Checkr is a startup that provides either online access or an API that returns automatically generated background checks. Checkr uses the same data sources as traditional background check companies, but can usually turn it around a lot more quickly than traditional providers. Through Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers.
Founded in 2014, Checkr was riding the wave of on-demand services. Boosted by the success of Uber (valued over $40 billion in 2014), the VC investments in 2014~2015 accumulated to $23 billion. Daniel and Jonathan spot every on-demand company needs to run background checks, but they are underserved. With a faster, fairer and automated background check software, Checkr immediately established a unique position in the market.