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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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Could the #COVID19 pandemic spell the end of the #sharing economy as we know it?

on April 29, 2020

Could the #COVID19 pandemic spell the end of the #sharing economy as we know it? @dee_bosa and Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners discuss challenges ahead with @KellyCNBC on @CNBCTheExchange

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Airbnb the top IPO pick for 2020: analyst

on February 14, 2020

Manhattan Venture Partners research head Santosh Rao says he likes Airbnb’s prospects because the home rental giant is well funded and growing. He says the outlook for the IPO market in 2020 looks a lot better than in 2019.

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