Behind the Asia InsurTech Podcast are Theresa Blissing, Michael Waitze and Venture Builder Whatnot.

Theresa is the founder of Accelerating Insurance and a Thought Leader on innovation in insurance in Asia as well as a recognized researcher on Big Data in insurance. She has worked for ten years for leading multinational insurers in Europe and Asia before turning to management consulting and venture building with the goal of transforming the insurance industry and helping shape its future in the region.

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.

Whatnot  is a venture building studio based in Bangkok. They build and co-found handmade startups with corporations in Thailand. Like a M&A in reverse, corporate venture building aims to fast-track the growth of startups through a combination of the best of several tools. Whatnot is pioneering these services in Thailand and across South East Asia.

Rahul is the latest addition to the team and joined us as AIP Ambassador. He is an Insurance Product Manager at Laka Insurance – an early stage InsurTech start-up headquartered in London. Prior to working at Laka, Rahul held an Analyst role at Insureblocks where he explored applications of DLT in the insurance industry.