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LaunchSquad Ranked PR firm


373 Park Ave. South, 4th flr., New York, NY 10016


[email protected]

New Business:
Mike Schroeder - [email protected]
Meghan Cavanaugh, content - [email protected]
Strategic counsel, PR and creative for emerging technologies, consumer products and innovation.

Employees: 104. Founded: 1999.

Agency Statement:

LaunchSquad is an award-winning PR and creative communications agency with a talent-rich team across the US, specializing in crafting stories for innovative, fast-growing, change-the-world companies.

For 24 years, LaunchSquad has helped clients raise billions in funding, fueled IPOs/exits, and accelerated countless upstarts from unknown brands to market leaders. Their expertise spans consumer-facing and B2B clients in various industries, including climate/energy, AI, healthcare, transportation, consumer and enterprise technology, entertainment/media, e-commerce, finance, retail and more.

Jason Mandell, partner
Jesse Odell, partner
Brett Weiner, partner
Meghan Cavanaugh, sr. VP, content practice lead
Lisa Picasso, sr. VP, consumer practice lead
Jen Holmes, sr. VP, enterprise + deep tech practice lead
Gavin Skillman, sr. VP, enterprise practice lead
Matt Calderone, sr. VP, climate practice lead
Rachel Shepheard, sr. VP
Amy Arthur, sr. VP, finance
Mike Schroeder, sr. VP, new clients + frontier tech lead

San Francisco Office
333 Bush St., 4th flr., San Francisco, CA 94104

Large employee presence in New York NY, San Francisco CA, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Austin TX, Denver CO and Los Angeles CA.

Clients Include:

American Giant
General Catalyst
On Running
Oxide Computers
Precision Neuroscience
Uber Freight

LaunchSquad in the news with O'Dwyer's:

A Tough 2023 for Tech

Thu., Apr. 18, 2024

...innovative ways to enhance our offerings, be it through mergers and acquisitions or strategic hires.” LaunchSquad  Moves Into a Strong Position “2023 was a particularly turbulent year for tech and venture-backed companies,...

LaunchSquad Launches First COVID At-Home Test to Receive FDA Nod

Wed., Dec. 16, 2020

... San Francisco’s LaunchSquad handles Ellume, which received Food and Drug Administration emergency authorization on Dec. 15 as...

On the Move: Crosby Hires Carrie Dooher as Senior VP; Lot Sixteen Names Joseph Eaves VP; InkHouse Promotes Dan O'Mahony in SF Office

Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

...the agency’s cannabis practice. Before coming to InkHouse, he was an account manager at LaunchSquad . In his new role, O’Mahony will oversee office operations as well as helping to...

The ‘Better Economy’ and What it Means for PR

Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

...are one of the big benefactors. Welcome to the “Better Economy.” *** Jason Mandell is co-founder of LaunchSquad , a 120-person communications agency that focuses on emerging and innovative brands. Jason has helped...

PR Council Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Fri., Oct. 9, 2015

...directors are: Aaron Kwittken (Kwittken + Company Worldwide), Maureen Lippe (Lippe Taylor), Jason Mandell ( LaunchSquad ), Ron Guirguis, replacing Paul Newman (MSLGROUP), Mark Thorne (Hill+Knowlton Strategies), Virginia Devlin (Current), Carrie...

PR Jobs of the Week

Fri., Dec. 19, 2014

...VF Corp. - NCMedia & PR, Project Lead the Way - INPR account assoc., LaunchSquad - CA, MAPR specialist, Kirkland & Ellis - ILPR coordinator, Neiman Marcus - HIDir....

Aereo Files Chapter 11

Fri., Nov. 21, 2014

...and government relations for Aereo, which implemented layoffs and parted ways with PR agency LaunchSquad this month. ...

Atlantic Mag Looks at 'So Many Women in PR'

Mon., Aug. 18, 2014

...Effect of U.S. Travel Assn.; Sarah Roth, media manager, Golin; Megan Laney, senior A/E, LaunchSquad , and others in their own firms or at companies. Khazan's online-only article asks "Why Are There...

Supreme Court Programs Victory for TV Networks Over Aereo

Wed., Jun. 25, 2014 attack innovation as "demonstrably false. Diller told CBNC, "We did try, but it's now over." LaunchSquad handles Aereo's PR account. Virginia Lam heads corporate communications. ...

17 of top 25 PR Firms Grew in Double Digits in 2013

Mon., Mar. 3, 2014

...Israel, Denmark, Russia and Turkey. Other big tech firms include SparkPR, $13.4M; LaunchSquad , $11.3M; Max Borges Agency, $9.1M; Inkhouse Media + Marketing, $6.3M; Highwire PR, $6M; Pan...

W2O CEO Wants Grads with Passion, Speed, Social Skills

Thu., Nov. 7, 2013

...Agency; Tracey Parry, senior VP and partner, Airfoil Group, and Jason Mandell, co-founder and partner, LaunchSquad .  “I’ve enjoyed my career in PR and I want to share that enthusiasm with students,”...

Council of PR Firms Needs New Name

Mon., Nov. 4, 2013

...University that will feature James Weiss of W2O Group; Annemiek Hamelinck, Waggener Edstrom; Jason Mandell, LaunchSquad ; Lou Hoffman, Hoffman Agency; Bill Orr, Burson-Marsteller and Tracy Parry, Airfoil. All the firms...

Outbrain Responds to Wash Post Site Attack

Fri., Aug. 16, 2013 to outline its response to the attack, including a detailed timeline of events. LaunchSquad handles Outbrain's PR.Read the full post at

Many Tech PR Practices Post Double Digit Gains

Mon., Mar. 18, 2013

...with offices in ten domestic markets” and works with start-ups as well as multinationals. Atomic, LaunchSquad , Merritt Grew Other big tech gainers included Atomic PR, San Francisco, up 13% to $17...

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