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.

111 Posts

EP 81- Abhishek Poddar – Plum – Agents Are Not Going To Disappear

We talked to Abhishek Poddar, the co-founder, and CEO of Plum, an Indian InsurTech aiming to re-imagine and co-create group health insurance products from the ground-up. While the retail health insurance space has been digitised thanks to players like PolicyBazaar, group health insurance is still widely manual. Plum is planning to change that.   Michael and […]

EP 80 – Skye Theodorou and Anish Sinha – UpCover – Unbundling of the Traditional Workspace

In this episode, we talked to the two co-founders of Australian InsurTech Upcover, Skye Theodorou, who is the CEO, and Anish Sinha, the COO. UpCover is an InsurTech building tailored, simple, and pay-as-you-go insurance protection and benefits products for the gig economy, the fastest growing workforce in the world. The way we work is changing […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 25 – Rahul Mathur and Shefali Sonpar – Customer Experience Is Kept at the Heart of this Transformation

August has seen some exciting developments with Insurtech and marked developments in digital adoption by Asian Insurers. The theme continues to be digital adoption to reach a traditionally untapped customer base.  We start this episode with Chinese InsurTech Waterdrop who has raised US$230M Series D led by reinsurance giant SwissRe, alongside China-based internet firm Tencent. […]

EP 79 – Dipu KV – Bajaj Allianz General Insurance – The World Is About “Learn It All”

In this episode, we talked to Dipu KV, the President and Head of Operations, Communities & Customer Service at Bajaj Allianz General Insurance which has won a number of awards for its digitization activities and its mobile app has over a million downloads. However, like all insurers around the globe, Bajaj Allianz has experienced a […]