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.

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AIP News RoundUp – Episode 32 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Hopefully, 2021 Will Be Less Crazy

December started with some major FinTech news. Grab-Singtel received the digital full-bank licenses issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Only two digital full-bank licenses and two digital wholesale were awarded to four of the 21 applicants. The AIP Team is wondering if a (re)insurance license will follow next! Other major news is the […]

EP 94 – John Brisco – CEO and co-Founder of Coherent – How Do Insurance Companies Increase Product Speed To Market?

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with John Brisco, CEO & Co-Founder of Coherent. Originally from Scotland, John has worked for insurance incumbents AXA, QBE, and Manulife in Europe, Australia, and Asia. With his rich experience in the industry, he started Coherent to help insurers get new, innovative products out to market faster, tackling the challenges around […]

EP 93 – Mark Wales – co-Founder of Galileo Platforms – At the Heart of Our Platform Is a Blockchain

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Mark Wales, co-founder of Galileo Platforms, a B2B platform technology company. Mark has over 30 years of experience in financial service IT and spent the past 16 years in Hong Kong and Singapore. After working for major international corporations including ING, he co-founded Galileo in 2016. Galileo’s blockchain powered platform […]