Vertical AI Startups: Solving Industry-specific Problems by Combining AI and Subject Matter Expertise

Date: June 19, 2017 Published by

  • Designing the right product interface requires subject matter expertise, and owning the interface allows you to instrument it and gather proprietary data.
  • You control the ‘data value chain’ and have pricing power and defensibility over time.
  • Product and sales at vertical AI startups benefit from bringing in key leaders from the industry early on in the business.
  • Defensible AI businesses are built on proprietary data that is difficult to replicate.
  • By contrast,  Vertical AI solutions are about AI unlocking entirely new opportunities rather than just optimizing existing opportunities.