Sept. 5, 2017

The Zebra Wins Austin Chamber Award for Innovation

The Zebra's Accolades Accumulate As Company and CEO Adam Lyons Earn Top Awards and Nominations in Austin

Austin, TEXAS - September 5, 2017 - The Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance marketplace, scooped up the prestigious Facebook Innovation award at the Austin Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Greater Austin Business Awards. Nearly 500 Austin companies were nominated in 11 categories. The Zebra placed as a finalist in five categories: Innovation, Company Culture, Customer Service, Health & Wellness, and First-Time Entrepreneur – more than any other company.

An independent panel of judges announced the winners at the awards ceremony in Austin on August 30.

“The Zebra is a technology company changing the way people shop for and buy insurance – innovation is obviously core to that mission, so to be recognized in the competitive Austin tech community for our innovation is really special,” says Adam Lyons, founder and CEO of The Zebra. “Our idea is innovative, our approach is innovative, and our team is innovative. It’s even written into our company values: be scrappy and create amazing experiences.”

Adding to the red-letter week, The Zebra was named to Austin Inno’s 50 on Fire list on August 31, celebrating its second year in a row earning this distinction in the Consumer Tech category.

Additionally, on August 30, for the second consecutive year, Lyons was named a finalist in the Austin Business Journal’s Best CEO Awards, which will take place in October. The nomination adds to his impressive list of accolades, including his status as a 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 winner in 2017 and 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist, among others. Adam spoke alongside The Zebra investor Mark Cuban at a featured panel discussion at South By Southwest 2017.

The Zebra is consistently awarded in the Austin community and beyond for being a top workplace, its stellar company culture, impressive team and leadership, coveted employee benefits, and rapid growth.

About The Zebra

The Zebra is the most visited and 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.

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