Sergey Petrossov InterviewH. Barnes and Co associate Olivia Innocenti Buckley was recently appointed as a brand ambassador of private jet company JetSmarter. To his credit, Petrossov is very much aware of this factor, and he's already thinking up of ways to essentially democratize this space.” For instance, the app's offering of empty leg” flight deals allows users to fly at rates that are up to 75% less than an ordinary private jet charter.
Before launching JetSmarter, Petrossov, who was named as one of Forbes' 30-under-30 and one of South Florida's Top Working Professionals, co-founded two IT projects: an online chat system for website customer service and a distance-learning platform for Russian-speaking educational institutions.
JetSmarter also offers its JetDeals, which are last-minute flash sales that members can take advantage of. Petrossov says that his company is not just a service but is also a social community between its members and also extends to other on-the-ground services that the customers will not even have to ask for.
We connect our members with thousands of flights that become available from our air carrier partners, and I'm particularly proud of our ability to secure the right supply of flights on the platform, which has helped JetSmarter deliver unmatched services to our users.
Sergey Petrossov started several smaller businesses before he ultimately came up with the idea for JetSmarter and the technology that would accompany it He knew from a young age that starting companies and working in technology was his calling and was what he ultimately wanted to do with his life.
Q&A with JetSmarter CEO about his entrepreneurial ride, road ahead Miami Herald In December, JetSmarter, the Fort Lauderdale-based private jet marketplace, announced that it raised $105 million from new and existing investors, including the Saudi royal family and Jay Z. Investors value the company at $1.5 billion, which in venture-capital speak makes it a rare unicorn,” a private company valued over $1 billion.
With JetSmarter, he focuses on how to make air travel more convenient and accessible , but also on how to improve the lifestyles of his members — the biggest draw of JetSmarter for a lot of its members is being able to fly privately with other like-minded individuals who place a lot of importance on style and luxury.
This initial venture provided him with technology experience, which inspired him to explore other tech business opportunities. JetSmarter is currently valued at around $1.5 billion. After looking into Sergey Petrossov Miami, Florida. it further, I found out that the total airplane load for the 22,000 private flights was only about three passengers out of a possible 10. In other words, about 70% of the airplanes were empty.
The first startup that Sergey was involved in as a co-founder was a chat service that supported audio and video for customer service applications on websites. Under his growing company JetSmarter, someone can pay for an annual membership to the company and then gain access to private flights taking place all over the United States and many other countries across the world.
JetSmarter's goal is also to utilize those passenger-free flight hours and fill them. JetSmarter lets travelers reserve seats on existing flights, create on-demand shared and private flights to anywhere on the planet, and book seats on last-minute empty-leg deals.
He sold the company when he graduated and pocketed some cash вЂ enough so he could afford to charter jets for fun with friends. While the world of private jets is nothing new, the JetSmarter method is. People are used to calling someone and booking a private charter by signing physical papers.