Private Equity and Venture Capital
School: SDA Bocconi
Registration Link: REGISTER HERE
Start Date: February 6, 2017 (4 Weeks Long)
Workload: Not specified.
Instructor: Stefano Caselli
Credentials: Caselli teaches courses in international finance, investment banking, and venture capital finance at Bocconi University, where he also serves as vice rector of international affairs. A highly respected teacher and researcher, Caselli has won the ‘Bocconi Teaching Award” eight times since 2005, along with the school’s research award three times (most recently in 2011). He also serves on several company boards, including Generali Immobiliare Italia SGR and Santander Consumer Bank, as well as serving as a source for Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal.
Graded: Course certificates are available from Coursera for $49.
Description: In this four week introduction, students will absorb the financing fundamentals for organizations ranging from startups to established players looking for funds to help them grow or establish new markets. The covers how to court and close investors, establish a company valuation and manage funds.
Review: “A pretty good introduction course for VC industry. 4 weeks covering different topics including VC structures, industry comparison between US and Europe, valuation 101, etc.” For additional reviews, click here.
Additional Note: This course is not taught in English, though subtitles are available in English. Caselli also expects students who take the course to come with a basic understanding of corporate finance and accounting.