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The world of startups is a complex animal and one that’s subject to the odd mood swing or two. With rapidly-shifting consumer tastes, volatile, agitated markets and seemingly light-speed global tech innovation, picking a startup winner is as tricky as finding a needle in a needle stack.

From the specific industries that find success, to the factors that success is judged by, throughout the last decade, investors have enjoyed a heavy hand in decision making and ultimately what’s considered a pass or a fail. The investor landscape itself is, however, experiencing its own changes, and many of those writing the checks are adapting their own approach to maximize their chances of seeing returns.

More on the article: http://www.techvibes.com/blog/arms-length-vs-hands-on-investors-2013-05-21