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Pete Townsend

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

Dec. 2, 2022

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

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

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Nov. 18, 2022

199: Money Talks #57: FTX WTF | Musk Monetizing Twitter | UK Tech Nat…

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

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Nov. 11, 2022

198: MoneyTalks #56: Techstars Web3 | FTX Rant | Block’s Flywheel | F…

This week, Pete gives some insight into the new Techstars Web3 accelerator and goes on a quick rant on FTX before he and Eoin rif…

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Oct. 14, 2022

194: MoneyTalks #55: FTX and Visa | Google Cloud Goes Crypto | Mumsne…

This week, Eoin and Pete riff on crypto exchange FTX’s partnership with Visa enabling users to spend crypto anywhere Visa is acce…

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Sept. 30, 2022

192: MoneyTalks #54 | Crypto Regs vs. Crypto Failures l Sam Bankman-F…

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

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Sept. 23, 2022

191: MoneyTalks #53 | Ethereum Post-Merge l Revolut Pay Later Trial |…

Eoin and Pete talk through the aftermath of the Ethereum Merge, some pandas and goofy songs, an early-morning Bankless livestream…

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Sept. 9, 2022

189: Money Talks #52: Metaverse Infrastructure | ETH Merge | Wayflyer…

Eoin and Pete dive into the shortcomings of Metaverse graphics through the lens of Metaverse deep-thinker Matthew Ball and his ne…

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Aug. 5, 2022

188: Money Talks #51 | Revolut on Tour | Starling Flies | Vitalik on …

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

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July 8, 2022

187: Money Talks #50 | Techstars Demo Day Recap | Building the Bear |…

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

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March 25, 2022

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

This week, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend return from a 2-week hiatus and look at what’s driving Ramp forward so quickly with …

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Feb. 25, 2022

174: Money Talks #48 | SoFi So Far | Circle and Stablecoins | Crypto …

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

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Nov. 5, 2021

162: Money Talks #45 | Pete Townsend’s Irish Tech News Interview on D…

Suzanna Hayek from Irish Tech News interviews Pete Townsend on Pete Townsend on financial trends, digital finance and investing i…

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Oct. 15, 2021

159: Money Talks #43: Launchpool Web3 Techstars AMA | Stripe Goes Cry…

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive headfirst into insights from the first AMA session on the Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accele…

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Oct. 1, 2021

157: Money Talks #42: Launchpool Web3 Techstars Accelerator in Irelan…

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend dive into the big news for Ireland’s startup ecosystem as Techstars come to Ireland with the La…

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Sept. 3, 2021

153: Money Talks #41: Amazon-Affirm BNPL | USDC and Stablecoins | Vis…

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend walk through Amazon’s new partnership with BNPL (buy-now-pay-later) player Affirm and what this…

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Aug. 27, 2021

152: Money Talks #40: Chime and American Neobanks | Facebook’s Wallet…

Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend unpack the shiny new $24bn valuation for Chime in the context of the American neobank landscape…

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Aug. 20, 2021

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

Recorded during the recent Finsight Series virtual event that Pete Townsend moderated (hosted by Navirum and Salesforce), this ep…

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Aug. 6, 2021

149: Money Talks #38: Starling Up, Monzo Down | Square’s BNPL Deal | …

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

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July 23, 2021

147: Money Talks #37: Revolut’s Big Raise | Square’s Crossover | Robi…

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

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July 2, 2021

144: Money Talks #36: Visa Goes Tink | Binance’s Troubles | Revolut’s…

In this Money Talks segment, Eoin Fitzgerald and Pete Townsend start with some insights on Visa’s deal for Tink and how the Europ…

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June 18, 2021

142: Money Talks #35: Stripe Gets to Know You | Netflix and Flywheels…

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

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June 4, 2021

140: Money Talks #34: Ireland’s Startup Ecosystem | Fintech in Africa…

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 …

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April 23, 2021

134: Money Talks #32 | Coinbase Goes Public | Goldman Backs Starling …

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

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March 26, 2021

129: Money Talks #31 | Stripe’s Double Irish | Revolut Does America |…

SOUND QUALITY WARNING:  You know how Marc Andreessen said 'software is eating the world'? Well, software ate this episode, please…

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March 12, 2021

127: Money Talks #30 | Starling Goes Unicorn | Roblox Goes Public | W…

In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin trip through the wires of Starling Bank’s latest fundraise, investing in Roblox’s dire…

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Feb. 19, 2021

124: Money Talks #29 | Clubhouse | Jay Z, Jack Dorsey and Bitcoin | F…

In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin riff on Pete’s first experience with Clubhouse, Jay Z and Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin Trust …

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Jan. 29, 2021

121: Money Talks #28 | GameStop and WallStreetBets | Visa-Plaid Deal …

In this Money Talks segment, Pete and Eoin riff on GameStop and WallStreetBets, the Plaid-Visa deal falling apart, spitballing id…

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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 Yea…

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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 …

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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, insigh…

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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 law…

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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…

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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 – an…

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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 o…

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July 24, 2020

095: Money Talks #19: Twitter Hacked | Ant Goes Marching | Instagram …

In this week's Money Talks segment, Pete Townsend and Eoin Fitzgerald dig into the recent Twitter Hack and how it might have been…

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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 …

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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 interactio…

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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…

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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, w…

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Dec. 13, 2019

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

"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 th…

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Sept. 20, 2019

058: Talk Up | Jo van de Velde and Pete Townsend | Working with Your …

In an excerpt from Flagship Marketing's webinar "How to Survive and Thrive with Your Investor", Jo van de Velde from Euroclear an…

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Feb. 6, 2019

034: DNA | Pete Townsend and Working with Startups

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

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