VC sexy, graft not

Matt from WordPress has an interesting post about the way the press view and deal with entrepreneurs, which I agree with 100%. Not least because of the reporter that recently contacted CIX about a piece that they might be able to work us into. Or not, because the piece is mostly about funded companies. My partner in CIX, Jerry, can deal with this with a lot more – deserved – scorn than me:

Is there something ironic about companies that get funding being more newsworthy than bootstrap companies? If we get outside funding we’re sexy but if we agree to roster night shifts and build the thing on a shoestring to save money we’re not as interesting! If publishers reflect the desires of their readers then readers want to hear about sexy startups that use other people’s money and don’t require hard work. This country became very lazy and I didn’t notice. When did it happen?