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

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Investing Accelerators Web3 DeFi

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

June 17, 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 finan…

Blockchain Finance Accelerators Cryptocurrency Web3

185: Diamonds Dancing | Your Diamonds | Tim Goodman

June 10, 2022

Tim Goodman is the founder and CEO of Your Diamonds, an ecosystem enabling the diamond industry to solve old-world problems through digital technologies and Web3.

Guest: Tim Goodman
Blockchain Cryptocurrency Accelerators NFTs

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

June 3, 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 favorite a…

Blockchain Accelerators Cryptocurrency NFTs Gaming

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

May 27, 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 environment for gamers, collectors and developers.

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Arbitrage Web3 DeFi

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

May 20, 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 fair…

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Investing Web3 DeFi

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

May 13, 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 for re…

Guests: Victor Lee , Alvin Foo
People Blockchain Networks Web3 Education

180: Reunited | Crowdclass with Filipe Pereira and Mario Frade

May 6, 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, tokenization, composability and the metaverse to create new monetization model…

Cryptocurrency Blockchain Accelerators NFTs

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

April 29, 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 collectibles through officially licensed NFTs that provide access to Metave…

Accelerators People Blockchain Networks

178: Get it Together | Carla Rosenkranz and Barterchain

April 15, 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 building B…

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Entrepreneurship Startups Founder Accelerators

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

April 8, 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 that, we’re taking the opportunity to introduce our MoneyNeverSleeps commun…

Fintech Cryptocurrency Enterprise Big Tech Open Banking NFTs Finte

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

March 25, 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, and t…

Fintech Venture Capital Startups Founder Investing Networks People

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

March 4, 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 talk to …

Fintech Cryptocurrency Big Tech Open Banking

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

Feb. 25, 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, Circle’s new SPAC deal in the context of stablecoins, advertising and namin…

Cryptocurrency Founder Entrepreneurship Startups Fintech Fundraising Leadership Payments

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

Feb. 18, 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 visi…

Guest: Adam Bialy
Blockchain Startups Cryptocurrency Founder Fundraising Web3 Metaverse

172: Step Into the Realm | Matthew Larby and Realm

Feb. 11, 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 works,  …

Guest: Matthew Larby

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

Feb. 4, 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 story of Ireland’s latest unicorn, Wayflyer, the UBS deal for Wealthfront,…

Fintech People Investing Enterprise Finance People

170: The Finsight Series | Beyond WealthTech

Jan. 20, 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 Navi…

Blockchain Tech Cryptocurrency Accelerators Networks Founder

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

Jan. 14, 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 through Tim…

Guest: Tim Bos
Fintech Cryptocurrency Blockchain Challenger Banks Accelerators Flywheels

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

Dec. 17, 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 Chamath a…

Blockchain Cryptocurrency Fundraising Founder Investing Accelerators Web3

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

Dec. 10, 2021

Isaac Kato, who leads the Filecoin Techstars Accelerator program in Seattle joins Pete Townsend on this episode originally recorded as part of the Techstars Web3 Convo Series of fireside chats powered by the Launchpool Web3 …

Guest: Isaac Kato
Cryptocurrency Blockchain Founder Investing Mentoring Venture Capital Crypto Funds

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

Dec. 3, 2021

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

Guest: Joey Krug
Founder Cryptocurrency Blockchain Investing Venture Capital Mentoring Crypto Funds

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

Nov. 26, 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 the As…

Blockchain Accelerators Entrepreneurship Founder Cryptocurrency Mentoring Distributed Ledger Technology Networks

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

Nov. 19, 2021

John Wu is president of Ava Labs, an a16z-backed technology company building the next-generation blockchain platform, Avalanche. In this episode, John shares insights on bringing passion to projects, building teams and commu…

Guest: John Wu
Cryptocurrency Blockchain Startups Founder Mentoring Entrepreneurship

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

Nov. 12, 2021

Teana Baker-Taylor is the Chief Policy Officer of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the longest established trade body representing blockchain and digital assets. In this episode, Teana shares her story with Pete Townsend on …

About the Hosts

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Pete Townsend

Co-Host

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

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Eoin Fitzgerald

Co-Host

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