Auth0 CEO Eugenio Pace on the $6.5 billion deal with Okta and his advice for entrepreneurs
But for Eugenio Pace, the major milestone is just another marker — albeit a lucrative one — in the Auth0 journey. “The word ‘exit’ is often used when somebody sells a company,” the Auth0 CEO and co-founder said this week. Pace will continue heading up Auth0 as an independent business unit of publicly-traded Okta. GeekWire: Okta and Auth0 both sell identity authentication software but come at it from different sides. We sell to more international markets; Okta is a majority in the U.S. We are a remote-first company; Okta is a more traditional office-based company.