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A weekly podcast that looks inside the minds of entrepreneurs and at the crossover of startups, enterprise, finance, technology and life as we know it, hosted by early-stage startup investor Pete Townsend.

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242: Money Talks with Paul Smyth | State of European Tech & VCs | Stablecoins, CBDCs & Privacy | Great Founders vs. Great Markets

December 8th, 2023


Paul Smyth joins me as guest co-host this week, and he is a specialist executive recruiter and executive coach within the fintech industry.  As a …

241: Money Talks with Mai Santamaria | Binance and CZ | Argentina's New President | Vitalik's Techno-Optimism Manifesto | Blockchain and AI Intersect

December 1st, 2023


This week I’m joined by guest co-host Mai Santamaria, who is the Head of the Financial Advisory Unit for the Department of Finance in Ireland. Mai and I met in February 2018 at a meeting of the Irish Blockchain Expert …

239: Web3 Wishlist | What Would You Like Web3 Founders to Solve?

November 17th, 2023


Pete Townsend introduces an insightful line-up of entrepreneurs and investors who share their thoughts on web3. Opinions are gathered around what …

238: Global Access | Sean Lee | Crypto Council for Innovation | Digital Asset Policy Creation

November 10th, 2023


Sean Lee is the senior advisor at the Crypto Council for Innovation, which is a global alliance of crypto industry leaders advocating for responsible …

237: All Around the World | Lou Kerner | Crypto Oracle Collective

November 3rd, 2023


Lou Kerner is the founder of the Crypto Oracle Collective, a decentralized web3 advisory firm, and also the DAO for Crypto Mondays, which is the …

236: The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma with Somi Arian from InPeak

October 27th, 2023


My discussion with Somi Arian is a deep dive into the entrepreneur's dilemma of solving problems vs. fulfilling desires, customer discovery, product …

235: Reset Button | Arry Yu from the US Blockchain Coalition | Rebuilding the Internet One Startup at a Time

October 20th, 2023


Arry Yu is a 23+ year emerging technology industry veteran, serial founder and strategic operator with expertise in scaling business from "zero to …

234: Money Talks with Pet Berisha from Sporting Crypto | Who’s Following the SBF Trial? | State of Crypto Fundraising | Volume Drivers in Web3 Gaming and Collectibles

October 13th, 2023


Joining Pete as guest co-host this week is Pet Berisha from Sporting Crypto, the number one Web3 Sports business exploring the intersection alongside 3000+ subscribers from the biggest sports and crypto brands in the …

233: Money Talks w/ Elliott Griffin | Pete’s Path into Crypto | Venture Investing from Ireland | Founder-VC Relationships | Inside Techstars

October 6th, 2023


We’ve got a special crossover episode this week courtesy of our friends at the Irish VC podcast, with a big shout-out to Finn Hatherell for producing the initial episode on the Irish VC podcast channel over the …

232: Evolution | Eva Lawrence, Figment and Staking Digital Assets

September 29th, 2023


Eva Lawrence is the Head of EMEA for Figment, the leading provider of blockchain infrastructure, providing staking solutions for institutions.

In …

231: Money Talks w/ Alejandro Gutierrez | NFT Takedowns by SEC | Visa, Solana & Stablecoins | Mark Cuban Hacked | Citi’s Token Service

September 22nd, 2023


Alejandro Gutierrez joins the show as guest co-host in this Money Talks segment. Alejandro is the CEO of Defactor Labs, providing all the required …

230: Vision Clear | Asad J. Malik, Jadu and Bringing Augmented Reality to Life

September 15th, 2023


Asad J. Malik is an augmented reality pioneer and the founder and CEO of Jadu, a next-gen multiplayer augmented reality fighting game for your phone …

229: Money Talks w/ Laura Walsh | Grayscale Spot Bitcoin ETF | Loyalty and Digital Assets | New Web3 VCs | Elon's Job Board

September 8th, 2023


After intersecting stories of meeting Vitalik Buterin and Bono, Pete Townsend and guest co-host Laura Walsh take a look at the recent SEC ruling in …

228: The Recipe | Liang Wu and Dan Herrera | Evolving Internet Insights | AI, Web3 and Emerging Tech

September 1st, 2023


Joining Pete this week are Liang Wu and Dan Herrera from Eleven26 Capital, an early-stage VC firm investing in diverse founders on the evolving …

227: Encore | Eoin Fitzgerald’s Last Dance & Techstars Web3 Recap

August 4th, 2023


We’ve been on a bit of a hiatus this summer, as we took a break to recharge after a few mad months, as sometimes, you need to go away for a while and dream it all up again.  In this episode we recorded on the Fourth of …

226: Pursuit of Happiness | Neal Peters, JR Studio and Giving Game Creators Superpowers

June 23rd, 2023


Neal Peters is co-founder and CEO of JR Studio, a frictionless web3 gaming platform that gives game creators the superpowers to build, host, launch, manage, and grow their games and communities.

JR Studio is also one of …

225: California Love | Federico Panisi, Loki.code and Smart Contracts Made Easy

June 20th, 2023


Federico Panisi is a co-founder and CEO of Loki.code, enabling simplified and intuitive co-creation of smart contracts with a collaborative web app …

224: Power to the People II | Tatiana Botskina, Mintycode and Fixing Open Source

June 16th, 2023


Tatiana Botskina is the founder and CEO of Mintycode, a decentralized IP marketplace for software creators, bringing together software creators, software buyers, and software contributors. By building communities around …

223: Eye Know | Terence Reilly, OLTA and the Art of the Creator Protocol

June 9th, 2023


Terence Reilly is the co-founder and CEO of OLTA, one of the 12 founding teams forming the Techstars Web3 accelerator class of 2023.

OLTA is a …

222: Trust | Javier Tamashiro, Ospree and Crypto Compliance Made Simple

June 2nd, 2023


Javier Tamashiro is the co-founder and CEO of Ospree, a comprehensive anti-money laundering compliance solution for Virtual Asset Service Providers …

221: First Chain | Greg Hannam, Peerkat, and the Power of NFT Data

May 26th, 2023


Greg Hannam is the co-founder and CEO of Peerkat a data analytics tool for marketers to help them understand their users, increase engagement and …

220: The Message | Howie Young, Protico and the Universal Chatting Interface

May 23rd, 2023


Howie Young is the founder and CEO of Protico, a universal chatting interface that enables web3 chat on apps in seconds for enterprises that want to migrate business and engage customers at the web3 level. 

Protico is …

219: Footprints | Deb Pratiher and Quest Labs

May 19th, 2023


Deb Pratiher is the co-founder and CEO of Quest Labs, building infrastructure enabling organizations to leverage data in a privacy-preserving manner …

218: Dollar and a Dream | Igor Khmel and SaveChain

May 12th, 2023


Igor Khmel is the co-founder and CEO of SaveChain, the borderless banking app. SaveChain features a self-custody 'stablecoin-only' wallet with a banking interface for the global underbanked, with the option to open an …

217: Payday | Lee Gray and SonX

May 5th, 2023


Lee Gray is the co-founder and CEO of SonX, a community platform that allows superfans to subscribe to their favorite musicians via a monthly membership fee unlocking fan-only ticketing, exclusive audio content, and …

216: One Tribe | Katerina Bohle Carbonell, TogetherCrew and Web3 Communities

April 28th, 2023


Katerina Bohle Carbonell is the co-lead of TogetherCrew, one of the 12 founding teams forming the Techstars Web3 accelerator. Some web3 communities fall apart under pressure, others come together stronger. TogetherCrew …

215: I Left My Wallet | Jesse Phillips and TrustWare

April 20th, 2023


Jesse Phillips is the co-founder and CEO of TrustWare, one of the 12 founding teams forming the Techstars Web3 accelerator.  Jesse and Pete Townsend dig into how Jesse got into crypto, the TrustWare vision he formed …

214: World Class | Techstars Web3 Class of 2023

April 14th, 2023


This episode features a rundown of the 12 web3 founding teams that form the Techstars Web3 class of 2023, along with an intro to each of their CEOs. 

Builders gotta build, and build better.

That was the Techstars Web3

213: In the Middle | Patrick Pinschmidt and MiddleGame Ventures

March 31st, 2023


Patrick Pinschmidt is a General Partner and Co-Founder at MiddleGame Ventures, a financial technology venture capital fund focused on early-stage …

212: Money Talks: Opening the Bitcoin Floodgates | Grayscale vs SEC | Open Banking Meets AI

March 24th, 2023


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend take a look at the aftermath of the American Bankpocalypse with contrasting views on bitcoin as a safe haven, and how a potential outcome of Grayscale’s lawsuit of the SEC may be …

211: Money Talks: Lessons Learned from 1,000 Startup Deals | The American Bankpocalypse

March 16th, 2023


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend take a quick look at the triumvirate of bank failures in the US with Silvergate, Silicon Valley Bank, and Signature Bank before Eoin asks Pete about his lessons learned from seeing over …

210: Money Talks | Web3 Gender Gap | Pitching the Right VCs | Revolut’s Neo-Profits | WhatsApp Goes Big in Brazil

March 10th, 2023


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend look at the outsized gender gap in web3, then riff on the realities of venture capital ‘dry powder’ and crypto VCs, …

209: Word is Bond | Liang Wu | Writing and Investing in Web3

March 3rd, 2023


Liang Wu is the Co-founding Managing Partner at Eleven26 Capital, an early-stage VC fund investing in diverse founders on the evolving Internet …

208: MoneyTalks: US Crypto Crackdown | Apple + NBA Top Shot | Solaris Setback | Revolut’s Irish Trojan Horse

February 24th, 2023


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on the latest US regulatory crackdown in crypto markets, how NBA Top Shot on the Apple app store is …

207: What Makes a Great Web3 Team

February 3rd, 2023


In this special segment, we’re featuring web3 investors, founders and mentors such as Joey Krug from Pantera Capital, Matthew Graham from Sino Global Capital, Teana Baker-Taylor from Circle, Sam Williams from Arweave, …

206: Sure Shot | Dee Coakley and Boundless

January 27th, 2023


Dee Coakley is the co-founder and CEO of Boundless, the operating system for your international team, which she co-founded with Emily Castles in Ireland in 2019. Boundless is ‘global employment made simple, with …

205: Memory Lane | Sam Williams and Arweave

January 20th, 2023


Sam Williams is co-founder and CEO of Arweave, a blockchain protocol allowing us to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history …

204: MoneyTalks: Silvergate Buries Diem | Jack Ma Done | Bitcoin vs. Ethereum vs. YouTube | Farming Yield and CheeseFi

January 13th, 2023


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on Eoin’s new role at Enterprise Ireland, the final nail in the coffin for Meta’s former crypto …

203: MoneyTalks: 2023 Web3 & Fintech Predictions | | Techstars Web3 Update | Using ChatGPT | Fintech & Crypto Leadership

January 6th, 2023


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on the latest on Sam Bankman-Fried before diving into a few of the fintech and web3 predictions for 2023 published recently, then we do an experimental walk-through of …

202: Clarisse Hagege, Dfns and Protecting Your Crypto Assets

December 16th, 2022


Clarisse Hagege, founder and CEO of Dfns, joins the show this week recorded recently as part of the Techstars Web3 Community Series events organized by the Techstars Web3 Accelerator. Dfns is a cybersecurity company …

201: Sean Lee, Odsy Network and Making Web3 Universally Accessible

December 9th, 2022


Sean Lee, co-founder of Odsy Network, joins the show this week recorded recently as part of the Techstars Web3 Community Series events organized by the Techstars Web3 Accelerator. Sean is the former CEO of the Algorand …

200: It Takes Two | Pete and Eoin’s Top 10 from the Last One Hundred Episodes

December 2nd, 2022


Holy Mackenzie, we just hit 200 episodes!  When Eoin Fitzgerald said to Pete Townsend in early 2018, “Hey Pete, I heard you on a couple of podcasts, …

199: Money Talks #57: FTX WTF | Musk Monetizing Twitter | UK Tech Nation Revolts | Big Tech vs. Irish Startups

November 18th, 2022


This week, Eoin and Pete take the inevitable plunge into what to make of the FTX mess, and then resurface with some of the scenarios unfolding on …

198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | Fintech+Crypto Apps HoF | Apple vs. NFTs & Reddit

November 11th, 2022


This week, Pete gives some insight into the new Techstars Web3 accelerator and goes on a quick rant on FTX before he and Eoin riff on Block’s flywheel and their ambitions with Cash App, then they go through a …

197: Connected for Life | Ollie Walsh, Pipit & Konect | Live from Web Summit

November 4th, 2022


Ollie Walsh is the co-founder and CEO of Pipit, who are bringing to market the new Konect network that is powering international cash transactions with DeFi and enabling migrants to support their families back home …

196: Forever | Nigel Verdon and Railsr

October 28th, 2022


Nigel Verdon is the CEO and co-founder of Railsr (formerly Railsbank) and is a 3x fintech founder and ‘Finance 4 Good’ evangelist focused on building …

195: All Eyez on Me | Web3 in Hollywood with Alex Amartei and Antara

October 21st, 2022


Alex Amartei is an Irish entrepreneur originally from Shannon and is also an investor, film writer, and producer. He recently won the Hollywood Icon …

194: MoneyTalks #55: FTX and Visa | Google Cloud Goes Crypto | Mumsnet and Community Fintech | Public Fintech Utilities | Meta’s Metaverse Mess

October 14th, 2022


This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto exchange FTX’s partnership with Visa enabling users to spend crypto anywhere Visa is accepted, Google Cloud enabling customers to pay in crypto in partnership with Coinbase, the …

193: Express Yourself | Amor Sexton, Blockdaemon and Web3 infrastructure

October 7th, 2022


Amor Sexton is Head of International Operations for Blockdaemon, the leading independent blockchain node infrastructure to stake, scale, and deploy nodes with institutional-grade security and monitoring. Amor is an …

192: MoneyTalks #54 | Crypto Regs vs. Crypto Failures l Sam Bankman-Fried to the Rescue | Walmart in the Metaverse | Goldman Goes Mobile

September 30th, 2022


This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto asset service provider regulation through the lens of Revolut, the trifecta of crypto market failures in …

191: MoneyTalks #53 | Ethereum Post-Merge l Revolut Pay Later Trial | a16z Funds Sequence and Sardines | Bored Yachts

September 23rd, 2022


In this episode, Eoin and Pete talk through the aftermath of the Ethereum Merge, some pandas and goofy songs, an early-morning Bankless livestream of the Merge, and critically, a 99% more energy-efficient blockchain. We …

190: Sky’s the Limit: Owen O’Driscoll and PlanDail

September 16th, 2022


Founder and CEO of PlanDail, Owen O’Driscoll, riffs with Pete Townsend on PlanDail’s mission to build Europe’s premier cross-border, seamless, …

189: Money Talks #52: Metaverse Infrastructure | ETH Merge | Wayflyer Flying | Alloy’s Big Round | Bradley Tusk & DAOs

September 9th, 2022


Eoin and Pete dive into the shortcomings of Metaverse graphics through the lens of Metaverse deep-thinker Matthew Ball and his new book on the Metaverse, what’s up with the Ethereum Merge, the big fundraisings of Irish …

188: Money Talks #51 | Revolut on Tour | Starling Flies | Vitalik on the Metaverse | Crypto Regulation & Talent | Umba’s Big Deal

August 5th, 2022


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on Pete’s trip to the US last month with the sheer ridiculousness of the 8 different combinations …

187: Money Talks #50 | Techstars Demo Day Recap | Building the Bear | EU’s MiCA | Web3 as Embedded Finance

July 8th, 2022


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend recap Techstars’ first-ever demo day in Dublin as part of the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, …

186: Money Maker | Eczodex | Bridging TradFi to DeFi | Michael Quartey and Lukas Bruell

June 17th, 2022


Michael Quartey and Lukas Bruell, founder and co-founder of Eczodex, join the show this week to riff on how Eczodex are enabling investors to unlock more returns with traditional investments through DeFi (decentralized …

185: Diamonds Dancing | Your Diamonds | Tim Goodman

June 10th, 2022


Tim Goodman is the founder and CEO of Your Diamonds, an ecosystem enabling the diamond industry to solve old-world problems through digital …

184: In da Club | Staxe | Luis Martinez and Martin Liebrich

June 3rd, 2022


Luis Martinez and Martin Liebrich are the co-founders of Staxe. Staxe is enabling music and creative production economies on web3 so that anyone can become an owner of music and creative productions, support their …

183: Award Tour | MegaFans | Jeff Donnelley and Colin Bracey

May 27th, 2022


Jeff Donnelley and Colin Bracey are the co-founders of MegaFans, a mobile esports platform and community bridging web2 to web3 in a play-to-earn …

182: Hate It Or Love It | LiveDuel | Will Martin & Laura Brkic

May 20th, 2022


On the show this week, we’ve got Will Martin and Laura Brkić from LiveDuel, a DeFi-powered digital sports market with live fan engagement. LiveDuel supports decentralized sports betting built on blockchain to give you a …

181: Friends | Securo Finance and DeFi with Victor Lee and Alvin Foo

May 13th, 2022


On the show this week, we’ve got Victor and Lee and Alvin Foo, co-founders of Securo Finance (formerly DAOventures) who are building a compliant, secure and easy to use DeFi (decentralized finance) investment platform …

180: Reunited | Crowdclass with Filipe Pereira and Mario Frade

May 6th, 2022


On the show this week we have Filipe Pereira and Mario Frade from Crowdclass, a web3 protocol for online education using the power of blockchain, …

179: Drop It Like It's Hot | BigFan | Eugene O’Brien and Kurt Pittman

April 29th, 2022


Eugene O’Brien and Kurt Pittman from Ireland-based BigFan join Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend on the show this week. BigFan is reinventing sports …

178: Get it Together | Carla Rosenkranz and Barterchain

April 15th, 2022


Carla Rosenkranz, founder of Barterchain, riffs with Pete Townsend about how the Barterchain idea is rooted in her own experience of exchanging English lessons for yoga classes, the core of her conviction to start …

177: What’s the Scenario? | Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator Class of 2022

April 8th, 2022


What a week! Techstars kicked off the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator this week in Dublin and they’re already moving at a breakneck pace. With …

176: Money Talks #49 | Ramp Goes Up | JPM Go West | Going Ape with Yuga Labs

March 25th, 2022


This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend return from a 2-week hiatus and look at what’s driving Ramp forward so quickly with their $8bn valuation, the JP Morgan deal for western Ireland-based fintech Global Shares, …

175: My Philosophy | Nik Milanović, This Week in Fintech and The Fintech Fund

March 4th, 2022


Nik Milanović is the founder of This Week in Fintech, a global digest of fintech news, and General Partner at The Fintech Fund, an early-stage venture capital fund. In this episode, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald …

174: Money Talks #48 | SoFi So Far | Circle and Stablecoins | Crypto Ads | Apple Pay and Stripe

February 25th, 2022


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend riff on what started out as a student lending platform in SoFi now becoming a full-service digital finance player, …

173: Mainstream | Adam Bialy, Fiat Republic and Bridging Banks and Crypto

February 18th, 2022


Adam Bialy is the founder and CEO of Fiat Republic, the compliance-first, API-driven and highly secure and scalable bridge between banks and crypto. In this episode, Adam and Pete Townsend talk through the Fiat Republic …

172: Step Into the Realm | Matthew Larby and Realm

February 11th, 2022


Matthew Larby is the founder and CEO of Realm, a blockchain metaverse ecosystem where you can create and explore your own play to earn microverse. In this episode, Matthew and I talk through how the Realm experience …

171: Money Talks #47 | Crypto Visa | UBS-Wealthfront | Walmart Fintech Doubledown | Ireland's Latest Unicorn: Wayflyer

February 4th, 2022


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend are back with the first Money Talks segment of 2022 with a big bump in consumers spending crypto on Visa cards, the UBS deal for Wealthfront, Walmart doubling down on their superapp …

170: The Finsight Series | Beyond WealthTech

January 20th, 2022


This episode is from the second edition of the Finsight Series virtual event that Pete Townsend moderated recently hosted by Navirum and Salesforce. In this conversation, we’ve got an all-star cast with Rory Galvin from

169: Tim Bos | ShareRing, Building in Web3 and the Sharing Economy

January 14th, 2022


Joining the show this week is Tim Bos, founder and CEO of ShareRing, a blockchain-based company that's focused on changing the landscape of the fragmented sharing economy. In this chat, Tim and Pete Townsend talk …

168: Money Talks #46 | What a Year | Eoin and Pete's Top Stories of 2021

December 17th, 2021


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend are back with their last Money Talks segment of the year with their review of their top stories for 2021.  From GameStop and Wallstreetbets, to Roblox and Coinbase going public, to …

167: Techstars Tag Team | Isaac Kato and Pete Townsend on Web2 vs Web3

December 10th, 2021


Isaac Kato, who leads the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator program in Seattle joins Pete Townsend on this episode originally recorded as part of the …

166: Joey Krug | Pantera Capital, Being Early in Crypto and Shipping Fast

December 3rd, 2021


Joey Krug is the Co-Chief Investment Officer, Pantera Capital, the first institutional investment firm focused exclusively on bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the blockchain tech ecosystem. Joey joins …

165: Matthew Graham | Sino Global Capital, Web3 and Making Your Hobby Your Job

November 26th, 2021


Matthew Graham is the CEO of Sino Global Capital, who are providing strategic investment to best-in-class companies that are moving the blockchain and digital assets ecosystems forward, and then help them to thrive in …

164: John Wu from Ava Labs | Blockchain, Web3 and Building on Avalanche

November 19th, 2021


John Wu is president of Ava Labs, an a16z-backed technology company building the next-generation blockchain platform, Avalanche. John joins Pete …

163: Go! | Teana Baker-Taylor, Digital Assets and the Chamber of Digital Commerce

November 12th, 2021


Teana Baker-Taylor is the Chief Policy Officer of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the longest established trade body representing blockchain and …

162: Money Talks #45 | Pete Townsend’s Irish Tech News Interview on Digital Finance | Rory Galvin on the Finsight Series

November 5th, 2021


Suzanna Hayek from Irish Tech News interviews Pete Townsend on Pete Townsend on financial trends, digital finance and investing in startups. This interview was originally aired on Irish Tech News in early September, and …

161: Money Talks#44 | Michelle Tsing and Mentoring in Blockchain from the Techstars Web3 Convo Series

October 29th, 2021


Michelle Tsing joins Pete Townsend in a special segment from the Techstars Web3 Convo Series of fireside chats driven by the Launchpool Web3 …

160: Freedom v2 | Colm Lyon’s Journey through Payments and Fintech

October 22nd, 2021


Referring to Colm Lyon as an Irish fintech ‘O.G.’ is just the tip of the iceberg, as at the core, he’s an entrepreneur who’s built indigenous Irish …

159: Money Talks #43: Launchpool Web3 Techstars AMA | Stripe Goes Crypto Again | Stories from Token 2049

October 15th, 2021


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive headfirst into insights from the first AMA session on the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, then look at …

158: 3 is the Magic Number | Laura Walsh, Launchpool and Techstars

October 7th, 2021


Laura Walsh is the COO of Launchpool, a digital asset platform with a mantra of egalitarian investing in blockchain projects.  In this episode, we …

157: Money Talks #42: Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator in Ireland | Chase Goes UK | AngelList Gets Stacked

October 1st, 2021


157: Money Talks #42:  Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator in Ireland | Chase Goes UK | AngelList Gets Stacked

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend …

156: Bring the Noise | Gershie Vann and Magma Capital Funds

September 24th, 2021


Our guest this week is Gershie Vann, Founder and CEO of Magma Capital Funds, a Chicago-based quantitative hedge fund firm. We talk through the long …

155: Vision | Sophie Guibaud and OpenPayd

September 17th, 2021


Sophie Guibaud is the Chief Growth Officer at OpenPayd and she’s spent the last 10 years designing and executing the go-to-market of banking-as-a-service (BaaS) and embedded finance propositions in Europe, building …

154: My Parallel | Shane Monks O’Byrne and Aikido Finance

September 10th, 2021


Shane Monks O’Byrne, founder and CEO of Aikido Finance, joins the show this week to talk to Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend about the Aikido Finance mission of democratizing quant investing, how he went from a grad …

153: Money Talks #41: Amazon-Affirm BNPL | USDC and Stablecoins | Visa, CryptoPunks and the World of NFTs

September 3rd, 2021


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend walk through Amazon’s new partnership with BNPL (buy-now-pay-later) player Affirm and what this means for the Amazon flywheel, and then answer the question ‘what’s a stablecoin?’ in the …

152: Money Talks #40: Chime and American Neobanks | Facebook’s Wallet Relaunch | Amazon’s Crypto Journey | Lending Club Turnaround

August 27th, 2021


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend unpack the shiny new $24bn valuation for Chime in the context of the American neobank landscape, Ron Shevlin’s concept of neobank-driven deposit displacement through the lens of Bank of …

151: Money Talks #39 | The First Edition of the Finsight Series

August 20th, 2021


Recorded during the Finsight Series virtual event that Pete Townsend moderated recently hosted by Navirum and Salesforce, this episode features an all-star cast with Rory Galvin from Navirum, Bryan Clagett from Moven, …

150: Growing Up | Brian Kenny and MiniCorp

August 13th, 2021


Brian Kenny is the CEO and Founder of MiniCorp. Brian left the Lego behind at an early age and started building through code. We go deep into how Brian thinks about leading MiniCorp and what makes MiniCorp unique, how …

149: Money Talks #38: Starling Up, Monzo Down | Square’s BNPL Deal | Amazon, Shopify, Revolut and Fintech Flywheels

August 6th, 2021


Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive deep into the annual results from UK neobanks Starling and Monzo and what’s next for both, before getting into …

148: The Bridge | Gerard Tannam and Strategic Brand-Building

July 30th, 2021


Gerard Tannam, Strategic Brand-Builder at Islandbridge, tells us all about the use of storytelling as a framework in bridging the gap between buyers and sellers, businesses and their markets. In this episode, we weave …

147: Money Talks #37: Revolut’s Big Raise | Square’s Crossover | Robinhood IPO | Fintech Flywheels

July 23rd, 2021


Eoin and Pete mine a motherlode of fintech hotspots this week starting with insights into Revolut’s latest $33bn valuation, Square’s quest for …

146: Global Access | Ankur Mohan and MarketXLS

July 16th, 2021


Ankur Mohan, Founder & CEO of MarketXLS joins the show to share his story on his entry point into Galway in the West of Ireland to launch …

145: Calling My Spirit | Ernest Cantillon, Brian Elders and DramEx

July 9th, 2021


Ernest Cantillon (CEO of DramEx) and Brian Elders (Founder of SORS Digital Assets and advisor to DramEx) join the show this week to talk about DramEx, a community governed digital whiskey marketplace. We get into the …

144: Money Talks #36: Visa Goes Tink | Binance’s Troubles | Revolut’s Results and Rolling into a Rundle

July 2nd, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend start with some insights on Visa’s deal for Tink and how the European context of Tink differs quite a bit from the US context of Visa’s dead deal with …

143: Freedom | Achia Nila and Women in Digital

June 25th, 2021


Achia Nila, Founder & CEO of Women in Digital, joins the show to share her story on Women in Digital, an all-star team of female technologists …

142: Money Talks #35: Stripe Gets to Know You | Netflix and Flywheels | Bitcoin Highjinks in Miami

June 18th, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend start with their insights on what Stripe’s latest product could mean for their …

141: Teamwork | Mark Boylan and Trustap

June 11th, 2021


Mark Boylan, CFO at Trustap, joins the show this week to share his story about his leap out of Big 4 and into startup life, finding the right distribution channels to get Trustap into the end users’ hands, the benefit …

140: Money Talks #34: Ireland’s Startup Ecosystem | Fintech in Africa | European Banks Attack!

June 4th, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, we take a deeper look at the startup ecosystem on this island that we call home, then head south to Europe for a constructive look at the European Payments Initiative, and then head further …

139: Trust | Steve Ritter and Mitek

May 28th, 2021


Steve Ritter, CTO of Mitek, joins the show this week to share his story on fueling his passion for problem-solving with technology, how he thinks …

138: O.G. | Joseph Chang, Gray Webb and Liquibit Capital

May 21st, 2021


This week, Joseph Chang and Gray Webb join the show to share their story on Liquibit Capital, a quantitative-driven investment management and …

137: Money Talks #33 | Crypto’s Mainstream Moments | Messin' Musk | Munger Moans | Klarna and BNPL | Tiger Eats VC | The Finsight Series

May 14th, 2021


This is our latest Money Talks segment, where we get into the onslaught of crypto’s mainstream moments in the past two weeks featuring Elon Musk’s antics and Charlie Munger’s view on bitcoin, we dig into BNPL (Buy Now …

136: The Prediction II | Andrew Mullaney and Premind AI

May 7th, 2021


This week we welcome back Andrew Mullaney, CTO of Premind AI, sharing his story on the last 2+ years of building Premind, streaming 57,000 stock …

135: Tipping Point | Oli Cavanagh, Charles Dowd and Strike

April 30th, 2021


Oli Cavanagh and Charles Dowd, the co-founders of Strike, tell the story of the confluence of experiences and ideas that brought them together to launch Strike, getting a product live and raising an angel round in less …

134: Money Talks #32 | Coinbase Goes Public | Goldman Backs Starling | Predicting the Next Apple Rundle

April 23rd, 2021


We’re back with another Money Talks segment this week, and we get into the story of Coinbase going public and the cryptofication of fintech, Starling …

133: Bonus Episode | Ollie Walsh and the Pipit Global Crowdfunding Campaign

April 21st, 2021


This is a special bonus episode welcoming back Ollie Walsh, co-founder and CEO of Pipit Global, a for-profit social impact fintech based in Galway …

132: Jump Around | Mike Cavanaugh and Regiment Alpha

April 16th, 2021


Mike Cavanaugh, Managing Partner at Regiment Alpha, shares his story on lessons learned in the open outcry commodity trading pits, his multiple …

131: Wings | Fiona Edwards Murphy and ApisProtect

April 9th, 2021


Fiona Edwards Murphy, co-founder and CEO of ApisProtect, shares her story on channeling her technology expertise into a passion for helping …

130: All the Things You’re Searching For | Barry Darmody and Search4Less

April 1st, 2021


Barry Darmody, founder and CEO of Search4Less and ENKI, shares his story on the life experiences that were the catalysts for him becoming a startup founder, getting the Search4Less product to market in the early days, …

129: Money Talks #31 | Stripe’s Double Irish | Revolut Does America | Season of the SPAC | DeFi vs. Mainstream Crypto

March 26th, 2021


SOUND QUALITY WARNING:  You know how Marc Andreessen said 'software is eating the world'? Well, software ate this episode, please excuse the underwater sound and we'll be back to normal next week!

In this Money Talks …

128: Ten Thousand Hours | Robert Alice, Portraits of a Mind and NFTs

March 19th, 2021


Robert Alice, artist and creator of the ‘Portraits of a Mind’ project, shares his story on how bitcoin - and to quote Robert – “and its essential ties to the past instead of the perpetuated perception of its radical …

127: Money Talks #30 | Starling Goes Unicorn | Roblox Goes Public | Walmart Feeling Super | Square Goes Tidal | Ireland Accelerates

March 12th, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin trip through the wires of Starling Bank’s latest fundraise, investing in Roblox’s direct listing, Walmart’s SuperApp vs. ‘The Bank of Walmart’, the Square-Tidal / Jack …

126: The Source | Cian Prendergast and Ortus

March 5th, 2021


Cian Prendergast, founder and CEO of Ortus joins the show to share his story on the origins of Ortus in Ireland, sharing his story on how there’s a lot more to providing cloud and managed IT services to SMEs than what …

125: Lot to Learn | Gerry Fahy, Andrew Quinn and PAT Fintech

February 26th, 2021


On the show this week we’ve got Gerry Fahy and Andrew Quinn with the story of the PAT Group and PAT Fintech, the Irish opportunity with the growth of fintech and regtech, achieving product-market fit in learning and …

124: Money Talks #29 | Clubhouse | Jay Z, Jack Dorsey and Bitcoin | Fintech SPACs and Digital Assets

February 19th, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin riff on Pete’s first experience with Clubhouse, Jay Z and Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin Trust for Africa and India, fintech valuations and SPACs, Citi’s fat finger, efficient crypto …

123: Perfect | Deborah Brock and Nua Fertility

February 13th, 2021


Deborah Brock, founder and CEO of Nua Fertility, joins the show to share her story on the origins of Nua Fertility in Ireland, why it made so much sense to add in educational elements and a community ethos to the value …

122: Fast Lane | Yoann Turpin and Wintermute

February 5th, 2021


Yoann Turpin, co-founder and Head of Business Development at Wintermute, joins the show to talk about the parallels between competitive swimming, derivatives trading and crypto, creating liquid markets for digital asset …

121: Money Talks #28 | GameStop-WallStreetBets | Visa-Plaid | Buying Monzo

January 29th, 2021


In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin try to make sense of GameStop and WallStreetBets, the aftermath of the failed Plaid-Visa deal, who might buy Monzo, a Cambrian explosion at the intersection of money and …

120: Props | Matt McAllister and Mortgage Propeller

January 22nd, 2021


Matt McAllister from Mortgage Propeller joins the show to talk about bringing a new fintech to life in the middle of a pandemic, buying a house with a credit card, making lives easier for mortgage brokers and borrowers, …

119: Words of Advice, Pt 2 | Brian McDonald and Bay Advisory | Entrepreneurs and Taking Money off the Table

January 15th, 2021


Brian McDonald from Bay Advisory joins the show for Part 2 of a 2-part series on M&A and raising capital for entrepreneurs and talks through the logic of exit plans, focusing on outcomes rather than actions when …

118: Words of Advice, Pt 1 | Brian McDonald and Bay Advisory | M&A and Raising Capital for SMEs

January 8th, 2021


Brian McDonald from Bay Advisory joins the show for Part 1 of a 2-part series on M&A and raising capital for SMEs and talks through the intersection of experiences that drove him to launch Bay Advisory, market …

117: Money Talks #27 | Big Valuations | Stripe | Bitcoin Scarcity | The Next Frontier of Money | Rundles

December 31st, 2020


In this special year-end Money Talks segment, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend wax lyrical on big valuations in the 'Fintech Year in Review', Stripe and the next stage of B2B financial services, the long-term economic …

116: All These Funds | Brian McNulty and FAC | Changing an Industry for the Better

December 18th, 2020


Brian McNulty, founder and CEO of FundAdminChain (FAC), joins the show to talk about solving a real business problem with distributed ledger …

115: Transformers | Allan Boyle on Growth Stage Scaling, People and Change

December 11th, 2020


Allan Boyle, founder of Saltwater Consulting, joins the show to talk about helping growth-stage companies scale, putting people at the center of …

114: Changes | Mick Sweeney on Markets, Society, Leadership and Digital

December 4th, 2020


Mick Sweeney, CEO of PineBridge Investments in Ireland, joins the show to talk about what triggered his early interest in the financial markets, the …

113: Find Ya' Wealth | Elisabeth Dana and Infinity Circle

November 27th, 2020


Elisabeth Dana from Infinity Circle joins the show to talk about how a career in wealth management inspired her to start all over again to build a business centered on client needs, how to be be both digital and …

112: Money Talks #26 | Dalio vs. Druckenmiller on Bitcoin | Angel Investing and Unit Economics | AirBnB vs. Ant Financial IPOs

November 20th, 2020


In this week’s Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald take a look at Druckenmiller vs. Dalio on Bitcoin, how angels invest in startups, Tinkoff Bank and the 'Rundle', and AirBnB vs. Ant Financial in the …

111: Move the Crowd | Chris Burge and Spark Crowdfunding

November 13th, 2020


Chris Burge from Spark Crowdfunding joins the show to talk about two-sided marketplaces, the differences between crowdfunding for B2C and B2B …

110: Money Talks #25: Pete Townsend and the Hard Thing about Startups, Digital Assets and Blockchain

November 6th, 2020


We’ve flipped the tables this week, with Ken Coyne from OpsTalent interviewing Pete Townsend on his own digital awakening, insights on the startups he’s working with, the origins of enterprise blockchain, the present …

109: Firestarter | Brian Mac Mahon and Expert DOJO

October 30th, 2020


Brian Mac Mahon, Head Honcho at Expert DOJO, joins us to riff on solving America’s entrepreneurship problem, his objective to scale those solutions …

108: Alphabet | Emmett Kilduff and Eagle Alpha

October 22nd, 2020


Emmett Kilduff, founder and CEO of Eagle Alpha, talks with Pete Townsend about alternative data, launching his first startup at the same time as the …

107: Cross-Trainers | Sorcha Finucane and TrainedIn

October 16th, 2020


Sorcha Finucane, Founder of TrainedIn, talks with Pete and Eoin about her inspiration for the business, the network effects of the platform, the ‘platformification’ of trust and referrals, the fairness of SME access to …

106: Money Talks #24: Breaking Big Tech | Catch-22 of B2C Fintech | How to 'Love the No' from VCs

October 9th, 2020


This week, Pete and Eoin take look at what to do about the condemnation of Big Tech’s alleged monopoly powers according to US lawmakers, the catch-22 …

105: Ease the Pain: David Soden and Aptimyz

October 2nd, 2020


David Soden, Co-founder and CEO of Aptimyz, talks with Pete Townsend about early entrepreneurial influences, finding purpose in a move from pharmaceuticals to B2B SaaS, the end-all-be-all of delivering customer …

104: Money Talks #23: European Startup Scaling and TransferWise in the Money

September 25th, 2020


This week, Pete and Eoin take another look at the TikTok deal as a bellwether for change in how entrepreneurs outside the US look at the American market, a peek inside the now-profitable fintech unicorn TransferWise, …

103: Ya Know The Rules | Jill Richmond and Jewel

September 18th, 2020


Jill Richmond, Co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer of Jewel, joins the show this week to talk about having agility at the core of everything they …

102: Connector: Jean Evans and Venture Business Network

September 11th, 2020


Jean Evans from the Venture Business Network in Ireland joins the show this week to share her insights on how to get started with professional networks, building your own board of advisors by developing your network, …

101: Digital Underground: Ambre Soubiran and Kaiko

September 7th, 2020


Ambre Soubiran, CEO of Kaiko, joins the show this week to talk about how the pioneers of crypto and blockchain laid the foundation for the …

100: Money Talks #22: Challenges of the Challengers and Top 10 Episodes

August 28th, 2020


For the 100th episode of MoneyNeverSleeps, Eoin and Pete dive into their favorite topic – the challenges of challenger banks – and look back to the first 99 episodes to build out a list of their Top 10 episodes.

This …

098: Loyal to the Soil: Faye Walsh Drouillard and WakeUpCapital

August 14th, 2020


Faye Walsh Drouillard from WakeUp Capital joins the show to talk about how her formative years and life experience drove her towards early stage impact investing, the two biggest challenegs we face as a global …

097: Money Talks #20: Microsoft Goes TikTok and Monzo on the Clock

August 7th, 2020


This week, Pete and Eoin dive into the curious deal brewing between Microsoft and TikTok, a crystal ball view into what's going on with the challenger bank Monzo, all topped off with the recent news on Square and …

096: The Trilogy: Elaine Deehan, Starling Bank and EWPN

July 31st, 2020


This week, we welcome Elaine Deehan from Starling Bank back to the show with a session recorded as part of a Virtual Meetup organised by FSCom for the European Women’s Payment Network last month.  Elaine was originally …

095: Money Talks #19: Twitter Hacked | Ant Goes Marching | Instagram Goes Shopping | Robinhood Goes Home

July 24th, 2020


In this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald dig into the recent Twitter Hack and how it might have been much worse, the Ant Group IPO and their status as the 'online mall for everything', …

094: Natural Born Starter: Gene Murphy and Startup Boost

July 17th, 2020


Gene Murphy, co-founder of Startup Boost joins our first video edition of the podcast to talk about his earliest entreprenurial experiences, the …

093: Be Direct | Zac Liew and Curlec

July 9th, 2020


Zac Liew, co-founder and CEO of Curlec joins the show to talk about the societal influences of what works well in fintech, how Curlec is enabling the subscription economy in Southeast Asia and getting comfortable being …

092: Money Talks #18: Wirecard & BaaS | Circit as a Panacea | Diffuse & Overseas Startup Investors

July 3rd, 2020


In this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald look ahead to the impact of Wirecard on Banking-as-a-Service, how the Irish …

091: Money Talks #17: Speeding up the Enterprise Sales Cycle with David Vatchev from R3

June 26th, 2020


This week we talk to David Vatchev, Venture Development Lead at R3, on what it takes to survive uncertainty, stay relevant to investors while the venture capital cycle slows down, and also understand, measure and speed …

090: Money Talks #16: WhatsApp | Backstage | Revolut | Olivia

June 19th, 2020


On this week's episode, Pete and Eoin dive into payments on WhatsApp, the paradox between investing in underrepresented founders and the current demographics of venture capital, and getting digitally closer to your …

089: All In a Day's Work | Garrett Cassidy and Trezeo

June 12th, 2020


Garrett Cassidy, co-founder and CEO of Trezeo, joins the show to talk about making financial services accessible to independent workers, the snowball effect of impacting people's lives, mental health perspectives in the …

088: Money Talks #15: Digital VC | Jack Dorsey | Mark Zuckerberg | Elon Musk

June 5th, 2020


In this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald dive into the difference between video and live interactions between startups …

087: Ultra Violet | Conor McGinn and Akara Robotics

May 29th, 2020


Conor McGinn from Akara joins the show to talk about the human side of robotics, drawing motivation from skeptics, having all of the ingredients to scale a robotics and artificial intelligence business in Ireland....and …

086: Money Talks #14: Pizza Arbitrage | Doordash | Uber | Grubhub | Growth at All Costs

May 22nd, 2020


In this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald dig into a slice of "Pizza Arbitrage" from the Margins blog by Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk on the Doordash, Uber and Grubhub strategies of growth at all …

085: Money Talks #13: Finn Murphy | Seed Investing in Ireland

May 15th, 2020


Finn Murphy from Frontline Ventures joins the show to talk about a people-centric view to investing in early stage startups, what it takes to scale Irish startups to nine-figure revenue levels, what typically lures …

084: Money Talks #12 | Challenger Bank Brands | Bó, Revolut and N26

May 8th, 2020


In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin riff on the shutdown of the RBS challenger bank brand 'Bo', Revolut's M&A ambitions, what N26's latest …

083: The Search | Ash Quinn and VideoRankMe

May 1st, 2020


Ash Quinn from VideoRankMe joins the show to talk about her journey from a law degree to digital startups, the benefits of over-communication when you have distributed teams around the world....and being a Gaeilgeoir! …

082: Money Talks #11 | Startup Support | Marc Andreessen's Build | Survival from NFX

April 24th, 2020


In another edition of our Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald air their thoughts on the startup support plan announced in the UK, Marc Andreessen's 'Build' essay, and NFX's recent post on how startups …

081: [REPLAY] Work From Home | Vanessa Tierney from Abodoo

April 17th, 2020


In a special replay episode from Season 1 that we just couldn't resist bringing back with everyone around the world working from home of late, we …

080: Money Talks #10: Your Pursuit of Happiness While the World’s on Fire

April 3rd, 2020


In another crossover episode, this time with Your Pursuit of Happiness, Paul Smyth and Pete Townsend talk through how to keep things running in your …

079: Cryptic Wisdom | Colin Platt on Crypto, Blockchain and DLT

March 27th, 2020


Colin Platt joins the show to talk to Pete Townsend about leaving behind his early career in the capital markets, the crossover of solving …

078: Money Talks #9: David Chreng | Blockchain & Sustainability

March 13th, 2020


David Chreng from LeadBlock Partners joins the show to talk about how his time as an energy equity analyst influenced his view of the world, …

077: I Might Need Security (v2) | Luke Sully and Custody Digital Group

February 28th, 2020


Luke Sully, founder and CEO of Custody Digital Group joins the show to talk about his path into digital assets from an IT security background, …

076: Replay | Money Made Me Do It | Elaine Deehan and Pocketwire

February 21st, 2020


In a special replay of one of the best episodes of 2018, Pete Townsend talks to Elaine Deehan about her entry into fintech, her startup ambitions....and her love of the Spanish language!

This episode is kindly sponsored …

075: Spiritual | Erin Grover and Life in Crypto

February 14th, 2020


Erin Grover joins Pete Townsend to talk about her journey into crypto and digital assets, opening up the niche space of crypto hedge funds to professional investors, being guided by her own human nature of wanting to …

074: Crossover | Rudi Falat and Voice of Fintech

February 7th, 2020


Rudi Falat from the Voice of Fintech podcast joins Pete Townsend to riff on crossing over from the corporate world into the startup ecosystem, …

073: Positivity | Ivailo Jordanov and 7Percent Ventures

January 31st, 2020


Ivailo Jordanov from 7Percent Ventures joins Pete Townsend to share his story of powering the search engine pioneers of the dotcom era, his incurable optimism, becoming an early-stage tech investor....and being yet …

072: Money Talks #8: Blockchain Predictions 2020 - Part II

January 24th, 2020


This is Part II of a two-part series featuring Matthew LeMerle from Blockchain Coinvestors and Pete Townsend talking through Matthew's predictions for how blockchain will impact the world in 2020, focusing on pro …

071: Money Talks #7: Blockchain Predictions 2020 - Part I

January 17th, 2020


Matthew LeMerle from Blockchain Coinvestors joins Pete Townsend for a two-part series on his predictions for how blockchain will impact the world in 2020, with Part I focusing on central bank-issued digital currencies, …

070: Life Through My Eyes | Dermot Walsh

January 10th, 2020


Dermot Walsh from Each & Other talks with Pete Townsend about delivering delightful user experiences, leading through people, putting yourself …

069: Technologic | Lambert Despaux and Schema Capital

December 20th, 2019


Lambert Despaux talks to Pete Townsend about empowering entrepreneurs building in the distributed ledger technology space, the startup ecosystem in …

068: Money Talks #6: The Seed 2.0 | Pete Townsend on Seed Investing

December 13th, 2019


"Pete Townsend goes solo" would have been a better headline in the '70's, but our Pete takes the mic in this episode to unpack the realities and …

067: Startup Insights #2: The Unexpected | Martin Brown | Lizzy Hayashida | Andrew Mullaney | Paul Smyth

December 9th, 2019


In this special segment, we feature four founders sharing how they dealt with one thing they didn't expect to face as a founder - Martin Brown from …

066: Major Distribution | Sorcha Mulligan and SMEChain

November 29th, 2019


This episode is kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists, Top Tier Recruitment. If you would like an …

065: Money Talks #5: Anne Boden, Chris Skinner and the Myths of Fintech

November 22nd, 2019


We once again get inside the minds of entrepreneurs by diving deep into a recent piece of content that struck a chord, and Chris Skinner's recent blog post on Starling's Anne Boden and her recent talk on the myths of …

064: I Can Transform Ya | Eddie Dillon and CreditLogic

November 13th, 2019


Eddie Dillon from CreditLogic joins us on the show to talk digital transformation, making the move from corporate to entrepreneur...and his love of skiing!

This episode is kindly sponsored by Ireland's fintech and …

063: Money Talks #4: Coinbase and the Crypto Economy

October 25th, 2019


Recorded live in Dublin at the BFC EU 2019 conference on DLT and emerging tech, Zeeshan Feroz from Coinbase and Pete Townsend took the stage for a fireside chat on Coinbase's institutional presence, custody as a …

062: Money Talks #3: Joining a Startup, Scaling It and 'Adminovate'

October 18th, 2019

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists, Top Tier Recruitment. If you would like an intro to the …

061: Anything is Possible | Paul Smyth from

October 11th, 2019


We get back into the interview format this week as Paul Smyth returns to the show to talk about his new coaching venture (, getting to …

060: Money Talks #2: Startup Marketing and Raising Capital from VCs

October 3rd, 2019


We continue this week with our second edition of Money Talks - Rachel Kenny from HubSpot covers the basics of startup marketing and Bernadette Wijnings from Blanco tells her story about digital asset management and …

059: Money Talks #1: Libra vs. Sovereigns, WeWork vs. the World, Uber vs. London

September 26th, 2019


In a new format we're trying with MoneyNeverSleeps, we try to get inside the minds of three entrepreneurs by riffing on recent tech news and venture stories. This episode includes a look at central bank ambitions of the …

058: Talk Up | Jo Van De Velde And Pete Townsend | Working With Your Investors

September 20th, 2019


In an excerpt from Flagship Marketing's webinar "How to Survive and Thrive with Your Investor", Jo van de Velde from Euroclear and our own Pete Townsend talk about how important it is to communicate with your investor …

057: The Prediction | Andrew Mullaney and Premind

September 9th, 2019


Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists: Top Tier Recruitment. Andrew Mullaney is the CTO and co-founder …

056: Loose Change | Lizzy Hayashida And Change Donations

September 2nd, 2019


Lizzy Hayashida from Change Donations joins us on the show to talk how small change can lead to big impact...and her new-found love of Tipp hurling!!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland's fintech and financial services …

055: Paperwork | Martin Brown and Unitek

August 23rd, 2019


Martin Brown from Unitek AI joins the show to talk about moving from analogue to digital, eliminating paperwork...and his love of Man United!!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland's fintech and financial services recruitment …

054: Startup Insights #1: Hard Decisions | Stefan Uygur | Andrew White | Jennifer Hourihane | Graham Rodford | Andrea Reynolds | Sean Faughnan

July 26th, 2019


The MoneyNeverSleeps crew picked out six founders from past episodes talking about the hard decisions they've made along the way, including taking the leap, operating without a playbook, building teams, penetrating new …

053: 100 Miles and Running | Claus Christensen and Know Your Customer

July 19th, 2019


Claus Christensen, CEO of Know Your Customer, joins us to talk about racing cars, airplane engines, regulatory technology...and his love of marathons!

052: Mission Statement | Ollie Walsh and PiPiT

July 11th, 2019


Ollie Walsh, CEO and co-founder of PiPiT, joins us to talk about enabling migrants to support their families back home cheaper and safer, prioritizing your pipeline, social impact....and his love of Tai Chi!

Ollie Walsh …

051: Take One For the Team | Bo Brustkern and Lendit Fintech

June 28th, 2019


Bo Brustkern is co-founder and CEO of LendIt Fintech, the world’s largest event series that provides context to the rapidly-changing universe of …

050: Money in the Middle | Pascal Bouvier And MiddleGame Ventures

June 20th, 2019


Pascal Bouvier, Managing Partner of MiddleGame Ventures sat down with Eoin Fitzgerald this week in front of a full house at a Nadifin Accelerator

049: Superstar | Dan Ramamoorthy as IAmDanRam

June 7th, 2019


Dan Ramamoorthy, otherwise known as 'DanRam', joins us on the show to talk about traveling the world as a speaker, entrepreneur, artist and …

048: The Juggler | Paul Nunan and Entrepreneurial Tendencies

May 30th, 2019


Paul Nunan from Link Asset Services joins us on the show to talk about entrepreneurial tendencies...and his love of juggling!

Kindly sponsored by …

047: Book Of Rhymes | Matthew Le Merle and Angel Investing

May 24th, 2019


Matthew Le Merle joins us on the show to talk about angel investing, venture investing and why he's written a few books!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists: Top Tier …

046: Golf Boys | Dean Klatt and Seed Golf

May 16th, 2019


Dean Klatt, founder and CEO of Irish startup Seed Golf joins us on the show to discuss building the next great golf brand from Ireland.

Kindly …

045: Connect (v2) | Mihai Alisie and the AKASHA Foundation

May 10th, 2019


The second part of our interview with Mihai Alisie of AKASHA Foundation as he talks about future plans and his skill at poker!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists: Top …

044: Connect | Mihai Alisie at the Dublin Tech Summit 2019

May 2nd, 2019


Mihai Alisie, Founder of the AKASHA Foundation, joins Pete Townsend on stage at Dublin Tech Summit to talk about collected vs collective …

043: Somebody to Love | Dan Calvert at the Dublin Tech Summit 2019

April 25th, 2019


Dan Calvert, Head of Partnerships at N26, joins us on stage at Dublin Tech Summit to talk about building a bank that everyone loves!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists:

042: Big Bank | Sean Faughnan and The Stealth Startup

April 17th, 2019


Sean Faughnan joins us on the show to discuss his stealth mode start-up, history, Hollywood, politics...and owning a castle!

Kindly sponsored by …

041: Racing Stripes | Andrea Reynolds and Swoop

April 11th, 2019


Andrea Reynolds from Swoop joins us on the show to talk about her journey as an entrepreneur, pitching in Downing Street...and her love of Formula 1!

040: Regulate | Meredith Moss and Finomial

March 28th, 2019


Meredith Moss from Finomial joins us on the show to talk all things RegTech, to share her journey as an entrepreneur...and her love of composting!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment …

039: Ultimate Rush | Simon Cocking and Irish Tech News

March 21st, 2019


Simon Cocking from Irish Tech News joins us to talk all things technology...and his love of Ultimate!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and …

038: Friends & Respect | Lisa White | Vessy Tasheva | Laura Smyth | Paul Smyth

March 13th, 2019


A bumper episode this week with Pete Townsend joined by Paul Smyth, Laura Smyth, Lisa White and Vessy Tasheva to discuss all things diversity in the …

037: Fight For Your Right | Graham Rodford and Archax

March 7th, 2019


Graham Rodford from Archax joins us to talk about building bridges between blockchain and the traditional investment world...and his love of MMA!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland's Fintech and financial services recruitment …

036: Paper Chase | Jennifer Hourihane and Oathello

February 28th, 2019


Jennifer Hourihane from Oathello joins us to talk about bringing technology to the execution of legal documents....and her love of farming!

Kindly …

035: Travellin' Man | Andrew Patrick White and FundApps

February 15th, 2019


Andrew Patrick White from FundApps joins us to talk about his travels as an entrepreneur over the past 9 years....and traveling to over 113 countries!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland’s Fintech and financial services …

034: DNA | Pete Townsend and Working with Startups

February 6th, 2019


Pete Townsend gets into the hotseat to talk about working with startups, how being helpful is in his DNA....and his love of baseball and statistics!

033: I Might Need Security (v1) | Stefan Uygur and 4Securitas

January 31st, 2019


Stefan Uygur joins us from 4Securitas to talk about a lifetime of cybersecurity, gardening analogies...and flying military helicopters!

Kindly sponsored by Ireland's Fintech and financial services recruitment …

032: Starting Over | Rich Corbett and

January 23rd, 2019


Rich Corbett, founder of joins us on the show today to discuss supporting start-ups, lessons learned...and his new-found love of hurling!! partners with entrepreneurs to start, grow and …

031: The Best of Season 1 | Eoin and Pete Pick Their Favorites

December 28th, 2018


We've pulled together some of the best soundbites from the first 30 episodes of Money Never Sleeps into a bonus year-end episode...enjoy!

Running …

030: Here Comes The Hotstepper | Martin Cass

December 12th, 2018


Martin Cass from Barclays joins us on the show to talk about banking, working with startups...and his one foray into the boxing ring!

Martin is a Director in Barclays Private Bank and a Mentor for the Barclays Techstars …

029: Why Not Me | Helen Fullen and NDRC

December 5th, 2018


Helen Fullen from NDRC joins us on the show to talk about supporting entrepreneurs of all sizes and stages...and breaking the mold in London!


028: The Long Game | Kevin Feeney, DataChemist and TerminusDB

November 28th, 2018


Kevin Feeney from DataChemist (now TerminusDB) joins us on the show to talk about his mission to make data meaningful...and traveling the length of …

027: Politics as Usual | Bradley Tusk and Tusk Ventures

November 21st, 2018


Bradley Tusk joins us on the show to talk about saving start-ups from death by politics...and Operation Sandwich!

Bradley is a venture capitalist, …

026: Birds of a Feather | Ann O'Dea and Silicon Republic

November 14th, 2018


Ann O'Dea from Silicon Republic joins us on the show to talk about journalism, inspiring people....and bird-watching!

Since going online in 2001, has gone from being Ireland’s No 1 resource for …

025: Thrift Shop | Eoin Fitzgerald's Story

November 8th, 2018


Eoin Fitzgerald is a Senior Development Adviser – Fintech for Enterprise Ireland. Enterprise Ireland is the Irish Government agency responsible for helping Irish companies scale and internationalize and invests in 200+ …

024: My Block | Shane Brett and Gecko Governance

October 31st, 2018


Shane Brett, CEO and founder of Gecko Governance, joins us on the show this week to talk about using blockchain to put the 'fun' into funds management...and his love of death metal music!

GECKO Governance is a RegTech …

023: Money Made Me Do It | Elaine Deehan and Pocketwire

October 24th, 2018


Elaine Deehan from Pocketwire joins us on the show this week to talk about her soon-to-be launched money management product, her journey from banker to entrepreneur...and being fluent in Spanish!

Pocketwire is a money …

022: Special Delivery | Pete Rose and TEKenable

October 17th, 2018


Pete Rose from TEKenable joins us to talk about becoming an entrepreneur out of necessity...and being a trained midwife!!

TEKenable is an Irish …

021: Independent Women | Aine Mulloy and GirlCrew

October 10th, 2018


Aine Mulloy from GirlCrew joins us this week to talk about empowering women, building communities, her journey as a co-founder...and unfortunate …

020: The Crusader | Greg Chew and QPQ

October 3rd, 2018


Greg Chew, founder and CEO of QPQ, joins us on the show this week to talk about blockchain, smart contracts...and trading bananas!

QPQ is uniquely positioned to be the key enabler of digitalisation. As such, the …

019: Walk It Like I Talk It | Des O'Donohoe and Fund Recs

September 26th, 2018


Des O'Donohoe from FundRecs joins us this week to talk about learning to be an entrepreneur...and his love of gaming!

Fund Recs was founded in 2013 when the company founders were approached by a large bank to develop a …

018: Lending Song | Kris Koik and Flender

September 18th, 2018


Kris Koik from Flender joins us on the show, fresh from raising €10m in debt funding to support SME's through its platform. and also shares his story on how tennis helped him as an entrepreneur!

Flender is a peer to …

017: In My Feelings | Laura Smyth and Paul Smyth from Top Tier Recruitment

September 12th, 2018


Husband and wife team, Paul & Laura Smyth, join us this week to talk about their journey as partners in life and business, and why …

016: Work From Home | Vanessa Tierney and Abodoo

September 5th, 2018


Vanessa Tierney, co-founder of Abodoo, joins us this week to talk about building communities and educating the masses about the idea of smart working!

015: Angels | Chris Adelsbach and Techstars

August 29th, 2018


Chris Adelsbach, MD of Techstars, joins us to talk about his journey from entrepreneur to angel investor, and supporting founders as an investor, mentor and occasional agony aunt!

This week we are joined by Chris …

014: The Kids Aren't Alright | Lisa Smith and EngageSmith

August 22nd, 2018


Lisa Smith from EngageSmith joins us on the show this week to talk about becoming an entrepreneur and to how to speak the language of Millennials!


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013: Can't Tell Me Nothing | Emerald De Leeuw

August 15th, 2018


Emerald De Leeuw joins us this week to talk about making the change from studying law to becoming an entrepreneur and fighting the good fight for GDPR!


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012: Paper Trail | Enda Leahy and Courtsdesk

August 8th, 2018


Enda Leahy, founder and CEO of Courtsdesk, joins us to talk about his journey from journalist to entrepreneur and all the lessons learned on the way!

011: Power To The People | Niall Dennehy and AID:Tech

August 2nd, 2018


Big thanks to Niall Dennehy from AidTech for joining us this week to talk about bringing Blockchain to the masses...and his career as a busker …

010: My Lifestyle | Hesus Inoma and WeSavvy

July 25th, 2018


We are joined this week by Hesus Inoma of WeSavvy to talk about how changing his lifestyle led to him changing the insurance industry!


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009: Dry Your Eyes | Jacob Claflin and Cambrist

July 18th, 2018


Jacob Claflin joins us this week to talk about his journey with Cambrist...and the last time he cried!

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008: Pay It Forward | Lisa White and Spireworks

July 10th, 2018


Lisa White joins us this week to talk about transforming organisations and mental health challenges.

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007: Trading Places | Barry McCarthy and Assure Hedge

July 4th, 2018


Barry McCarthy, founder and CEO of Assure Hedge, joins us this week to talk about bringing foreign currency hedging to the masses...and getting his boat licence!

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006: Talent Show | Karen Malone and Centaur

June 27th, 2018


Karen Malone from Centaur Fund Services joins us to talk about constantly trying to stay like a start-up while building a large global business....and the challenge of hiring the right people.

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005: Started From The Bottom | Mai Santamaria

June 19th, 2018


Mai Santamaria joins us this week to talk about how she fell into accounting and used it as a stepping stone to drive change across many well as sharing an unfortunate translation mistake!


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004: Real Friends | Sean Murphy, Ed Barrett-Shortt and Simpler

June 12th, 2018


Sean Murphy and Ed Barrett-Shortt join us this week to talk about how Simpler is going to change the mortgage broking business and how they haven't had any arguments...yet!


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003: I Got a Story to Tell | Niamh Bushnell and TechIreland

June 5th, 2018


Niamh Bushnell joins the show to talk about TechIreland, her journey to the US and home...and the art of storytelling!

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002: Thanks for the Sushi | Barry Brennan and Startup Investing

May 29th, 2018


Barry Brennan joins us this week to talk about going from the corporate world to advising and investing in start-ups.....and his love of musical instruments!

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001: The ReUp | Brian Norton and Supply Finance

May 22nd, 2018


Brian Norton, co-founder and CEO of Supply Finance, joins our first episode of MoneyNeverSleeps to talk about what drives him, how he has had the …

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