January 9, 2022
Productivity & Machine Learning

Axios HQ

Only 5% of staff make it past the first few lines of any internal update according to Axios HQ. They’re helping solve this by providing an ML-based approach to streamlining corporate communications. Let’s check them out!

The Elevator Pitch

Communication in the workplace is a mess. Today, you’re jumping between Taco Tuesday emails, Confluence wikis, and Slack mega threads.

Axios HQ is the headquarters for vital company news. Their platform provides an all-in-one experience to get information out effectively and efficiently.

Their suite of tools tackles corporate communication at all angles. This means they have a Smart Brevity tool, collaborative editor, directory syncs, 2mn+ stock photos/illustrations, and reader-by-reader analytics. Axios HQ’s ML-based approach towards synthesis & communication grants their customers incredible open rates (as high as 90%) and savings as high as $400k / year.

👇 The Drop Down

Site: https://www.axioshq.com/
Founded: 2016 (SaaS product launched 2020)
Stage: Series D
Tech Trend: Productivity & Machine Learning
Traction: Strong, diverse cohort of 150+ customers including Delta, Edelman, and more. $1M in ARR within 8 months of operating, featured in Wall Street Journal + The Information

🔍 Why we like it

  1. 🏡 Simple problem, powerful solution
    Ineffective communication is a simple problem to identify, but a hard problem to solve. Looking through Axios’ solution, they’ve thought of solutions at multiple levels, from executive briefings, to department updates, to Holiday emails. Remote work only escalated the need for an Axios solution.
  2. ✏️ Built by a writing juggernaut
    Axios was built by journalists. Axios is a media company today that operates a powerful newsletter. They’re masters of language and they’re sharing those best practices which make their newsletter successful accessible to writers at all companies. They offer tools like read engagement tracking, length optimizations, inbox clutter cleaners, and more that help with managing internal newsletters and measuring what works, and what doesn’t. These tools not only make it easy to keep the internal communication going but also makes it so writers using Axios HQ can refine their messaging to cater to their companies.
  3. 🔗 Integrations to make it work
    SaaS companies live on Active Directory, Okta, Workday, G-Suite to manage and organize their employees. Axios HQ’ integrates into popular identity platforms positions them well to start delivering business value without a long implementation time. Robust integrations suites are often the selling point for adopting new technology like Axios HQ.

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