Automated background checks

Artificial Intelligence

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Company mission

To build a fairer future by designing technology to create opportunities for all.



HQ Location

Financial District, San Francisco, CA


Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

18% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take on Checkr

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Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Checkr addresses the unpleasant and time consuming process of background checks so that companies using on-demand employees can make safer, more informed hiring decisions in less time. Background checks are a critical part of the hiring process, and CEO Daniel Yannisse noticed that they were painfully slow, resulting in loss of work for candidates and productivity downturns for employers.

Before Checkr entered the market in 2014 with its innovative AI technology and a solid $50m in venture capital funding, companies were waiting upwards of two weeks for their checks. Checkr substantially reduces this time frame and has grown to receive a $5 billion valuation.

Checkr has accelerated growth by making several highly advantageous acquisitions of competitor companies GoodHire and Inflection. As the world of work embraces diversity and inclusion, the company announced an end-to-end service for candidates wishing to expunge their criminal records, furthering the company’s ‘fair chance’ mission and clearing 1000s of candidates for free since 2021. New products launched at the end of 2023 include Checkr Pay (providing access to payment right after a shift) and Checkr Onboard (unified onboarding processes), exemplifying how Checkr is keeping pace with a rapidly changing, flexible, and mobile-first workforce.

Total funding - $548.9m

Last 2 fundraises

Sep 2019



Sep 2021



This company has top investors

Company benefits

  • Parental leave
  • Stock optoins
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Comprehensive Health Plans | We cover 100% of insurance premiums and offer generous parental and family leave
  • Competitive Compensation | We offer competitive salaries and meaningful equity
  • A Variety of Food and Snacks | Our culinary team serves a rotating menu for lunch each day, along with unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Wellness Programs | We invest in the holistic well-being of every team member through education reimbursements, onsite massages, and physical therapy
  • Flexible Paid Time Off | We want you to take the time you need to relax and recharge
  • Fitness and Public Transport Reimbursement | We’ll cover your commute and help you stay active with our onsite gym or fitness provider of choice

Company values

  • Humility - We are respectful and free from arrogance. We put the success of our employees over our company and are excited to learn from each other.
  • Grit - We are passionate and hustle to raise the bar. We persevere through our challenges and grow from our failures.
  • Transparency - We trust each other to communicate the good and the bad as it relates to doing our best work. We aren’t afraid to voice our opinions and are receptive to feedback.
  • Connection - We genuinely care about each other and understand that our people are our power. We celebrate our lived experiences and enjoy helping and supporting each other.
  • Ownership - We strive for thoughtful impact, take pride in our work, and hold ourselves accountable. We step up and take on new challenges to help further the success of the company.


After an MSc in Computer Science, Jonathan worked as a Software Engineer at Mogreet and deliv for a combined year and a half. He co-founded Checkr in May 2014, serving as CTO since.

Daniel worked as a Software Engineer at Mogreet and Deliv before co-founding Checkr.

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