Google’s chairman is among several tech and media executives investing in an Uber-style app that provides helicopter services for New Yorkers.
Blade launched a year ago and flies users to destinations such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard, as well as local airports. A single trip starts around $575.
Eric Schmidt, alongside Barry Diller and David Zaslavs has invested $6 million in the company, which was started with just $50,000. The latest investment values the company at $25 million.