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 31 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – Why Does So Much Money Keep Flowing Into InsurTech?

November ends with more news from Singlife. The newly formed holding company Aviva Singlife issues S$550m subordinated notes to be listed on the Singapore Exchange. The money collected will be used for funding the purchase of Aviva Singapore operations and the capital requirements.  In India, InsurTech startup Turtlemint raises $30 million. Turtlemint works with insurance […]

EP 92 – Harprem Doowa – CEO of Frank – How Does It Really Feel to Get Acquired?

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Harprem Doowa, the CEO and Co-Founder of Before starting, Harprem was working in the e-commerce space and co-founded e-commerce company WhatsNew and Moxy. The lessons he learned about selling products online helped Harprem to start the successful online distribution platform which was fully acquired in 2019. The […]

EP 91 – Andy Ann – co-Founder YAS Digital – How Can Content and Data Analytics Drive Insurance Loyalty?

The Asia InsurTech Podcast talked to Andy Ann, co-founder of YAS Digital. Andy is a serial entrepreneur who has won numerous awards and brings a wealth of big data, digital media and entrepreneurship expertise. He is the founder and Chairman of NDN Group, a digital conglomerate focusing on data, mobile and media technologies and founded […]

EP 90 – Ruth Haller – co-Founder and CEO at Anapi – How Can Startups Find Insurance To Cover Emerging Risks?

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke to Ruth Haller, the CEO and co-Founder of Anapi, an insurtech platform that helps startups and entrepreneurs get key insurance coverage to cover new and emerging risks. Ruth is a very experienced insurance executive who started her career with incumbent Zurich Insurance. Ruth and the team at Anapi are focused […]