The Zebra, an Austin, Texas-based comparison platform which enables consumers to search car insurance quotes, raised $17m in Series A funding.
Backers included Mark Cuban, Mike Maples Jr., Simon Nixon, Silverton Partners, and new investors Daher Capital and Ballast Point Ventures.
The company, which has raised over $21m to date, intends to use the funds to enhance product offering, strengthen partnerships with insurance carriers, and expand its team. It is hiring across engineering, business development, sales, and marketing.
Founded in 2012 by CEO Adam Lyons and COO Joshua Dziabiak, The Zebra provides an online car insurance comparison platform. Its real-time, side-by-side quote comparison tool allows drivers to identify insurance companies with the coverage, service level, and pricing to suit their unique needs The Zebra tool currently compares over 200 car insurance companies across all 50 states and provides agent support, educational and other resources to evaluate companies based on coverage, customer reviews, claims satisfaction and more.