What they do: Checkr provides a quicker and easier way to do background checks. They have automated the screening process through their mobile friendly web forms and an API that can be easily integrated into existing workflows.

Why it’s a big deal: The on-demand economy is growing, and more companies are hiring independent contractors to meet staffing needs. Checkr can return background checks and driving records for candidates much quicker than traditional firms, most within 24 hours. They have reduced the time-consuming, manual process into one simple API that can be integrated in minutes.