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

March 16, 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 1,00…

Fintech Venture Capital Crypto Funds Web3 Founder

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

March 10, 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, before stepping through what’s wrong with Revolut’s neo-profitability, an …

Venture Capital People Founder Web3

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

March 3, 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 across Web2 and Web3. In this episode, Liang riffs with Pete Townsend on his on…

Fintech Crypto Blockchain Big Tech Neobanks NFTs Web3

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

Feb. 24, 2023

Eoin and Pete riff on the latest US regulatory crackdown in crypto markets, how NBA Top Shot on the Apple app store is a leading indicator of our wider society’s digital asset adoption whether we realize it or not, trouble i…

Entrepreneurship Leadership People Web3 Founder

207: What Makes a Great Web3 Team

Feb. 3, 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, John W…

Founder Entrepreneurship Enterprise People

206: Sure Shot | Dee Coakley and Boundless

Jan. 27, 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 benefits, sh…

Guest: Dee Coakley

205: Memory Lane | Sam Williams and Arweave

Jan. 20, 2023

Sam Williams is co-founder and CEO of Arweave, a blockchain protocol allowing us to remember and preserve valuable information, apps, and history indefinitely. In this episode, Sam shares the inspirational story of how Arwea…

Guest: Sam Williams

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

Jan. 13, 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 project Diem, the next steps for Ant Group now that Jack Ma is formally out, t…

Fintech Crypto Blockchain Neobanks Accelerators Web3

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

Jan. 6, 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 the AI…

Crypto Blockchain Startups Accelerators Web3

202: Clarisse Hagege, Dfns and Protecting Your Crypto Assets

Dec. 16, 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 providin…

Guest: clarisse
Crypto Blockchain Accelerators Web3

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

Dec. 9, 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 Found…

Guest: Sean Lee
Fintech Entrepreneurship Leadership People Web3

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

Dec. 2, 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, wanna help me start one?” never in our wildest dreams did we think this wou…

Crypto Blockchain Fintech Ireland DeFi

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

Nov. 18, 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 what Elon Musk has in mind for the 250 million daily active users of Twitter.  …

Fintech Crypto Blockchain Accelerators NFTs Metaverse

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

Nov. 11, 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 hall-of-fame li…

Payments Networks Crypto Blockchain DeFi Fintech Peop Africa

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

Nov. 4, 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 cheaper, …

Guest: Ollie Walsh
Fintech Mentoring Leadership DeFi Embedded Finance Founder

196: Forever | Nigel Verdon and Railsr

Oct. 28, 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 great ideas - first with Evolution (exited to BAE Systems), followed by Cu…

Guest: Nigel Verdon
Blockchain NFTs Web3 DeFi Media Hollywood

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

Oct. 21, 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 award and the Monaco Streaming Film Festival Award alongside James Cameron …

Open Banking Neobanks Fintech Crypto Big Tech Blockchain Enterprise Web3 Metaverse

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

Oct. 14, 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 state …

Blockchain Leadership Crypto Enterprise

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

Oct. 7, 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 experienc…

Guest: Amor Sexton
Crypto Fintech Neobanks Metaverse

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

Sept. 30, 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 Voyager, Celsius and Terra, how Walmart’s metaverse play with Roblox feels like…

Crypto Venture Capital Blockchain Fintech NFTs Metaverse

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

Sept. 23, 2022

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 also look at the new …

Blockchain Founder Distributed Ledger Technology Crowdfunding ESG

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

Sept. 16, 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, regulated crowdfunding platform, powered by carbon-neutral Algorand technology. P…

Crypto Blockchain Payments Startups Fundraising Fintech Metaverse

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

Sept. 9, 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 unico…

Blockchain Fintech Crypto Big Tech Neobanks

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

Aug. 5, 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 of point-of-sale authorizations he experienced with a single Revolut card, S…

About the Hosts

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Pete Townsend


Web3 & fintech investor, founder of Norio Ventures, mentor, non-executive director, podcaster and bad guitar player.

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Eoin Fitzgerald


Fintech investor, podcaster, wannabe VC