About us

Building the future of mobility

Learn more about Smartcar’s mission, team, and investors.

Our mission

Empowering developers to build the future of mobility

While software has disrupted every other industry for more than a decade, innovation in the mobility space is still surprisingly slow. Today, 80% of cars sold in the U.S. feature built-in internet access, but the software and APIs that would allow apps to communicate with those cars are still fragmented and proprietary to each car brand.

Smartcar is leading the way to open up access to those APIs, powering a new community of innovators in the mobility space. Auto insurance providers use our platform to verify their customers’ mileage and charge lower premiums. Governments implement ways to tax drivers more fairly. Car sharing businesses offer contactless rentals with digital keys. EV charging networks make owning electric vehicles more convenient and affordable. Electric utility providers manage their customers’ EVs to balance the grid and prevent power outages.

By making it easy to connect to their customers’ vehicles, Smartcar allows businesses to focus on what’s important: building the future of mobility.

Meet the team

Sahas

CEO & Co-Founder

Quintessential early adopter. Perpetual hiker. Smartcar evangelist.

Sanketh

CTO & Co-Founder

Shares equal appreciation for corgis, astrophysics, CRDTs, and vim.

Laura

Chief Revenue Officer

Melburnian in America. Hat collector, gadget lover, Mario master, latte art hobbyist.

Victor

Director of Customer Success

Jack of all trades, obsessed with customer experience. Would instantly fall to the Dark Side if he could use the Force.

Mathilde

Director of People

Creative assistant to Napa the Yorkie. Avid multitasker. Enjoys mango boba.

George

Director of Marketing

Often sought for slide designs. Occasionally over-caffeinated. Never rushes a bio.

Angie

Director of Experience Engineering

Weekend traveler. Amateur runner. Loves family, food, and good design.

Gurpreet

Director of Platform Engineering

Bhangra aficionado. Guardian of Smartcar’s eslint rules. Limits mouse usage to six clicks per day.

Eileen

Senior Accountant II

Life is like accounting, everything must be balanced.

Chris

Enterprise Sales Director

Full-time sports junkie. Part-time gamer. I can make a mean PB&J.

Suraj

Sales Director

Love-Hate Relationship with OrangeTheory. Amateur Spicy Food Enthusiast. Love Hip-Hop & Rock.

Madeline

Sales Director

Winner of best personality in high school. Unofficial LA comic critic. Flexible vegetarian.

Paige

Account Executive

Self-proclaimed professional dog trainer. If you can't find me, I'm at the lake. When life happens, coffee helps.

Katarina

Sales Development Representative

LA stereotype undercover in NYC. Future reality tv contestant. Offerings include: debatable book recommendations, decent advice, and lots of baked goods.

Marium

Sales Development Representative

Fitness Fanatic. Fashion Enthusiast. Matcha Lover. Enjoys traveling and trying new food.

Travis

Customer Success Manager II

Rugby fanatic. Cold Brew junkie. Fried Chicken Sandwich connoisseur.

Ryan

Customer Success Manager II

Carb consumer. Golden Retriever in human form. Tiny gnomes.

Steve

Support Engineer

Comic book collector. Liverpool FC supporter. Audiophile.

Skye

Support Engineer

Fanfiction writer extraordinaire. Part-time world traveler. Full-time Star Wars and anime theorist.

Jackie

Recruiter

Serial snacker, part-time vegetarian. Powered by iced coffee and Costco samples.

Steven

Recruiter

Cat dad. Half raised by the internet. Learning to golf. Hard-wired to electronic music & gadgets.

Michele

Talent Sourcer

Fashion enthusiast. Doodle mom. Passionate about green smoothies and reality TV.

Danny

Talent Sourcer

Professional pool lounger. Will never skip Taco Tuesday. Modern cars enthusiast.

Nicole

People Operations Associate

Ice cream connoisseur. Hobby hopper. Artificial plant collector.

Amber

Marketing Manager II

Health and fitness enthusiast. Weekend wanderlust. Almond milk latte junkie.

Jessica

Demand Generation Manager II

Bay Area local and sports fanatic. True crime binge-watcher. Aspiring adult.

Winona

Content Marketing Manager

Avid reader of fiction and sociology. Pasta enthusiast. Loves the gym and long runs.

Robert

Engineering Manager

Weekend chef. Guitar apprentice. Aspiring dire wolf owner.

Ashwin

Engineering Manager

Self-proclaimed hot sauce connoisseur. Ardent musician. Perennially in search for problems to solve!

Josh

Infrastructure Engineer

Linux user since before it was cool. Eats Chipotle everyday. Brews his own beer.

Allison

Senior Software Engineer

Cup noodle devotee. Ballet nerd. Hates mushrooms.

Bharath

Senior Software Engineer

Amateur sky diver. Chocolate chip cookie monster. Pokémon Master in training.

Kayleigh

Senior Software Engineer

Açaí bowl enthusiast. Aspires to visit all the national parks. Occasionally swaps laptop for sketchbook and pencil.

Nathan

Software Engineer

Linux distro hopper. Travel junkie. Not to be trusted around ice cream.

Mantej

Software Engineer

Fails to hit the gym consistently. Addicted to buying games, not playing them. Secretly the Flame Hasira.

Haig

Software Engineer

Lover of lemons and everything sour. On a perpetual journey of building the coolest home desk setup. Lover of kabobs. Taught his dog the word "kabob" means treat, just so they would be on the same page.

Naomi

Associate Software Engineer

Compulsive doodler. When not coding, can be found lifting heavy objects. Fatal flaw: uses light mode.

Tae

Associate Software Engineer

Scared of birds. Average surfer. Meme enjoyer.

Oreo

Chief Puppy Officer

Also known as “Leave it” and “Drop it.” Expert at playing fetch and destroying shoes. Still learning to be the goodest boy.

Napa the Yorkie

Chief Barketing Officer

Foodie. Attention seeker. Professional Instagrammer.

Holly

The Office Gossip

A little bit dramatic.

Pablo

Chief Disruption Officer

Moves fast and breaks things.

Goose

Junior QA Tester

Aspiring Masters Agility Champion. Life motto: play hard, nap harder.

Rumplestiltskin

Head Snack Sourcer

Loves eating apples and tags. If you can't find him, he's either hanging out under the couch or in the shower.

Flor

Nap Inspector

Breaks the World Record for longest naps... until she hears the treat bag. Will do anything for cheese.

Dexter

Chief of Ah-woo's

Little spoon. 111lbs of goob. Snack monster.

Hunter

Chief Communication Officer

Drama king. Expert Napper. Has a love hate relationship with squirrels.

Mayla

Security

Rescued from Craigslist. Loves her bumble bee stick toy. Will bop you on the head if provoked.

Gambit

In-house Crossfit Instructor

Tug of war professional. Has serious hops. AKA Bubby.

Archie

Chief Fluffy Officer

ESFP. Clumsy. Enjoys eating grass with a side of dirt.

Cassie

Chief SaSS Officer

100% rate of opening drawers at night. Auto-invites herself to all video meetings.

Kiyone

Mentor, Puppy <retired>

Obedience school dropout. Startup office vet. World traveler. Met a dingo, chased a kangaroo.

Java

Greeting Committee

Addicted to long naps and licking. Super-power is his puppy dog eyes. Says hi to anyone, especially in cramped elevators.

You

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Our investors

Andreessen Horowitz
New Enterprise Associates
Energize Ventures

Our board members

Bill Krause

Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)

Forest Baskett

New Enterprise Associates (NEA)

John Tough

Energize Ventures

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