Efrat Kasznik

Lecturer, Accounting

Efrat Kasznik

Lecturer in Accounting

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Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with close to 20 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their intangible assets and technologies. She specializes in analyzing and valuing IP portfolios for a range of purposes, including: mergers & acquisitions, financial reporting, technology commercialization decisions, tax compliance, transfer pricing, litigation damages and business liquidations. She has worked with corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100 to start-ups, law firms, universities, research institutions, inventors, IP brokers and patent funds.

Ms. Kasznik is the founder and president of Foresight Valuation Group, a Silicon-Valley based intellectual property, valuation and start-up advisory firm. She teaches a class on IP Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a frequent speaker and author on IP valuation and strategy issues. Prior to founding Foresight, Ms. Kasznik was Senior Vice President with ICMG, a consulting firm specializing in intellectual capital management, where she led the IP valuation practice for close to a decade. She moved on to become a Director with LECG, a global litigation consulting firm, where she created a new practice area focused on Intellectual Asset Management. Throughout her career, Ms. Kasznik also served as a co-founder and advisor to several Silicon Valley start ups, including serving as Chief Financial Officer at a telecom start-up, and most recently as a co-founder of an energy efficiency start up, where she is also designated as co-inventor on patents related to analyzing residential energy usage.

Ms. Kasznik is actively involved with the Licensing Executives Society (LES), as a member of several committees and as a sponsor of the LES-Silicon Valley Chapter. She serves as a mentor to several startup incubators in the US and in Europe, and routinely advises startups on topics related to business strategy, financial modeling and IP portfolio management. Ms. Kasznik received an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.