Checkr #2 in “25 hottest San Francisco Company to watch in 2016”

February 18, 2016

Checkr may be the big winner of the “gig economy.”

What it is: More companies are providing on-demand services carried out by independent contractors, who drop off your deliveries and drive you from place to place, and many of these have gone through Checkr. The company is poised to take advantage of the growing freelancer market by offering the same background checks offered by traditional firms, but quicker. Its background checks have become staples for companies like Uber, Handy, Instacart, and GrubHub.

Checkr’s background reports can be ready anywhere between a few hours and a couple of days, though most are ready within 24 hours. Its background checks include address history, sex-offender searches, and Social Security-number verification, in addition to checking applicants’ names against terrorist watch lists and crime databases.

Founded: 2014 by Jonathan Perichon and Daniel Yanisse