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jetsmarter.com

Founded Year

2012

Stage

Loan | Acquired

Total Raised

$156.5M

About JetSmarter

JetSmarter is a mobile marketplace that offers instant pricing and availability for private jets worldwide. The application democratizes the private jet industry by decreasing the entry price for consumers, and helping air carriers' gain more exposure within the market.

JetSmarter Headquarter Location

500 E Broward Blvd 19th Floor

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33394,

United States

888-984-7538

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Expert Collections containing JetSmarter

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JetSmarter is included in 1 Expert Collection, including Travel Technology (Travel Tech).

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Travel Technology (Travel Tech)

2,161 items

The travel tech collection includes companies offering tech-enabled services and products for tourists and travel players (hotels, airlines, airports, cruises, etc.). It excludes financial services and micro-mobility solutions.

JetSmarter Patents

JetSmarter has filed 17 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Computer storage media
  • Rotating disc computer storage media
  • DVD
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

3/8/2018

8/17/2021

Rotating disc computer storage media, Network protocols, Diagrams, Wireless networking, Computer storage media

Grant

Application Date

3/8/2018

Grant Date

8/17/2021

Title

Related Topics

Rotating disc computer storage media, Network protocols, Diagrams, Wireless networking, Computer storage media

Status

Grant

Latest JetSmarter News

PR industry group calls Torossian deception a 'stain' on the profession

Feb 18, 2022

on Tuesday. In response, Torossian apologized. The association's statement reads: "PRSA-NY'a board of directors issued the following statement today in response to an investigative story published by veteran media reporter Keith Kelly in both Crain's New York Business and AdAge on Feb. 16, 2022, revealing 5WPR's founder and CEO Ronn Torossian's masked ownership of industry news site Everything-PR where he criticized and defamed rivals while touting his own firm for competitive advantage. "In addition to being a cowardly and blatant violation of PRSA's code of ethics, Ronn's actions are a stain on our profession and undermines our role as guardians of facts and integrity for those we serve. "We strongly condemn his and his firm's direct role in perpetrating disinformation while pretending to be a legitimate industry news site," said PRSA's board of directors. Related Article Torossian has now fully acknowledged that he secretly purchased the site nearly eight years ago. "Everything-PR, a PR news site, was purchased in 2014," Torossian said. "At that time, I regrettably did not reveal that I operated the site. I was wrong. Everything-PR was a personal initiative." "I operated the site and published op-eds in my name. Following recent media attention on Everything-PR, I added a line to the site that we own and operate the site," he said. "Today it is a PR news blog site. It was wrong to not identify I operate this site. For this lack of transparency, I apologize." The orginal editor-in-chief Phil Butler, who started the site with his wife Mihael Lica Butler, said they sold the site to Torossian in 2014 for $2,500. The site was owned by Mihaela. Shortly after buying the site, Torossian had all their names replaced with fake bylines. Phil's name as editor was changed to Richard D. Price while his wife's name was changed to Archie Obrien. Other apparently fake names include Jason Tannahill and Jade Minh. After his ownership started to come to light in December in the Daily Beast, the New York Times and the New York Post, the fake bylines disappeared were replaced by the anonymous byline, "by EPR staff." Aside from boosting his own firm, Torossian also used the site to try to gain publicity for clients who were under fire. One of the most prominent was a company known as JetSmarter, which claimed to be an industry disrupter which at one time had a valuation of $1.5 billion. It offered super-discounted flights on private jets to wealthy client members for fees of $50,000 a year or more, to customers including Kim Kardashian. Early investors were said to include Jay-Z and the Saudi royal family, and the company was headed by Moscow-born entrepreneur Sergey Petrossov. But JetSmarter came under pressure when its president was arrested in 2019, in connection with grand theft charges from another enterprise he undertook before he joined the company. That complicated JetSmarter's efforts to raise new capital to offset its multi-million-dollar losses. Another controversial long-time client of Torossian's that received good press in Everything-PR was the adult porn site, Pornhub. The site has been sued for allegedly profiting from the exploitation of underage victims and for deals with a human trafficker who is alleged to have sold sex videos to Pornhub and its parent company, Mind Geek, involving an underage girl forced to have sex with numerous partners. But on Everything-PR, one could find praise for Pornhub's good PR. One story in Everything-PR even insisted that Pornhub is “much needed viewing for PR professionals” because it engaged in environmental PR by planting trees based on page views of its erotic content and supported breast cancer awareness campaigns. “Pornhub has brilliant PR,’ the article stated, adding, “Their PR Agency in the U.S. is 5WPR.” After working with the X-rated site for years, Torossian said this week, "We no longer represent Pornhub."

  • When was JetSmarter founded?

    JetSmarter was founded in 2012.

  • Where is JetSmarter's headquarters?

    JetSmarter's headquarters is located at 500 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale.

  • What is JetSmarter's latest funding round?

    JetSmarter's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did JetSmarter raise?

    JetSmarter raised a total of $156.5M.

  • Who are the investors of JetSmarter?

    Investors of JetSmarter include Paycheck Protection Program, Vista Global, Clearlake Capital Group, Jefferies Financial Group, Saudi Royal Family and 8 more.

  • Who are JetSmarter's competitors?

    Competitors of JetSmarter include Victor and 5 more.

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