Month: June 2019

Secondary Market Investment Firm Manhattan Venture Partners Appoints Andrea Walne as Partner, Opens San Francisco Regional Office

June 26, 2019

“Andrea is a valuable and respected addition to our team. Her success in facilitating more than $10 billion in secondary market transactions is unprecedented. This, combined with her experience as a startup operator and her knowledge of the investment side, makes her exceptionally qualified to lead our West Coast operations,” said Jared Carmel, Managing Partner of MVP.

“Coming into this position I feel fortunate to carry the perspective of someone who’s seen all sides of the triangle – from being a founder of one of the secondary liquidity online platforms, a shareholder of a late-stage startup, and now in the role as a VC,” said Walne. “MVP was an easy choice – they’re the firm that carries the best reputation in the space and service is at the heart of all they do for clients. We are of likemind in taking all players in this process into consideration, and institutionalizing versus democratizing a very personal and important life event for those that have worked so hard.”

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Secondary Market Investment Firm Manhattan Venture Partners Appoints Andrea Walne as Partner, Opens San Francisco Regional Office

June 26, 2019

Manhattan Venture Partners (“MVP”), a research-driven merchant bank focused on the secondary market for late-stage, pre-IPO companies, has appointed Andrea Lamari Walne as partner. She will lead the San Francisco regional office and grow the firm’s West Coast presence. Working directly with more than 100 late-stage private companies, Walne has facilitated over $10 billion worth of transactions for mid and late-stage private companies.

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Peloton’s IPO Is Clouded by Its Legal Fights

June 10, 2019

“There is a market for this amongst fitness-minded people and people with limited to no access to physical locations,’’ said Santosh Rao, head of research and partner at Manhattan Venture Partners. “But the upfront investment in hardware, the monthly fee, albeit reasonable, could be a limiting factor for gaining mass penetration.’’

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