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Waymo’s self-driving tech could be a catalyst for Alphabet in the long term

on February 5, 2019

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, says Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving technology subsidiary, is the “next big thing” and will be a catalyst for the company in the long term. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.


Apple services are growing, but the company continues to be a ‘function of iPhone sales’

on January 30, 2019

Head of Research Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners says Apple continues to be a function of iPhone sales even though it’s becoming more and more of a services company. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous speaks to him.


Amazon overtakes Microsoft | Money Talks

on January 9, 2019

Amazon is now the world’s biggest publicly traded company. For the first time it’s overtaken Microsoft and other tech titans to get to the top of Wall Street, with a market value of nearly $800B. And that shows how far the company has come from humble e-commerce start-up to a multi-national behemoth that’s now a force in cloud computing and even artificial intelligence. To discuss the company’s success, Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins us from New York.


What You Need to Know About 2019’s Anticipated Tech IPOs

on January 8, 2019

2019 may have kicked off with volatility from listed names, but it could be the yet-unlisted names that make for the biggest stories by year-end.

The year ahead is set to be a massive one for IPO’s that attack the app economy and growing consumer segments.

Household names like Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, Robin Hood, and Airbnb are all set to make a splash on the exchange during the year, while possibly less popular but no less important names like Palantir also prepare public offerings.

To run down what to expect from the cavalcade of blockbuster IPO’s ahead this year, Real Money’s Kevin Curran sat down with Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, to understand how the current market environment might affect expectations for the key companies set to debut this year.

“I think even the investors have become more careful,” he said. “They’ve got burned with [Snapchat] (SNAP – Get Report) . They don’t want to buy into the hype that you get with all these consumer-facing internet companies.”

To make sure you pick the winning unicorn, check out the interview.

For more on some of the most hotly anticipated upcoming IPOs, TheStreet’s Annie Gaus has a rundown of her top targets in 2019 here.


Uber and Lyft Launch Ride-Hailing IPO Race

on December 10, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, and Bloomberg’s Lisa Abramowicz discuss moves by Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to file confidentially to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for IPOs. They speak with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro on “Bloomberg Markets: The Open.”


All clear for year-end rally says Santosh Rao

on December 3, 2018

Manhattan Venture Partners’ research head tells Reuters’ Fred Katayama the U.S.-China trade truce and the Fed’s dovish shift clears the way for a Santa Claus rally.


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