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About the Course

The course deals with the analysis of the private equity and venture capital business. Over the course, students will be provided with a deep understanding of the mechanism underpinning the creation and/or development of a firm and the financial support it can get from the financial system through venture capital investment. The course tries to discover how special financial intermediaries (called private equity investors) finance through equity companies belonging to different stages of their life-cycle, starting from the very beginning (startup and early stage) to a more mature phase (i.e. expansion, mature age, etc.) or also staying into crises and decline. Private equity (named venture capital when the company is in the first phases of its life cycle) deals with very different activities, such as scouting, advisory, deal-making, valuation, and financing as financial intermediaries see it. COURSE SYLLABUS The course is made up of four different modules: WEEK 1 - Introduction to Private Equity and Venture Capital WEEK 2 - Discovering Private Equity Investors: Legal Issues and Taxation WEEK 3 - Management of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds WEEK 4 - Company Valuation And Deal Making In Private Equity Settings WEEK 5 - Final Test Throughout the course, guest speakers and practitioners will be interviewed to provide some examples of concrete applications of the contents presented. RECOMMENDED BACKGROUND An understanding of the basic concepts of corporate financing accounting principles is required, while prior knowledge of private equity and venture capital is not required however it is recommended, as this is a course designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts in private equity and venture capital....

Top reviews


Jul 14, 2019

The content of the course is really helpful and touches on the very important subjects in Private Equity and Venture Capital. The delivery by the Professor Stefano Caseli is also fantastic. Thank you!


Oct 26, 2019

Excellent content, and superb slides.\n\nPlease check the quality of the English in the slides, and also in the quiz questions. Many quiz questions were difficult to understand because of the English.

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By Julian R

Apr 9, 2018

I´d strongly recommend this course as it provides a clear picture of what project finance involves.

By jabulani m

Dec 4, 2017

great course and gets technical to non finance people like myself at the end with all the formaulae

By Christopher H

Jun 8, 2017

One of the best online platforms ive used.A plethora of industry specialists also added great value

By Aage L

Jan 19, 2022

Good, execellent teacher. The course gives and good understanding of various drivers in PE and VC.

By Darmen S

Dec 6, 2020

Great course! Very well organized and structured. Nice presentations and videos. Strong professor.

By Patrick F

Sep 25, 2020

This course gives a great overview on PE and VC. Very well taught. I really enjoyed participating.


Jul 22, 2020

great course!!!!Prof Caselli is fantastic. Now i can say i know more about PE and VC. Well done!!!

By MD. I H

Jun 10, 2020

Fantastic course for beginners who are interested to know about private equity and venture Capital

By Yussuf R

May 20, 2020

superb and really well presented and easy to understand even for a pharmaceutical background as me

By Anja T

May 8, 2020

Very clearly explained concepts with significant real world application. Very effective professor!

By Jorge G R

Jan 27, 2020

Very interesting, well written and explained. Definitely a good initial step into PE and VC world.

By David I

Feb 3, 2019

This course is really interesting and give much knowledge about venture capital and private equity

By Duncan M

Feb 4, 2021

Excellent way to learn about the basics of PE and Venture Capital. Good pace and level of detail.

By Oneira M

Nov 11, 2020

I was amazed by the quality of the course, the professor and the interviews. Thank you very much!

By Aiman N

Apr 3, 2020

It was a very well taught course. Will look forward for learning such courses from Prof.Stephano.

By Bruno

Sep 8, 2018

Amazing course for those interested in PE & VC. A very good and stable foundation to build upon.


Nov 8, 2015

Covers good fundamental concepts of PE and VC. Teaches both qualitative and quantitative skills.

By Ņikita Z

Jul 21, 2020

Great structure and quality of the course! A lot of insides and useful tips for future experts.

By palak g

May 16, 2020

it was very clearly defined and knowledgeable course. it helped me in learning from the basics.

By yanli l

Apr 6, 2020

Very interesting and well explained with concrete examples. The written support is very uselful

By Brian C

Jul 8, 2018

Very good overview for beginners. It's mixed with the right amount of overview of technicality.

By Reza G N

May 11, 2022

A very thorough course that is a great refresher for whoever interested in PE or VC investing.

By Elysse C

Dec 3, 2021

Very useful for people who are interest in getting to know more about how PE/VC industry works

By Kushagra J

Jul 26, 2021

Excellent foundational course for Private Equity and Venture Capital. Really enjoyed learning!