Weekly Refresh: OppLoans’ New VP, Cameo’s Business Spikes, and More

by Anna Holmquist
September 21, 2020
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ShoppingGives raised $5.5M. The company created a donations platform for both business and consumer giving. Caffeinated Capital led the seed round. [Built In Chicago]

OppLoans hired VP of talent and diversity, equity and inclusion. The financial technology platform serves middle income, credit-challenged consumers. Michelle Y. Bess joined the team as the new vice president. [Yahoo Finance]

Cameo saw spike due to pandemic. The app lets you purchase personalized videos from celebrities to send to friends and family. Its business went up a thousand percent between the start of quarantine and May. [The New Yorker]

Aeris aims to reduce COVID-19 transmission. It created a copper-coated phone case that the company claims destroys bacteria within 30 minutes. It recently filed a patent for its technology. [ChicagoInno]

PEAK6 named new chief creative officer. It’s an investing and technology company that recently opened its first major overseas office in Northern Ireland. Michael Davis took the position, bringing experience from the technology, media, entertainment and government sectors. [Business Wire]

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