Dec. 31, 2020

117: Money Talks #27 | Big Valuations | Stripe | Bitcoin Scarcity | T…

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 impact of bitcoin, optimism for …

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Dec. 18, 2020

116: All These Funds | Brian McNulty and FAC

Brian McNulty, founder and CEO of FundAdminChain (FAC), joins the show to talk about solving a real business problem with distributed ledger technology (DLT), how funding your business takes a team effort, enabling positive change for the investment funds industry …

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Dec. 4, 2020

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

Mick Sweeney, CEO of PineBridge Investments in Ireland, joins the show to talk about what triggered his early interest in the financial markets, the nascent opportunity to transform the fund management industry in Ireland, the outcome of his long-term commitment …

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Nov. 27, 2020

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

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 transformational, …

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Nov. 20, 2020

112: Money Talks #26 | Dalio vs. Druckenmiller on Bitcoin | Angel Inv…

Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald take a look at Dalio vs. Druckenmiller on Bitcoin, how angels invest in startups, Tinkoff Bank and the 'Rundle', and AirBnB vs. Ant Financial in the Battle of IPOs.

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Nov. 13, 2020

111: Move the Crowd | Chris Burge and Spark Crowdfunding

Chris Burge from Spark Crowdfunding joins the show to talk about two-sided marketplaces, the differences between crowdfunding for B2C and B2B companies, his own transition from the life of an energy consultant to that of a crowdfunding platform operator….and the …

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Nov. 6, 2020

110: Money Talks #25 | Digital Awakenings | Blockchain Rabbit Holes |…

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 and the future of digital assets…and who …

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Oct. 30, 2020

109: Firestarter | Brian Mac Mahon and Expert DOJO

Brian Mac Mahon, Head Honcho at Expert DOJO, joins us to riff on solving America’s entrepreneurship problem, the Israeli model as best practice for a startup nation, his objective to scale those solutions globally….and starting fires for the betterment of …

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Oct. 22, 2020

108: Alphabet | Emmett Kilduff and Eagle Alpha

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 Lehman collapse, pairing his conviction on the ‘problem-to-solve’ with staying power while waiting for the …

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Oct. 16, 2020

107: Cross-Trainers | Sorcha Finucane and TrainedIn

Sorcha Finucane, Founder of TrainedIn, joins the show to talk about her inspiration for the business, the network effects of the platform, the ‘platformification’ of trust and referrals, the fairness of SME access to training vs. that of big business, …

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Oct. 9, 2020

106: Money Talks #24: Breaking Big Tech | Catch-22 of B2C Fintech | H…

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 of consumer fintech, Apple One and ‘Rundles’, getting something from VCs if not a …

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Oct. 2, 2020

105: Ease the Pain: David Soden and Aptimyz

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 value….and doubling down during lockdown!

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Sept. 25, 2020

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

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, the Nikola scam, the …

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Sept. 18, 2020

103: Ya Know The Rules: Jill Richmond and Jewel

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 do, the relationship between regulations and problem solving…and backpacking solo through eastern Africa!

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Sept. 11, 2020

102: Connector: Jean Evans and Venture Business Network

Jean Evans from the Venture Business Network 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, and being a master networker and …

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Sept. 4, 2020

101: Digital Underground: Ambre Soubiran and Kaiko

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 transformation of capital markets, Kaiko’s role beyond crypto as a financial market data provider…and the …

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Aug. 28, 2020

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

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.

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Aug. 21, 2020

099: Money Talks #21: Peter Geoghegan and Democracy for Sale

Peter Geoghegan joins us on the show to talk about his new book 'Democracy for Sale: Dark Money and Dirty Politics', his love of cricket and a remarkable story about Longford/Argentina emigration!

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Aug. 14, 2020

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

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 population and fuelling self confidence …

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Aug. 7, 2020

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

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 piped-in crowd …

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July 31, 2020

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

Elaine Deehan is back on the show with Pete Townsend to talk about "the trilogy" of her earlier career as the perfect foundation for her well-timed leap into Starling Bank, analogies to chocolate, startups, the London Underground and big bank …

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July 17, 2020

094: Natural Born Starter: Gene Murphy and Startup Boost

Gene Murphy, co-founder of Startup Boost joins our first video edition of the podcast to talk about his earliest entreprenurial experiences, the overnight evolution of Startup Boost to the virtual world, the art of mentorship...and his short-lived reign as Ireland's …

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July 9, 2020

093: Be Direct: Zac Liew & Curlec

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 uncomfortable.

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July 3, 2020

092: Money Talks #18: Wirecard & BaaS | Circit as a Panacea | Diffus…

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 tech startup Circit could have prevented the Wirecard audit mess, and Diffuse's take on startups looking over

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June 26, 2020

091: Money Talks #17: Speeding up the Enterprise Sales Cycle with Da…

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 up the enterprise sales …

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June 19, 2020

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

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 spending through Revolut and Olivia.

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June 12, 2020

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

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 startup community....and the impact of scuba diving on …

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June 5, 2020

088: Money Talks #15: Digital VC, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg and El…

IIn this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald dive into the difference between video and live interactions between startups and their investors, the role of Twitter and Facebook as arbiters of the truth, a look back at …

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May 29, 2020

087: Ultra Violet: Conor McGinn & Akara

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 how Akara are like a prize …

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May 22, 2020

086: Money Talks #14: Pizza Arbitrage | Doordash | Uber | Grubhub | …

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 costs, …

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May 15, 2020

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

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 Irish startups to the UK, US …

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May 8, 2020

084: Money Talks #12: Challenger Bank Brands - Bó, Revolut & N26

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 fundraising means in the great universe of challenger banks.... and their latest reads!

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May 1, 2020

083: The Search: Ash Quinn and VideoRankMe

Ash Quinn from VideoRankMe joins the show to talk about her journey from a law degree to digital startups, the benefits of overcommunication when you have distributed teams around the world....and being a Gaeilgeoir! (go ahead, google it!)

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April 24, 2020

082: Money Talks #11: Startup Support, Marc Andreessen's Build & Surv…

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 can survive a downturn.

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April 17, 2020

081: [REPLAY] Work From Home - Vanessa Tierney and Abodoo

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 talk to Vanessa Tierney, co-founder and CEO of Abodoo, the fastest growing SaaS platform …

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April 3, 2020

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

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 work life and your home life, two things that have become one since the world …

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March 27, 2020

079: Cryptic Wisdom - Colin Platt

Colin Platt joins the show to talk to Pete Townsend about leaving behind his early career in the capital markets, the crossover of solving entrepreneurial problems and solving global political problems, the professional merits of podcasting, hating and loving writing, …

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March 13, 2020

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

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, investing in blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for sustainability-themed ventures, the development of blockchain and …

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Feb. 28, 2020

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

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, building a business through aligning the interests of talented people, why he's basing his operations …

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Feb. 21, 2020

076: [Replay] Money Made Me Do It - Elaine Deehan

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!

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Feb. 14, 2020

075: Spiritual - Erin Grover

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 help others...and the …

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Feb. 7, 2020

074: Crossover - Rudi Falat and the Voice of Fintech

Rudi Falat from the Voice of Fintech podcast joins Pete Townsend to riff on crossing over from the corporate world into the startup ecosystem, learning by doing, startup and corporate collaboration....and flipping the table with the final question on every …

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Jan. 31, 2020

073: Positivity - Ivailo Jordanov and 7Percent Ventures

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 another person on the show admitting to not …

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Jan. 24, 2020

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

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 traders embracing sophisticated exchanges, momentum with enterprise …

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Jan. 17, 2020

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

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, embracing bitcoin in developing nations, and …

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Jan. 10, 2020

070: Life Through My Eyes - Dermot Walsh from Each & Other

Dermot Walsh from Each & Other talks with Pete Townsend about delivering delightful user experiences, leading through people, putting yourself into the shoes of the customer...and his moonlighting gig as a community radio DJ!

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