Checkr, an agent of change in the traditional background check industry, is breaking barriers and reinventing the background check process. Frustrated by their experience of slow-moving background checks delaying fast-paced hiring needs, Checkr knew there must be a way to automate this complex manual process.
They went all-in on tackling this problem and founded Checkr in 2014. Not only did they immediately attract several high-profile, flexible-workforce clients, they also expanded into traditional industries by giving employers granular control over background check data. Just years after the company was founded, Checkr’s valuation hit $2.2 billion in 2019. Looking to shake up their industry even more, Checkr is paving the way for a more fair, diverse future of work. By creating greater transparency and control in the background check process, more candidates are able to bounce back and join the workforce. Checkr came to Big Human looking to create a brand that matched these forward-thinking values, and a website that matched their groundbreaking business approach.
Valuation Fit for a Unicorn
Launching the new brand and site for Checkr quickly brought them to start-up-status, raising $160 million during our engagement. The new brand effectively differentiates Checkr within the background check industry competition, and site visitors can quickly find exactly what they’re looking for.
During our engagement, Checkr raised $160 million in Series D fundraising and reached a $2.2 billion dollar valuation.