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E6: Jonathan Perichon, Checkr

Through a chance internship in LA, Jonathan Perichon made his way from France to the United States. In doing so, he fell in love with the culture and opportunity. After working for a startup requiring background checks for its users, he saw first hand how

Updated on October 31
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Key Smash Notes In This Episode

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Simple API's are the way to go. There are no background checks in France, so Jonathan and his co-founder didn't even know the world. They discovered that the tech was archaic - there was no good tech. That is what sparked their interest, loving simple API's and only seeing 100 page documents for SOAP API's in the market.

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The first customers didn't want an API! Switching gears, Jonathan and team built a simple form to submit requests for background checks in a simple way. Much more simple, than the API they built :)

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Three main use cases for Checkr: 1) large enterprise customers, doing API integration for more custom flows, direct integration into their product. 2) Smaller companies (long tail), using our UI solution. All are using legal and compliance workflows, using Checkr's dashboard.

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