Efrat Kasznik is President of Foresight Valuation Group and a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Ms. Kasznik is a Silicon-Valley based IP valuation and strategy expert with over 25 years of consulting experience, focused on assisting IP holders across industries with the valuation, commercialization, and monetization of their intangible assets. She helps clients, ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups, with IP and business valuations in support of licensing deals, IP and technology acquisitions, M&A transactions, financial reporting, strategic planning, and fundraising. She frequently serves as a testifying expert in disputes involving IP and startup valuations and damages.
Ms. Kasznik currently serves as an LES USA-Canada Board member; she previously served as Chair of the High-Tech Sector (2019-2020), and Chair of the Valuation Committee (2021-2022). She is also currently serving Chair of the LES Silicon Valley Chapter. Ms. Kasznik has been recognized as one of the top IP strategists in the world by IAM 300 every year since 2013. Throughout her career, Ms. Kasznik has also served as co-founder and adviser to several start-ups, and held the position as CFO at a telecom start-up. She currently 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.