HomeHero raises $20 Million, PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom & what this means for Facebook and Ebay

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Episode 67

The three Amigos are back!

This week we discuss how Mike Townsend (our co-host), who raised US$ 20+ Million in venture capital funding for his Senior Care Startup called HomeHero.

Congrats Mike!

Brian gives his perspective on the separation of Ebay and Paypal. PayPal’s acquisition of Xoom and how we would be seeing the new roaring PayPal and more Brian’s prediction that more acquisitions would be coming PayPal’s way. We also discuss Facebook’s Messenger which went live nationwide in the US. We discuss the possibility of Cisco entering into the payments business and towards the end we briefly discuss Ebay and what it would be doing in the days to come.

Our speakers in this week’s episode:

Also available on iTunes.

Otter Labs -> Otter helps startups hire talented inexpensive developers faster through staff augmentation, focusing on Argentina.

Redeeem -> Redeeem is a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange that lets you save 15% or more on gift cards using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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