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 130 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

146 Posts

EP 110 – Romil Turakhia, Reid Bailey and Rohit Nambiar – CIO vs Chief of Digital, Practical Advice On Digital Transformation and the Cloud

The Asia IsnurTech Podcast had a roundtable discussion with Romil Turakhia, an Executive Director of Innovation at Candela Labs, Rohit Nambiar, the Group Chief Executive Officer at Tune Protect, and Reid Bailey, the Transformation Director at Bupa. We had a dynamic conversation about how insurers can connect the dots between legacy enterprise systems and emerging […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 39 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Whoever Owns the Ecosystem Owns the World

The first quarter of 2021 ends with more major InsurTech news. Zhong An Online, China’s first online insurer and InsurTech unicorn, has announced its results for 2020. The insurer ranked 9th for P&C insurers in China and passed breakeven with a reported USD 85MM in profit.  FWD has launched an InsurTech and Takafultech accelerator programme […]

EP 109 – Vivek Ramji Iyer – Grant Thornton Bharat – Risk Protection To Risk Prevention

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Vivek Ramji Iyer, partner and national leader of financial services and risk advisory at Grant Thornton Bharat about how insurers are moving from risk protection to risk prevention. Michael WaitzeHi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia in InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in […]

EP 108 – Rohit Nambiar – Tune Protect – If You Really Want To Innovate, Be Ready To Be Fired

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Rohit Nambiar, the group Chief Executive Officer at Tune Protecy Group about what it takes to be an innovator and what role technology plays. Michael WaitzeOkay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitze and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This is the only podcast in Asia focused […]