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“Publications like the Financial Times and Wall Street Journal assume a lot of things about what their readers know. If the price of oil goes up, what happens to the dollar? They assume you know that. We assume our readers don’t.”
“Email is kind of like a living room. It’s a very personal space. You let in your friends, the coworkers you like, and a couple of brands you really trust — like this one.”
Closing in on a year, the company founded by serial entrepreneur and investor Jason Calacanis now has around 300,000 subscribers across 30 newsletters, and average open rates just above 40 percent.
“We’ve noticed a lot of people paying attention to immigration coverage who didn’t report it before, and there’s been a broadening of who’s covering it.”
“One guy put in a hundred grand.”
“I look at Axios as a rolling R&D lab,” Jim VandeHei, chairman and CEO of the new venture, said in a Q&A.