Michael Waitze

Michael Waitze

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Michael 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 I. Waitze 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.

After more than 20 years in Tokyo, Michael moved to Southeast Asia to get more involved in the Private Equity and Venture Capital business and invest his own capital.

Michael is quite skilled at connecting people and capital to innovative ideas and is a trusted advisor to both investors and founders. Michael has raised capital and advised some of the most famous startups in the region.

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

Guest Episodes

Startups September 04, 2020

Quote: “We’re not saying get rid of your contractors, but we have data to strengthen what you’re already doing.” In this episode of the Ignite Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Patrick Connolly, the Founder, and CEO of Anility, whose vision is to make construction nightmares a thing of the past. Dedicated to empowering construction […]

Thought Leaders August 28, 2020

Quote: “I’ve always been a bit of a geek.” In this episode of the Ignite Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Darren Moore, the Head of Development of Arthur Online, a cloud-based property management platform dedicated to boosting efficiency and saving time with over 145,00 properties listed. In addition to that, he’s also the Managing […]

Startups August 21, 2020

Quote: “To really thrive and survive in fitness, you need some elements of technology woven into your concepts.” In this episode of the Asia Tech Podcast, Michael Waitze is joined by Jack Thomas, the Founder, and CEO of BASE and the host of the Fitness Business Asia podcast. Awarded as Bangkok’s Best Studio in 2020 […]