Startups tend to have a few advantages over large companies
Speed, focus, and an innovative mindset.
But in today's world......is that still true?
Let's think about Google and Facebook
Each deploy individual small teams with the sole focus of innovating and working on cool products. They have infinite resources (money, research, data, etc.) and just as much focus and brains.
Unless you're a tech giant, competing is difficult
Many of the most exciting industries are dominated by big players now. Yes, acquisitions have occurred in AI, VR, self-driving cars, and more, but often times the companies were acquired earlier
And if you don't get acquired...good luck competing