Axios (stylized as AXIOS) is an American news and information website founded in 2016 by Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei, Politico's former Chief White House correspondent Mike Allen, and former Politico Chief Revenue Officer Roy Schwartz. The site's name, based on the term Greek: ἄξιος (áxios), "worthy", officially launched in 2017.
The company launched with a mission statement that consisted of, "Media is broken—and too often a scam." It planned to focus on "business, technology, politics, and media trends". Furthermore, they disavowed the use of banner ads, pop-ups and clickbait titles, using native advertising instead. The article style was focused on brevity, clear structure and often features bullet points.
In November 2017, Axios announced that it had raised $20 million to fund an increase in staff and expansion of operations.