Co-Founder and CEO
Martin Schmitt is the Co-Founder and CEO of CarLabs Inc. The company’s goal is to solve pain points in the car buying and ownership experience by leveraging recent advances in AI and mobile platforms.
Prior to CarLabs, Martin was the founder of NewCars.com, an automotive portal and bid management company. In 2005 NewCars was sold to Cars.com, where Martin stayed on as VP of Research and Development. Martin was also the VP of Engineering at Shopzilla, where he led a team of 50 developers to create the Internet’s largest shopping comparison engine. Martin holds several patents related to decision support and is also responsible for developing the first 3D business graphics software for PCs.
In 2006, Martin founded an orphanage in Haiti for medically-challenged children. He is also active in his local community, where he has spent several years teaching auto shop and children’s theater. A native of Essen, Germany, Martin currently lives near Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.