Company Profile

Ethos

Aims to make life insurance affordable and more accessible by allowing people to purchase its products online.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Insurance
Year Founded
2016
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Peter Colis
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Insurance (2020)

Peter Colis and Lingke Wang founded this San Francisco-based life insurance startup in 2016 with the goal of making life insurance affordable, accessible, and straightforward. Ethos allows its customers to purchase policies virtually—in many cases, without a medical exam—which has helped Americans acquire life insurance throughout the pandemic. The startup works with reputable insurance providers to offer a range of policies and rider options.

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The Zebra

An independent insurance-comparison site with quote comparison tools, offering consumers information about coverage, service level, and price.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Insurance
Year Founded
2012
Location
Austin, Texas
Leadership
Keith Melnick
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018
We are hardworking team players who prioritize workers with good vibes, attitude, and a scrappy work ethic. In addition to competitive compensation and benefits, our $100 per month wellness stipend, to be used for anything from workout classes and gear or spa services, is a popular perk among employees. We provide five-month paid parental leave, unlimited PTO, and flexible WFH options. We also have three employee-led employee resource groups that are funded by the company: the Shebras (for women and allies), Affinity (for minorities and allies), and Dazzle (LGBTQIA and allies).
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Inc. Best in Business
Insurance (2020)

The Zebra bills itself as "the Kayak of insurance," aggregating auto insurance plans for car owners. The Mark Cuban-backed company helps U.S. consumers avoid overpaying an estimated $21 billion per year on car insurance. The impact on American car owners has been dramatic: The Zebra grew annual revenue close to 200 percent between 2018 and 2019, reaching nearly $37 million.

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Inc. 5000
No. 1295 (2020)

Total Quality Logistics

Provides full truckload, less than truckload, and intermodal services.

“Drive-Thru at HQ” events during the pandemic so we could celebrate holidays “together while apart.”
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Year Founded
1997
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Leadership
Ken Oaks, Kerry Byrne, Rob Poulos
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2020, 2019
Inc. Best in Business
Logistics & Transportation (2020)

Total Quality Logistic’s charitable initiative Moves That Matter was established to assist nonprofits. Since 2014, the program has helped move donations to hurricane victims, produce and water to foodbanks, wreaths and flags to honor fallen soldiers, and more. In 2020, TQL expanded the iniative by removing limits on applications for grants, including how many may be submitted each month, and increased its investment to more than $150,000. Moves That Matter also delivered 2 million pounds of food nationwide and gave away 350,000 pounds of personal protective and sanitation equipment. In partnership with the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which assists children who’ve lost a parent in duty, TQL will cover the cost of transporting 100,000 toys, donated by Mattel and Jakks Toys, to police and fire departments across the country.

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Inc. 5000
No. 4609 (2019), No. 4916 (2017), No. 4326 (2016), No. 3233 (2015), No. 3131 (2014), No. 2236 (2013), No. 2793 (2012), No. 2743 (2011), No. 2841 (2010), No. 1615 (2009), No. 1205 (2008), No. 726 (2007), No. 268 (2006), No. 374 (2005)

Onfleet

Powers a last-mile platform that aims to cut costs, expedite deliveries, and boost parcel volume.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Year Founded
2012
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Khaled Naim, David Vetrano, Mikel Carmenes Cavia
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. 5000 Regionals: California
No. 61 (2020)
Inc. Best in Business
Logistics & Transportation (2020)

Besides providing its software to any company delivering personal protective equipment, Onfleet has helped food banks and farmers' markets donate meals to families in need. Volunteers at Stanford University used the software to bring thousands of PPE items to senior centers and clinics around the Bay Area. Food banks and farmers turned to Onfleet to help them pivot to food bank delivery. A free job board launched in March matches drivers with companies worldwide.

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Inc. 5000
No. 124 (2019)

Volansi

Builds aerial delivery drones.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Logistics & Transportation
Year Founded
2015
Location
Concord, California
Leadership
Hannan Parvizian
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Logistics & Transportation (2020)

Volansi’s drones stand to play a critical role in ending the global pandemic. Its compact drones are efficient and roomy, which makes them ideal for hauling medical equipment like Covid vaccines. Their ability to control cargo temperatures will be vital, as many vaccines require refrigeration. And given the drones' ability to land almost anywhere, they could prove helpful in bringing much-needed medication to rural communities.


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