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 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 […]

EP 69 – Michele Grosso and Mallika Uswachoke – Democrance – Providing Mutual Aid for those Who Need It Most

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Michele Grosso, the co-founder, and CEO of Democrance and Mallika Uswachoke, who is in charge of Strategic Development and Emerging Customers at Krungthai Axa Life Insurance in Thailand. Driven by the desire to restore insurance to its original purpose of providing mutual aid for those who need it […]