Stratajet included in The Leap 100 2017 list
Stratajet has made The Leap 100 2017 – a community of the most exciting, fast-growth companies in the UK – launched by London law firm Mishcon de Reya and business publication City A.M. and nominated in partnership with Seven Hills and The Entrepreneurs Network.
To be considered for The Leap 100, companies needed to demonstrate a recent history of rapid revenue growth, as well as ambitious plans for the future.
Founded by Jonny Nicol, Stratajet launched in April 2016 after five years of research and development – the time it took to build the platform’s sophisticated technology. Initially available in 44 countries across Europe before expansion to the United States in October 2016, Stratajet has grown by 40% month on month and achieving a $10 million run rate within six months.
“It is a huge honour to be recognised by The Leap 100 as one of the UK’s most exciting fast-growth companies. Having enjoyed huge initial success since launch, we are already seeing how the platform can benefit private aviation with new audiences being attracted to the prospect of private jet travel.”
Jonny Nicol, founder & CEO of Stratajet said: “It is a huge honour to be recognised by The Leap 100 as one of the UK’s most exciting fast-growth companies. Having enjoyed huge initial success since launch, we are already seeing how the platform can benefit private aviation with new audiences being attracted to the prospect of private jet travel. We are at an important stage in our development whereby we wish to capitalise on this positive impact and further expand the reach of the platform to welcome more and more passengers into the industry. But we are ambitious in our plans to fundamentally change the way people travel.”
Nick Davis, head of Corporate at Mishcon de Reya added: “Since launching The Leap 100 in 2015 we now have 300 fast growth businesses in The Leap community. Scaling-up is challenging and is usually a highly dramatic time for businesses. Over the course of this year, we will gather together these businesses to facilitate debate and discussion around the factors that impact them the most, especially in the period leading up to Brexit. It is always so interesting to assemble these businesses during this stage of their growth and to hear their unique insights.”
Christian May, editor of City A.M., said of the list: “In the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the SME community continues to thrive. The Leap 100 is a very nimble selection of UK businesses – all flying in the face of the uncertainty that is Brexit to pursue rapid and sustainable growth. For this reason, The Leap 100 2017 is particularly inspirational, showcasing successful innovation, brand recognition and expansion into new markets and, of course, leadership and tenacity.”