Money Never Sleeps

Money Never Sleeps

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. Co-hosts Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald.

Recent Episodes

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

Oct. 15, 2021

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive headfirst into insights from the first AMA session on the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, then look at Stripe’s re-entry into crypto and what they’d miss if they stayed on the si…

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

Oct. 7, 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 talk through how Laura’s incredibly unique foundation as a teacher of English…

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

Oct. 1, 2021

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive into the big news for Ireland’s startup ecosystem as Techstars come to Ireland with the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator, along with the news on Pete leading the program, then we g…

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

Sept. 24, 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 iterative climb involved in launching a business, finding alternative skills…

Guest: Gershie Vann
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155: Vision | Sophie Guibaud and OpenPayd

Sept. 17, 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 teams and…

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

Sept. 10, 2021

Shane Monks O’Byrne, founder and CEO of Aikido Finance, joins the show this week to talk about the Aikido Finance mission of democratizing quant investing, how he went from a grad with a Computer Science degree to a fully em…

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

Sept. 3, 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 cont…

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

Aug. 27, 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 Amer…

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

Aug. 20, 2021

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

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150: Growing Up | Brian Kenny and MiniCorp

Aug. 13, 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 his mo…

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

Aug. 6, 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 Square’s deal for BNPL (buy now, pay later) player Afterpay and how the in…

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148: The Bridge | Gerard Tannam and Strategic Brand Building

July 30, 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 throug…

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

July 23, 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 crossover between creators, crypto and small businesses, then we dive deep into t…

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146: Global Access | Ankur Mohan and MarketXLS

July 16, 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 MarketXLS, how a certain demographic just prefers the simplicity and control of Excel…

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

July 9, 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 genesis…

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

July 2, 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 Plaid, the…

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143: Freedom | Achia Nila and Women in Digital

June 25, 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 dedicated to bringing more Bangladeshi women into the digital economy. In this ch…

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

June 18, 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 long-term plan, then they think through flywheels with Netflix finally getting int…

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141: Teamwork | Mark Boylan and Trustap

June 11, 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 of str…

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

June 4, 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 south…

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139: Trust | Steve Ritter and Mitek

May 28, 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 about creating safe digital environments to build trust, achieving the careful…

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

May 21, 2021

This week, Joseph Chang and Gray Webb join the show to share their story on Liquibit Capital, a quantitative-driven investment management and technology company focused on producing consistent yield-like returns. In this con…

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

May 14, 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 Pay La…

Guest: Rory Galvin
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136: The Prediction II | Andrew Mullaney and Premind AI

May 7, 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 prices into a million news stories a day, the impact of high-speed information …

About the Hosts

Pete Townsend


Husband, father, son, brother, founder of Norio Ventures, advisor, non-executive director, podcaster and self-proclaimed rockstar of financial services.

Eoin Fitzgerald


Fintech investor, writer, podcaster, father of 5, wannabe VC, black sheep