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Michael Waitze


Michael Waitze

Host Asia InsurTech Podcast

My philosophy:

The largest podcast network in Asia.

My Roles and Responsibilities

Podcast Host with experience across the USA and Asia. Enjoyed a two-decade career working for major, global financial services companies including Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in Japan. Startup advisor to aCommerce and Ardent Capital in Thailand and others across Southeast Asia.


I worked in Global Finance for more than 20 years, employed by firms like Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, primarily in Tokyo. I always maintained a particular focus on how technology could be used successfully to make businesses more efficient and to drive P/L growth. After more than 20 years in Tokyo, I moved to Southeast Asia to get more involved in the Private Equity and Venture Capital businesses and invest my own capital. I have raised capital and advised some of the most famous startups in the region. I having pioneered the concept of a podcast network in Asia while building the biggest and fastest-growing listener base in the region. My flagship website,, has listeners in over 140 countries and is available on virtually every podcast player that supports RSS feeds.

Why am I on InsurTech Mentors?

I believe InsurTech Mentors will provide connectivity to the best minds in Insurance. Whether you are studying finance, already a senior executive in the industry or building an InsurTech startup, InsurTech Mentors will be the place to make connections, build lasting professional relationships and deep-dive into the future of Insurance.

Whom would I like to mentor?

Startup founders and students aspiring to join the Insurance Industry.

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