Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 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 1,469,999 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 43,684 shares of common stock valued at $8.04 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 2,554,015 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 three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded less than $0.1 million and $1.0 million, respectively, of stock-based compensation expense within sales and marketing expense for the 2021 Finback common stock warrants.