Pre IPO Tech

Bright outlook for IPOs in 2nd half – Rao

on July 3, 2019

With consumer-focused companies like Peloton and Casper set to debut, Manhattan Venture Partners research head Santosh Rao tells Reuters’ Fred Katayama he’s bullish about the prospects for IPOs in the second half of the year.


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.”


Early Lyft investor says Uber and Lyft will be a healthy duopoly

on May 8, 2019

Lyft reported its first earnings as a public company with over a $1 billion loss but early Lyft investor Santosh Rao says the company is moving in the right direction. He says that North America is the place to be for rideshare companies and having both Uber and Lyft in the market will sustain a healthy duopoly. Santosh Rao is partner and head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners. He joins Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith.


Bloomberg Markets: The Open 4/29/19

on April 29, 2019

Jonathan Ferro highlights the market moving news you need to know heading into the Opening Bell on Wall Street. Santosh Rao joins the program to talk about the market for late stage private tech and Uber’s upcoming IPO. (Source: Bloomberg)


Uber IPO valued between US$90B-US$100B actually reasonable: Santosh Rao

on April 26, 2019

Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins BNN Bloomberg to weigh in on the Uber’s IPO valuation.


Pinterest, Zoom surge in market debuts | Money Talks

on April 22, 2019

Unicorns may be mythical creatures but investors bought into them in a big way on Thursday, when two of the tech variety made their Wall Street debut. In the investment world, a unicorn is a privately-held start-up with a value of at least a-billion dollars, and the listings of two such firms – Pinterest and Zoom – saw investors lining-up for their shares despite doubts over their long-term prospects. For more on the listing, we spoke to Santosh Rao in New York. He’s head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners. #ScrapBooking #Zoom #Pinterest


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