Sergey Petrossov has modernized the way one can book a private charter plane through his innovative app JetSmarter. His company has become a billion-dollar firm with many well-known investors. Some of the company’s backers include the Saudi royal family, Jay-Z and Wayne Chang. The app was launched in March 2013.
Sergey Petrossov showed an early entrepreneurial and innovative aptitude and launched a company that imported and exported tire rims when he was in high school. He studied computer science and technology at the University of Florida. He later co-founded two innovative IT projects- a distance learning platform for educational institutions where instruction was in Russian and an online chat system for customer service in websites. His bad experience in trying to book a private jet led to the evolution of his successful company JetSmarter. His innovative idea has earned him awards including Forbes 30 Under 30 in Consumer Technology and South Florida’s Top Working Professional by the Sun Sentinel.
The app JetSmarter connects well-known private jet operators with flyers. Sergey Petrossov put together a team who were previously involved with successful projects for NASA, BMW, Uber, and Microsoft. The team consisted of individuals who had expertise and experience in private aviation, logistics, and technology. The result of their combined skills resulted in JetSmarter. Today the company has 670,000 registered users and over14,000 paid subscribers who pay $4950 to $15000 annually for services. They offer services for over 32,000 private jets. The headquarters of the company is in Fort Lauderdale in Florida. It has a global presence with offices in Moscow, Riyadh, Dubai London, and Zurich.
Sergey Petrossov, the CEO of JetSmarter has provided a new smart way to book a private jet by modernizing and improving the outdated technology that was previously used for hiring a private jet.