The meteoric rise of JetSmarter has been quite a story indeed. This 31-year-old, University of Florida alum (2009) always knew he would be an entrepreneur. Born in Moscow and immigrating to the United States at the age of four, he always had his hand in some entrepreneurial enterprise. As a kid, he managed lemonade stands, garage sales and car washes. Today, he is thought to be the head of a “unicorn”. This is due to the fact that in 2016, his company was estimated to be worth $1.5 billion.
JetSmarter is based in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Sergey Petrossov’s, JetSmarter was launched in 2013 and is essentially a private jet travel company. It is not your typical private jet company like Lear or the like. Rather, it is a private jet company that works to provide access to private jet travel to it’s more than 8000 members. Members have access to an app that allows them to charter private jet service. They have a choice to book a seat on a private jet flight, commandeer their own jet for business or pleasure, or book a partial jet for business or pleasure.
JetSmarter also works on the entire end-to-end travel experience for their wealthy membership. Sergey Petrossov has expanded the air travel portion of his business into accommodating his membership in luxury residences once they land. This variation of a hotel experience is supposed to be more like a country club experience for the wealthy membership.
In addition, JetSmarter is looking into providing luxurious dining experiences for their membership all over the world. Sergey Petrossov wants his membership to feel like they are at a country club much like the one they may have in their own hometown. This country club experience can be felt the world over.
If this seems overly luxurious it is and it is no less than what the membership of JetSmarter deserves, according to founder and CEO, Sergey Petrossov.