Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Long-Term Notes Payable

Long-Term Notes Payable
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
Debt Disclosure [Abstract]  



2017 Convertible Promissory Note


On September 14, 2017, the Company and an individual entered into a convertible promissory note with unilateral conversion preferences by the individual (the “2017 Convertible Promissory Note”). On July 11, 2018, the Company’s Board approved certain changes to the 2017 Convertible Promissory Note wherein the conversion feature was changed from unilateral to mutual between the individual and the Company. 


The Company may at any time on or after a qualified public offering convert any unpaid repayment at the IPO conversion price. The conversion price is the lesser of the (i) price per share of Common Stock sold in the Qualified Public Offering, discounted by 20%, and (ii) the price per share of Common Stock based on a pre-money Company valuation of $50 million on a Fully Diluted Basis.


On both December 31, 2022 and 2021, the total outstanding balance of the 2017 Convertible Promissory Note was $300,000. The maturity date of the 2017 Convertible Promissory Note is based on the payment of 0.6% of quarterly gross revenue until 1.5 times the amount of the Note is paid. Accrued interest on December 31, 2022 and 2021 was $40,965 and $40,152, respectively. Interest expense for both years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 was $15,000.


2022 Convertible Promissory Notes


On October 28, 2022, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with certain investors pursuant to which we issued convertible notes (“2022 Convertible Promissory Notes”) in the principal amount of $34.5 million, with a debt discount of $4.5 million and issuance costs of $2.3 million. The net amount of proceeds to us from the 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes after deducting the placement agent’s fees and transaction expenses (issuance costs) were approximately $27,703,000. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes for general corporate purposes, including funding capital, expenditures, or the expansion of its business and providing working capital.


As of December 31, 2022, the total outstanding principal on the 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes was $30,048,135, net of debt discount and issuance costs of $3,251,865.


For the year ended December 31, 2022, we recognized interest expense of $176,629 and amortization expense of $2,358,871 and $1,186,972 related to the debt discount and issuance costs, respectively. The remaining unamortized debt discount of $2,141,129 and issuance costs of $1,110,736 will be amortized via the straight-line method through the maturity date. This method is materially consistent with the interest method under ASC 835. Interest expense and amortization expense of the debt discount and issuance costs are included in Interest expense on the Consolidated Statements of Operations.


The 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes bears interest at the rate of 3% per annum. The 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes are payable in monthly installments beginning on November 1, 2022 through the maturity date of February 28, 2023 (each such date, an “Installment Date”). On each Installment Date, we will make monthly payments by converting the applicable “Installment Amount” (as defined below) into shares of our common stock (an “Installment Conversion”), subject to satisfaction of certain equity conditions, including a minimum $1.50 share price, $500,000 minimum daily volume, and maintaining continued Nasdaq listing requirements among other conditions. If these conditions are not met, installments can be requested in cash. In 2022, we issued 415,161 common shares as a result of Installment Conversion. At each Installment Date the note holder may defer some or all of the amount due until the subsequent Installment Date. In between Installment Dates, the note holder also has the option to accelerate certain portions of principal due. At each Installment Date the price used to exchange outstanding notes into common stock is based on an 8% discount to the lowest volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) of the respective previous five trading days. The maximum conversion price is $4.25 per share.


The “Installment Amount” will equal:


(i) for all Installment Dates other than the maturity date, the lesser of (x) the Holder Pro Rata Amount of $1,437,500 and (y) the principal amount then outstanding under the Note; and


(ii) on the maturity date, the principal amount then outstanding under the Note.


Each month, the note holders may accelerate a portion of the note due up to five times the minimum Installment Amount of $1,437,500.


The 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes were issued with a maturity date of February 28, 2023. See Exchange Note in Note 16 - Subsequent Events for a description of an amendment to the 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes executed in January 2023, which includes an extension of the maturity date to October 28, 2024.  


A full summary of the 2022 Convertible Promissory Notes, including a full text of the related agreements, are available on the Form 8-K dated October 28, 2022.


Paycheck Protection Program Loan


On May 4, 2020, the Company applied for a loan pursuant to the Paycheck Protection Program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), as administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”). The loan, in the principal amount of $666,091 (the “PPP Loan”), was disbursed by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association (“Lender”) on May 6, 2020, pursuant to a Paycheck Protection Program Promissory Note and Agreement (the “Note and Agreement”).


The program was later amended by the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 whereby debtors were granted a minimum maturity date of the five-year anniversary of the funding date and a deferral of ten months from the end of the covered period. The PPP Loan bore interest at a fixed rate of 1.00% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments, less the amount of any potential forgiveness (discussed below), were to commence after the sixteen-month anniversary of the funding date. The Company did not provide any collateral or guarantees for the PPP Loan, nor did the Company pay any facility charge to obtain the PPP Loan. The Note and Agreement provided for customary events of default, including those relating to failure to make payment, bankruptcy, breaches of representations and material adverse effects. The Company could prepay the principal of the PPP Loan at any time without incurring any prepayment charges.


All or a portion of the PPP Loan could be forgiven by the SBA upon application to the Lender by the Company within 10 months after the last day of the covered period. The Lender would have 90 days to review borrower’s forgiveness application and the SBA had an additional 60 days to review the Lender’s decision as to whether the borrower’s loan could be forgiven. Under the CARES Act, loan forgiveness was available for the sum of documented payroll costs, covered rent payments, and covered utilities, and certain covered mortgage interest payments during the twenty-four-week period beginning on the date of the first disbursement of the PPP Loan. For purposes of the CARES Act, payroll costs excluded compensation of an individual employee earning more than $100,000, prorated annually. Not more than 40% of the forgiven amount could be for non-payroll costs. Forgiveness was reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages for employees with salaries of $100,000 or less annually were reduced by more than 25%. On May 4, 2021, the Company submitted an application to the lender with supporting detail requesting forgiveness of the loan. On May 26, 2021, the Company received full forgiveness for both the principal and accrued interest, which is included in other income on the Company’s accompanying consolidated statements of operations.