Drive innovation through smart management of intellectual property.


Implement vision and exceed goals in today’s competitive markets.


Rely on expert advisory based on state of the art methodologies and data driven analysis.


Leverage Silicon Valley insights and approaches to connect technologies and markets across the world.

At Foresight Valuation Group

“We work with our clients to develop an active and informed approach to managing their intangible assets, from valuing their intellectual property (IP) portfolio to planning effectively for commercialization and growth.”

In today’s competitive marketplace, smart companies – from Fortune 500 firms to early stage startups – rely on innovation to keep them one step ahead of the game. They need to effectively leverage the knowledge, technologies, trade secrets, patents, trademarks, and copyrights that are critical to their success.

Foresight takes a highly focused approach to extracting value from innovation. Our principals and affiliates have been involved in analyzing and commercializing cutting edge innovation for some of the world’s most prominent technology companies. As IP experts based in Silicon Valley, we help organizations across a range of industries manage and grow their IP as a strategic business asset.

Intellectual Asset Management Consulting

Foresight Valuation Group provides a full suite of services designed to help our clients improve their results through valuing, strategically managing, and monetizing their intangible assets.

Valuation Analysis

We offer a full range of intellectual property and business valuation services— ranging from financial & tax reporting compliance to situations related to IP transactions, technology licensing, and R&D planning.

Economic Studies

We provide advanced economic studies utilizing return on investment (ROI) and customer utility metrics to quantify the impact of new products and technologies on global markets.


Litigation Damages

We provide customized damages opinions and litigation support services through our network of experienced damages and technical experts, on matters related to commercial intellectual property disputes.

Strategic Consulting

We advise senior management on the alignment of their IP portfolios with their business strategy and on the effective monetization of their intangible assets.


Startup Advisory

We help new ventures create a strategic roadmap for their business, develop their financial modeling, and support their IP strategy.

Just when it seemed as though start-up valuations had peaked in 2013, the year 2014 has started with an opening shot in the form of the reported US$3.2 billion acquisition of Nest Labs by Google. It now looks as if this year will bring about perfect-storm conditions, which will sustain the high-valuation trend. But are we in the midst of a 'valuation bubble'?

Efrat Kasznik - "Living In A Bubble: Valuation Trends to Watch In 2014" IAM Magazine, February 5, 2014

What Clients Say About Foresight

Over the past 20 years, our partners and affiliates have assisted clients across a wide array of industries, in the US and internationally.

From the definition of the scope, to the delivery of the final report, Foresight consistently provided outstanding service on a timely basis that culminated in a highly valuable robust asset. There is no hesitation in our assessment that you have added immense value to our stockholders which should equally serve well as a set of lenses to our future investors.

Penelope Salmons, President, Fibrtec

I worked with Foresight on a business modeling project to help service providers increase revenue through a combination of delivering network cloud services and video on demand. The Foresight team provided thorough analysis, data research, and modeling that contributed to new insight and potential business opportunities for operators. Foresight delivered high quality work and it a pleasure to work with them.

VP Marketing, Forture 500 Company

Carr & Ferrell LLP highly values our relationship with the Foresight Valuation Group. Their understanding of a strong IP portfolio allows them to create unique, game-changing views and solutions to maximize IP values. We have collaborated on a number of clients and emerging companies, and without a doubt, their exceptional knowledge and ability solidifies them as IP strategy experts.

John Ferrell, Partner, Carr & Ferrell LLP

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES) is so very appreciative of all the work that you have done to support curriculum development, alumni engagement, and student programs. We sincerely thank you and look forward to continuing our work together.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stanford Venture Studio

Efrat Kasznik and her team not only helped with providing expert valuations for our IP, her firm went the extra mile and was helpful in providing our us with important connections and great exposure for our company. Thanks to Foresight Valuation we won 2 out of 2 start-up contests in the Silicon Valley area including one where we placed #1 out of 175 start-up companies at an annual Vator Spash show in San Francisco.

Carrie Hafeman, CEO, FrontDoor Software

In The Media

5 steps to follow for hiring top performers

Recent news stories noted that it was 10 times easier to get a job at Goldman Sachs than at Google. While these are two different industries with different needs for talent, the story highlights the intensifying fight for top talent between Wall Street and Silicon Valley — in part due to the changing nature of banking jobs, which no longer meet the profiles of thrill-seeking applicants.

This revelation raises the question of how banks, or any other organization, can consistently attract top talent and how to make sure there’s a good fit between the applicant and the position.

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Race to $2 billion: The fastest-growing start-up

Scores of start-ups worth more than $1 billion, known as "unicorns" in the industry, have gained substantial venture-capital funding in the last two years. Dozens have surpassed a $2 billion valuation. And several have passed the $2 billion in just two years.

Slack, the enterprise communication platform that's taken on traditional email platforms, has become the fastest start-up company to reach a $2 billion valuation, according to data from financial information firm Pitchbook.

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5 ways the ‘Internet of Things’ transformed the vending machine

The ability to access information generated by connected devices, remotely and in real-time, can enable a fundamental shift in how companies operate and how they generate revenues. By being constantly connected, companies can offer their customers a "product utility as a service," shifting the value from the actual product to the service this product provides.

Smart vending machines are a great example of the impact of the "Internet of Things" (IoT) on revenue streams and business models.

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IP Valuation – Understanding the Financial Value of IP Assets

Upcoming Events

Challenges and Opportunities in The Internet of Things (IoT): Moving Towards a Connected World

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How to Maximize the Value of Your Patent Portfolio

New patent laws in the US under the “First to File” regime, recent Supreme Court decisions, as well as the increased risk of patent litigation, make it absolutely critical for a startup to have a well-executed roadmap for building its IP portfolio. Using case studies and real life examples, the speakers will address the elements of a successful IP strategy that every startup should consider in order to:

Create the right balance of offensive and defensive goals

Position the company to gain market share

Manage the risk of litigation

Enhance valuation and positioning for funding

Increase the likelihood of a successful exit

March 10, 2015



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Upcoming Events

From Connected Homes to Smart Cars: Consumer Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT)

Join Foresight's President as she moderates a workshop panel titled "From Connected Homes to Smart Cars: Consumer Applications of the Internet of Things (IoT)" at the LES 2014 Annual Meeting on October 6th - 4:15-5:30PM in San Francisco, CA.

This workshop will focus on new challenges and opportunities related to intellectual property and monetization in the IoT consumer market. The panel includes IP and business leaders from companies, startups and organizations representing all three leading sectors of the IoT consumer ecosystem.

Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Chair of the  (3CX) Committee
Amin Arbabian, Professor, Stanford University
Shawana Johnson, President, Global Marketing Insights
Gene Wang, CEO, PeoplePower

Date & Time: Thursday, October 6th, 4:15PM-5:30PM PST
Location: San Francisco Marriott Marquis - 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

For full event details and registration, please visit LES registration.

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