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:
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