Arm’s Length vs. Hands-on Investors: Which is Right for Your Startup?

This article was originally published on TechVibes.

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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.

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