Sergey Petrossov is the founder and the CEO of JetSmarter, an app that lets people book chartered flights. The company was founded in 2012 and has been in a strategic alliance with XOJET. In addition, Petrossov was hailed as one of the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Consumer Technology. He also received an award for being South Florida’s Top Working Professional by Sun Sentinel.
Before founding JetSmarter, Sergey Petrossov was already involved in tech projects. He co-founded an online chat system which is being used for customer service, as well as an online learning platform aimed for Russian-speaking educational institutions. As an added experience, Petrossov was also among the board advisors of a South Flordia-based private jet operator.
Sergey Petrossov got the idea of JetSmarter when he flew a private jet for the first time. The experience that he got in booking charter flights in brick-and-mortar way was enough to be a strong inspiration for the business. Petrossov also thought about using smartphones at that time because of the rising mobile marketplace. This is how the idea of JetSmarter was made. The company launched in 2012 and has been able to gather 12,000 paid subscribers with 670,000 registered users.
As of now, according to Sergey Petrossov, JetSmarter has two types of consumers. The first one is those who already have experience in flying private. The second targetted customers are those that fly business or first class. In the second type, Petrossov pointed out that by booking a charter flight, businessmen and entrepreneurs can meet and share ideas.
JetSmarter’s development was spearheaded by teams that Sergey Petrossov handpicked. Individuals from NASA, Nokia, Microsoft, and more known tech companies are picked for this project to ensure skillful technology. As of now, the company targets short distance aviation such as flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco.