Checkr is the provider of background check application. The company provides a platform that returns automatically generated background checks, including information related to a person's national and county criminal records, driving history and previous addresses.

Checkr offers screening services, including identity checks, criminal records checks, driving records checks, employment verifications, international verifications, drug screening, and credit checks; compliance services; and security solutions, such as bank-level security, continuous monitoring, and high availability infrastructure. 

Checkr was founded in 2014 by Daniel Yanisse & Jonathan Perichon and is based in San Francisco, California.

Checkr serves financial services, retail and hospitality, transportation, on-demand economy, P2P marketplaces, software and technology, healthcare, nonprofit, staffing, small business, higher education, and manufacturing industries. 

Checkr's platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to better classify large amounts of data. It generates faster, more accurate, more compliant results. Using Checkr’s advanced background check technology, companies of all sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring, and ultimately build a better future for workers.


Checkr has an industry-leading web solution that offers quick configuration and customer flexibility. Screening candidates with the web-based product is as easy as sharing an invitation link and then checking and reviewing the results on the Checkr dashboard.


Checkr is backed by industry leading investors including Y Combinator, Accel, IVP, T. Rowe Price, Mary Meeker’s Bond Capital, and Coatue Management among others. The company raised $160M from a venture funding on Sep 19, 2019. The round brings Checkr's total funding to $309M to date.


Checkr gains a $2.2B valuation from its latest round on Sep 19, 2019, to become the newest Bay Area unicorn. Checkr has also acquired Lytmus in Oct 2018.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $309M over 5 Rounds of Funding (Last Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)- Checkr has also acquired Lytmus on Oct 2018
  • Yearly Revenue: $100M-$150M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2.2B as of Sep 19, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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