Spotify’s story is unique, direct listings are not for everyone: Analyst

on April 3, 2018

Spotify shunned the traditional IPO route and used a direct listing for its first day of trading on the NYSE. Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, said the company has a unique story and the direct listing worked for it because the company didn’t need money at this stage.


Spotify won’t follow down the same IPO path as Snap: Analyst

on March 28, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins BNN’s Catherine Murray for reaction to Spotify’s plan to file for a direct-listing IPO on the NYSE worth US$1 billion.


BlackBerry shares rise after surprising with an earnings beat in Q3

on December 20, 2017

Santosh Rao, Head of Research, Manhattan Venture Partners joins us to talk about BlackBerry’s latest quarter.


Amazon shares fall as next quarter’s sales forecast to be lower than expected

on February 2, 2017

Manhattan Venture Partners’ head of research Santosh Rao joins BNN to discuss Amazon earnings as they report after the closing bells.


BlackBerry on the right road, but execution will be key: Analyst

on December 20, 2016

BlackBerry is boosting its full-year forecast as it moves forward with a transition plan to become a software leader. Santosh Rao, head of research, Manhattan Venture Partners says near-term BlackBerry remains a “show me” story, but that there’s great long-term potential and that the company’s move to a software-centric model is progressing well.


Snapchat has the ingredients to be successful, says research analyst

on November 16, 2016

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins BNN for his thoughts on a Snapchat IPO and why he thinks the company will be successful.


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