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Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model

April 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Networking, dinner and refreshments included in ticket price. Space is limited so secure your spot early. 


This two-part series explores the fundamentals of financial modeling and valuation involving startups and emerging technologies, and how to leverage your intellectual property (IP)portfolio for funding and growth. Part 1 in the series, Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model, lays the foundation for the creation of a balanced, realistic and fundable financial model, while highlighting some of the pitfalls to avoid when presenting your financial plan to investors. Part 2 in the series, Monetizing Innovation: Leveraging Intellectual Property for Funding and Growth, explores the interaction between IP assets and corporate value, and how to manage your IP portfolio to support funding and growth.


Efrat Kasznik, President of Foresight Valuation Group, Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Chair of the High Tech Sector of the Licensing Executives Society (USA-Canada), will share insights from her 25 years of experience as an IP valuation and strategy expert, as well as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, CFO, investor and advisor. Throughout her career, Efrat has advised hundreds of companies of all sizes and across a wide range of industries, on how to extract value from innovation.

Part 1 – Telling Your Story with Numbers: Building a Fundable Financial Model

If you are looking to build a successful, fundable startup that is based on a sound financial model that is ready to be pitched to investors in Silicon Valley, you won’t want to miss this workshop!

Creating a set of realistic financial projections is critical to effectively communicating valuation expectations to investors and potential business partners, while at the same time serving as an important tool to prioritize spending and guarantee the economic survival of your startup.

Based on her experiences as a valuation expert, CFO, start-up advisor and Stanford Lecturer, Efrat Kasznik will provide practical insights and hands-on tools on:


  • Growing startup value through the funding cycle

  • Startup valuation methods in the early stage

  • Selecting the right business and revenue models for your venture

  • Understanding your cost structure and funding needs

  • How to build a balanced financial model using Unit Economics and People Metrics

  • Key mistakes to avoid in your financial model

  • How to successfully communicate your financial plan to investors



6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – networking, food and refreshments

6:30 PM – 6:45 PM – speaker and sponsor introductions

6:45 PM – 8:30 PM – startup workshop and Q & A



Reserve a demo or sponsor table and get great exposure!

Demo/Sponsor table includes:

  • 1 (one) event ticket

  • ½ shared Demo Table

  • Promotion to guests before live event, from 5:30pm-6:45pm

You will also be able to talk for one minute in front of the entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and tell them about your company from 6:45-7:00pm.

Limited availability.



Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group

& Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Ms. Kasznik is an intellectual property (IP) and valuation expert, with 25 years of consulting experience, focusing on assisting clients with the creation, commercialization and monetization of their IP assets. 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 hundreds corporate clients that range in size from Fortune 100 to start-ups, as well as 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 IP valuation and start-up advisory firm. She is a Lecturer on IP Management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and is a frequent speaker and author on IP and startup valuation at conferences, workshops and webinars. Throughout her career, Ms. Kasznik has also served as a co-founder, CFO and advisor to several Silicon Valley startups, and she currently serves as a mentor to several startup incubators in the US, Europe and Israel, where she routinely advises startups on topics related to business strategy, financial modeling and IP portfolio management.

Ms. Kasznik is actively involved with the Licensing Executives Society (LES), a global networking and educational society of IP professionals. She currently holds the position of Chair of the High-Tech Sector of LES USA-Canada, and also serves as a Board Member of the LES-Silicon Valley Chapter. Ms. Kasznik has been listed on the IAM 300 list of World Leading IP Strategists every year since 2013.





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