There was a time when we waited in long lines, removed our shoes, and shuffled through crowded security checkpoints. We settled for search engines, commoditization, and a plethora of apps.
Meanwhile, thousands of private jets sat on runways and in hangars depreciating in value, and 40% of the private planes in the sky were flying empty. No one stopped to ask if there wasn’t a better way.
WELL, WE DID.
Through our innovative shared flight services, proprietary algorithms, and advanced mobile technology, private jet travel is now more accessible, convenient, and infinitely more efficient. Since our 2012 launch, JetSmarter has quickly become the world’s largest private aviation community, moving more annual passengers than anyone else in the industry.
Our vision to create and optimize socially-powered air travel has been backed by numerous strategic and institutional investors, including Clearlake Capital, a $4B private equity fund, and Leucadia National Corporation, a $9B public holding company.
But it is our members – global leaders in business, sports, entertainment, and culture – who have helped define what JetSmarter is today. They can create shared and private flights on their own time, or find seats on flights created by fellow members. All through a simple mobile app.
TOGETHER, WE ARE BUILDING THE FUTURE OF PRIVATE AIR TRAVEL SO THE WORLD CAN EXPERIENCE AVIATION AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE.
Sergey founded JetSmarter in 2012 and currently serves as its CEO. Awarded Forbes 30 under 30, he is always seeking out ways to innovate industries.
Behdad Eghbali is the managing partner of Clearlake Capital Group LP, which he cofounded in 2006.
José E. Feliciano
José E. Feliciano is the managing partner of Clearlake Capital Group LP, which he cofounded in 2006.
Tom Ridge was the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the former Governor of Pennsylvania. He now serves as Chairman of Ridge Global.