Monday, July 29, 2013

Surf Air, The Air Travel Startup That’s Bridging The Tech Hubs Of L.A. And S.F.


There are a lot of factors that come into play when working to build a successful tech startup, and historically, a big one has been location — hence the continued focus on Silicon Valley* as a major industry hub.

Now, location will probably always be important when it comes to building a tech business, but a startup out of Los Angeles called Surf Air has made it much easier for people on the California coast to travel between the state’s tech hubs in San Francisco, L.A., and most recently Santa Barbara, through a uniquely tech-savvy service that bridges the big gap between super expensive private air travel and hassle-filled commercial air travel.

The company has taken on a healthy $7 million in venture capital funding and is eyeing some big expansion efforts going forward, so while visiting L.A. earlier this month we at TechCrunch TV made it a point to talk to Surf Air CEO Wade Eyerly at MuckerLab, the Santa Monica accelerator where Surf Air got its start. Watch the video embedded above to hear more about Surf Air’s business model, its growth thus far, and plans for the future.

Source: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/28/surf-air-interview-wade-eyerly/