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Why this early investor is putting money on Airbnb

on October 7, 2019

Early Airbnb investor, Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, which is also an investor in Lyft, Pinterest and Postmates, joins CNBC’s “Power Lunch” team to talk about the decision to invest in these IPOs.

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Rao: US doesn’t want the French digital tax to be the template for other countries to fight big tech

on August 19, 2019

Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners discusses the importance of Huawei doing business with U.S. companies, the impact of the French digital tax on big tech firms, and whether Lyft’s lock-up expiration will be the test case for what Uber investors may decide to do this fall.

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What companies can learn from the IPO market in the first half of 2019

on July 1, 2019

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins “Squawk Box” to discuss what investors can learn from the companies that went public in the first half of 2019.

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Slack feels like solution for a problem that doesn’t exist, says pro

on June 20, 2019

Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners discusses Slack’s direct listing on CNBC’s “Closing Bell.”

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Lyft needs to grow the top line, which they’re doing, says pro

on May 7, 2019

Santosh Rao, Manhattan Venture Partners and Virtus Investment Partners’ Joe Terranova join the Closing Bell crew to discuss Lyft’s first earnings report.

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Why this early Lyft investor is a long-term believer in the company

on March 29, 2019

CNBC’s “Closing Bell” team talks with an early Lyft investor, Santosh Rao of Manhattan Venture Partners, about the ride-sharing company’s IPO.

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