DoorDash ordering up big new round

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Auth0 loads up with $103M

Identity and authentication technology provider Auth0 has raised $103 million in a new Series E round led by Sapphire Ventures. The financing reportedly pushes the Bellevue, Wash.-based company’s valuation past the $1 billion mark.

VC funding soars in Brazil

Venture funding in Brazil exploded in 2018 to $1.3 billion, representing nearly two-thirds of all VC money raised in Latin America as a whole last year. Meanwhile, deal volume more than doubled to 259 in 2018 compared to 113 in 2017.

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Shares of Fastly, a content delivery service provider, surged over 50 percent in first-day trading last week, a welcome win for backers and staffers alike. To put its performance in perspective, Crunchbase News touched base with Fastly founder and CEO Artur Bergman.

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Criteria Corp is a provider of pre-employment tests, including aptitude, personality, and skills tests.

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Johann Hauswald, Jason Mars

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