New insurtech partnership provides pet insurance offerings on TheZebra.com, signals company growth for the Austin-based unicorn.


AUSTIN, Texas - November 3, 2021 - Today, Austin-based insurtech The Zebra announced it had entered a new partnership with pet insurance comparison site Pawlicy Advisor. With this move, The Zebra will offer consumers the option to obtain pet insurance coverage through Pawlicy Advisor.


"Our partnership with Pawlicy Advisor allows us to further deliver on our goal of being the one-stop-shop for insurance shopping,” said Chief Commercial Officer Jessica Scelzi. “We know customers want to spend the least amount of time shopping for insurance, so we're excited to add pet insurance as an offering and make it even quicker for our customers to meet all of their insurance needs -- this time, for pets." 


“We are thrilled to partner with The Zebra, who shares Pawlicy Advisor’s commitment to guiding customers to the best insurance coverage and prices as simply as possible,” said Co-Founder and CEO Woody Mawhinney. “By bringing our industry-leading pet insurance platform to The Zebra’s vast network, we continue to deliver on our mission to help pet owners across the country get the best possible care.”


This partnership adds to the exponential growth The Zebra has seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including a 90% increase in staffing since March 2020. With an April 2021 $150 million Series D fundraise and over a billion-dollar valuation, the company is on track to reach 50% revenue growth compared to the year prior.


“Partnerships continue to be a key growth driver for The Zebra,” said Director of Business Development Scott Montgomery. “Teaming up with other industry leaders like Pawlicy will enable us to quickly launch and grow, all while solving more of our customers' needs and providing a top-notch consumer experience.”


Additionally, The Zebra is the only company in the U.S. to offer its employees an annual pet perk: a $500 stipend to adopt a pet, in addition to “paw-ternity” leave for employees to use with their new pet. The Zebra announced the perk in April 2020, with 16 employees utilizing it so far.


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About The Zebra

The Zebra is the nation’s leading, independent insurance comparison site. With its dynamic, real-time quote comparison tool, consumers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. The Zebra compares multiple insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure consumers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their home and auto insurance. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to insurance shopping since 2012 -- it’s “insurance in black and white.”


About Pawlicy Advisor

Pawlicy Advisor is the leading pet insurance marketplace offering personalized comparison based on breed-specific attributes and total cost predictions for the lifetime of the pet. Pawlicy Advisor’s data-driven model brings transparency and simplicity to shopping across top pet insurance providers. Pawlicy Advisor’s team of pet parents and veterinary advisors are dedicated to making it easy and affordable to do the right thing for our animal companions.