I hear often “Aren’t you afraid that a GAFA will start doing the same as you and kill your business?”. This is definitively a possibility, but just look at the M&A landscape for AI start-ups. It has never been so active! 120 acquisitions in Q2 2016 only! All sectors are being touched: computer vision, BI, sales&CRM, voice interface, robotics, healthcare, security, ecommerce, accounting, lawyers, etc.
There is definitively something that start-ups can do uniquely better than GAFAs and assimilated in pioneering a new AI application!