely engage in and profit from the financial markets.
In the well-being of our team
Innovation never sleeps
Diverse people and ideas result in better business
Empowered people yield great results
Giving back moves us all forward
Traders are the center of our work