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A few tech startups reeled in some new funding today. We’ve got the details in this aquatic edition of Funding Daily.

VigLink helps monetize ad links, raises $18M more

Three years after its first round of funding, automated affiliate linking company VigLink has scored $18 million in series C funding. RRE Ventures led the round, with participation from existing investors Google Ventures, Emergence Capital, and First Round Capital and additional investment from Correlation Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank.

The company automates the affiliate linking process, making it easier for publishers to get paid when native links drive sales. In addition to monetizing links, the company offers an exchange where merchants can compete for prized publisher links — a great way for publishers to capitalize on sites with heavy traffic. At the moment, the exchange is a small portion of the company’s profit.

Read the full story on VentureBeat: VigLink helps monetize ad links, raises $18M more

Glympse grabs $12M to take real-time location sharing tech to the next level

Location sharing startup Glympse raised a fresh $12 million round of funding, the company announced today. The round, Glympse’s third, includes investments from new investors UMC Capital, Verizon Ventures, and others, as well as existing investors Ignition Partners, Menlo Ventures, and Naya Ventures.

Glympse produces real-time location tracking/sharing technology that’s been integrated into cars, commercial airplanes, messaging applications, wearable gadgets, and more. For example, Glympse’s tech was used to track the location of airplane passengers via a partnership with in-flight Wi-Fi company Gogo.

Read the full story on VentureBeat: Glympse grabs $12M to take real-time location sharing tech to the next level

Fishidy pulls in $1.5M in first round

Local fishing information site Fishidy reeled in $1.5 million in series A funding. Chicago-based investment group Hyde Park Angels led the round. Other investors include Gannett Fleming, Inc., Wisconsin Super Angel Fund, The Gialamas Company, Inc., and Jeff Rusinow.

Fishidy uses fishing maps, real-time reports, and location-based technology to connect sportfishermen. The service has accrued 150,000 members over the past 15 months and is looking to expand further.

Read the full story on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.