Don’t overestimate the importance of launch and fundraising announcements

From Nine common things that start-up founders tend to underestimate or overestimate by Boris Wertz:

Start-up founders typically want to make a big PR splash when they’re launching their product or closing a funding round. A major launch announcement can make a lot of noise in moment, but it’s more important to focus on generating continuous demand than your 15 minutes of fame. Likewise, fundraising announcements can drive investor interest for future financing rounds, but I’ve found it’s usually better to just stay under the radar and build the company.

Notes:
(1) Cf. Should you make a big PR push when launching a product?
(2) Contrast with: The case for PR.

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