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.

89 Posts

EP 71 – Tim Attia – CEO Slice Labs – Insurance Being Part of Other Buying Experiences

In this episode, Michael Waitze speaks to Tim Attia, co-founder, and CEO of Slice Labs. Originally from the US, Slice has started expanding into Asia. While the US and Europe are well established in terms of insurance penetration and traditional distribution, Asia presents a chance to bypass analog distribution and leverage on the mobile-first economy. […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 21 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – Insurance Begins With the Claim

The second half of June had some exciting news coming out of Malaysia with the largest investment yet into a Malaysian fintech. Axiata Group announced a strategic investment of US$ 70 Million by Great Eastern into Boost Holdings Sdn Bhd. Boost Holding currently has several startups in its portfolio including e-wallet business Boost, microfinancing and […]

EP 70 – Quang Ninh Tran – SaveMoney – Using Big Data, AI and Machine Learning

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Quang Ninh Tran, CEO of SaveMoney Corporation, a digital insurance marketplace in Vietnam. The company is using data from telecommunication companies, banks, and social media for data analytics. Quang Ninh is an actuary by training and has more than 10 years of experience in the insurance industry. With […]