The module was very deep and delivered by an aptly equipped lecturer. As an Entrepreneur it gives clear perspectives on where I should be focusing to effectively raise funding for my venture.
I learned a lot about the finances of a startup, how to create a balance sheet, raise fund, evaluate a company, allocate stocks, etc...\n\nI highly recommend this course
par Todd W I•
This course is quick and easy. IMPORTANT: No information is updated after 2014. All data is from years before that. Contacting the teacher's assistant doesn't work. That's fine since the basics I was refreshing myself on are still the same. I bet there's more up-to-date classes out there and the current trends that are mentioned in this course are very out dated at this point. Also, there are quizzes at the end of each "week", but the second quiz you can write whatever you want in the answer boxes and they'll mark you as 100%. Use this course for the basic information, but you won't be an expert in current new venture funding by taking this course alone.
par Daniel P•
The course summarized the key concepts that an entrepreneur will need to become familiar with in order to survive in the competitive startup environment. The text-book and recommended extra readings were very useful in order to complement the material.
par Anurag A D•
I would rate this course a solid 4. It will be of tremendous help for me as I intend to be an entrepreneur one day and start my own company. The course is well packaged with the video lectures and the suggested readings. Just lovely!
par Aravind V•
This is a comprehensive course for any new or recent entrepreneurs. It gives great tips and suggestions on the opportunities and pitfalls while raising capital for your business. I highly recommend this course!
par patrick c•
Very good content, good sources. Unfortunately the sound is poor, which is the only thing preventing me to grade this mooc 5
par Arvid H•
Great contents! It is very well developed by new additional resources and links comparing to last year. Thanks Coursera!
par Lauri S•
I respect the fact the lectures contain a lot of references to the outside world, e.g. goes beyond the academia.
par Ourahou O•
The content is very good! Too bad the quizz and assignment aren't well adapted
par Michael P•
Helpful and interesting. Easily the best part of the course are the interviews with people.
par Aires M•
Excellent material. Somehow a little boring and therefore won't get the 5 star.
par Petros P•
Very good course! The only problem for me was the poor quality of the sound.
par Adrian H•
Practical insight to empower entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skil
par Gustavo D L S•
VC terminology & pitchdeck intricacies...a mix of business finance.
par Felix P•
Course Materials could be updated..
par Adeyemi A•
the calculations are not so clear
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par Guruprasad R•
Course is good.
Videos and contents need to be updated on regular basis, sometimes data discussed is bit outdated.
par Simon L•
For beginner really good, but sound could be improved a bit.
par Raul N•
At times, I sensed the material "too dry".
par Claude D•
The course is too much focused on the U.S.
par Ilya S•
I thought there will be deeper info.
par Bassem M•
The course content is excellent.. but it has a huge problem from my point of view.
Me as a person who had no background at all about company capitals and finance topics, found it extremely difficult to cope with the course specially the first week.
I needed one month of study from other sources before being able to complete the first week.
I suggest that the content should be adjusted to give a basic introduction for beginners.
par DAVIN T•
Just like other University of Maryland online courses - boring