No coverage for self-funded companies

As Venture Capital firms are starting to self-promote (see this article in New York Times) and are hiring full-time PR experts to interact with bloggers and tech media, are self-funded startups going to lose any remaining opportunity at press coverage?

Technology blogs are already clearly skewed in favor of well-funded companies:

Blogcoverage

Will it take another market “correction” for people to realize that raising a massive round does not equal success?  

Data source: quick Google site search, e.g.

site:gigaom.com (“self-funding” OR “self-funded”)
site:techcrunch.com (“self-funding” OR “self-funded”) 

site:gigaom.com “raises” -stakes
site:techcrunch.com “raises” -stakes

etc.

Technologist, parallel entrepreneur. Interests: travel, photography, big data, analytics, predictive modeling.

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One comment on “No coverage for self-funded companies
  1. Mike says:

    Love this:"Will it take another market "correction" for people to realize that raising a massive round does not equal success?"Given I run marketing for a self-funded firm, all I can say to this is, "AMEN!"

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