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.
Please 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.
Very well-presented course for anyone who wants a basic to intermediate glimpse into the VC and PE world with interesting comparisons between the European and Anglo-Saxon methods of investing. The course material is well presented with good supporting Excel files.
by Uri B•
Highly recommended! Prof. Caselli is an EXCELLENT instructor, and the course serves as a great introduction to the world of PE & VC. I definitely feel it gave me the right tools and knowledge base to keep advancing on my own while exploring this fascinating world.
by Jace L•
Good introduction to understanding the fundamental and basics of private equity. However, the content has a huge emphasis on European regulations and markets. It would be interesting to learn more about private equity and venture capital in the emerging markets.
by Maxim P•
Very informative course supplemented with with challenging discussions, practical exercises, and interesting interviews. Definitely, within Top-5 in this particular discipline of Corporate Finance and M&A. Many thanks to Professor Stefano Caselli and his team.
by Chanakarn K•
As the non-finance scholar, I do really enjoy how well the structure of the curriculum is, as well how energetic the professor has
Indeed really recommend for those who want to step in PE world, or the experienced ones who want to refresh their memory
Well to be honest I did not like the content of the 1,2,3 week. However, this lecture is very invaluable since it shows interview with prominent businessmen and provides DCF and VC method in week 4. The professor was brilliant. I highly recommend this lecture.
by Tippawan P•
I enjoy learning this course.
Valuation methods I have learn is very useful for my work.
It would be great if more information about investment strategy used by VC/PE in each part of the global PE market in covered by this course or other course by this Prof.
by matteo b•
I have enjoyed both the videos and the teaching material provided. The Professor has excellent communication skills, as well as the writers were in writing the script.
The topics discussed are extremely interesting and also either theoretical and practical.
by Mauricio r•
This is a great course full of useful resources, content materials (from core concepts to regulation and valuations), recognised industry guest speakers, not to mention Stefano's passion for teaching. I can only recommend this course. Many thanks U.Bocconi!
by Utsav S•
It is the simplest introduction to the world of PE and valuation and very well taught by the instructor. Loved his enthusiastic style. The learner should definitely go through the slides before beginning with the videos to make best use of the course.
by Vikas G•
absolutely detailed course for a beginner , the nuances of PE and VC were explained in a very simple way. Quantitative techniques were also kept simpler for easy grasping . However the last module could have been more detailed for better understanding.
by Başar K•
If you are working in startup ecosystem or you are willing to start you career in entrepreneurship sector, you should take this course to learn the fundamentals of investment and the terms which are related with all of process in investment operations.
by Hung-Ching H•
Glad to join this course. It gave me an overall understanding of PE/VC operations and fundamental skills of evaluation. I would also recommend people who want launch a career in PE/VC industry spend some on following the lectures. Definitely pays off.
by Li Z•
A nice introductiory course on VC and PE.
It's good to know something about this.
The quizzes are really good, I had to try many times before getting all the right answers.
If you want to learn more about corporate finance, this is a good starting point.
by Luigi C•
Professor Stefano Casella is very clear and schematic. It is able to transform the complexity of the subject in a simple way: ability to have great knowledge of the subject and experience in contact with the students. Totally satisfied with my choice.
by Javier L M•
Excellent course to learn the basics of private equity investing, going also through the DCF, multiples and VC method to valuate companies. In my opinion is a good start to establish concepts for those who want to enter the sector in any perspective.
by Patrick C•
Good structure and framework. Enjoyed the speaker. Wish the contents was more US based PE. Still, very useful on the overall process besides European and Anglo Saxon format difference.
Thank you for all the hard work in putting this course together.
by Thomas D•
un grande grazie al professor CASSELLI. In effetti, questa formazione è completa. La questione del private equity riguarda tutti i settori di attività, compreso il medico-sociale. Settore che è mio.
il professore CASSELI fa crescere i suoi studenti.
by Marek S•
It is very interesting course. It helps to understand the basics of PE market and the way of thinking of PE investors. In my opinion it appears to be immensely helpful for everyone who works in management consulting or investment banking sectors.
by Bruno B•
Excellent course for those who are starting in Venture Capital. It's super easy to understand the concepts and best practices of this incredible and exciting environment! Congrats Stefano and Team Bocconi for this unforgettable piece of content
by Sayyed D A S H•
The content of the course is really helpful to understand the basics of Private Equity and Venture Capital. Professor Stefano Caseli also explains fantastic.
Please show Calculation( working) if Possible Using a Class Room Type Board and Marker
by Mahmut T•
Best professor and best material.
Very useful to ones having no knowledge about private equity and venture capital except some basic knowledge. If you have some basic finance knowledge and you interested in the topic, you should start to learn.
by Salvatore B•
I really enjoyed the course. Professor is very clear and schematic and really passionate on the topic. The studying material is very organized. One improvement could be inserting another week-module in order to slowdown a bit the lecture pace.
by Even Y•
Very systematic way of having an overview of PE and VC with practical knowledge in calculations and insights of the industry. The discussion topics and comments posted by the tutor are also very thought-provoking. A great learning experience!
by Meiyan L•
It‘s a great learning experience. The interviews with industry professionals are amazing. One thing to improve is the valuation part should have been more detailed as it's a critical part. However, I can understand it is an intensive course.