3. Medical technology is getting smarter.
Executives from 70% of the startups said they had advanced digital technologies, which could make them particularly tempting acquisition targets.
Asked to define which category best defined their digital component, the top choice was artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (28%), a mobile app or platform (18%) wearable technology (13%), sensors (11%), telemedicine (11%), health care IT (7%) and big data or analytics (6%).
The four remaining categories ranked at 1% or 2%: cloud, augmented reality, virtual reality, and gaming.