Jay Z Invests In JetSmarter

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Referred to as the “Uber for private jets,” JetSmarter has reportedly raised $105 million in C Series funding at a pre-money valuation of $1.5 billion according to TechCrunch. Jay Z is an early investor and increased his investment in the new round of funding.

Sergey Petrossov, the startup’s founder and CEO, said the massive funding round will be used primarily for global expansion of JetSmarter in Asia and Latin America while increasing the number of routes and flights available to members in the U.S. Currently, JetSmarter offers flights in 50 markets around the world including New York, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Atlanta, London, Paris, Moscow, Dubai, Milan and other business and leisure travel hubs.

For those unfamiliar with JetSmarter, members can join for an annual fee of $15,000 after passing a “light background check.” From there, members then can book a seat on a selection of flights for “free” while companion tickets are available at a cost. Members can also charter whole planes at a cost, as well.

 

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