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, AsiaTechPodcast.com, has listeners in over 100 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

131 Posts

Ep 07 – Otbert de Jong – CEO Insurance Market Group – The Data, The Participants, and The Processes

Otbert de Jong is the CEO at Insurance Market Group, a licensed online insurance broker in Singapore, and CEO and Co-founder of Inmediate, an InsurTech using Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) which has raised USD 5 million in an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) just prior to the ICO bubble bursting. Otbert has a background […]

Ep 06 – Kazy Hata – CEO justInCase – I Thought It Made Sense to Fight

Kazuya Hata is the founder and CEO of justInCase, Inc. Hata-san studied mathematics, lots of mathematics, at Kyoto  University…one of Japan’s most prestigious universities.  Hata-san has been interested in insurance since his college days; part of his course studies included actuarial mathematics, a backbone of the insurance industry. It was no surprise that he joined […]

Ep 05 – Zao Wu, Koby Karp, William Malek – Asia Insurance Review – How Will InsurTechs Disrupt Distribution

We attended the 20th Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels organized by Asia Insurance Review at the Millenium Hilton in Bangkok.  We sat down with conference speakers Zao Wu, Analyst at Celent, a division of Oliver Wyman, Koby Karp, the Executive Director Decision Science at RGAX APAC and conference chairman William Malek, Senior […]

Ep 04 – Layak Singh – Founder Artivatic – Minimum Data Points With Maximum Efficiency

Layak Singh was born and raised in Agra…home of the Taj Mahal.  Layak graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Khargpur and studied Mechanical Engineering.  It was during his second year at IIT that Layak got interested in starting his own company.  Some of his friends were starting consulting companies and other startups…and he went […]

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