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.
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!
By Mathieu M•
Excellent cours, très bien construit, très clair. Le cours m'a revanche pris nettement plus que les 5 heures indiquées. Mais peut-être qu'une personne plus compétente que moi en Corporate Finance n'aurait pas passé autant de temps que moi à aller lire - et comprendre- les définitions des mots et concepts utilisés notamment dans la partie sur le calcul de la valorisation.
By Jacqueline C•
I have been working in the startups fundraising scene for a long time without a proper PE training. This course fills a lot of gaps and makes things absolutely clear for me. It's a good revision course even for people in the trade for a while and I am sure lots of aspiring PE practitioners and entrepreneurs will find it beneficial. Congratulations on a wonderful course.
By Martín M•
Very well organized course to understand the VC and PE world. I definitively recommend this course to anyone who wants to introduce to this world. Thank you for this course. I hope to look for a new course about this subjet with more deeply analysis with new tendencies in the future (i.e. social investment impact, crowfunding, philanthropy venture capital, and others).
By Thomas d K h d K•
Great course to understand Private Equity and Venture Capital. Very well explained and amazing course material with slide, interviews, cases and excel models. I hope to learn more from the profesor giving this course as he is very interesting and clear!
I don't think any deep knowledge is needed to take this course. A must in coursera for anyone interested in finance.
Very interesting online class to have a nice introduction to the subject. The recording of video is very well done and the support sliides good as well. for the valuation (week 4), u'd better know a bit the subject beforehand as it impies lots of parameters that are not easy to handle if you are a novice. Overall, it is a short but very compelling course. well done!
By Josep J B•
The course provides a deep and thorough analysis on the Private Equity sector with highly varied sources of information (Power Points, Excel Exercises, Video Classes and Video Expert Interviews). I would definitely recommend this course to any individual interested in finance and specially for those curious and passionate about Private Equity and Venture Capital.
By Oldrich M•
Very nice introduction to PE and VC. Appreciated how much was covered just in 4-5 weeks time. Would be great to have advanced course with more "real life" examples, major learnings / mistakes etc. Actually learning on those 9 out of 10 unsuccessful PE/VC projects would be best added value. Big thanks to professor Stefano Caselli for his enthusiastic presentation!
By Lien P•
I would like to send my sincere thank to Prof Stefano Caselli and The Bocconi team for the excellent course. It helps me to systemize my knowledge and gives me a general view of the PE and VC market. Besides academic knowledge, the team also integrates update info from the market. I enjoyed the discussion hosted by Guenter very much. Wish you all the best.
By Giulio G•
I am a Msc student of Finance in Rome. This course it's brilliant, interesting and smart to follow up. I suggest this course for achieve and important basic knowledge of the PEVC world.
Professor has an addictive methodology that catch you completely, added by interesting interview taught by professional guests. Hope to see other courses uploaded by him.
By Jiang L•
I enjoyed this course. It gives a very good overview into the world of PR and VC. The materials are very structured, videos are well taken, and the professor is knowledgeable and passionate. The interviews with other professors and practitioners are especially interesting. I would recommend this course to anyone who want to take the first course into
By Kemal P•
An extremely interesting and well organized course. Mr. Caselli is a perfect speaker and explainer in every single videoclip. It's the first course I've ever completed and this indicates how compelling this course was to me. Thank you very much for your efforts to create this course and I hope further finance-related courses from Bocconi will follow!
By Gala A•
Great learning experience
Great course to learn the basics and acquire tools to keep learning about the world of PE and VC. The course is structured nicely and progresses towards quantitative methods smoothly. The professor explains concepts in a clear and concise manner and guest speakers add value by bringing the course closer to the real world.
By Vikram T•
What a fantastic program and more so an impeccable delivery by Prof. Stefano Caselli! While I have worked in Restruturing and Post Acquisition roles from a technology perspective, today I understand the financial structure of the PE deals like never before. I would highly recommend this course to anyone operating or getting in the PE space.
By Karthik M K•
This course is made perfectly for candidates interested in the private equity and venture capital market. The European format and US & UK format is explained in a way anyone can understand easily. In-depth knowledge about AMC's, closed-end funds, and VCF's was very useful. Lucky to get this course for free. Thank you Coursera and Bocconi.
By Anton P•
Very educational course. Lecture slides and videos were very well-organised and succinct. Interviews with industry professionals and discussion forums were very insightful and useful. I am hoping to use the knowledge gained in this course to pursue a career in private equity and venture capital space. Thanks to creators of the course!
By Nicolás O S•
What a great course! I learned a lot. At the beginning I was sort of dubious wether to complete the course because I wasn't so interested in entrepreneurship. But learning all the details of private equity and understanding the huge potential this vehicles have towards the growth of company I was delighted. Totally recommended.
By Dzmitry S•
Quick introduction into a very specific subject for finance managers who expect to contact with private equity investors. Inspite of some not clear points of calculations I assess the course as very useful and effective. Great respect and appreciation to Dr Stefano Caselli, the author of the course, and his university team.
By Sarkis J•
The course served as a solid refresher for PE and VC financing -- I am a CFA charter-holder and I wanted a brief review of the topic at hand. The material is very well organized, with clear and concise short videos. In addition, the instructor was outstanding in his delivery of the chapters.
I greatly enjoyed it. Thank you.
By HIREP M•
Studying this was course was a real pleasure. Interested in the Life Science Venture Capital I wanted to know more about VC and PE, I had zero knowledge about finance.
The Professor explains very clearly and reactive, I was able to understand everything thanks to the slide sheets and the excel files, I highly recommend it.
The courses provided by director Stefano Caselli is really giving me a clear structure on PE/VC fundamentals, and provided me deeper understanding on PE/VC's company valuation methods, which I had not been explosed before. Really intense, time-saving, but fruitful, thank you so much for the efforts in preparing the course!
By Ayush R•
great course for beginners learned a lot about a subject in which i had no prior knowledge, the teacher also explains everything well and concisely so as not to overcrowd or confuse student with unneccesary information. Would recommend to anyone interested in the subject to give a shot. You have nothing to lose, its free.
By Yiwei C•
The course is clear and understandable and Stephano Caselli is just great. The support is short and structured. These are quite important for people like me who are very busy with our own work and daily life.
The interviews of people who work in related sectors allow us to better understand the reality of the un industry.
By Nicolò G•
The course really helped me a lot understanding better the mechanisms that regulate PE and VC activities.
Prof. Caselli respected the expectations and was very clear in dealing every point of the matter.
Also I found that the Interviews at chapter end gave important insights and examples on the world of Private Equity.
By Daniel V Y•
Very deep understanding of the PE & VC world and its related working mechanism. From the theoretical framework to practical explanations and also interviews about the current state and trends of the industry. The optional forums are invaluable due to the extreme dedication to every question answered by the lecturer.