Invitation to Silicon Valley & San Diego Events



Hello Colleague,                                                              

We would like to invite you to join us at these upcoming Foresight events this Fall.

Financial Modeling and Valuations for Startups: Telling Your Story with Numbers

Menlo Park (September 23rd) and San Diego (October 14th) 


Telling your story with numbers, building a solid financial model and determining pre-money valuations for fundraising, are some of the most challenging activities for entrepreneurs.

Creating a set of realistic financial projections is critical to effectively communicating valuation expectations to investors and potential partners, while at the same time serving as an important tool to help articulate how you will prioritize spending and maximize the return on investment for an investor.

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

•  Build a robust business and financial model, based upon realistic expectations and sound assumptions
• Analyze different revenue models and cost structures associated with the formation of an emerging venture
• Implement best practices for structuring short and long term financial projections for your business plan and investor fundraising
• Understand the factors and models that determine startup valuations throughout the funding cycle, from seed funding to an exit event
• Successfully communicate your financial vision and understanding to investors

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 23rd, 5:30-8:30PM PST or Tuesday, October 14th, 5-8PM PST
Location: Procopio Menlo Park  and Procopio San Diego 
Registration: Online at Meetup Silicon Valley or Meetup San Diego 

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

LES Annual Meeting 
Monday, October 6th, 4:15-5:30PM

LES 2014 Annual Meeting

Google's recent acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion the first major acquisition in the field of home automation, one of the fastest growing segments of the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. IDC estimates that the number of connected devices will grow to 212 billion by 2020, with about 30 billion devices smart enough to operate without human control. When it comes to consumer applications, the key IoT markets include Home Automation, Automotive (Telematics), and Wearables (Quantified Self). Each of these markets represents significant growth opportunities, estimated to reach $22.4 billion (home automation), $39.15 billion (telematics) and $30.2 billion (wearables), respectively, by 2020.
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. The discussion will include the following points:
  • Major technology trends in key consumer sectors of the IoT ecosystem
  • Value creation opportunities and emerging business and revenue models
  • Major challenges and enablers facing the IoT growth
  • IP standards and IP licensing issues
Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group & Chair of the Content, Communications and Cloud (3CX)
Amin ArbabianProfessor, 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
Registration: Online at


We hope to see you there! 

*If you cannot make these events in person, we are happy to provide presentation materials.
Please contact us via email at

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Foresight Valuation Group LLC
425 Sherman Avenue Suite 200
Palo Alto, California 94306
Tel: (650) 561-3374

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