If there’s one 29-year-old businessman in this world who is backed by rap legend Jay-Z and the boards of Uber, NASA, BMW, Mercedez Benz, and Microsoft, it’s none other than Russian Sergey Petrossov. Sergey Petrossov turned an antiquated brick-and-mortor private aviation industry into a seamless digital experience worth a cool $1.5 billion. JetSmarter is the brainchild of Sergey Petrossov, and it currently has 14,000 members who paid between $10,000 and $15,000 each per year in order to join. The business model behind JetSmarter is genius: Subscribe to the company’s service and spend a fraction of what you normally would in order to fly around the world in style by catching the empty legs of private jets returning from their original destinations.
Sergey Petrossov, a guy who moved from Russia to Florida at a young age, currently has backers which include the likes of both Jay-Z and the Royal Saudi Family. Before JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov was the founder of an educational software that helped online distance learners from Russia to learn English… and in high school he tried to create a car rim exporting / importing business. Always hustling for success, Sergey has loved aviation from an early age and (clearly) found much greater success with airplanes than with cars. Members of JetSmarter have the ability to choose their seats and view how many passengers are already booked on privately chartered jets through the app: leaps and bounds beyond the old analogue way of doing things: signing ledgers and the like.