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.

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EP 107 – Gourab Mukherjee – CEO at Aktivo Labs – Building More Contextual Ecosystems

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Gourab Mukherjee, the CEO at Aktivo Labs about how InsurTechs and HealthTechs can help consumers live a healthier life and avoid lifestyle and chronic desease. Find the transcript of our conversation here: Michael Waitze 0:00Okay, the recorders on Hi, this is Michael Waitze, and welcome back to the Asia […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 38 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Financial Literacy Remains Important

March starts with news from Symbo. The InsurTech secured another funding round and collected $9.4M to expand across India and Southeast Asia. In China, Xiaobangguihua has raised new funding as well. The startup focuses on online insurance sonultation and offer online courses to increase financial literacy. In Hong Kong, OneDegree es expanding beyong pet insurance. […]

EP 106 – Kanpassorn Eix Suriyasangpetch – CEO of Ooca – This Is Going To Be With Me My Whole Life

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Kanpassorn Eix Suriyasangpetch, an army dentist turned tech entrepreneur. She is the CEO and co-founder of OOCA, the anonymous video-call platform to help people go through stigma and help connect with psychiatrists and psychologists through online video call- it’s the first telemedicine that focuses on mental wellness app for […]

EP 105 – Steven Tannason – co-Founder AmanCo – A Reflection of Shifting Consumer Behavior

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Steve Tannason, a co-founder of about what we can learn from social media platforms like TikTok for InsurTech and how is planning to change employee benefits in Indonesia.   See the full transcript below: Michael Waitze 0:00Okay, we’re on. Hi, this is Michael Waitzer and welcome back to […]