Lyft Defines Ride-Sharing Market with IPO, says Rao

on February 25, 2019

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, examines the tech IPO market with a focus on Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Jonathan Ferro on “Bloomberg Markets: The Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)


What You Need to Know About 2019’s Anticipated Tech IPOs

on January 8, 2019

2019 may have kicked off with volatility from listed names, but it could be the yet-unlisted names that make for the biggest stories by year-end.

The year ahead is set to be a massive one for IPO’s that attack the app economy and growing consumer segments.

Household names like Uber, Lyft, Pinterest, Slack, Robin Hood, and Airbnb are all set to make a splash on the exchange during the year, while possibly less popular but no less important names like Palantir also prepare public offerings.

To run down what to expect from the cavalcade of blockbuster IPO’s ahead this year, Real Money’s Kevin Curran sat down with Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, to understand how the current market environment might affect expectations for the key companies set to debut this year.

“I think even the investors have become more careful,” he said. “They’ve got burned with [Snapchat] (SNAP – Get Report) . They don’t want to buy into the hype that you get with all these consumer-facing internet companies.”

To make sure you pick the winning unicorn, check out the interview.

For more on some of the most hotly anticipated upcoming IPOs, TheStreet’s Annie Gaus has a rundown of her top targets in 2019 here.


Uber, Lyft Drive Toward the 2019 IPO Market

on October 17, 2018

Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, Bloomberg’s Luke Kawa, and Kathleen Gaffney, director of diversified fixed income at Eaton Vance, look ahead to expectations that Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. will come to the IPO market in 2019. They speak on “Bloomberg Markets: The Open.” (Source: Bloomberg)


Uber CEO makes his first visit to India | Money Talks

on February 28, 2018

Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is in India for his first visit to the region. He’s trying to make inroads into India’s enormous ride-sharing market. But as Rebecca Bundhun reports, the company faces some pretty big speed bumps there. Santosh Rao, Head of Research at Manhattan Venture Partners, joins us from New York for more.


Uber settles with Waymo

on February 9, 2018

Alphabet’s self-driving car unit settled its trade secrets dispute with the ride-hailing firm, Uber. As Fred Katayama reports, Uber promised not to use Waymo’s technology in its autonomous vehicles.


Uber CEO to meet London transport boss

on September 29, 2017

The new chief executive of Uber Technologies will meet the head of Transport for London next week to try to retain the license for its ride hailing service in the British capital. Fred Katayama reports.


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