A predecessor of Macanta invested in AXIOS in 2016 in a round that included the NBC News Division of Comcast Universal, Laurene Powell Jobs, wife of Apple Inc.’s late co-founder Steve Jobs, and the owners of The Atlantic magazine. AXIOS is a news website ( which was launched in early 2017 by the co-founder of Politico and several of Politico’s senior executives. AXIOS focuses on areas such as tech, healthcare, energy, transportation and business news, and also includes political and media coverage.