AuthorMichael Waitze

Michael has previously worked for major international organisations including Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, UBS and CitiGroup as well as supported and advised local tech giants like aCommerce and investors like Ardent Capital in Thailand. Since 2016, Michael has been running his media business hosting several tech podcasts in Asia.

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AIP News RoundUp – Episode 17 – Rahul Mathur and Theresa Blissing – April 30 – Moving On from Cats and Dogs to Humans

The end of April saw some impressive funds raised in InsurTech. Singaporean Axinan has raised USD 8.2 million and rebranded into Igloo. The Company has used the Igloo brand previously only for their consumer-facing protection plans. End of 2019 we had founder Wei Zhu on the show. You can find the episode here and a […]

EP 61 – Michael Lovegrove – Founder and CEO of JRNY – We Need to Be Aligned on a Mission

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Michael Lovegrove, the founder, and CEO of JRNY. The Company is on a mission to reduce the globally underinsured population which amounts to approximately USD 1.2 trillion with many of them found in Southeast Asia. The New Zealand startup is working with insurers globally to develop easy to […]

AIP LIVE Special – Beating the Virus

The world is experiencing a global pandemic. How is everyone holding up and smashing goals? How are startups successfully managing remote work? What are great tools to maximise productivity whilst working from home? What is the impact on the insurance Industry? We held an AIP LIVE special on Monday, 20th April and discussed how to […]

EP 60 – Bob Wouters – Country Manager FWD General Insurance – The Relevance of Insurance Is Becoming Clearer and Clearer

In this episode, Michael Waitze talks to Bob Wouters, the country manager of FWD’s general insurance practice in Thailand. Bob shares a bit of FWD’s digital strategy. The Company has recently started to roll out non-life insurance capabilities across all its markets. FWD had already made a seed investment in Thai non-life aggregator platform […]