After the capital winter of 2016, tech startup deal activity in China turned strong again in 2017 but in a more rational way.

This year’s list of top funding rounds in China features quite a few familiar names. It’s fair that more established companies would get the largest funding rounds but there seems to be excessive attention to such companies, whereby a small portion of leading startups end up getting more money while the majority remain in a funding shortage, as explained by Li Jingwang, CEO of Chinese tech startup database IT Juzi. So much so that tech behemoths like Didi, ofo, and Mobike managed to raise two or more billion-level rounds in the span of one year in a more risk-averse funding environment.

Sector-wise, the sharing economy, artificial intelligence, and video were some of the hottest verticals in China. Check five of China’s largest tech firm investments for this year.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.