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Branch.co raises $9.2 million to bring financial services where banks don’t go

San Francisco-based Branch International, or Branch.co, raised $9.2 million to bring digital financial services to mobile phone users in Sub-Saharan Africa. Andreessen Horowitz led the Series A round.<p>Branch’s free-to-download Android app is a kind of “branchless bank for the next generation,” says …

Everything You Need to Know When Applying to 500 Startups Accelerator

Ever since I published <b>how we got funded by 500 startups</b>last month, a few founders reached out for advice on getting into the accelerator. Hence …

Why hiring a COO was the best thing I did for my business

As any entrepreneur will tell you, one of the biggest challenges in growing a business is knowing which responsibilities of the business to hand off. Even more difficult is knowing <i>when</i> to hand them off. In order for the business to grow, this handoff has to happen, but if you don’t execute it …

Management

14 MVP Recipes for Your Super Bowl Bash

Some go to Super Bowl parties for the game, others for the commercials -- but <i>everyone</i> looks forward to the food. From Tailgate Sliders and "Crack" Nuts to White Chicken Chili and Guacamole, these crowd-pleasing recipes will make you the MVP of the party.<p><b>1. Ham & Cheese Tailgate Sliders</b><p>These …

Etsy entrepreneurs share 7 secrets to their success

It started as a mix of desperation and creativity. Claudia Lucero was up to her ears in student loans, and she needed some extra cash to make her payments. So in 2009 she took her hobby — making homemade cheese — and launched an Etsy business selling cheese-making kits.<p>Her goal was humble: Earn …

How to Make Incredible Sourdough and Focaccia Bread

Watch how to make terrific sourdough and foccacia bread.<p>Baking bread can seem daunting. Like many home cooks, former F&W editor-in-chief Dana Cowin …

Pork Schnitzel with Sage Butter

A pork version of the traditional German veal schnitzel, this is a great family favourite in our house. Feel free to ring the changes with the …

9 Important Money Tips That Will Help Your Company Grow

At the start of every year, it's important to be thinking about your next strategy to raise the capital needed to reach your startup's growth goals.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the</i> …

15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently

I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including seven billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded …

Time Management

India’s top 30 startup founders

Over 3,500 startups were founded in 2015 in India, as per a study by Tracxn. About US$7 billion was poured into the new ventures by investment firms …

Startups

19 Hearty Vegetarian Soups and Stews

Few things are as gratifying on a cold day as a warm bowl of soup, and this is one arena in which vegetarian dishes can really stand out. Remember all those root vegetables, brassicas, grains, and beans we showcased in our collection of winter salad recipes? Many of them are perfectly appropriate …

Cooking

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

Cast Iron Skillet

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity

In recent years, work has become infinitely more complex.<p>Technological innovations have led to round-the-clock work schedules and mounting expectations. Our assignments have grown more collaborative, requiring more coordination, conference calls, and meetings. We now face an endless barrage of …

The Death of Bank Products has been greatly under-exaggerated

This is an excerpt from my new book <i>Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane</i><p>Since 2005 I’ve been predicting the decline of branch banking. For almost 10 …

10 Apple Watch tips & tricks to unlock features + enhance the experience

Whether you’re brand new to the Apple Watch or you’ve been wearing yours since day one, there are a few key tips everyone should know to get the most out of the new smartwatch. Many of these actually weren’t available on day one and only became possible recently, and each of these I’ve found …

Smartwatches

Our favorite things: iOS apps

From quick-check iPhone apps to super-deep ones for the iPad Pro, there’s a broad spectrum of iOS apps out there, and a bunch that we love. Here’s a …

Apps

AppAdvice's top 10 free iPhone apps of 2015

While 2015 brought us many new products from Apple, such as the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and Apple TV, there is still the reigning champion of mobile …

What You're Cooking: The Most Popular Recipes and Techniques of 2015

We've had an epic year of cooking here at Serious Eats. We brought you themed weeks on everything from fried chicken to Mexican sandwiches, tackled another Vegan Experience, and went back to the basics with step-by-step guides to the most iconic holiday desserts. And a ton of you joined us along …

Mussels Escabeche Crostini with Sunchoke Purée Recipe on Food52

• Olive oil<br>• 1 pinch red chili flakes<br>• 2 medium shallots, thinly sliced<br>• Salt<br>• 1 pound mussels, de-bearded<br>• 2 bay leaves<br>• 1 cup white wine<br>• 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika<br>• 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar<br>• 1 pound sunchokes<br>• 1 clove garlic, crushed<br>• 1 cup chicken stock<br>• 1/4 cup heavy cream<br>• 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon …

Spices

All the Indian Food You Should Be Ordering that Isn't Tikka Masala

Yes, we know you love tikka masala. But these dishes are the hidden gems of any takeout Indian menu—according to these Indian chefs.<p>If you are anything like us, your love of Indian food knows no bounds—particularly takeout Chicken Tikka Masala. We can't blame you for being mildly addicted: The …

Curries

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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Best Sandwiches in Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a serious sandwich town with legendary take-out shops, venerable deli counters and ambitious new spots scattered all over the city. …

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

Startup Business Failure Rate By Industry

<b>Industry</b><b>Percent Still Operating After 4 Years</b>Finance Insurance and Real Estate58 %Education and Health56 %Agriculture56 %Services55 %Wholesale54 …

Startups

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Behold...The Salad Dressing Algorithm

There are a million ways to dress a salad but really only two basic types of dressing: creamy and vinaigrette. Pick one, then customize it for your …

10 Marketing Hacks You Can Do Before the End of the Year | Inc.com

Many entrepreneurs wrongly believe that a marketing plan requires weeks or even months of brainstorming, analysis, and implementation. Not so, says Mark Satterfield, author of <i>The One Week Marketing Plan</i>.<p>Along with some comments from yours truly, here are 10 easy marketing moves, based on …

Marketing