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The Zebra in the Wild: Q1 2022

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Hear from our herd about what it’s like to work at one of the most successful U.S. insurtech companies, and best places to work – straight from The Zebra’s mouth! Ready to join? Check out our current job openings.

The Zebra in the Wild series celebrates award wins, speaking engagements and thought leadership from our company and our talented employees (aka Zeebs). The Zebra's influence as a brand and expertise in insurance extends nationally on some pretty big stages and publications.

Our public relations team is always on the prowl to find new opportunities that recognize our herd and what they’ve accomplished. We love to show off the talent and innovation of The Zebra's team, and, the good news is, we're not the only ones that recognize it. The first quarter of 2022 was a big one for our fellow Zeebs out "in the wild." Take a look at some of our most exciting award wins, news coverage, and speaking engagements so far this year!

2022 State of Auto Insurance launch

The Zebra’s State of Auto Insurance report drops annually in Q1 and reveals the latest data, trends impacting car insurance rates and which drivers pay the most, based on an analysis of more than 83 million rates. This year’s report was covered by Money, Yahoo Finance and Consumer Reports — just to name a few! 

CEO Keith Melnick speaks at South by Southwest 

We were thrilled that our CEO, Keith Melnick, was invited to speak at SXSW again this year. He joined the panel “Building a Unicorn in Texas” which featured prominent CEOs who have successfully built Texas-based unicorn companies and the leading venture capitalists who backed the businesses at their earliest stage. You can find the full recording of Keith’s panel HERE.

Keith SXSW 2022


The Zebra is named one of America’s Best Startup Employers by Forbes

Wow! This was an honor. Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and provider of industry rankings, presented this distinction. The evaluation criteria for America’s Best Startup Employers focused on three main things: employee satisfaction, company growth and employer reputation. 


TechCrunch Live: Austin! highlights The Zebra

Keith took to the stage again alongside Morgan Flager, managing partner at Silverton Partners, and Matt Burns, managing editor of TechCrunch. Keith and Morgan discussed how being an early name in the Austin startup community has impacted The Zebra, and what may be next for the city. You can watch Keith’s panel HERE.

The Zebra is recognized by JMP Securities on Insurtech 50 List

This honor highlights companies that JMP views as "long-term winners" in the insurtech revolution. The Zebra was recognized for its innovative approach to insurance comparison, as well as our rapid growth in 2021 as signs of a strong future. This recognition solidifies The Zebra's place as a change agent in the insurance industry and reiterates our excitement for what's to come! 

This is only a snapshot of some of The Zebra's successes in Q1, and we’re only getting started. For the latest updates on “The Zebra in the Wild,” check out our Resources Page.


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Megan TullosPublic Relations Coordinator

Megan Tullos is The Public Relations Coordinator at The Zebra. She collaborates with the Communications team working to secure news coverage and other publicity for The Zebra. Megan is a born and raised Austinite and, when not at work, you can find her hiking in the Texas Hill Country or attending local concerts.