An origin story inspired by the Brits

The idea for The Zebra was born from the realization that comparison shopping for insurance was the de facto way to secure coverage in Europe, but unheard of here in the U.S. The idea was pitched at an incubator program competition in Pittsburgh and caught the eye of Josh Dziabiak, a young tech entrepreneur who, by age 30, had started and sold multiple companies.

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A cold email to investor Mark Cuban (yes, that Mark Cuban) with the subject line "Wanna disrupt the insurance industry?" kickstarted the initial investment, and The Zebra became incorporated in 2012.

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Early adopters

Early on, Meetesh Karia was brought aboard. Already a fixture in the Austin tech scene, Meetesh joined the team as CTO at The Zebra's first Austin office on the East Side. With rats as neighbors and flashers at the window, there was nowhere to go but up. And up they went…

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Growing up

In 2017, "the KAYAK.com of car insurance" welcomed former founding member and President of the actual KAYAK.com, Keith Melnick, as CEO, accompanying a record-breaking $40M Series B funding round (largest series B in Texas that year) with Accel leading the round.

Fast forward to the present day

From our initial entry into car insurance, recent expansion into homeowners and big plans for the future including renters, RV, boat and more, The Zebra is achieving our vision of a trusted partner for consumers, helping them to better manage and understand all their insurance needs through every stage of life, even in the face of the unexpected.

Our culture

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Our leadership

The C-suite

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Keith Melnick

CEO

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Joshua Dziabiak

Founder, COO, CMO

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Martina Hahn

CPO

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Meetesh Karia

CTO

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Jessica Scelzi

CCO

Leadership team

Brett Little

EVP, Finance & Administration

Steve Beard

VP, Insurance Operations

Christina Freeman

VP, Product Marketing

Ryan Hartman

VP, Paid Media

Josh Waldrum

SVP, Content Marketing

Alana Kanter

VP, Content & Communications

Manijeh Noori

VP, Engineering

Matthew Stephens

VP, Design

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quotes produced
since 2012. (and counting…)
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200+
employees
(and growing by the day)
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10
original research reports
drafted every quarter

Our office

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60%

of employees are active members of The Zebra’s Diversity and Inclusion groups.

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14

languages spoken at our offices (including Serbian, Gujarati, Tiv and German, to name a few.)

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256+

custom caffeinated beverages crafted every month by our beloved barista.

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60%

of employees are active members of The Zebra’s Diversity and Inclusion groups.

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14

languages spoken at our offices (including Serbian, Gujarati, Tiv and German, to name a few.)

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256+

custom caffeinated beverages crafted every month by our beloved barista.

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