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A new mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion has the mar­ket and it hopes to rev­o­lu­tionise pri­vate jet travel. Dubbed ‘the Uber of pri­vate jets’, Jets­marter is a mo­bile mar­ket­place that seam­lessly con­nects trav­el­ers to pri­vate jets from their smart­phones.

Since its in­cep­tion in Novem­ber 2012, the com­plete Jets­marter ser­vice pro­vided to its mem­bers and users, from free flights to the con­ve­nience of book­ing a jet at your leisure, has proved ex­tremely pop­u­lar. Over the last year, the com­pany has ex­pe­ri­enced over 1,000% rev­enue growth, has part­nered with es­tab­lished in­sti­tu­tions such as Deutsche Bank, and has gained ac­cess to over 3,000 air­craft glob­ally to pro­vide more flight op­tions for its users

In­deed, the com­pany has seen such suc­cess that, ear­lier in the sum­mer, it raised $20 mil­lion from a group of in­flu­en­tial in­vestors with its most re­cent Se­ries B raise. Some in­vestors in­cluded mem­bers of The Saudi Royal Fam­ily, world-renowned mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment moguls, Lon­don­based pri­vate eq­uity fund, group of high net worth in­di­vid­u­als and fam­ily of­fices in­clud­ing top C-level ex­ec­u­tives from com­pa­nies such as Gold­man Sachs and Twit­ter.

This fund­ing will be used to sup­port the com­pany’s ex­pan­sion plans, tech­nol­ogy up­grades and the ul­ti­mate goal of em­pow­er­ing more peo­ple to fly pri­vate. Jets­marter ex­pects to grow its sup­ply of Jet­deals, in­crease the num­ber of its sched­uled seat ser­vice Jet­shut­tle, dis­trib­ute new tech­nolo­gies to air car­ri­ers to bet­ter stream­line the book­ing process, launch new pri­vate jet shar­ing ser­vices, open cus­tomer sup­port of­fices in Europe, Mid­dle East, South America and Asia as well as ex­pand its pri­vate jet ser­vices around the globe.

“Since Jets­marter’s launch, we’ve es­tab­lished sig­nif­i­cant and strate­gic al­liances world­wide, en­abling thou­sands of pri­vate jet char­ter trans­ac­tions and also pro­vid­ing ac­ces­si­bil­ity and con­ve­nience of Fly­ing Pri­vate to more than just the 1%,” said founder and CEO of Jets­marter, Sergey Pet­rossov. “To­day, with hun­dreds of thou­sands of users, and the sup­port of lead­ing in­vestors, Jets­marter is truly the innovator in pri­vate aviation, cre­at­ing a new and sim­pli­fied way to travel.”

The com­pany’s suc­cess has helped at­tract top tier in­ter­na­tional in­vestors, which led the Se­ries B fund­ing round. One of the key in­vestors, His Royal High­ness Prince Ab­dul­lah bin Ban­dar bin Ab­dul­laziz Al Saud said, “We are thrilled to be an in­vestor and are com­mit­ted to Jets­marter’s growth. At the fore­front of this new era in travel, we be­lieve that Jets­marter’s pro­pri­etary ser­vices and of­fer­ings have, and will con­tinue to rev­o­lu­tionise the in­dus­try.”

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