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 130 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

153 Posts

EP 104 – Arsh Maini – CEO at Candela Labs – The Making of a Perfect Storm

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Arsh Maini, the Chief Executive Officer of Candela Labs about the wave of Digital Transformation in the Insurance Industry and the fact that it is definitively here to stay. We discussed how data helps drive micro-targeted and personalized products and the impact that the move to cloud computing will […]

AIP News RoundUp – Episode 36 – Theresa Blissing and Michael Waitze – The Nature of Work Is Changing and the Nature of Insurance Is Changing With It

Another awesome month for InsurTech in Asia! Congratulations to PasarPolis for raising US$5M from the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC), which focuses on accelerating financial inclusion and literacy in developing countries. It is IFC’s first investment in an Indonesian startup and demonstrates the belief that InsurTechs like PasarPolis can help increase insurance penetration in […]

EP 103 – Yannick Even – Swiss Re – Customer Expectation Is Driving the Change

The Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Yannick Even, Global Analytics Business Partner at Swiss Re, about the use of data in (re)insurance. Data has the power to transform insurance as we know it and enable insurers to offer better, more personalized products and help close the protection gap. Yannick shares how data allows insurers to […]

EP 102 Kulin Shah and Yogesh Agrawal – Solving a Problem, Not Selling

Asia InsurTech Podcast spoke with Kulin Shah and Yogesh Agrawal, the co-founders of Onsurity. The startup  just celebrated its one year anniversary. Onsurity has the vision to bring affordable healthcare to SMBs and to increase insurance penetration in India.  Transcript: Michael   Hi, this is Michael Waitze and welcome back to the Asia InsurTech Podcast. This […]