AuthorMichael Waitze

Michael Waitze has been podcasting with some of the best investors and business builders globally and discussing all things startup with them from an Asian perspective.

Michael worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo.

Michael always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth.

Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders.

Michael is a leader in the digital media space, having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. His flagship website,, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

106 Posts

EP 83 – Naby Mariyam – Founder and CEO of Coverhero – Intensity Is the Right Word

In this episode, we spoke to Naby Mariyam, the founder and CEO of Coverhero and gig economy insurance platform Hustle. The platform offers income protection in case of an accident for gig workers and business owners in partnership with Agile Underwriting.  Naby has a background in academia and academic research. With Hustle she is now […]

EP 82 – Cindy Kua – co-Founder & CEO of Sunday

In this episode, we talk to Cindy Kua, a co-Founder, and CEO of Thai-based InsurTech Sunday. The startup serves individuals and businesses as the “one-stop insurance shop” for digital healthcare, electronics, automotive and travel. Launched in Thailand in 2017, Sunday is now looking to expand into other markets in Southeast Asia. With the latest funding […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 26 – Rahul Mathur and Shefali Sonpar – Some Really Insane News

This week’s News Roundup is all about new rounds of funding and how InsurTechs are looking at the opportunity to capture new markets. We covered the announced merger of Singlife and Aviva Singapore. The combined entity will initially be known as Aviva Singlife. This merger creates one of the largest in the Southeast Asian insurance […]

EP 81- Abhishek Poddar – Plum – Agents Are Not Going To Disappear

We talked to Abhishek Poddar, the co-founder, and CEO of Plum, an Indian InsurTech aiming to re-imagine and co-create group health insurance products from the ground-up. While the retail health insurance space has been digitised thanks to players like PolicyBazaar, group health insurance is still widely manual. Plum is planning to change that.   Michael and […]