Sergey Petrossov – Founder of JetSmarter

Sergey Petrossov is a successful entrepreneur who has done an excellent job building a startup called JetSmarter. JetSmarter is a company that functions like Uber or Lyft. However, instead of offering car rides, the company provides plane rides for customers. A venture capital firm in Saudi Arabia provided a massive investment to get the company started. Sergey has numerous connections in Saudi Arabia, and he was able to secure the funding after weeks of discussions.

Early Life

Sergey grew up in a family that struggled with money. Although his parents worked multiple jobs, his parents always a struggle to pay for basic needs. Sergey decided that he never wanted to struggle with money. After graduating from college, he landed a quality job at a reputable company. Although he was making a lot of money, he did not enjoy working for other people. He decided to leave the company to pursue his business interests.


Sergey invested his life savings into a business venture after leaving his corporate job. Although the business eventually failed, he was able to learn valuable lessons about managing a company. He decided to start another business after getting a loan from a local bank. His business idea was successful, and he was able to earn a substantial income from it. After selling the company, Sergey had a ton of capital to work with.


Sergey travels across the world to look for business opportunities. He does not enjoy flying on commercial airlines. He decided to develop an app to help people in his situation. JetSmarter helps hundreds of customers each year. Although the company is small, it has the potential to transform the airline industry.

Listen to Sergey at SXSW 2018