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Apple isn’t hogging the entire news spotlight today. A few other companies snagged some cash to build their businesses. Check out who got funded today, proving you can still get noticed on the day Apple releases a ton of news.

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Credit Sesame gets $12M in the bank

Credit Sesame, a credit and loan monitoring startup, has closed a new $12 million third-round of funding, the company announced today. The company’s service is meant to help people keep track of various kinds of debts, loans, and credit funds, such as mortgages, credit cards, consumer loans, and student loans. The new round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, with participation from Menlo Ventures and Inventus Capital. Read more on VentureBeat: Loan monitoring startup Credit Sesame banks another $12M.

Gigya gets $15.3 million to make brands more social

Gigya, a six-year-old startup powering the social functionality behind brand name applications and reaching more than a billion people each month, has raised $15.3 million in its fifth round of funding. Condé Nast owner Advance Publications and Adobe joined existing investors Mayfield Fund, Benchmark Capital, and DAG Ventures in piling in on the new round. Gigya has raised a total of roughly $45 million in funding to date. Read more on VentureBeat: Gigya, the startup that adds social to brand name apps, gets $15.3M.

DramaFever raises $6M

Video platform DramaFever has raised $6 million in new funding. The company offers Korean TV shows that can be watched with Android and iOS apps, and on Roku boxes and the Google TV. AMC Networks, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, and NALA Investments contributed to this round. Read the press release: DramaFever completes $6 million round with backing from global media giants.

iGet.it confirms $1.3M by Real Ventures

Canadian social e-commerce site iGet.it raised $1.3 million in funding. Like Fab and Gilt Groupe, the site offers flash sales of hand-picked luxury goods. Real Ventures led the round, with participation from White Star Capital. Read the press release: iGet.it confirms second financing round led by Real Ventures.

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