JetSmarter started as an idea in 2009 when Sergey Petrossov spent some time traveling on a private jet. Of course, jets like these are luxurious and awe-inspiring to ride in, but the process to get there can be quite tiresome. Because of this, Sergey came up with an idea to allow people to book private jets for their trips using a mobile application known as JetSmarter. At 29 years old, Sergey Petrossov has successfully created a billion-dollar business with JetSmarter, which also earned him in a place on Forbes 30 under 30 lists for Consumer Technologies.
Even though the idea for JetSmarter came about in 2009, it took several years to get the process going and the company started. The first task Sergey Petrossov had was building a development team and invest enough capital to get the ball rolling. By 2012, the first test version of JetSmarter was launched, mainly to prove the idea was valid and people would pay for the service. The success of the beta application inspired more funding for the project and hundreds of collaborating company to see a full release of JetSmarter in early 2013.
Today, Sergey Petrossov likes to think of JetSmarter as a similar application to Uber, except that it is for private jets instead of car rides. Currently, JetSmarter has more than 14 thousand active memberships around the world with many reputable investors, including Jay-Z. In order to become a member, clients must pay an annual fee that cost as much as 15,000 which comes with various benefits, including the ability to schedule flights at any time all year long.
The team behind the technology at JetSmarter comes from many high-end backgrounds and projects with companies such as BMW, Uber, Microsoft, and even NASA. Under Sergey Petrossov’s vision, JetSmarter will become a standard way for people to book air travel around the world.