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MGA Founders Podcast

Sep 21, 2022

In today’s episode, Socotra CEO Dan Woods is joined by Preetam Dutta, Co-Founder and CEO of Elpha Secure. Elpha Secure is a cyber MGA serving small and midsize businesses. It provides them with proprietary cybersecurity technology and full insurance coverage.


The following topics are discussed:


  • Why having a great...

Sep 16, 2022

In today’s episode, Socotra CEO Dan Woods is talking to Matan Slagter, CEO and Founder of Armadillo, a platform that offers subscription-based warranties to help homeowners repair and replace things that break in their homes.


We talk about:


  • What led Matan to take the leap from working at AIG to founding his own...

Sep 13, 2022

In today’s episode, Socotra CEO Dan Woods talks to Gage Caligaris. Gage is the Founder and CEO of Ledgebrook, a tech-enabled E&S MGA looking to provide the fastest, easiest quoting experience to wholesale brokers.


Gage talks about his mission and what the team at Ledgebrook wants to achieve, gives some background on...

Aug 21, 2022

On this episode, Socotra CEO Dan Woods is talking to Buckle’s CEO Martin Young and President Dustin Walsey. Buckle is an inclusive digital financial services platform serving the rising middle class and providers to the gig economy.


Martin and Dustin talk about the founding ethos behind Buckle, the insurance needs...

Aug 2, 2022

In this episode of MGA Founders Podcast, Socotra CEO Dan Woods chats with Andrew Jernigan, CEO of Insured Nomads, a company whose mission is to make travel as safe and smart as staying at home. 


Andrew talks about how his early travel experiences ultimately inspired him to start Insured Nomads (1:20), what he was...