Pre-releases of a product are important for varied reasons. However, each release has its own objective and is given a different name according to the motive and the release-lifecycle stage. You and most other entrepreneurs, journalists, and business enthusiasts must have clicked on this post title because of your common confusion between two of such pre-release stages: The MVP and the beta. Even though both of these versions are released to ensure that the product is perfect in every sense when it is finally released in the market, both of these releases have different objectives and timelines. But before moving on to discussing the difference between an MVP and the beta release, it’s important to know what do these two releases represent.