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.

130 Posts

EP 99 – Samdarshi Sumit – President Director and CEO at PFI Mega Life – A Lot of Bite-Size Insurance Being Sold

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Samdarshi Sumit, the President Director, and CEO at PFI Mega Life in Indonesia. Samdarshi shares how life insurance has changed due to the global outbreak of Covid-19 and how digital transformation has accelerated. When it comes to transformation in general, some of the biggest challenges are changing behavior, mindset, and […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 34 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Is Bitcoin Bad for Blockchain?

Happy New Year! Asia InsurTech Podcast is back with more exciting news kicking off 2021! Grab Financial Group (GFG) starts the year with a bang, securing over US$300 million in their series A funding round. According to Grab, GFG  increased its total revenue by over 40% in 2020 vs 2019. Its insurance distribution reached over […]

EP 98 – Nicolo Robba – COO at Lifepal – Trust Is Built Online

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Nicolo Robba, the Co-founder and COO of Indonesian InsurTech Lifepal. Nicolo first came to Southeast Asia with Lifepal co-founder Giacomo Ficari when both of them were working for startup studio and venture builder Rocket Internet and helped build e-commerce giant Lazada. Seeing the massive opportunities for insurance in Indonesia with […]

EP 97 Mahesh Subramanian – CEO CamCom – The Drones Become Your First Responders

Asia InsurTech Podcast talked to Mahesh Subramanian, Co-founder & CEO of AI startup CamCom. The company is focused on deploying AI in the automotive space and to innovate along the insurance value chain. For example, with the help of drones and computer vision, CamCom could assess damages on a car within minutes after an accident.  […]