Efrat Kasznik

President at Foresight Valuation Group LLC

Efrat Kasznik is an IP valuation and strategy expert with more than 20 years’ consulting experience assisting clients with the valuation, strategic management and monetisation of their intellectual property and technologies. She is president of Foresight Valuation Group LLC – a Silicon Valley-based IP valuation and strategy firm – as well as a start-up advisory firm.

Ms Kasznik is a lecturer on IP management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), as well as a lecturer in accounting at Stanford Law School. She also lectures on IP issues at the GSB various Executive Education programmes. She is actively involved in leadership roles with the Licensing Executives Society (United States and Canada), where she is chair of the high-tech sector, as well as on the board of the Silicon Valley chapter.

Ms Kasznik specialises in analysing IP portfolios for a range of business decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialisation decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100s to start-ups, law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds. She is a frequent speaker and author on IP valuation and strategy issues.

Throughout her career, Ms Kasznik has also served as co-founder and adviser to several Silicon Valley start-ups – including serving as chief financial officer at a telecommunications start-up and most recently as co-founder of an energy big data start-up. She serves on the advisory boards of several start-ups, accelerators and venture funds in the United States, Europe, Asia and Israel.

Ms Kasznik holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in accounting and economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

IAM says

Efrat Kasznik possesses a “deep knowledge and understanding of intellectual property”. The IP valuation supremo has “earned the trust and respect of colleagues across the industry” by virtue of her outstanding work ethic and attention to detail.

Professional associations

  • LES (United States and Canada)


  • IAM/IC
  • IP management consultancy
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Tax
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Foresight Valuation Group LLC
425 Sherman Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto CA 94306
United States

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