The Zebra is a licensed digital insurance agency boasting the most comprehensive real-time car insurance comparison platform in the country. Founded in 2012, The Zebra brings simplicity to car insurance shopping through its innovative online comparison platform, which compares rates from more than 200 companies—a bit like an Expedia for car insurance. The Zebra customers can shop for car insurance anonymously, and watch their rates adjust in real-time based on factors like driving history and zip code, in addition to coverages selected. By doing this, The Zebra is pulling back the veil on auto insurance shopping, giving customers the power to find the best rate and coverage for their needs in seconds.
- Industry: Insurance
- Year Started: 2012
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- # of Employees: 25 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)
Adam Lyons, Pittsburgh native and founder and CEO of The Zebra, started his career by helping grow All Risks into one of the largest independent insurance wholesalers in the nation with over $900,000,000 in premiums on the books. After working in the insurance industry, Adam went on to launch Meltwater PRESS in Philadelphia, a SaaS platform that helps users build relevant media lists and efficiently distribute news. Combining his insurance industry expertise with his tech startup success, Adam founded The Zebra to give consumers a better way to shop for car insurance.
- Age: 29
A serial entrepreneur, Josh founded his first company MediaCatch when he was 15 years old, and sold it for $1 million before he turned 18. After the acquisition of MediaCatch, Josh started ShowClix, an online event ticketing software company. In four years under Josh’s leadership as CEO, ShowClix grew to over 9,000 clients and over $100 million in annual revenues. Josh has been featured in Forbes as a young entrepreneur, awarded with the FBLA Businessperson of the Year, and named to Inc. Magazine’s prestigious 30 Under 30.
- Age: 29