Manhattan Ventures’s Santosh Rao on VC expectations for 2021

on December 28, 2020

Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins Worldwide Exchange to discuss this banner year for companies going public, and his outlook for 2021.


Delivery is here to stay: Manhattan Venture Partners Rao on DoorDash IPO

on December 9, 2020

Santosh Rao, Manhattan Venture Partners head of research, joins ‘Closing Bell’ to talk about DoorDash’s recent IPO boom. He says fear of missing out, risk-on sentiment and the scarcity factor is driving high expectations for the delivery service.


Here’s why Airbnb is pushing to go public by the end of 2020

on November 16, 2020

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins “Power Lunch” to discuss the IPO pipeline heading into the end of 2020.


Santosh Rao And John Jannarone On Why Airbnb Decided To Go Public Now

on August 27, 2020

Santosh Rao speaking about why Airbnb decided to go public now


Rao: This is the right time for Airbnb to go public, the market is coming to them

on August 20, 2020

Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners discusses Airbnb’s decision to file confidentially for an IPO, and whether there is enough demand for this to be a massive offering in the market.


Coronavirus pandemic devastates sharing economy | Money Talks

on May 6, 2020

Airbnb is laying off 25 per cent of its workforce and trimming down its business as the coronavirus outbreak devastates demand. It’s a sharp change in fortunes for the company that was recently valued at $31 billion and planned an IPO this year. Social distancing is also affecting other sharing economy companies, and as Mobin Nasir reports, some of them may never recover. For more on this, Manhattan Venture Partners’ head of research Santosh Rao joined us from Princeton, New Jersey.


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