Aug. 7, 2020

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

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 noise for Pete's beloved Boston Red Sox.

In this episode, Eoin and Pete dig into pieces of content from this week that are relevant to the cosmic cloud of startups, tech, finance and enterprise in which they live and work, remixed with sports, hip-hop and whatever else is on their minds this week.  Mostly, these are a few of the things that happened in the past week where our collective interest in these stories outweighs our respective interests in sleep (we usually record late-night).

This episode is kindly sponsored by Ireland’s fintech and financial services recruitment specialists, Top Tier Recruitment.  If you would like an intro to the team at Top Tier Recruitment, please click here.

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Pete Townsend


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

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Eoin Fitzgerald


Fintech investor, podcaster, wannabe VC