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Has Uber maxed out on private financing?

on August 2, 2016

“Uber China hit its max,” said Max Wolff, chief economist at Manhattan Venture Partners, which swaps cash for stock with shareholders in closely held firms. “Uber China went out for a higher valuation and couldn’t get it and then sold [to Didi] for its last valuation at $7 billion. That implies some substantive head winds.”

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Pro: Microsoft-LinkedIn Merger Is A ‘Win-Win Proposition’

on June 14, 2016

“However, Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners thinks the acquisition is a “win-win proposition” for both companies. Speaking as a guest on CNBC Tuesday morning, the professional researcher explained why he likes the deal.”

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Bubble warning: High valuations and late-stage rounds tell of coming trouble

on April 12, 2015

“We see the rage around messaging apps and delivery services as emblematic of valuations way out on the skinniest of skinny branches. Ironically, the last great bubble ended with frothy excitement about an army of delivery services. Then again, that was back in the dark ages before smartphone apps dispatched drones.”

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