Nov. 14, 2016

The Zebra Named Top Workplace by Austin American-Statesman

Austin tech startup The Zebra named a “Top Workplace” based on employee feedback about culture and optimism for company’s future

AUSTIN, Texas — November 14, 2016 The Zebra, the nation’s most visited car insurance comparison marketplace, today announced that the Austin American-Statesman has named the company a 2016 Top Workplace based on employee feedback about the company’s culture, sense of connection and collaboration, and opportunities for the business – and the employees themselves – to succeed.

“We have become the leading marketplace for property and casualty insurance because of our fantastic team,” CEO Adam Lyons said. “Everyone at The Zebra has created the ultimate environment to thrive, and it means so much to have this amazing group of people focusing on the same mission.”

WorkplaceDynamics administered the anonymous employee feedback survey to measure alignment, execution, connection, and other critical aspects of a superb workplace environment.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” CEO of WorkplaceDynamics Doug Claffey said. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day – the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together. Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

The Zebra Continues Its Market-Disrupting Growth

Throughout 2016, The Zebra has continued to disrupt the massive $220 billion auto insurance industry, grow its revenue, and become the most visited auto insurance marketplace in the U.S.

In January of this year, The Zebra announced its $17 million Series A funding round, which included investment from Mark Cuban and Mike Maples, Jr. as well as several investors new to the Austin market including Daher Capital and Ballast Point Ventures, among others. The Zebra moved into a new downtown office in June and will continue to grow the team throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017.

The Zebra Earns Company and Leadership Awards in Austin and Beyond

  • Austin Chamber of Commerce “A-List of the Hottest Startups” Winner – 2016
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce “Greater Austin Business Awards” Finalist – 2016
  • Austin Business Journal “Best Places to Work” Winner – 2015 & 2016
  • Austin Business Journal “Best CEO” Finalist (CEO Adam Lyons) – 2016
  • Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist (Lyons) – 2016
  • Red Herring “Top 100 North America” Finalist – 2016
  • Austin Inno “Coolest Companies” Winner – 2016
  • Inc. Magazine “30 Under 30” (Lyons) – 2015

About The Zebra

The Zebra is the most comprehensive online car insurance comparison platform in the U.S. Since 2012, the company has sought to bring transparency and simplicity to car insurance shopping — “car insurance in black and white.” With The Zebra’s real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool, drivers can identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, The Zebra compares over 200 car insurance companies and provides agent support and educational resources to ensure drivers are equipped to make the most informed decisions about their car insurance.

Media Contact:

Alyssa Connolly

The Zebra

Phone: 773.59.ZEBRA