Sergey Petrossov is an American entrepreneur who is originally from Russia. His family moved to Florida when he was young. He started to hustle for money early. When he was in high school he tried to launch an import-export company that would deal in auto tire rims. In college at the University of Florida, he started to learn about computer science and became involved in a new venture that offered live chatting.
After college Sergey Petrossov cofounded a company in the educational sector. Their company sold cloud-based tools that were designed for educational institutions in Russia and Eastern Europe. He says that the schools and universities in that part of the world couldn’t afford legacy software systems so he offered something they could afford and effectively got the job done.
that the schools and universities in that part of the world couldn’t afford legacy software systems so he offered something they could afford and effectively got the job done.
It was in 2009 that Sergey Petrossov took his first plane ride on a private jet. He says that he was very surprised by many things beyond the sheer luxury. What he found baffling was just how hard and archaic it was to book a flight. He said that, despite being a multibillion-dollar industry, when you wanted to book a flight you had to pick up a phone and call a booking company. You then had to physically sign papers. Nothing was done digitally and the whole process was highly inefficient.
There were other problems he spotted. The planes often had empty seats and weren’t being utilized enough. The cost was too high, Sergey Petrossov says, to book a private flight because the planes often had just two or three passengers.
Sergey Petrossov launched JetSmarter. His company brings booking private planes into the modern age. People subscribe to the service, which can cost up to $15,000 a year, and they then use a mobile app to book their own flights or find seats on existing ones they can use. It’s faster, more efficient, and makes better use of private jets.