Month: April 2021

Money will continue to flow into emerging markets: Santosh Rao

April 29, 2021

What we saw was a definite stance and some support from the Fed chair, says Santosh Rao, Head of Research, Manhattan Venture Partners.

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Coinbase’s eye-popping $100 billion valuation is reasonable for a disruptive, cutting-edge crypto firm, an early backer says

April 15, 2021

Santosh Rao, the head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, believes a $100 billion valuation for Coinbase is reasonable. Manhattan Venture Partners was an early investor in Coinbase, Palantir, Draft Kings, and more.

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Why Netflix $450M ‘Knives Out’ gambit is becoming routine as streaming platforms ‘feed the beast’

April 6, 2021

Netflix (NFLX) is keeping up with tradition and spending big money on new content.

Late last week, several reports cited the streamer spending upwards of $450 million to secure the rights of the next two sequels for “Knives Out” — one of 2019’s biggest its. If confirmed, the deal would be one of the largest movie streamer deals in history.

The first film cost $40 million to make, and brought in over $311 million globally at the box office. Director, writer and producer Rian Johnson, as well as star Daniel Craig, are both signed on to return for the next installments.

“It’s not a question of spending — they have to,” Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, told Yahoo Finance in an interview.

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