Checkr, the background-checking startup, raises 100 millions to develop its customer base

Checkr checks job candidates’ profiles for companies. It recently decided to expand its customer base. Its first new clients are Adecco and Allstate.

Funded in 2014 by two French men, Daniel Yanisse and Jonathan Perichon, Checkr checks the backgrounds of job candidates for the companies looking for new employees. In 24 hours, the startup teams check the resume, diplomas and other training courses they could have taken, but also their references and recommandations written by former employers.

The company just closed a 100 million Serie C funding, led by T. Rowe Price and followed by Accel and Y Combinator. Since its creation, the company already have raised $150 million. Until now, Checkr clients were companies such as Uber, Instacart or Lyft, always in need of new drivers/delivery people. In 2008, such companies “with alternative working arrangements” were employing 10.1% of the US workforce. In 2015, they were employong 15.8% of them.

The company still decided to extend its customer base and to find new partners. It just announced to new partnerships, one with Adeccom, a giant staffing agency, and one with the American insurance company AllState. Checkr CEO, Daniel Yanisse, also announced new tools dedicated to these bigger companies.

Credits : YouTube Checkr

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