Tech’s coveted internships are getting canceled due to COVID-19

Victoria Stafford, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, was set to begin working at Yelp in June as a sales intern — the only internship she applied to. And then it was canceled because of the C

Accel and Sequoia seed Middesk with $4M to background check businesses

Middesk helps financial entities identify business and regulatory risk in their customer base.

The trust dilemma of continuous background checks

First, background checks at startups, then Huawei’s finance chief is arrested, SoftBank’s IPO is subscribed and I am about to record our next edition of TechCrunch Equity. It’s Thursday, Decembe

Background checks pay for Checkr, which just rang up $100 million in new funding

Criminal records, driving records, employment verifications. Companies that use on-demand employees need to know that all the boxes have been checked before they send workers into the world on their b

HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation

The path for SaaS domination of a market segment has historically followed one of two routes: bringing previously offline workflows online, or moving on-premise software processes online. In short, Sa

Checkr nabs $40m to expand its background screening platform beyond the Valley

Back in October, we reported that Checkr — a San Francisco startup that runs employee background checks and vets potential hires by way of an API — was raising north of $30 million as it e

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week's headlines saw both Square and First Data IPO, layoffs at Twitter, and a scathing Wall Street Journal report on Silicon Valley healthcare unicorn Theranos. On Bullish, TechCrunch hosted Mel

Checkr Is Raising $30M+ For Its Background Checking API, Y Combinator Investing

As on-demand businesses like Uber and Instacart grow quickly, so too do the B2B startups that service their wider ecosystem. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed with sev

Y Combinator-Backed Checkr Automates Background Checks For The New, On-Demand Economy

Checkr enables clients to easily sign up and get background checks either via an online form, or by using its REST API to connect with their own hiring systems. Standard reports include one county cri