Meet the Founder and CEO of Jetsmarter: Sergey Petrossov
Sergey Petrossov, a Moscow native is the CEO of Jetsmarter a user-friendly application used to book flight with the finest private jet operators. Also, he is the co-founder of an online chat system for website customer service and created an education platform for long-distance learning for Russian and Eastern Europe education systems. He once served as a board advisor to a South Florida private jet operations company.
While flying in a private jet for the first time in 2009, Sergey Petrossov noticed how cumbersome and analogue flight booking was thus the Jetsmarter idea was conceived. He designed a mobile application that flawlessly connects flyers to high-rated private jets with competitive fares around the globe. He released a beta-version of Jetsmarter in August 2012 to a selected number of users as a proof of concept. In response to positive reviews, Sergey Petrossov developed Jetsmarter into a profound business. He assembled group of vendors and a team in air travel experts with one hundred and plus years of experience and on March 2013 Jetsmarter app was publicly released.
Jetsmarter, which considers itself as Uber for airplanes, currently boasts of 14,000 members who pay up to $15000 yearly for its unique services. These services include an option to booking free seats on planned shuttle routes. The travelers can also create routes between selected cities. Jetsmarter is available in 170 countries and more. Today Jetsmarter is valued of $1.5 billion and some of its impressive investors include Jay-Z and Saudi Royal family. The 29 year old has big plans for the company among them hopes of doubling the company’s revenue, which he says is at ‘hundreds millions” in the next two years. He also plans to own the premium business travel in USA and considers his app as one that provides value to the consumers.