Related Party Transactions
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
|Related Party Transactions|
|Related Party Transactions||
16. Related Party Transactions
Nonrecourse Promissory Note with Officer
In August 2020, the Company entered into a $0.4 million promissory note with an officer with the proceeds being used to exercise options for 1,469,366 shares of common stock at a price of $0.24 per share. The promissory note bore interest at the Wall Street Journal Prime Rate and was secured by the underlying shares of common stock that were issued upon the exercise of the stock options. The promissory note was treated as nonrecourse as the loan was only secured by the common stock issued from the exercise of the stock options. As such, (i) the underlying stock option grant was still considered to be outstanding and the shares of common stock were not considered issued and outstanding for accounting purposes until the loan was repaid in full or otherwise forgiven and (ii) no receivable was recorded for the promissory note on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets. As such, the promissory note effectively extended the maturity date of the option grant for the life of the loan, this change is treated as a stock option modification. The incremental fair value from the stock option modification was deemed immaterial. The interest on this nonrecourse loan is also considered nonrecourse. As the Company has no intent to collect interest, no accrued interest was recorded.
In June 2021, the Company agreed to repurchase 43,665 shares of common stock valued at $8.05 per share of common stock held by the officer of the Company. In exchange for the repurchase of the common stock by the Company, the $0.4 million promissory note held by the officer was considered repaid in full.
Business Development Agreement with Finback
In March 2021, the Company granted a warrant exercisable for 2,552,913 shares of common stock to Finback, a consulting group who is an affiliate of one of the Company’s shareholders, with performance-based vesting conditions which vest upon certain sales being met under a Business Development agreement which has a term of three years. During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company recorded $2.2 million of stock-based compensation expense within sales and marketing expense for the 2021 Finback common stock warrants.
In connection with the Merger and pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Finback is entitled to receive a proportional share of earn-out shares as an earn-out service provider, based upon the remaining unvested warrants as of the Merger Date. As of December 31, 2021 Finback can earn 280,410 earn-out shares subject to stock-based compensation, based on the achievement of certain milestones (See Note 1). During the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company recorded $0.4 million of stock-based compensation expense within sales and marketing expense for the earn-out shares allocated to Finback.
Original Equipment Manufacturer Partnership Agreement with Motorola
In December 2020, the Company entered into an original equipment manufacturer partnership agreement (the “Distribution Agreement”) with Motorola, an investor in the Company. In June 2021, the partnership agreement was amended by the Amended and Restated Distribution Agreement (the “Amended and Restated Distribution Agreement”). Motorola sells Motorola-branded premium products based on the Evolv Express platform through their worldwide network of over 2,000 resellers and integration partners, and has integrated the Evolv Express platform with Motorola products. During the year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020, revenue from Motorola’s distributor services was $0.6 million and $0, respectively. As of December 31, 2021 and 2020, accounts receivable related to Motorola’s distributor services was $1.2 million and $0, respectively.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef