Pre IPO Tech

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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MVP’s Rao on Casper: “You just can’t get out there without showing a path to profitability”

on February 6, 2020

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, talks Casper’s upcoming IPO, before analyzing the performance of other “unicorns.”

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Halloween party killing ‘strikes at the core’ of Airbnb’s value proposition: Investor

on November 5, 2019

Manhattan Venture Partners’ and early Airbnb investor Santosh Rao discusses Airbnb’s ban on party houses, working with regulators to catch tax dodgers, and the company’s operational profitability.

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Early Investor – “The valuation of private companies needs to be looked at more carefully”

on October 18, 2019

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, talks the weak performance of recent IPOs, unicorns and Q4 expectations.

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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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IPO Process Is ‘Alive and Well,’ Says Manhattan Ventures’s Rao

on September 27, 2019

Manhattan Venture Partners Head of Research Santosh Rao discusses the Peloton IPO with Brad Stone on ‘Bloomberg Technology.’

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