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!
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.
創建者 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
創建者 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!
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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!
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 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.
創建者 RAVI R C•
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 Yusuf K•
It was a great chance to elaborate and excel my knowledge on private equity and venture capital. The instructor, Professor Castelli was an amazing guide throughout the course. I appreciate for the opportunity given. I'm grateful to Bocconi University and Coursera for providing an access to this amazing education.
創建者 Miguel-Angel W•
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•
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 Pawan B•
This course is fully immersive and the creator has put in the right amount of theory-practical mix to keep the audience entertained as well as informed at the same time. I applaud the creator for his brilliant effort in creating such a wonderful course and would love to undertake more course by him.
創建者 Benjamin M•
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•
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
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 Alex T•
I found the set-up of the course very well structured and clear. I liked the practical approach and the mix between theory and practice. The professor was very good, clear and the interviews helped understanding the concepts more profoundly. I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot!
創建者 Amir A•
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 Hopu M•
This course is very crucial for every aspiring as well as other entrepreneurs as it provides a fundamental introduction to the world of PE & VC. The content is solid and straight to the point. I learnt a lot and I will read more on PE & VC while continuing my entrepreneurial endeavours.