Oct 27, 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.
Jul 15, 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!
創建者 Mathieu M•
Jan 20, 2019
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.
創建者 Jacqueline C•
Dec 13, 2017
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.
創建者 Martin M•
Apr 03, 2017
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).
創建者 Thomas d K h d K•
Jul 04, 2017
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.
創建者 Oldrich M•
Aug 19, 2017
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!
創建者 Giulio G•
Nov 19, 2017
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.
創建者 Jiang L•
Sep 05, 2019
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
創建者 Kemal P•
Dec 30, 2015
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!
創建者 Gala A•
Oct 17, 2019
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.
創建者 Dzmitry S•
Nov 19, 2017
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.
Nov 14, 2019
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!
創建者 Yiwei C•
Aug 15, 2018
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.
創建者 RAVI R C•
Apr 05, 2016
The concepts are very simply explained and completes the picture that I often was unable to visualize. It has also given a mechanism in which I can understand the working of companies that are using the private equity mechanism. Thanks for such a nice course to the Coursera team and special regards to the Professor.
創建者 Miguel-Angel W•
Oct 24, 2015
The course is a good starting point for students who are interested in Private Equity. The content is rigorous and explore all the basic principles in different fields (tax, legal and financial issues). Therefore, I highly recommand this course. Many thanks professor Stefano Caselli, it was a good experience.
創建者 Nicola M•
Aug 06, 2017
This course provides the student with any basic requirement he needs to approach a private equity job related. You certainly need some basis in the understanding of the balance sheet and the principles of corporate finance. Nonetheless this course is really helpful for any kind of level in this industry.
創建者 Benjamin M•
Nov 20, 2016
Great course. The coursework outlines and explains the details of private equity and venture capital. Fundamental principles and concepts were clear and digestible. The lecture videos and PowerPoint are aligned and very clear. It is a well-constructed and most valuable course. Highly recommended!
創建者 Fabrizio F•
Jul 16, 2017
Excellent provider of basic info on private equity and Vc. Content is very easy to grasp. Will definitely recommend it to my peers
Would add more numerical evidences of industry standard numbers and players (e.g. # funds present, biggest PE and VC funds, ...)
Would add a more specific case study
Dec 26, 2017
This course is a great introduction to the topic. It is well structured and easy to follow. Very engaging and motivating. Definitely would recommend to everyone who is interesting in this topic or just wants to have an overview over the current trends in the financial market and investments.
創建者 Amir A•
Apr 04, 2016
I really enjoyed the practical exercises of the course. However, I found the interviews mostly focused on the Italian market and it was hard to find the relevance towards a more global perspective. The lectures were quire well organized and build up slowly towards more complex theories.
創建者 Philipp T K•
Oct 01, 2016
This is a fantastic course with a lot of content. The presentation is very clear and engaging. The only downside is that the pace is sometimes quite fast. However, there are slides as supporting material which contain all the necessary details. Thanks for this wonderful course!
創建者 Goran S•
Nov 20, 2019
Great overview and introduction to global PE & VC activities! Shows the general mechanics and different flavors of how it is done, giving good grounds for further studies. The added script and Excel examples are great for later reference and really increase the course value!
創建者 Tarandeep S•
Jul 23, 2017
Indeed very useful course in terms of video lectures and reading material for one to understand in introductory manner the nuances of private equity and venture capital financing aspects. The course also includes excel decks to have greater extent of the course practically.
創建者 Sergio P G•
Oct 19, 2019
Very interesting and balanced course, where I could learn how Private funds are built, the different procedures private investors follow through venture capital to invest in small businesses/Startups, and much more regarding the world of private equity and venture capital.
創建者 Dario B•
Mar 29, 2019
The course covers all the fundamental aspects of PE/VC, providing not only the theoretical foundations but also an overview of the main issues concerning company valuation. I loved particularly the part comparing the Anglosaxon framework to the European ones. Recommended!