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As Filed With the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 6, 2021

 

Registration Number 333-256785

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

AMENDMENT NO. 1

FORM S-1

REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

 

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Nevada   7372   86-0914051

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Primary Standard Industrial

Classification Code Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105

Morrisville, NC 27560

(919) 858-6542

(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive office)

 

 

 

Jason Remillard

Chief Executive Officer

101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105

Morrisville, NC 27560

(919) 858-6542

(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)

 

 

 

With Copies to:

 

Keith A. Rosenbaum M. Ali Panjwani

Joseph M. Lucosky; Steven Lipstein

9272 Jeronimo Road, Suite 114 Pryor Cashman LLP Lucosky Brookman, LLP
Irvine, California 92618 7 Times Square 101 Wood Avenue South
(949) 851-4300 New York, New York 10036 Woodbridge, New Jersey 08830
  212-326-0820 (732) 395-4400

 

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this Registration Statement is declared effective.

 

If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box. [X]

 

If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [  ]

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [  ]

 

If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

  Large accelerated filer [  ]  
  Accelerated filer [  ]  
  Non-accelerated filer [X]  
  Smaller reporting company [X]  
  Emerging growth company [X]  

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. [ ]

 

CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE

 

   

Proposed

Maximum

     
    Aggregate    

Amount of

 
Title of Each Class of Securities to be Registered   Offering Price(1)(2)     Registration Fee(3)

 
Units consisting of shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, and                
Warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share(2)   $ 13,800,000     $ 1,279.26  
                 
Common Stock included as part of the Units            
                 
Warrants to purchase shares of Common Stock included as part of the Units(4)            
                 
Shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants(5)(6)   $ 13,800,000     $ 1,279.26  
                 
Underwriter’s Warrants(7)            
                 
Shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the Underwriter’s Warrants(8)   $ 960,000     $ 88.99  
TOTAL:   $ 28,560,000     $ 2,647.51 (9)

 

(1) Estimated solely for purposes of calculating the amount of the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Includes the offering price of shares of common stock that the Underwriter has the option to purchase to cover over-allotments, if any.
   
(2) Pursuant to Rule 416 under the Securities, the shares of common stock registered hereby also include an indeterminate number of additional shares of common stock as may from time to time become issuable by reason of stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations or other similar transactions.
   
(3) Calculated pursuant to Rule 457(o) based on an estimate of the proposed maximum aggregate offering price.
   
(4) No separate fee is required pursuant to Rule 457(i) of the Securities Act.
   
(5)

There will be issued Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock for every one share of Common Stock offered. The Warrants are exercisable at a per share price equal to 100% of the Common Stock public offering price.

   
(6) Includes shares of Common Stock which may be issued upon exercise of additional Warrants which may be issued upon exercise of 45-day option granted to the Underwriter to cover over-allotments, if any.
   
(7) In accordance with Rule 457(g) under the Securities Act, because the Common Stock underlying the Underwriter’s Warrants are registered hereby, no separate registration fee is required with respect to the Underwriter’s Warrants registered hereby.
   
(8) Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(g) under the Securities Act. The Underwriter’s warrants are exercisable into a number of shares of common stock equal to 8% of the number of shares of common stock sold in this offering, excluding upon exercise the option to purchase additional securities, at a per share exercise price equal to 100% of the public offering price. As estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(g) under the Securities Act, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price of the underwriter’s warrants is equal to 100% of $960,000 (which is 8% of $12,000,000).
   
(9)

$3,115.90 was previously paid.

 

The Registrant hereby amends this Registration Statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this Registration Statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the Registration Statement shall become effective on such date as the Securities and Exchange Commission, acting pursuant to Section 8(a), may determine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUBJECT TO COMPLETION DATED DECEMBER 6, 2021

 

The information in this preliminary Prospectus is not complete and may be changed. These securities may not be sold until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This preliminary Prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and is not soliciting an offer to buy these securities in any state or other jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.

 

 

 

2,891,566 Units

Each Unit Consisting of

One Share of Common Stock and

One Warrant to Purchase One Share of Common Stock

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

 

 

 

This is a firm commitment underwritten public offering of units (the “Units”), based on an assumed initial offering price of $4.15 per Unit of DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC., a Nevada corporation (alternatively, the “Company”; “we”; “us”; “our”). We anticipate a public offering price of $4.15 per Unit. Each Unit consists of one share of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, and one warrant (each, a “Warrant” and collectively, the “Warrants”) to purchase one share of common stock at an exercise price of $4.15 per share, constituting 100% of the price of each Unit sold in this offering based on an assumed initial offering price of $4.15 per Unit. The Units have no stand-alone rights and will not be certificated or issued as stand-alone securities. The shares of common stock and the Warrants comprising the Units are immediately separable and will be issued separately in this offering. Each Warrant offered hereby is immediately exercisable on the date of issuance and will expire five years from the date of issuance.

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTC Link LLC quotation system operated by OTC Markets, Group, Inc., under the symbol “ATDS” on the Pink Sheets tier. On December 3, 2021, the reported closing price of our Common Stock was $1.40 per share. We have applied to list our common stock and warrants on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “ATDS” and “ATDSW”, respectively. No assurance can be given that our application will be approved or that the trading prices of our common stock on the Pink Sheets tier will be indicative of the prices of our common stock if our common stock were traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The approval of our listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is a condition of closing this offering.

 

The offering price of the Units has been determined between the Underwriter and us, considering our historical performance and capital structure, prevailing market conditions, and overall assessment of our business, and may be at a discount to the current market price.

 

On February 19, 2021, our shareholders approved a reverse split of our outstanding shares of common stock by a ratio within the range of 10-to-1 to 2,000-to-1, to be effective at the ratio and date to be determined by our Board of Directors. On June 10, 2021, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) which served to (i) reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effect a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares because they hold a number of pre-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock not evenly divisible by 2,000 had the number of post-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock to which they are entitled rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares of the Company’s common stock. No stockholders received cash in lieu of fractional shares. Unless otherwise noted, the share and per share information in this Prospectus reflects the Reverse Stock Split.

 

Investing in our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. This offering is highly speculative and these securities involve a high degree of risk and should be considered only by persons who can afford the loss of their entire investment. You should review carefully the risks and uncertainties described under the heading “Risk Factors” beginning on page 13 of this Prospectus, and under similar headings in any amendments or supplements to this Prospectus.

 

Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this Prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.

 

    Per Unit     Total  
Offering price   $            $          
Underwriting discount and commissions (1)   $     $  
Proceeds to us before offering expenses (2)   $     $  

 

(1) We have also agreed to issue warrants to purchase shares of our common stock to the Underwriter and to reimburse the Underwriter for certain expenses. See “Underwriting” for additional information regarding total Underwriter compensation.
   
(2) The amount of offering proceeds to us presented in this table does not give effect to any exercise of the: (i) over-allotment option (if any) we have granted to the Underwriter as described below; and, (ii) warrants being issued to the Underwriter in this offering.

 

We have granted a 45-day option to the Underwriter, exercisable one or more times in whole or in part, to purchase up to an additional 433,735 shares of common stock and/or 433,735 additional warrants at the public offering price of $4.15 per share, less, in each case, the underwriting discounts payable by us, in any combination solely to cover over-allotments, if any. If the Underwriter exercises the option in full, the total underwriting discounts and commissions payable will be $         , and the total proceeds to us, before expenses, will be $        .

 

The Underwriter expects to deliver the securities against payment to the investors in this offering on or about ___________, __, 2021.

 

Sole Book-Running Manager

 

MAXIM GROUP LLC

 

The date of this Prospectus is _____ __, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC.

 

ALL THINGS DATA SECURITY”™

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS 1
INFORMATION SUMMARY 2
OFFERING SUMMARY 10
FINANCIAL SUMMARY 12
RISK FACTORS 13
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS 33
USE OF PROCEEDS 34
DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE 34
DILUTION 34
PRICE RANGE OF THE REGISTRANT’S COMMON STOCK 36
DIVIDEND POLICY 36
CAPITALIZATION 36
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 38
BUSINESS 55
MANAGEMENT 64
EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR COMPENSATION 68
CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS 70
PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS 71
SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE 71
INDEMNIFICATION FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES 73
DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES 74
UNDERWRITING 79
LEGAL MATTERS 83
EXPERTS 83
WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION 83
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS F-1

 

 

 

In this Prospectus, “we”; “us”; “our”; the “Company”; the “company”; and, “ATDS” refer to DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC., a Nevada corporation, and where appropriate, its subsidiaries, unless expressly indicated or the content requires otherwise.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THIS PROSPECTUS

 

You should rely only on information contained in this Prospectus. We have not, and the Underwriter has not, authorized anyone to provide you with additional information or information different from that contained in this Prospectus. Neither the delivery of this Prospectus nor the sale of our securities means that the information contained in this Prospectus is correct after the date of this Prospectus. This Prospectus is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy our securities in any circumstances under which the offer or solicitation is unlawful or in any state or other jurisdiction where the offer is not permitted.

 

For investors outside the United States: Neither we nor the Underwriter have taken any action that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this Prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than in the United States. Persons outside the United States who come into possession of this Prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of the securities covered hereby and the distribution of this Prospectus outside of the United States.

 

The information in this Prospectus is accurate only as of the date on the front cover of this Prospectus. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and prospects may have changed since those dates.

 

No person is authorized in connection with this Prospectus to give any information or to make any representations about us, the securities offered hereby or any matter discussed in this Prospectus, other than the information and representations contained in this Prospectus. If any other information or representation is given or made, such information or representation may not be relied upon as having been authorized by us.

 

Neither we nor the Underwriter have done anything that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this Prospectus in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required, other than the United States. You are required to inform yourself about, and to observe any restrictions relating to, this offering and the distribution of this Prospectus.

 

Information contained in, and that can be accessed through, our web site, www.data443.com, does not constitute part of this Prospectus.

 

This Prospectus includes market and industry data that has been obtained from third party sources, including industry publications, as well as industry data prepared by our management on the basis of its knowledge of and experience in the industries in which we operate (including our management’s estimates and assumptions relating to such industries based on that knowledge). Management’s knowledge of such industries has been developed through its experience and participation in these industries. While our management believes the third-party sources referred to in this Prospectus are reliable, neither we nor our management have independently verified any of the data from such sources referred to in this Prospectus or ascertained the underlying economic assumptions relied upon by such sources. Internally prepared and third-party market forecasts in particular are estimates only and may be inaccurate, especially over long periods of time. In addition, the Underwriter has not independently verified any of the industry data prepared by management or ascertained the underlying estimates and assumptions relied upon by management. Furthermore, references in this Prospectus to any publications, reports, surveys, or articles prepared by third parties should not be construed as depicting the complete findings of the entire publication, report, survey, or article. The information in any such publication, report, survey, or article is not incorporated by reference in this Prospectus.

 

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INFORMATION SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights information about this offering and the information included in this Prospectus. This summary does not contain all of the information that you should consider before investing in our securities. You should carefully read this entire Prospectus, especially the sections titled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our consolidated financial statements included herein, including the notes thereto, before making an investment decision.

 

Company Organization

 

Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. was original incorporated under the name LandStar, Inc. as a Nevada corporation on May 4, 1998, for the purpose of purchasing, developing, and reselling real property, with its principal focus on the development of raw land. From incorporation through December 31, 1998, LandStar had no business operations and was a development-stage company. LandStar did not purchase or develop any properties and decided to change its business plan and operations. On March 31, 1999, the Company acquired approximately 98.5% of the common stock of Rebound Rubber Corp. pursuant to a share exchange agreement with Rebound Rubber Corp. (“Rebound Rubber”) and substantially all of Rebound Rubber’s shareholders. The acquisition was effected by issuing 14,500,100 shares of common stock, which constituted 14.5% of the 100,000,000 authorized shares of LandStar, and 50.6% of the 28,622,100 issued and outstanding shares on completion of the acquisition (all numbers in this paragraph do not reflect either the 2019 1:750 reverse stock split or the Reverse Stock Split). The acquisition was treated for accounting purposes as a continuation of Rebound Rubber under the LandStar capital structure. If viewed from a non-consolidated perspective, on March 31, 1999 LandStar issued 14,500,100 shares for the acquisition of the outstanding shares of Rebound Rubber.

 

The share exchange with Rebound Rubber (and other transactions occurring in March 1999) resulted in a change of control of LandStar and the appointment of new officers and directors of the Company. These transactions also redefined the focus of the Company on the development and exploitation of the technology to de-vulcanize and reactivate recycled rubber for resale as a raw material in the production of new rubber products. The Company’s business strategy was to sell the de-vulcanized material (and compounds using the materials) to manufacturers of rubber products.

 

Prior to 2001 the Company had no revenues. In 2001 and 2002 revenues were derived from management services rendered to a rubber recycling company.

 

In August 2001 the Company amended its Articles of Incorporation (the “Articles”) to authorize 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value; and, 150,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value. Preferred shares could be designated into specific classes and issued by action of the Company’s Board of Directors. In May 2008 the Company’s Board established a class of Convertible Preferred Series A (the “Series A”), authorizing 10,000,000 shares. The Series A provided for, among other things, (i) each share of Series A was convertible into 1,000 shares of the Company’s common stock; and, (ii) a holder of Series A was entitled to vote 1,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by shareholders.

 

In September 2008 the Company amended its Articles to increase the number of authorized shares to 985,000,000, $0.001 par value. In January 2009 the Company amended its Articles to increase the number of authorized shares to 4,000,000,000, $0.001 par value. In January 2010 the Company once again amended its Articles to increase the number of authorized shares to 8,888,000,000, $0.001 par value.

 

Prior to 2008, the Company’s last filing of financial information with the SEC was the Form 10-QSB it filed on December 19, 2002 for the quarter ended 30 September 2002. No other filings were effected with the SEC until the Company filed a Form 15 May 19, 2008, which terminated the Company’s filing obligations with SEC.

 

The Company was effectively dormant for a number of years. In or around February 2014 there was a change in control when Kevin Hayes acquired 1,000,000 shares of the Series A (without giving effect to either the 2019 1:750 reverse stock split or the Reverse Stock Split), and was appointed as the sole director and officer. In or around April 2017 there was another change in control when Kevin Hayes sold the 1,000,000 shares of Series A to Hybrid Titan Management, which then proceeded to assign the Series A to William Alessi. Mr. Alessi was then appointed as the sole director and officer of the Company. Mr. Alessi initiated legal action in his home state of North Carolina to confirm, among other things, his ownership of the Series A; his “control” over the Company; and, the status of creditors of the Company. In or around June 2017 the court entered judgment in favor of Mr. Alessi.

 

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In or around July 2017, while under the majority ownership and management of Mr. Alessi, the Company sought to effect a merger transaction (the “Merger”) under which the Company would be merged into Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc. (“Data443”). Data443 was formed as a North Carolina corporation in July 2017 under the original name LandStar, Inc. The name of the North Carolina corporation was changed to Data443 in December 2017. In November 2017 the controlling interest in the Company was acquired by our current chief executive officer and sole board member, Jason Remillard, when he acquired all of the Series A shares from Mr. Alessi. In that same transaction Mr. Remillard also acquired all of the shares of Data443 from Mr. Alessi. Mr. Remillard was then appointed as the sole director and sole officer of the Company, and of Data443. Initially, Mr. Remillard sought to recognize the Merger initiated by Mr. Alessi and respect the results of the Merger. The Company relied upon documents previously prepared and proceeded as if the Merger had been effected.

 

In January 2018 the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of Myriad Software Productions, LLC, which is owned 100% by Mr. Remillard. Those assets were comprised of the software program known as ClassiDocs, and all intellectual property and goodwill associated therewith. This acquisition changed the Company’s status to no longer being a “shell” under applicable securities rules. In consideration for the acquisition, the Company agreed to a purchase price of $1,500,000 comprised of (i) $50,000 paid at closing; (ii) $250,000 in the form of our promissory note; and, (iii) $1,200,000 in shares of our common stock, valued as of the closing, which equated to 1,200,000,000 shares of our common stock (without giving effect to either the 2019 1:750 reverse stock split or the Reverse Stock Split). The shares have not yet been issued and are not included as part of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. However, these shares have been recorded as additional paid in capital within our consolidated financial statements for the period ending 30 June 2018.

 

In April 2018 the Company amended the designation for its Series A Preferred Stock by providing that a holder of Series A was entitled to (i) vote 15,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by shareholders; and, (ii) convert each share of Series A into 1,000 shares of our common stock.

 

In May 2018 the Company amended and restated its Articles. The total authorized number of shares is: 8,888,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value; and, 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value, designated in the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Series A remains in full force and effect.

 

In June 2018, after careful analysis and in reliance upon professional advisors retained by the Company, it was determined that the Merger had, in fact, not been completed, and that the Merger was not in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders. As such, the Merger was legally terminated. In place of the Merger, in June 2018 the Company acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock of Data443 (the “Share Exchange”). As a result of the Share Exchange, Data443 became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, with both the Company and Data443 continuing to exist as corporate entities. The finances and business conducted by the respective entities prior to the Share Exchange will be treated as related party transactions in anticipation of the Share Exchange. As consideration in the Share Exchange, we agreed to issue to Mr. Remillard: (a) One hundred million (100,000,000) shares of our common stock; and (b) On the eighteen (18) month anniversary of the closing of the Share Exchange (the “Earn Out Date”), an additional 100,000,000 shares of our common stock (the “Earn Out Shares”) provided that Data 443 has at least an additional $1 million in revenue by the Earn Out Date (not including revenue directly from acquisitions). The aforementioned share numbers in this paragraph do not give effect to either the 2019 1:750 reverse stock split or the Reverse Stock Split. None of our shares of our common stock to be issued to Mr. Remillard under the Share Exchange have been issued. As such, none of said shares are included as part of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. However, the shares committed to Mr. Remillard have been recorded as common shares issuable and included in additional paid-in capital and the earn out shares have been reflected as a contingent liability for common stock issuable within the consolidated financial statements as of December 31, 2019.

 

On or about June 28, 2018 we secured the rights to the WordPress GDPR Framework through our wholly owned subsidiary Data443 for a total consideration of €40,001, or $46,521, payable in four payments of €10,000, with the first payment due at closing, and the remaining payments issuable at the end of July, August and September, 2018. All of the payments were made and upon issuance of the final payment, we have the right to enter into an asset transfer agreement for the nominal cost of one euro (€1).

 

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On or about October 22, 2018 we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Modevity, LLC (“Modevity”) to acquire certain assets collectively known as ARALOC™, a software-as-a service (“SaaS”) platform that provides cloud-based data storage, protection, and workflow automation. The acquired assets consist of intellectual and related intangible property including applications and associated software code, and trademarks. While the Company did not acquire any of the customers or customer contracts of Modevity, the Company did acquire access to books and records related to the customers and revenues Modevity created on the ARALOC™ platform as part of the asset purchase agreement. These assets were substantially less than the total assets of Modevity, and revenues from the platform comprised a portion of the overall sales of Modevity. We are required to create the technical capabilities to support the ongoing operation of this SaaS platform. A substantial effort on the part of the Company is needed to continue generating ARALOC™ revenues through development of a sales force, as well as billing and collection processes. We paid Modevity (i) $200,000 in cash; (ii) $750,000, in the form of our 10-month promissory note; and, (iii) 110 shares of our common stock. In July 2020 the Company completed all payments due to Modevity under the asset purchase agreement.

 

On or around February 7, 2019, the Company entered into an Exclusive License and Management Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Wala, Inc. (“Wala”). Under the License Agreement the Company was granted the exclusive right and license to receive all benefits from the marketing, selling, and licensing of the data archiving platform known as ArcMail and all assets related thereto (the “ArcMail Assets”). In connection with the License Agreement, the Company also executed (i) a Stock Rights Agreement, under which the Company had the right to acquire all shares of stock of Wala; and, (ii) a Business Covenants Agreement, under which Wala and its CEO agreed to not compete with the Company’s use of the ArcMail assets for a designated period of time. The Company has not purchased any outstanding shares under the Stock Purchase Rights Agreement. The License Agreement, Stock Rights Agreement, and Business Covenants Agreement are collectively referred to herein as the “ArcMail Agreements”).

 

On June 21, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its articles of incorporation to increase the total number authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, from 8,888,000,000 shares to 15,000,000,000 shares.

 

On September 16, 2019, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DMBGroup, LLC to acquire certain assets collectively known as DataExpress®, a software platform for secure sensitive data transfer within the hybrid cloud. The total purchase price of approximately $2.8 million consists of: (i) a $410,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a promissory note in the amount of $940,000, payable in the amount of $41,661 over 24 monthly payments starting on October 15, 2019, accruing at a rate of 6% per annum; (iii) assumption of approximately $98,000 in liabilities and, (iv) approximately 1,233 shares of our common stock.

 

On October 14, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles to change its name to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., and to effect a 1-for-750 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common and preferred shares, each with $0.001 par value, and to reduce the numbers of authorized common and preferred shares to 60,000,000 and 337,500, respectively. On October 28, 2019, the name change and the split and changes in authorized common and preferred shares was effected, resulting in approximately 7,282,678,714 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock to be reduced to approximately 9,710,239, and 1,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s preferred shares to be reduced to 1,334 as of October 28, 2019. All per share amounts and number of shares, including the authorized shares, in the consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the October 2019 1-for 750 reverse stock split and decrease in authorized common and preferred shares.

 

On March 5, 2020 the Company amended its Articles to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 250,000,000. On April 15, 2020 the Company further amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 750,000,000. On August 17, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 1.5 billion. On November 25, 2020 the Company filed a Certificate of Designation to authorize and create its Series B Preferred shares, consisting of 80,000 shares. On December 15, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock from 1.5 billion to 1.8 billion. On April 21, 2021 the Company increased the number of authorized shares of common stock from 1.8 billion to 3.8 billion in order to satisfy the share reserve requirement under the Auctus financing closed April 23, 2021, as described below.

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire certain assets collectively known as FileFacets, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops. The total purchase price was $135,000, which amount was paid in full at the closing of the transaction.

 

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On September 21, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the owners of a business known as IntellyWP™, to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as IntellyWP™, an Italy-based developer that produces WordPress plug-ins that enhance the overall user experience for webmaster and end users. The total purchase price of $135,000 consists of: (i) a $55,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon completion of certain training; and, (iii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon the Company collecting $25,000 from the assets acquired in the subject transaction.

 

On October 8, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Resilient Network Systems, Inc. (“RNS”) to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as Resilient Networks™, a Silicon Valley based SaaS platform that performs SSO and adaptive access control “on the fly” with sophisticated and flexible policy workflows for authentication and authorization. The total purchase price of $305,000 consists of: (i) a $125,000 cash payment at closing; and, (ii) the issuance of 9,575 shares of our common stock to RNS.

 

On December 11, 2020, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (“CSPA”) with Triton Funds, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Triton”), an unrelated third party. Triton agreed to invest $1 million in the Company in the form of common stock purchases. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the CSPA, the Company agreed to sell to Triton common shares of the Company having an aggregate value of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). The price of the shares to be sold will be $0.006 per shares. Triton’s obligation to purchase securities is conditioned on certain factors including, but not limited, to the Company having an effective registration available for resale of the securities being purchased; a minimum closing price of $0.009 per share for the Company’s common stock on the delivery date for the shares; and, Triton’s ownership not exceeding 9.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company at any time. The Company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC on December 28, 2020. The S-1 was declared effective by the SEC as of January 26, 2021.

 

On February 12, 2021, and effective January 31, 2021 the Company declared terminated each of the ArcMail Agreements. The Company has asserted numerous claims under the ArcMail Agreements. Further, Wala lost all rights to the ArcMail Assets through a foreclosure action brought by certain secured creditors of Wala (the “Wala Creditors”). The Company considers its relationship with Wala to be closed and will not pursue any further action in that regard.

 

On February 12, 2021 the Company closed its acquisition of the ArcMail Assets from the Wala Creditors pursuant to the terms and conditions of an Asset Sale Agreement executed by and between the Company and the Wala Creditors. The effective date of the Asset Sale Agreement and the acquisition was deemed to be January 31, 2021. Total purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) was One Million Four Hundred Four Thousand Dollars ($1,404,000), evidenced by three promissory notes in favor of the Wala Creditors in the total amount of the Purchase Price (the “Notes”). Payments under the Notes commence in 30-days and continue monthly thereafter for 60-months. The Notes are secured by a pledge of the ArcMail Assets as collateral under the terms of a Security Agreement in favor of the Wala Creditors. The foregoing descriptions of the Asset Sale Agreement; Notes; and, Security Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by the actual language contained in the Asset Sale Agreement, Notes, and Security Agreement, respectively.

 

On February 23, 2021, the Company filed with the SEC its Schedule 14C, Preliminary Information Statement, providing notice that the Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of our shares entitled to vote had approved and authorized the following actions:

 

(1) Amendment of our Articles to provide for a decrease in the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 1,800,000,000 to a number of not less than 10,000,000 and not more than 1,000,000,000 (the “Authorized Common Stock Reduction”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement on Schedule 14C with respect to these actions the “Definitive Information Statement”), with the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) having the discretion to determine whether or not the Authorized Common Stock Reduction is to be effected, and if effected, the exact number of the Authorized Common Stock Reduction within the above range.

 

(2) That the Board be authorized to implement through the amendment to our Articles a reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock by a ratio of not less than 1-for-10 and not more than 1-for-2,000, (the “Reverse Split”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement, with the Board having the discretion to determine whether or not the Reverse Split is to be effected, and if effected, the exact ratio for the Reverse Split within the above range.

 

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On April 23, 2021, the Company entered into and closed a financing transaction pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Auctus Fund, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Auctus”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Auctus purchased from the Company a Senior Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $832,000 (the “Principal Amount”), and delivered gross proceeds of $750,000 (excluded were legal fees for Auctus and a transaction fee charged by Auctus). The Note is secured by a security interest in the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Security Agreement (the “Security Agreement”). Timely payment under the Note is further secured by the issuance of Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) to Auctus for 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $15.00, exercisable only in the event of a default under the Note. Interest on the Principal Amount of the Note accrues at the rate of 12% per annum, which amount is fully due and owing upon the issuance of the Note. Repayment of all amounts due under the Note shall be tendered on the 12-month anniversary of the Note. The Note may be prepaid in whole at any time without prepayment penalty or premium. If the Company fails to meet its obligations under the terms of the Note, the Note shall become immediately due and payable and subject to penalties provided for in the Note. The Company also granted to Auctus warrants to acquire 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”). Exercise price for the warrants is $0.0075, with a cashless exercise option. Both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant impose an obligation on the Company to reserve for issuance that number of shares of the Company’s common stock which is 5 times the number of shares issuable under both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant.

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had sold to Triton 83,334 shares of its common stock pursuant to the CSPA, and which shares were registered under the S-1. All sales occurred during the three month period ended March 31, 2021 and resulted in the receipt by the Company of net proceeds in the amount of $847,000 during the six months ended 30 June 2021, which is the final amount the Company will receive from the sale of these shares, which includes proceeds from two unrelated third party for shares of our common stock acquired from Triton.

 

On June 10, 2021, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles (the “Certificate of Amendment”) which served to (i) reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effect a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares because they held a number of pre-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock not evenly divisible by 2,000 had the number of post-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock to which they are entitled rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares of the Company’s common stock. No stockholders received cash in lieu of fractional shares.

 

Business Overview

 

The Company is a leader in data security and privacy management (a critical element of IT security), providing solutions for All Things Data Security™, across the enterprise and in the cloud. Trusted by over 170 clients, including over 1% of the Fortune 500, the Company provides the necessary visibility and control needed to protect at-scale, obtain compliance objectives, and enhance operational efficiencies. Our clients include leading brand name enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology and telecommunications.

 

The mounting threat landscape has accelerated security adoption rates and our extensive portfolio of data security and privacy products provide a holistic methodology to data privacy as a new security standard. Our offering is anchored in privacy management, equipping organizations with a seamless approach to safeguarding their data, protecting against attacks, and mitigating the most critical risks.

 

As the result of a recent rebranding and marketing effort by the Company, the products and services offered by the Company are now marketed under the following names:

 

  Data443® Ransomware Recovery Manager™, built for the modern enterprise, its capabilities are designed to recover a workstation immediately upon infection to the last known business-operable state, without any end user or IT administrator efforts or involvement.
     
  Data Identification Manager™ (previously marketed as ClassiDocs™ and FileFacets®), the Company’s award-winning data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops.
     
  Data Archive Manager™ (previously marketed as ArcMail®), a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions.

 

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  Sensitive Content Manager™ (previously marketed as ARALOC™), a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage - malicious or accidental - without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.
     
  Data Placement Manager™ (previously marketed as DATAEXPRESS®), the leading data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide
     
  Access Control Manager™ (previously marketed as Resilient Access™), enables fine-grained access controls across myriad platforms at scale for internal client systems and commercial public cloud platforms like Salesforce, Box.Net, Google G Suite, Microsoft OneDrive and others.
     
  Data Identification Manager (previously marketed as ClassiDocs for Blockchain), provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.
     
  Data443® Global Privacy Manager™, the privacy compliance and consumer loss mitigation platform which is integrated with Data Identification Manager to do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process data privacy access requests - removal request - with inventory enables the full lifecycle of data privacy access requests, remediation, monitoring and reporting.
     
  IntellyWP, a leading purveyor of user experience enhancement products for webmasters for the world’s largest content management platform, WordPress.
     
  Data443® Chat History Scanner, which scans chat messages for compliance, security, PII, PI, PCI & custom keywords.
     
  GDPR Framework, CCPA Framework, and LGPD Framework WordPress Plugins, with over 30,000 active site owners combined, enables organizations of all sizes to comply with European, California and Brazilian privacy rules and regulations.

 

Data security and privacy legislation is driving significant investment by organizations to offset risks from data breaches and damaging information disclosures of various types. We provide solutions for the marketplace that are designed to protect data via the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises architectures. Our suite of security products focus on protection of: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; intellectual property; and any other data requiring security, allowing our clients to create, share, and protect their data wherever it is stored.

 

We deliver solutions and capabilities via all technical architectures, and in formats designed for each client. Licensing and subscription models are available to conform to customer purchasing requirements. Our solutions are driven by several proprietary technologies and methodologies that we have developed or acquired, giving us our primary competitive advantage.

 

We sell substantially all of our products, solutions, and services through a sales model which combines the leverage of channel sales with the account control of direct sales, thereby providing us with significant opportunities to grow our current customer base and successfully deliver our value proposition for data privacy and security. We also make use of channel partners, distributors, and resellers which sell to end-user customers. This approach allows us to maintain close relationships with our customers and benefit from the global reach of our channel partners. Additionally, we are enhancing our product offerings and go-to-market strategy by establishing technology alliances within the IT infrastructure and security vendor ecosystem. While our products serve customers of all sizes in all industries, the marketing focus and majority of our sales focus is on targeting organizations with 100 users or more which can make larger purchases with us over time and have a greater potential lifetime value.

 

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Listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market

 

Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Link LLC quotation system operated by OTC Markets, Group, Inc., under the symbol “ATDS” on the Pink Sheets tier. In connection with this offering, we have applied to list our common stock and the Warrants on the Nasdaq Capital Market (“Nasdaq”) under the symbols “ATDS” and “ATDSW,” respectively. Nasdaq listing requirements include, among other things, a stock price threshold. As a result, we effected the Reverse Stock Split prior to submitting our application to Nasdaq. If our application to the Nasdaq Capital Market is not approved or we otherwise determine that we will not be able to secure the listing of the Common Stock and Warrants on the Nasdaq Capital Market, we will not complete this offering.

 

Reverse Stock Split

 

On June 10, 2021, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) which served to (i) reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effect a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares because they hold a number of pre-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock not evenly divisible by 2,000 had the number of post-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock to which they are entitled rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares of the Company’s common stock. No stockholders received cash in lieu of fractional shares. The share and per share information in this Prospectus reflects such assumed reverse stock split.

 

Risk Factors

 

An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the risks summarized below. These risks are discussed more fully in the section titled “Risk Factors.” These risks include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  We will need additional capital to fund our operations;
     
  There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern;
     
  We will face intense competition in our market, and we may lack sufficient financial and other resources to maintain and improve our competitive position;
     
  We are dependent on the continued services and performance of our chief executive officer, Jason Remillard;
     
  Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Pink and is thinly-traded, reducing your ability to liquidate your investment in us;
     
  We have had a history of losses and may incur future losses, which may prevent us from attaining profitability;
     
  The market price of our common stock may be volatile and may fluctuate in a way that is disproportionate to our operating performance;
     
  We have shares of preferred stock that have special rights that could limit our ability to undertake corporate transactions, inhibit potential changes of control and reduce the proceeds available to our common stockholders in the event of a change in control;
     
  We have never paid and do not intend to pay cash dividends;
     
  The on-going COVID-19 pandemic;
     
  The speculative nature of Warrants;
     
  The dilution of our shares as a result of the issuance of additional shares in connection with financing arrangements;

 

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  The immediate and substantial dilution of the net tangible book value of our common stock;
     
  Our president and chief executive officer has the ability to control all matters submitted to stockholders for approval, which limits minority stockholders’ ability to influence corporate affairs; and
     
  The other factors described in “Risk Factors.”

 

Corporate Information

 

Our principal executive offices are located at 101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560, and our telephone number is (919) 858-6542.

 

Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company

 

We qualify as an “emerging growth company” as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, or the “JOBS Act.” An emerging growth company may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure and other requirements that are otherwise generally applicable to public companies. As a result, the information that we provide to stockholders may be different than the information you may receive from other public companies in which you hold equity. For example, as long as we are an emerging growth company:

 

  we are not required to engage an auditor to report on our internal control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;
     
  we are not required to comply with any requirement that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, or the PCAOB, regarding mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report providing additional information about the audit and the financial statements (i.e., an auditor discussion and analysis);
     
  we are not required to submit certain executive compensation matters to stockholder advisory votes, such as “say-on-pay,” “say-on-frequency” and “say-on-golden parachutes”; and
     
  we are not required to comply with certain disclosure requirements related to executive compensation, such as the requirement to disclose the correlation between executive compensation and performance and the requirement to present a comparison of our Chief Executive Officer’s compensation to our median employee compensation.

 

We may take advantage of these reduced disclosure and other requirements until the last day of our fiscal year following the fifth anniversary of the completion of our IPO, or such earlier time that we are no longer an emerging growth company. For example, if certain events occur before the end of such five-year period, including if we have more than $1.07 billion in annual revenue, have more than $700 million in market value of our common stock held by non-affiliates, or issue more than $1.0 billion of non-convertible debt over a three-year period, we will cease to be an emerging growth company.

 

As mentioned above, the JOBS Act permits us, as an emerging growth company, to take advantage of an extended transition period to comply with new or revised accounting standards applicable to public companies. We have elected not to opt out of the extended transition period which means that when an accounting standard is issued or revised, and it has different application dates for public or private companies, as an emerging growth company, we can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make it difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accounting standards used to compare our financial statements with the financial statements of a public company that is not an emerging growth company, or the financial statements of an emerging growth company that has opted out of using the extended transition period.

 

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OFFERING SUMMARY

 

Issuer:   DATA443 RISK MITIGATION, INC., a Nevada corporation
     
Securities offered by us:   2,891,566 Units (or 3,325,301 Units if the over-allotment option is exercised in full), with each Unit consisting of one share of our common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of our common stock. Each warrant will have an exercise price of $4.15 per share (100% of the assumed public offering price of one Unit), exercisable immediately and expiring five (5) years from the date of issuance. The Units will not be certificated or issued in stand-alone form. The shares of our common stock and the warrants comprising the Units are immediately separable upon issuance and will be issued separately in this offering (the “Offering”).
     
Number of shares of common stock offered by us:   2,891,566 shares
     
Number of Warrants offered by us:   2,891,566
     
Public offering price:   $4.15 per Unit(1).
     
Shares of common stock outstanding prior to the offering (1):   945,316 shares.
     
Shares of common stock outstanding after the offering(2):   3,836,882 shares (4,270,617 shares if the over-allotment option is exercised in full) (assuming none of the Warrants issued in the Offering are exercised).
     
Over-allotment option:   We have granted a 45-day option to the Underwriter to purchase up to 433,735 additional shares of common stock and/or 433,735 warrants at the public offering price per share of common stock and per warrant, respectively, less, in each case, the underwriting discounts payable by us, in any combination solely to cover over-allotments, if any.
     
Use of proceeds:   We estimate that we will receive net proceeds of approximately $10,615,000 from our sale of Units, after deducting underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by us. We intend to use the net proceeds of this offering to provide funding for the following purposes: general corporate purposes and operations; acquisitions; debt repayment; expansion of our sales force; technology and research and development; marketing; and, working capital. See “Use of Proceeds”.
     
Description of the Warrants:   The exercise price of the Warrants is $4.15 per share (100% of the assumed public offering price of one Unit). Each Warrant is exercisable for one share of common stock, subject to adjustment in the event of stock dividends, stock splits, stock combinations, reclassifications, reorganizations or similar events affecting our common stock, as described herein. A holder may not exercise any portion of a Warrant to the extent that the holder, together with its affiliates and any other person or entity acting as a group, would own more than 4.99% of the outstanding common stock after exercise, as such percentage ownership is determined in accordance with the terms of the Warrants, except that upon notice from the holder to us, the holder may waive such limitation up to a percentage, not in excess of 9.99%. Each Warrant will be exercisable immediately upon issuance and will expire five years after the initial issuance date. The terms of the Warrants will be governed by a Warrant Agreement, dated as of the closing date of this offering, between us and Madison Stock Transfer, Inc., as the warrant agent (the “Warrant Agent”). This Prospectus also relates to the offering of the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. For more information regarding the warrants, you should carefully read the section titled “Description of Securities—Warrants” in this Prospectus.

 

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Underwriter’s Warrants:   The Registration Statement of which this Prospectus is a part also registers for sale warrants (the “Underwriter’s Warrants”) to purchase shares of our common stock (based on an offering price of $4.15 per Unit (which is the public offering price) to Maxim Group LLC (the “Underwriter”), as a portion of the underwriting compensation in connection with this offering. The Underwriter’s Warrants will be exercisable at any time, and from time to time, in whole or in part, during the three year period commencing 180 days following the closing date of this offering at an exercise price of $4.15 (100% of the assumed public offering price of the Units). Please see “Underwriting—Underwriter’s Warrants” for a description of these warrants.
     
Underwriter Compensation:   In connection with this offering, the Underwriter will receive an underwriting discount equal to eight percent (8%) of the gross proceeds from the sale of Units in the offering. We will also reimburse the Underwriter for certain out-of-pocket actual expenses related to the offering, we have estimated to be one percent (1%) of the gross proceeds from the sale of Units in the offering. See “Underwriting”.
     
Trading Symbol:   Our Common Stock is quoted on the OTC Pink under the symbol “ATDS”. We have applied to have our common stock and the Warrants offered in the offering listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbols “ATDS” and “ATDSW”, respectively. The approval of such listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is a condition of closing this offering.
     
Reverse Stock Split:   On June 10, 2021, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation (the “Certificate of Amendment”) which served to (i) reduce the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effect a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share. No fractional shares were issued in connection with the Reverse Stock Split. Stockholders who otherwise would be entitled to receive fractional shares because they hold a number of pre-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock not evenly divisible by 2,000 had the number of post-Reverse Stock Split shares of the Company’s common stock to which they are entitled rounded up to the nearest whole number of shares of the Company’s common stock. No stockholders received cash in lieu of fractional shares. Unless otherwise noted, the share and per share information in this Prospectus reflects the Reverse Stock Split.
     
Risk Factors:   Investing in our common stock involves a high degree of risk, and the purchasers of our Common Stock may lose all or part of their investment. Before deciding to invest in our securities, please carefully read the section entitled “Risk Factors” beginning on page 13 and the other information in this Prospectus.
     
Dividends:   We do not anticipate paying dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future.
     
Lock-up Agreements:   We and our directors, officers and certain shareholders have agreed with the Underwriter not to offer for sale, issue, sell, contract to sell, pledge or otherwise dispose of any of our common stock or securities convertible into common stock for a period of 180 days after the date of this Prospectus. See “Underwriting—Lock-Up Agreements”.

 

 

   
1 The number of shares of our common stock outstanding prior to and to be outstanding immediately after this offering, as set forth in the table above, is based on 945,316 shares outstanding as of December 6, 2021, and excluding (i) 150,000,000 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, though limited to 9.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock; and, (ii) shares of our common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, which is currently approximately 424,710 shares of common stock.
   
2 The number of shares outstanding after this offering is based on 945,316 shares outstanding as of December 6, 2021, but does not include, as of that date: (i) 110,933 shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of outstanding warrants at a weighted average exercise price of $15.00 per share; (ii) 150,000,000 shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, with a limitation of 9.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock; (iii) shares of our common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, which is currently approximately 424,710 shares of common stock; (iv) exercise of the Underwriter’s Warrants; and, (v) exercise of the Underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares and/or Warrants from us in this offering.

 

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FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 

The following table presents a summary of certain of our historical financial information. Historical results are not necessarily indicative of future results and you should read the following summary financial data in conjunction with “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Prospectus. The summary financial data as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 was derived from our audited financial statements included elsewhere in this Prospectus. The summary financial data as of September 30, 2021 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, was derived from our unaudited interim financial statements included elsewhere in this Prospectus. The summary financial data in this section is not intended to replace the financial statements and is qualified in its entirety by the financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Prospectus.

 

    Nine Months Ended     Fiscal Years Ended  
    September 30,     December 31,  
Statement of Operations Data:   2021     2020     2020     2019  
                         
Revenue   $ 3,095,279     $ 1,644,087     $ 2,474,627     $ 1,453,413  
Cost of revenue     412,545       161,749       303,515       117,106  
Total operating expenses     4,039,958       4,100,856       6,071,597       5,270,386  
Total other (expenses) income     (3,338,552 )     (11,635,817 )     (10,006,700 )     3,326,708  
Net Loss   $ (4,695,776 )   $ (14,254,335 )   $ (13,907,185 )   $ (607,371 )
Net Loss per Common Share, Basic and Diluted   $ (6.63 )   $ (182.64 )   $ (82.92 )   $ (132.07 )
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding, Basic and Diluted     708,058       78,048       167,715       4,599  

 

    As of  
    September 30,     December 31,     December 31,  
Balance Sheet Data:   2021     2020     2019  
                   
Cash   $ 1,377,579     $ 58,783     $ 18,673  
Working Capital Deficiency     (2,400,595 )     (5,419,748 )     (9,403,571 )
Total Assets     3,655,525       3,110,219       3,749,734  
Total Liabilities     6,650,283       6,600,891       10,146,185  
Additional Paid-In Capital     37,234,387       32,027,240       15,214,458  
Accumulated Deficit     (40,230,125 )     (35,518,584 )     (21,610,915 )
Total Stockholders’ Deficit   $ (2,994,758 )   $ (3,490,672 )   $ (6,396,451 )

  

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RISK FACTORS

 

An investment in our securities involves a high degree of risk. In addition to the other information contained in this Prospectus, prospective investors should carefully consider the following risks before investing in our securities. If any of the following risks actually occur, as well as other risks not currently known to us or that we currently consider immaterial, our business, operating results and financial condition could be materially adversely affected. As a result, the trading price of our common stock could decline, and you may lose all or part of your investment in our common stock.

 

Special Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

 

Some of the statements in this Prospectus are “forward-looking statements”. These forward-looking statements involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the factors set forth herein under “Risk Factors.” The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. We caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update and revise any forward-looking statements or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any future or developments.

 

Risks Related to Our Business and Industry

 

We will require additional funds in the future to achieve our current business strategy and our inability to obtain funding will cause our business to fail.

 

We will need to raise additional funds through public or private debt or equity sales in order to fund our future operations and fulfill contractual obligations in the future. These financings may not be available when needed. Even if these financings are available, it may be on terms that we deem unacceptable or are materially adverse to your interests with respect to dilution of book value, dividend preferences, liquidation preferences, or other terms. Our inability to obtain financing would have an adverse effect on our ability to implement our current business plan and develop our products, and as a result, could require us to diminish or suspend our operations and possibly cease our existence.

 

Even if we are successful in raising capital in the future, we will likely need to raise additional capital to continue and/or expand our operations. If we do not raise the additional capital, the value of any investment in us may become worthless. In the event we do not raise additional capital from conventional sources, it is likely that we may need to scale back or curtail implementing our business plan.

 

Technology is constantly undergoing significant changes and evolutions and it is imperative that we keep up with an ever changing technological landscape in order to ensure the continued viability of our products and services.

 

Our industry is categorized by rapid technological progression, ever increasing innovation, changes in customer requirements, legal and regulatory compliance mandates, and frequent new product introductions. As a result, we must continually change and improve our products in response to such changes, and our products must also successfully interface with products from other vendors, which are also subject to constant change. While we believe we have the competency to aid our clients in all aspects of data security, we will need to constantly work on improving our current assets in order to keep up with technological advances that will almost certainly occur.

 

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to anticipate future market needs and opportunities or be able to develop new products or expand the functionality of our current products in a timely manner or at all. Even if we are able to anticipate, develop and introduce new products and expand the functionality of our current products, there can be no assurance that enhancements or new products will achieve widespread market acceptance. Should we fail to do so, our business may be adversely affected and in the worst possible scenario, we may have to cease operations altogether if we do not adapt to the constant changes that occur in the way business is conducted.

 

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We will face intense competition in our market, especially from larger, well established companies, and we may lack sufficient financial and other resources to maintain and improve our competitive position.

 

The market for data security and data governance solutions is intensely competitive and is characterized by constant change and innovation. We face competition from both traditional, larger software vendors offering enterprise-wide software frameworks and services, and smaller companies offering point solutions for specific identity and data governance issues. We also compete with IT equipment vendors and systems management solution providers whose products and services address identity and data governance requirements. Our principal competitors vary depending on the product we offer. Many of our existing competitors have, and some of our potential competitors could have, substantial competitive advantages, such as:

 

  greater name recognition and longer operating histories;
  more comprehensive and varied products and services;
  broader product offerings and market focus;
  greater resources to develop technologies or make acquisitions;
  more expansive intellectual property portfolios;
  broader distribution and established relationships with distribution partners and customers;
  greater customer support resources; and
  substantially greater financial, technical, and other resources.

 

Given their larger size, greater resources, and existing customer relationships, our competitors may be able to compete and respond more effectively than we can to new or changing opportunities, technologies, standards, or customer requirements. Our competitors may also seek to extend or supplement their existing offerings to provide data security and data governance solutions that more closely compete with our offerings. Potential customers may also prefer to purchase, or incrementally add solutions, from their existing suppliers rather than a new or additional supplier regardless of product performance or features.

 

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In addition, with the recent increase in large merger and acquisition transactions in the technology industry, particularly transactions involving cloud-based technologies, there is a greater likelihood that we will compete with other large technology companies in the future. Some of our competitors have made acquisitions or entered into strategic relationships to offer a more comprehensive product than they individually had offered. Companies and alliances resulting from these possible consolidations and partnerships may create more compelling product offerings and be able to offer more attractive pricing, making it more difficult for us to compete effectively. In addition, continued industry consolidation may adversely impact customers’ perceptions of the viability of small and medium-sized technology companies and consequently their willingness to purchase from those companies. Conditions in our market could change rapidly and significantly as a result of technological advancements, partnering by our competitors or continuing market consolidation. These competitive pressures in our market or our failure to compete effectively may result in price reductions, fewer orders, reduced revenue and gross margins, increased net losses, and loss of market share. Any failure to meet and address these factors could adversely affect our business, financial condition, and operating results.

 

We are dependent on the continued services and performance of our chief executive officer, Jason Remillard, the loss of whom could adversely affect our business.

 

Our future performance depends in large part on the continued services and continuing contributions of our chief executive officer and president, Jason Remillard, to successfully manage our company, to execute on our business plan, and to identify and pursue new opportunities and product innovations. The loss of services of Mr. Remillard could significantly delay or prevent the achievement of our development and strategic objectives and adversely affect our business.

 

Our sole officer and director lacks experience in and with the reporting and disclosure obligations of publicly-traded companies.

 

Our chief executive officer and president, Jason Remillard, lacks experience in and with the reporting and disclosure obligations of publicly-traded companies and with serving as an officer and director of a publicly-traded company. Such lack of experience may impair our ability to maintain effective internal controls over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures, which may result in material misstatements to our financial statements and an inability to provide accurate financial information to our stockholders. Consequently, our operations, future earnings, and ultimate financial success could suffer irreparable harm due to Mr. Remillard’s lack of experience with publicly-traded companies and their reporting requirements in general. Notwithstanding Mr. Remillard’s recent experience as our CEO and his commitment to best public company practices, there is no assurance he will be successful.

 

A failure to hire and integrate additional sales and marketing personnel or maintain their productivity could adversely affect our results of operations and growth prospects.

 

Our business requires intensive sales and marketing activities. Our sales and marketing personnel are essential to attracting new customers and expanding sales to the customers we recently acquired through acquisitions; this is key to our future growth. We face a number of challenges in successfully expanding our sales force. We must locate and hire a significant number of qualified individuals, and competition for such individuals is intense. We may be unable to achieve our hiring or integration goals due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the number of individuals we hire; challenges in finding individuals with the correct background due to increased competition for such hires; and, increased attrition rates among new hires and existing personnel. Furthermore, based on our past experience, it often can take up to 12 months before a new sales force member is trained and operating at a level that meets our expectations. We plan to invest significant time and resources in training new members of our sales force, and we may be unable to achieve our target performance levels with new sales personnel as rapidly as we have done in the past due to larger numbers of hires or lack of experience training sales personnel to operate in new jurisdictions. Our failure to hire a sufficient number of qualified individuals, to integrate new sales force members within the time periods we have achieved historically or to keep our attrition rates at levels comparable to others in our industry may materially impact our projected growth rate.

 

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If we are unable to attract new customers and expand sales to existing customers, both domestically and internationally, our growth could be slower than we expect, and our business may be harmed.

 

Our future growth depends in part upon increasing our customer base. Our ability to achieve significant growth in revenues in the future will depend, in large part, upon the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts, both domestically and internationally, and our ability to attract new customers. If we fail to attract new customers and maintain and expand those customer relationships, our revenues will grow more slowly than expected, and our business will be harmed.

 

Our future growth also depends upon expanding sales of our products to existing customers and their organizations. If our customers do not purchase additional licenses or capabilities, our revenues may grow more slowly than expected, may not grow at all, or may decline. There can be no assurance that our efforts would result in increased sales to existing customers and additional revenues. If our efforts are not successful, our business would suffer.

 

If we are unable to maintain successful relationships with our channel partners, our business could be adversely affected.

 

We intend to rely on channel partners, such as distribution partners and resellers, to sell licenses and support and maintenance agreements. Our ability to achieve revenue growth in the future may depend in part on our success in maintaining successful relationships with our channel partners. Agreements with channel partners tend to be non-exclusive, meaning our channel partners may offer customers the products of several different companies. If our channel partners do not effectively market and sell our products and services, choose to use greater efforts to market and sell their own products or those of others, or fail to meet the needs of our customers, our ability to grow our business may be adversely affected. Further, agreements with channel partners generally allow them to terminate their agreements for any reason upon 30 days’ notice. A termination of the agreement has no effect on orders already placed. The loss of a substantial number of our channel partners, our possible inability to replace them, or the failure to recruit additional channel partners could materially and adversely affect our results of operations. If we are unable to maintain our relationships with these channel partners, our business, results of operations, financial condition, or cash flows could be adversely affected.

 

Breaches in our security, cyber-attacks, or other cyber-risks could expose us to significant liability and cause our business and reputation to suffer.

 

Our operations involve transmission and processing of our customers’ confidential, proprietary, and sensitive information. We have legal and contractual obligations to protect the confidentiality and appropriate use of customer data. Despite our security measures, our information technology and infrastructure may be vulnerable to attacks as a result of third party action, employee error, or misconduct. Security risks, including, but not limited to, unauthorized use or disclosure of customer data, theft of proprietary information, loss or corruption of customer data and computer hacking attacks or other cyber-attacks, could expose us to substantial litigation expenses and damages, indemnity and other contractual obligations, government fines and penalties, mitigation expenses and other liabilities. We are continuously working to improve our information technology systems, together with creating security boundaries around our critical and sensitive assets. We provide advance security awareness training to our employees and contractors that focuses on various aspects of the cyber security world. All of these steps are taken in order to mitigate the risk of attack and to ensure our readiness to responsibly handle any security violation or attack. However, because techniques used to obtain unauthorized access or to sabotage systems change frequently and generally are not recognized until successfully launched against a target, we may be unable to anticipate these techniques or to implement adequate preventative measures. If an actual or perceived breach of our security occurs, the market perception of the effectiveness of our security measures and our products could be harmed, we could lose potential sales and existing customers, our ability to operate our business could be impaired, and we may incur significant liabilities.

 

Failure to protect our proprietary technology and intellectual property rights could substantially harm our business.

 

The success of our business depends on our ability to obtain, protect, and enforce our trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, patents and other intellectual property rights. We attempt to protect our intellectual property under patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret laws, and through a combination of confidentiality procedures, contractual provisions and other methods, all of which offer only limited protection. The process of obtaining patent protection is expensive and time-consuming, and we may choose not to seek patent protection for certain innovations and may choose not to pursue patent protection in certain jurisdictions. In addition, issuance of a patent does not guarantee that we have an absolute right to practice the patented invention.

 

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Our policy is to require our employees (and our consultants and service providers that develop intellectual property included in our products) to execute written agreements in which they assign to us their rights in potential inventions and other intellectual property created within the scope of their employment (or, with respect to consultants and service providers, their engagement to develop such intellectual property), but we cannot assure you that we have adequately protected our rights in every such agreement or that we have executed an agreement with every such party. Finally, in order to benefit from intellectual property protection, we must monitor, detect, and pursue infringement claims in certain circumstances in relevant jurisdictions, all of which is costly and time-consuming. As a result, we may not be able to obtain adequate protection of our intellectual property.

 

The data security, cyber-security, data retention, and data governance industries are characterized by the existence of a large number of relevant patents and frequent claims and related litigation regarding patent and other intellectual property rights. From time-to-time, third parties have asserted and may assert their patent, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property rights against us, our channel partners, or our customers. Successful claims of infringement or misappropriation by a third party could prevent us from distributing certain products or performing certain services or could require us to pay substantial damages (including, for example, treble damages if we are found to have willfully infringed patents and increased statutory damages if we are found to have willfully infringed copyrights), royalties or other fees. Such claims also could require us to cease making, licensing or using solutions that are alleged to infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property of others or to expend additional development resources to attempt to redesign our products or services or otherwise to develop non-infringing technology. Even if third parties may offer a license to their technology, the terms of any offered license may not be acceptable, and the failure to obtain a license or the costs associated with any license could cause our business, results of operations or financial condition to be materially and adversely affected. In some cases, we indemnify our channel partners and customers against claims that our products infringe the intellectual property of third parties. Defending against claims of infringement or being deemed to be infringing the intellectual property rights of others could impair our ability to innovate, develop, distribute, and sell our current and planned products and services. If we are unable to protect our intellectual property rights and ensure that we are not violating the intellectual property rights of others, we may find ourselves at a competitive disadvantage to others who need not incur the additional expense, time, and effort required to create the innovative products that have enabled us to be successful to date.

 

Real or perceived errors, failures, or bugs in our technology could adversely affect our growth prospects.

 

Because we use complex technology, undetected errors, failures, or bugs may occur. Our technology is often installed and used in a variety of computing environments with different operating system management software, and equipment and networking configurations, which may cause errors or failures of our technology or other aspects of the computing environment into which it is deployed. In addition, deployment of our technology into computing environments may expose undetected errors, compatibility issues, failures, or bugs in our technology. Despite testing by us, errors, failures, or bugs may not be found until our technology is released to our customers. Moreover, our customers could incorrectly implement or inadvertently misuse our technology, which could result in customer dissatisfaction and adversely impact the perceived utility of our products. Any of these real or perceived errors, compatibility issues, failures, or bugs could result in negative publicity, reputational harm, loss of or delay in market acceptance, loss of competitive position, or claims by customers for losses sustained by them. In such an event, we may be required, or may choose, for customer relations or other reasons, to expend additional resources in order to help correct the problem.

 

We are subject to federal, state and industry privacy and data security regulations, which could result in additional costs and liabilities to us or inhibit sales of our software.

 

The regulatory framework for privacy issues worldwide is rapidly evolving and is likely to remain uncertain for the foreseeable future. Many federal, state, and foreign government bodies and agencies have adopted or are considering adopting privacy and data security laws and regulations. In addition, privacy advocates and industry groups may propose new and different self-regulatory standards that either legally or contractually apply to us. Because the interpretation and application of privacy and data protection laws are still uncertain, it is possible that these laws may be interpreted and applied in a manner that is inconsistent with our existing data security practices. If so, in addition to the possibility of fines, lawsuits and other claims, we could be required to fundamentally change our business activities and practices or modify our technology, which could have an adverse effect on our business. Any inability to adequately address privacy concerns, even if unfounded, or comply with applicable privacy or data protection laws, regulations and policies, could result in additional cost and liability to us, damage our reputation, inhibit sales and adversely affect our business.

 

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Because our long-term success depends, in part, on our ability to expand the sales and marketing of our technology and solutions to customers located outside of the United States, our business will be susceptible to risks associated with international operations.

 

We intend to expand our international sales and marketing operations. Conducting international operations subjects us to risks that we do not generally face in the United States. These risks include:

 

  political instability, war, armed conflict or terrorist activities;
  challenges developing, marketing, selling and implementing our technology and solutions caused by language, cultural, and ethical differences and the competitive environment;
  heightened risks of unethical, unfair, or corrupt business practices, actual or claimed, in certain geographies and of improper or fraudulent sales arrangements that may impact financial results and result in restatements of, and irregularities in, financial statements;
  competition from bigger and stronger companies in the new markets;
  laws imposing heightened restrictions on data usage and increased penalties for failure to comply with applicable laws, particularly in the EU;
  currency fluctuations;
  management communication and integration problems resulting from cultural differences and geographic dispersion;
  potentially adverse tax consequences, including multiple and possibly overlapping tax structures, the complexities of foreign value added tax systems, restrictions on the repatriation of earnings and changes in tax rates;
  uncertainty around how the United Kingdom’s decision to exit the EU will impact its access to the European Union Single Market, the related regulatory environment, the global economy, and the resulting impact on our business; and
  lack of familiarity with local laws, customs and practices, and laws and business practices favoring local competitors or commercial parties.

 

The occurrence of any one of these risks could harm our international business and, consequently, our operating results. Additionally, operating in international markets requires significant management attention and financial resources. We cannot be certain that the investment and additional resources required to operate in other countries will produce desired levels of revenue or net income.

 

The adoption of the recent tax reform and the enactment of additional legislation changing the United States taxation of international business activities could materially impact our financial position and results of operations.

 

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”), which significantly reformed the Internal Revenue Code. The TCJA, among other things, included changes to U.S. federal tax rates, imposes significant additional limitations on the deductibility of interest, restricts the use of net operating loss carry-forwards arising after December 31, 2017, allows for the expensing of capital expenditures, and puts into effect the migration from a “worldwide” system of taxation to a territorial system. We continue to examine the impact this tax reform legislation may have on our business. Due to the proposed expansion of our international business activities, any changes in the U.S. taxation of such activities may increase our worldwide effective tax rate and adversely affect our financial position and results of operations. Further, foreign governments may enact tax laws in response to the TCJA that could result in further changes to global taxation and materially affect our financial position and results of operations. The impact of the TCJA on holders of our securities is uncertain. With the change in the presidency in 2021, increased corporate tax rates are being considered, as are proposals for corporate tax increases in foreign countries. These proposals, if enacted, may increase our worldwide effective tax rate, create tax and compliance obligations in jurisdictions in which we previously had none, and adversely affect our financial position. We urge our stockholders to consult with their legal and tax advisors with respect to such legislation and the potential tax consequences.

 

Changes in financial accounting standards may cause adverse and unexpected revenue fluctuations and impact our reported results of operations.

 

A change in accounting standards or practices could harm our operating results and may even affect our reporting of transactions completed before the change is effective. New accounting pronouncements have occurred and may occur in the future. Changes to existing rules or the questioning of current practices may harm our operating results or the way we conduct our business. Additionally, the adoption of new or revised accounting principles may require that we make significant changes to our systems process and controls.

 

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Our business is subject to the risks of fire, power outages, floods, earthquakes and other catastrophic events, and to interruption by manmade problems such as terrorism.

 

A significant natural disaster, such as a fire, flood or an earthquake, or a significant power outage could have a material adverse impact on our business, results of operations and financial condition. In the event our customers’ information technology systems or our channel partners’ selling or distribution abilities are hindered by any of these events, we may miss financial targets, such as revenues and sales targets, for a particular quarter. Further, if a natural disaster occurs in a region from which we derive a significant portion of our revenue, customers in that region may delay or forego purchases of our products, which may materially and adversely impact our results of operations for a particular period. In addition, acts of terrorism could cause disruptions in our business or the business of channel partners, customers or the economy as a whole. All of the aforementioned risks may be exacerbated if the disaster recovery plans for us and our channel partners prove to be inadequate. To the extent that any of the above results in delays or cancellations of customer orders, or the delay in the manufacture, deployment or shipment of our products, our business, financial condition and results of operations would be adversely affected.

 

We anticipate that our operations will continue to increase in complexity as we grow, which will add additional challenges to the management of our business in the future.

 

We expect that our business will grow as we execute on our business plan, and that as we grow our operations will increase in complexity. To effectively manage this growth, we have made and continue to make substantial investments to improve our operational, financial and management controls as well as our reporting systems and procedures. Further, as our customer base grows, we will need to expand our professional services and other personnel. We also will need to effectively manage our direct and indirect sales processes as the number and type of our sales personnel and channel partners grows and becomes more complex, and as we expand into foreign markets. If we are unable to effectively manage the increasing complexity of our business and operations, the quality of our technology and customer service could suffer, and we may not be able to adequately address competitive challenges. These factors could all negatively impact our business, operations, operating results, and financial condition.

 

Any failure to offer high-quality customer service may adversely affect our relationships with our customers and our financial results.

 

Our customers depend on our customer success organization to manage the post-sale customer lifecycle, including to implement new applications for our customers, provide training and ongoing education services, and resolve technical issues relating to our applications. We may be unable to respond quickly enough to accommodate short-term increases in demand for our customer success services. We also may be unable to modify the format of our customer success services to compete with changes in similar services provided by our competitors. Increased customer demand for these services, without corresponding revenue, could increase costs and adversely affect our operating results. In addition, our sales process is highly dependent on the reliable functional operation of our applications, our business reputation, and positive recommendations from our existing customers. Any failure to maintain high-quality customer service, or a market perception that we do not maintain high-quality customer service, could adversely affect our reputation, our ability to sell our applications to existing and prospective customers and our business, operating results and financial position.

 

If the market for cloud-based enterprise work management applications develops more slowly than we expect, or declines, our business could be adversely affected.

 

The market for cloud-based enterprise work management applications is not as mature as the market for legacy on-premise enterprise systems, and it is uncertain whether cloud-based applications will achieve and sustain high levels of customer demand and market acceptance. Our success will depend to a substantial extent on increased adoption of cloud-based applications, and of our enterprise work management software applications in particular. Many large organizations have invested substantial personnel and financial resources to integrate legacy on-premise enterprise systems into their businesses, and therefore may be reluctant or unwilling to migrate to cloud-based applications or away from their traditional vendors or to new practices because of the organizational changes often required to successfully implement new enterprise work management systems. In addition, we do not know whether the adoption of enterprise work management software will continue to grow and displace manual processes and traditional tools, such as paper-based techniques, spreadsheets, and email. It is difficult to predict customer adoption rates and demand for our applications, the future growth rate and size of the cloud-based software application market or the entry of competitive products. The expansion of the cloud-based software application market depends on a number of factors, including the cost, performance, and perceived value associated with cloud-based applications, as well as the ability of cloud-based application companies to address security and privacy concerns. If other cloud-based software application providers experience security incidents, loss of customer data, disruptions in delivery or other problems, the market for cloud-based applications as a whole, including our enterprise work management applications, may be negatively affected. If cloud-based applications do not achieve widespread adoption, or there is a reduction in demand for cloud-based applications caused by a lack of customer acceptance, technological challenges, weakening economic conditions, security or privacy concerns, competing technologies and products, decreases in corporate spending or otherwise, our revenues may decrease and our business could be adversely affected.

 

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We have made and expect to continue to make acquisitions as a primary component of our growth strategy. We may not be able to identify suitable acquisition candidates or consummate acquisitions on acceptable terms, or we may be unable to successfully integrate acquisitions, which could disrupt our operations and adversely impact our business and operating results.

 

A primary component of our growth strategy has been to acquire complementary businesses to grow our company. For example, in September 2019, we acquired certain assets collectively known as DataExpressTM, a software platform for secure sensitive data transfer within the hybrid cloud. We intend to continue to pursue acquisitions of complementary technologies, products, and businesses as a primary component of our growth strategy to enhance the features and functionality of our applications, expand our customer base and provide access to new markets and increase benefits of scale. Acquisitions involve certain known and unknown risks that could cause our actual growth or operating results to differ from our expectations. For example:

 

  we may not be able to identify suitable acquisition candidates or to consummate acquisitions on acceptable terms;
     
  we may pursue international acquisitions, which inherently pose more risks than domestic acquisitions;
     
  we compete with others to acquire complementary products, technologies and businesses, which may result in decreased availability of, or increased price for, suitable acquisition candidates;
     
  we may not be able to obtain the necessary financing, on favorable terms or at all, to finance any or all of our potential acquisitions;
     
  we may ultimately fail to consummate an acquisition even if we announce that we plan to acquire a technology, product or business; and
     
  acquired technologies, products, or businesses may not perform as we expect and we may fail to realize anticipated revenue and profits.

 

In addition, our acquisition strategy may divert management’s attention away from our existing business, resulting in the loss of key customers or employees, and expose us to unanticipated problems or legal liabilities, including responsibility as a successor for undisclosed or contingent liabilities of acquired businesses or assets.

 

If we fail to conduct due diligence on our potential targets effectively, we may, for example, not identify problems at target companies or fail to recognize incompatibilities or other obstacles to successful integration. Our inability to successfully integrate future acquisitions could impede us from realizing all of the benefits of those acquisitions and could severely weaken our business operations. The integration process may disrupt our business and, if new technologies, products, or businesses are not implemented effectively, may preclude the realization of the full benefits expected by us and could harm our results of operations. In addition, the overall integration of new technologies, products, or businesses may result in unanticipated problems, expenses, liabilities, and competitive responses. The difficulties integrating an acquisition include, among other things:

 

  issues in integrating the target company’s technologies, products or businesses with ours;
     
  incompatibility of marketing and administration methods;

 

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  maintaining employee morale and retaining key employees;
     
  integrating the cultures of both companies;
     
  preserving important strategic customer relationships;
     
  consolidating corporate and administrative infrastructures and eliminating duplicative operations; and
     
  coordinating and integrating geographically separate organizations.

 

In addition, even if the operations of an acquisition are integrated successfully, we may not realize the full benefits of the acquisition, including the synergies, cost savings or growth opportunities that we expect. These benefits may not be achieved within the anticipated time frame, or at all.

Further, acquisitions may cause us to:

 

  issue common stock that would dilute our current stockholders’ ownership percentage;
     
  use a substantial portion of our cash resources;
     
  increase our interest expense, leverage and debt service requirements if we incur additional debt to pay for an acquisition;
     
  assume liabilities for which we do not have indemnification from the former owners; further, indemnification obligations may be subject to dispute or concerns regarding the creditworthiness of the former owners;
     
  record goodwill and non-amortizable intangible assets that are subject to impairment testing and potential impairment charges;
     
  experience volatility in earnings due to changes in contingent consideration related to acquisition earn-out liability estimates;
     
  incur amortization expenses related to certain intangible assets;
     
  lose existing or potential contracts as a result of conflict of interest issues;
     
  become subject to adverse tax consequences or deferred compensation charges;
     
  incur large and immediate write-offs; or
     
  become subject to litigation.

 

We expect our quarterly financial results to fluctuate.

 

We expect our net sales and operating results to vary significantly from quarter to quarter due to a number of factors, including changes in:

 

  demand for data security;
     
  our ability to retain existing customers or encourage repeat purchases;
     
  advertising and other marketing costs; and
     
  general economic conditions.

 

The variability and unpredictability of these and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, could result in our failing to meet or exceed financial expectations for a given period. If our operating results in future quarters fall below the expectations of investors or any securities analysts that cover our stock, the price of our common stock could decline substantially.

 

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The JOBS Act allows us to postpone the date by which it must comply with certain laws and regulations intended to protect investors and to reduce the amount of information provided in reports filed with the SEC.

 

The JOBS Act is intended to reduce the regulatory burden on “emerging growth companies.” We meet the definition of an “emerging growth company” and so long as we qualify as an “emerging growth company,” we will be, among other things:

 

  exempt from the provisions of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which requires that our independent registered public accounting firm provide an attestation report on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting;
     
  exempt from the “say on pay” provisions (requiring a non-binding shareholder vote to approve compensation of certain executive officers) and the “say on golden parachute” provisions (requiring a non-binding shareholder vote to approve golden parachute arrangements for certain executive officers in connection with mergers and certain other business combinations) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and certain disclosure requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to compensation of our chief executive officer;
     
  permitted to omit the detailed compensation discussion and analysis from proxy statements and reports filed under the Exchange Act and instead provide a reduced level of disclosure concerning executive compensation; and
     
  exempt from any rules that may be adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the “PCAOB”) requiring mandatory audit firm rotation or a supplement to the auditor’s report on the financial statements.

 

We currently intend to take advantage of all of the reduced regulatory and reporting requirements that will be available to it so long as we qualify as an “emerging growth company”. We have elected not to opt out of the extension of time to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards available under Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act. Among other things, this means that our independent registered public accounting firm will not be required to provide an attestation report on the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting so long as we qualify as an “emerging growth company,” which may increase the risk that weaknesses or deficiencies in the internal control over financial reporting go undetected. Likewise, so long as we qualify as an “emerging growth company,” we may elect not to provide certain information, including certain financial information and certain information regarding compensation of executive officers, which we would otherwise have been required to provide in filings with the SEC, which may make it more difficult for investors and securities analysts to evaluate us. We will remain an “emerging growth company” for up to five years, although we will lose that status sooner if our revenues exceed $1 billion, if we issue more than $1 billion in non-convertible debt in a three-year period, or if the market value of our common stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million. As a result, investor confidence in us and the market price of our common stock may be adversely affected.

 

Notwithstanding the above, we are also currently a “smaller reporting company,” meaning that we are not an investment company, an asset-backed issuer, or a majority-owned subsidiary of a parent company that is not a smaller reporting company and have a public float of less than $250 million and annual revenues of less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year. In the event that we are still considered a “smaller reporting company,” at such time are we cease being an “emerging growth company,” the disclosure we will be required to provide in our SEC filings will increase, but will still be less than it would be if we were not considered either an “emerging growth company” or a “smaller reporting company.” Specifically, similar to “emerging growth companies,” “smaller reporting companies” are able to provide simplified executive compensation disclosures in their filings; are exempt from the provisions of Section 404(b) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requiring that independent registered public accounting firms provide an attestation report on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting; and have certain other decreased disclosure obligations in their SEC filings, including, among other things, being required to provide only two years of audited financial statements in annual reports. Decreased disclosures in our SEC filings due to our status as an “emerging growth company” or “smaller reporting company” may make it harder for investors to analyze our results of operations and financial prospects.

 

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Adverse economic conditions may negatively impact our business.

 

Our business depends on the overall demand for information technology and on the economic health of our current and prospective customers. Any significant weakening of the economy in the United States or Europe, or of the global economy, more limited availability of credit, a reduction in business confidence and activity, decreased government spending, economic uncertainty and other difficulties may affect one or more of the sectors or countries in which we sell our solutions. Global economic and political uncertainty may cause some of our customers or potential customers to curtail spending generally or IT and data security spending specifically and may ultimately result in new regulatory and cost challenges to our operations. In addition, a strong dollar could reduce demand for our products in countries with relatively weaker currencies. These adverse conditions could result in reductions in sales of our solutions, longer sales cycles, slower adoption of new technologies and increased price competition. Any of these events could have an adverse effect on our business, operating results and financial position.

 

Failure to remediate weakness in internal accounting controls could result in material misstatements in our financial statements.

 

Our management has identified weakness in our internal control over financial reporting related to lack of segregation of duties resulting from our limited personnel and has concluded that, due to such weakness, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of September 30, 2021. We do not expect to be able to remediate this weakness until after this Offering. If not remediated, or if we identify further weaknesses in our internal controls, our failure to establish and maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting could result in material misstatements in our financial statements and a failure to meet our reporting and financial obligations, each of which could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and the trading price of our common stock.

 

If we fail to implement proper and effective internal controls, our ability to produce accurate financial statements could be impaired, which could adversely affect our operating results, our ability to operate our business and our stock price.

 

We must ensure that we have adequate internal financial and accounting controls and procedures in place to produce accurate financial statements on a timely basis. We have tested our internal controls and identified a weakness and may find additional areas for improvement in the future. Remediating this weakness will require us to hire and train additional personnel. Implementing any future changes to our internal controls may require compliance training of our directors, officers and employees, entail substantial costs to modify our accounting systems and take a significant period of time to complete. Such changes may not, however, be effective in establishing the adequacy of our internal control over financial reporting, and our failure to produce accurate financial statements on a timely basis, could increase our operating costs and could materially impair our ability to operate our business. In addition, investors’ perceptions that our internal control over financial reporting is inadequate or that we are unable to produce accurate financial statements may materially adversely affect our stock price.

 

We have recently incurred secured debt, which could have important consequences to you.

 

The terms of the secured debt we recently incurred could result in the following, among other, adverse consequences:

 

  limit our ability to obtain additional financing for working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and other general corporate requirements;
     
  limit our flexibility in planning for, or reacting to, changes in our business and the industry in which we operate; and
     
  place us at a competitive disadvantage compared to competitors that may have proportionately less debt and greater financial resources.

 

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If our cash flows and capital resources are insufficient to fund our debt service obligations, we may be forced to reduce or delay capital expenditures, sell material assets or operations, obtain additional capital or restructure our debt. In the event that we are required to dispose of material assets or operations to meet our debt service and other obligations, the value realized on such assets or operations will depend on market conditions and the availability of buyers. Accordingly, any such sale may not, among other things, be for a sufficient dollar amount. Certain of our obligations are secured by a security interest in all of our assets. The foregoing encumbrances may limit our ability to dispose of material assets or operations. We also may not be able to restructure our indebtedness on favorable economic terms, if at all.

 

Risks Related to this Offering and Ownership of Our Securities

 

Our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Pink under the trading symbol “ATDS.” However, trading in stocks quoted on the OTC Pink is often thin. Therefore, you may be unable to liquidate your investment in our stock.

 

Trading in stocks quoted on the OTC Pink is often thin and is characterized by wide fluctuations in trading prices due to many factors that may have little to do with a company’s operations or business prospects. We cannot assure you that there will be a market for our common stock in the future.

 

Offers or availability for sale of a substantial number of shares of our common stock may cause the price of our common stock to decline.

 

The existence of shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of outstanding shares of our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock creates a circumstance commonly referred to as an “overhang” which can act as a depressant to our common stock price. The existence of an overhang, whether or not sales have occurred or are occurring, also could make our ability to raise additional financing through the sale of equity or equity-linked securities more difficult in the future at a time and price that we deem reasonable or appropriate. If our existing shareholders and investors seek to sell a substantial number of shares of our common stock, such selling efforts may cause significant declines in the market price of our common stock.

 

We may not be successful in our attempts to list on the Nasdaq. As such, trading in our stock may be limited and you may not be able to liquidate your investment in our stock.

 

We intend to list our shares of common stock and the Warrants on Nasdaq. However, there is no assurance we will be successful. The approval of such listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is a condition of closing this offering. The OTC Pink is significantly more limited market than the Nasdaq stock market. The quotation of our shares of common stock on the OTC Pink may result in a less liquid market available for existing and potential stockholders to trade shares of our common stock, could depress the trading price of our common stock and could have a long-term adverse impact on our ability to raise capital in the future.

 

There can be no assurance that there will be an active market for our shares of common stock either now or in the future. Market liquidity will depend on the perception of our operating business and any steps that our management might take to bring us to the awareness of investors. There can be no assurance given that there will be any awareness generated. Consequently, investors may not be able to liquidate their investment or liquidate at a price that reflects the value of the business. As a result, holders of our securities may not find purchasers for our securities should they desire to sell them. Consequently, our securities should be purchased only by investors having no need for liquidity in their investment and who can hold our securities for an indefinite period of time.

 

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We have had a history of losses and may incur future losses, which may prevent us from attaining profitability.

 

We have had a history of operating losses since our inception and, as of September 30, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit of $40,230,125. We may incur operating losses in the future, and these losses could be substantial and impact our ability to attain profitability. We do not expect to significantly increase expenditures for product development, general and administrative expenses, and sales and marketing expenses; however, if we cannot increase revenue growth, we will not achieve or sustain profitability or positive operating cash flows. Even if we achieve profitability and positive operating cash flows, we may not be able to sustain or increase profitability or positive operating cash flows on a quarterly or annual basis.

 

There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

Our independent registered public accounting firm has included an explanatory paragraph in their report in our audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 to the effect that our losses from operations and our negative cash flows from operations raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. We may be required to cease operations which could result in our stockholders losing all or almost all of their investment.

 

Because we became a reporting company under the Exchange Act by means other than a traditional underwritten initial public offering, we may not be able to attract the attention of research analysts at major brokerage firms.

 

Because we did not become a reporting company by conducting an underwritten initial public offering, or IPO, of our common stock, and because our stock traded on OTC Pink rather than being listed on a national securities exchange, research analysts of brokerage firms may not provide coverage of our company. In addition, investment banks may be less likely to agree to underwrite secondary offerings on our behalf than they might if we were to become a public reporting company by means of an IPO because they may be less familiar with our company as a result of more limited coverage by analysts and the media, and because we became public at an early stage in our development.

 

Our common stock is subject to the SEC’s penny stock rules, which may make it difficult for broker-dealers to complete customer transactions and could adversely affect trading activity in our securities.

 

The SEC has adopted regulations which generally define “penny stock” to be an equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to specific exemptions. The market price of our common stock may be less than $5.00 per share for some period of time and therefore would be a “penny stock” according to SEC rules, unless we are listed on a national securities exchange. Under these rules, broker-dealers who recommend such securities to persons other than institutional accredited investors must:

 

  make a special written suitability determination for the purchaser;
  receive the purchaser’s prior written agreement to the transaction;
  provide the purchaser with risk disclosure documents which identify certain risks associated with investing in “penny stocks” and which describe the market for these “penny stocks” as well as a purchaser’s legal remedies; and
  obtain a signed and dated acknowledgment from the purchaser demonstrating that the purchaser has actually received the required risk disclosure document before a transaction in a “penny stock” can be completed.

 

If required to comply with these rules, broker-dealers may find it difficult to effectuate customer transactions and trading activity in our securities may be adversely affected.

 

The market price of our common stock may be volatile and may fluctuate in a way that is disproportionate to our operating performance.

 

Our stock price may experience substantial volatility as a result of a number of factors, including:

 

  sales or potential sales of substantial amounts of our common stock;
  the success of competitive products or technologies;
  announcements about us or about our competitors, including new product introductions and commercial results;
  the recruitment or departure of key personnel;
  litigation and other developments;

 

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  actual or anticipated changes in estimates as to financial results, development timelines or recommendations by securities analysts;
  variations in our financial results or those of companies that are perceived to be similar to us; and
  general economic, industry and market conditions.

 

Many of these factors are beyond our control. The stock markets in general, and the market for Pink Sheet companies in particular, have historically experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations. These fluctuations often have been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of these companies. Broad market and industry factors could reduce the market price of our common stock, regardless of our actual operating performance.

 

We currently have outstanding shares of preferred stock that have special rights that could limit our ability to undertake corporate transactions, inhibit potential changes of control and reduce the proceeds available to our common stockholders in the event of a change in control.

 

We currently have outstanding two classes of stock, common stock and preferred stock; the preferred stock consists of two series, one of which is designated as Series A Preferred Stock. The holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to vote on all matters submitted to holders of common stock at a conversion ratio of 15,000 votes for each share of Series A Preferred Stock.

 

As a result of the rights our preferred stockholders have, we may not be able to undertake certain corporate transactions, including equity or debt offerings necessary to raise sufficient capital to run our business, change of control transactions or other transactions that may otherwise be beneficial to our businesses. These provisions may discourage, delay, or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of us that stockholders may consider favorable, including transactions in which our common stockholders might otherwise receive a premium price for their shares. The market price of our common stock could be adversely affected by the rights of our preferred stockholders.

 

We have never paid and do not intend to pay cash dividends.

 

We have never paid cash dividends on any of our capital stock and we currently intend to retain future earnings, if any, to fund the development and growth of our business. As a result, capital appreciation, if any, of our common stock will be our common stockholders’ sole source of gain for the foreseeable future. Under the terms of our existing Articles of Incorporation, we cannot declare, pay or set aside any dividends on shares of any class or series of our capital stock, other than dividends on shares of common stock payable in shares of common stock, unless we pay dividends to the holders of our preferred stock. Additionally, without special stockholder and board approvals, we cannot currently pay or declare dividends and will be limited in our ability to do so until such time, if ever, that we are listed on a stock exchange.

 

Our chief executive officer has the ability to control all matters submitted to stockholders for approval, which limits minority stockholders’ ability to influence corporate affairs.

 

Our chief executive officer, Jason Remillard, holds 150,000 shares of our Series A Preferred Stock (each share votes as the equivalent of 15,000 shares of common stock on all matters submitted for a vote by the common stockholders), and as such, Mr. Remillard would be able to control all matters submitted to our stockholders for approval, as well as our management and affairs. For example, Mr. Remillard would control the election of directors and approval of any merger, consolidation, or sale of all or substantially all of our assets.

 

This concentration of voting power could delay or prevent a change of control of our company on terms that other stockholders may desire, which could deprive our stockholders from receiving a premium for their common shares. Concentrated ownership and control by Mr. Remillard could adversely affect the price of our common stock. Any material sales of common stock by Mr. Remillard, for example, could adversely affect the price of our common stock.

 

The interests of Mr. Remillard and his affiliates may differ from the interests of other stockholders with respect to the issuance of shares, business transactions with and/or sales to other companies, selection of officers and directors, and other business decisions. The non-controlling stockholders are severely limited in their ability to override the decisions of Mr. Remillard.

 

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Provisions in our articles of incorporation and bylaws and under Nevada law could make an acquisition of us, which may be beneficial to our stockholders, more difficult and may prevent attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management.

 

Provisions in our Articles and bylaws, respectively, may discourage, delay or prevent a merger, acquisition or other change in control of us that stockholders may consider favorable, including transactions in which our common stockholders might otherwise receive a premium price for their shares. These provisions could also limit the price that investors might be willing to pay in the future for shares of our common stock, thereby depressing the market price of our common stock. In addition, because our board of directors is responsible for appointing the members of our management team, these provisions may frustrate or prevent any attempts by our stockholders to replace or remove our current management by making it more difficult for stockholders to replace members of our board of directors.

 

We will incur increased costs as a result of operating as a public reporting company, and our management will be required to devote substantial time to new compliance initiatives.

 

As a public reporting company, we will incur significant legal, accounting, and other expenses that we did not incur as a private company. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and rules subsequently implemented by the SEC have imposed various requirements on public companies, including establishment and maintenance of effective disclosure and financial controls and corporate governance practices. Complying with these laws and regulations requires the time and attention of our board of directors and management, and increases our expenses. We estimate that we will incur approximately $150,000 to $200,000 in 2021 to comply with public company compliance requirements with many of those costs recurring annually thereafter.

 

Among other things, we will be required to:

 

  maintain and evaluate a system of internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the related rules and regulations of the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board;
  maintain policies relating to disclosure controls and procedures;
  prepare and distribute periodic reports in compliance with our obligations under federal securities laws;
  institute a more comprehensive compliance function, including corporate governance; and
  involve, to a greater degree, our outside legal counsel and accountants in the above activities.

 

The costs of preparing and filing annual and quarterly reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC and furnishing audited reports to stockholders are expensive and much greater than that of a privately-held company, and compliance with these rules and regulations may require us to hire additional financial reporting, internal controls and other finance personnel, and will involve a material increase in regulatory, legal and accounting expenses and the attention of management. There can be no assurance that we will be able to comply with the applicable regulations in a timely manner, if at all. In addition, being a public company makes it more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance. In the future, we may be required to accept reduced coverage or incur substantially higher costs to obtain this coverage.

 

We may be exposed to potential risks resulting from requirements under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

As a reporting company we are required, pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, to include in our annual report our assessment of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. We do not have a sufficient number of employees to segregate responsibilities and may be unable to afford increasing our staff or engaging outside consultants or professionals to overcome our lack of employees.

 

Our audit and compensation committees will be established with independent Board members as the sole members of such committees on the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq. Until that date, our sole director has the ability, among other things, to determine his own level of compensation. the prior absence of such standards of corporate governance may leave our stockholders without protections against interested director transactions, conflicts of interest and similar matters and investors may be reluctant to provide us with funds necessary to expand our operations.

 

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We currently have outstanding, and we may in the future issue, instruments which are convertible into shares of common stock, which will result in additional dilution to you.

 

We currently have outstanding instruments which are convertible into shares of common stock, and we may need to issue similar instruments in the future. In the event that these convertible instruments are converted into shares of common stock outstanding stock, or that we make additional issuances of other convertible or exchangeable securities, you could experience additional dilution. Furthermore, we cannot assure you that we will be able to issue shares or other securities in any other offering at a price per share that is equal to or greater than the price per share paid by investors or the then current market price.

 

We may, in the future, issue additional shares of our common stock, which may have a dilutive effect on our current stockholders.

 

Our Articles authorizes the issuance of one billion (1,000,000,000) shares of common stock, of which 945,316 shares were issued and outstanding as of December 6, 2021. The future issuance of our common shares may result in substantial dilution in the percentage of our common shares held by our then existing stockholders. We may value any common stock issued in the future on an arbitrary basis. The issuance of common stock for future services or acquisitions or other corporate actions may have the effect of diluting the value of the shares held by our investors, and might have an adverse effect on any trading market for our common stock.

 

An investment in our common stock is speculative and there can be no assurance of any return on any such investment.

 

An investment in our common stock is speculative and there is no assurance that investors will obtain any return on their investment. Investors will be subject to substantial risks involved in an investment in us, including the risk of losing their entire investment.

 

If we fail to establish and maintain an effective system of internal controls, we may not be able to report our financial results accurately or prevent fraud. Any inability to report and file our financial results accurately and timely could harm our reputation and adversely impact the trading price of our common stock.

 

Effective internal control is necessary for us to provide reliable financial reports and prevent fraud. If we cannot provide reliable financial reports or prevent fraud, we may not be able to manage our business as effectively as we would if an effective control environment existed, and our business and reputation with investors may be harmed. As a result, our small size and any current internal control deficiencies may adversely affect our financial condition, results of operation and access to capital. We have not performed an in-depth analysis to determine if historical un-discovered failures of internal controls exist, and may in the future discover areas of our internal control that need improvement.

 

Our shares of common stock are thinly traded, and therefore the price may not accurately reflect our value. There can be no assurance that there will be an active market for our shares of common stock either now or in the future.

 

Our shares of common stock are thinly traded. Only a small percentage of our common stock is available to be traded, and is held by a small number of holders and the price, if traded, may not reflect our actual or perceived value. There can be no assurance that there will be an active market for our shares of common stock either now or in the future. The market liquidity will be dependent on the perception of our operating business, among other things. We will take certain steps including utilizing investor awareness campaigns, press releases, road shows and conferences to increase awareness of our business and any steps that we might take to bring us to the awareness of investors may require that we compensate consultants with cash and/or stock.

 

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There can be no assurance that there will be any awareness generated or the results of any efforts will result in any impact on our trading volume. Consequently, investors may not be able to liquidate their investment or liquidate it at a price that reflects the value of the business and trading may be at an inflated price relative to the performance of our company due to, among other things, availability of sellers of our shares. If a market should develop, the price may be highly volatile. Because there may be a low price for our shares of common stock, many brokerage firms or clearing firms may not be willing to effect transactions in the securities or accept our shares for deposit in an account. Even if an investor finds a broker willing to affect a transaction in the shares of our common stock, the combination of brokerage commissions, transfer fees, taxes, if any, and any other selling costs may exceed the selling price. Further, many lending institutions will not permit the use of low priced shares of common stock as collateral for any loans.

 

Offers or availability for sale of a substantial number of shares of our common stock may cause the price of our common stock to decline.

 

If our stockholders sell substantial amounts of our common stock in the public market, or upon the expiration of any statutory holding period under Rule 144 or upon the exercise of outstanding options or warrants, it could create a circumstance commonly referred to as an “overhang” and in anticipation of which, the market price of our common stock could fall. The existence of an overhang, whether or not sales have occurred or are occurring, also could make more difficult our ability to raise additional financing through the sale of equity or equity-related securities in the future at a time and price that we deem reasonable or appropriate.

 

Our management will have broad discretion in the use of the net proceeds from this offering and may invest or spend the proceeds in ways with which you do not agree and in ways that may not yield a return.

 

Our management will have broad discretion in the application of the net proceeds from this offering, including for any of the purposes described in the section titled “Use of Proceeds”, and you will not have the opportunity as part of your investment decision to assess whether the net proceeds are being used appropriately. Because of the number and variability of factors that will determine our use of the net proceeds from this offering, their ultimate use may vary from their currently intended use. The failure by our management to apply these funds effectively could harm our business. Pending their use, we may invest the net proceeds from this offering in investment-grade, interest-bearing securities. These investments may not yield a favorable return to our security holders.

 

Warrants are speculative in nature.

 

The Warrants offered in this offering do not confer any rights of common stock ownership on their holders, such as voting rights or the right to receive dividends, but rather merely represent the right to acquire shares of our common stock at a fixed price for a limited period of time. Specifically, commencing on the date of issuance, holders of the Warrants may exercise their right to acquire the common stock and pay an exercise price of $4.15 per share (100% of the public offering price of a Unit), prior to five years from the date of issuance, after which date any unexercised Warrants will expire and have no further value. In addition, there is no established trading market for the Warrants and, although we have applied to list the warrants on Nasdaq, there can be no assurance that an active trading market will develop. The approval of such listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is a condition of closing this offering. Without an active trading market, the liquidity of the warrants will be limited.

 

Holders of the Warrants will have no rights as a common stockholder until they acquire our common stock.

 

Until holders of the Warrants acquire shares of our common stock upon exercise of the Warrants, the holders will have no rights with respect to shares of our common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. Upon exercise of the Warrants, the holder will be entitled to exercise the rights of a common stockholder as to the security exercised only as to matters for which the record date occurs after the exercise.

 

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Provisions of the Warrants offered by this Prospectus could discourage an acquisition of us by a third party.

 

Certain provisions of the Warrants offered by this Prospectus could make it more difficult or expensive for a third party to acquire us. The Warrants prohibit us from engaging in certain transactions constituting “fundamental transactions” unless, among other things, the surviving entity assumes our obligations under the warrants. These and other provisions of the Warrants offered by this Prospectus could prevent or deter a third party from acquiring us even where the acquisition could be beneficial to you.

 

Even if the reverse stock split achieves the requisite increase in the market price of our common stock, we cannot assure you that we will be able to continue to comply with the minimum bid price requirement of the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

Even if the reverse stock split achieves the requisite increase in the market price of our common stock to be in compliance with the minimum bid price of the Nasdaq Capital Market, there can be no assurance that the market price of our common stock following the reverse stock split will remain at the level required for continuing compliance with that requirement. It is not uncommon for the market price of a company’s common stock to decline in the period following a reverse stock split. If the market price of our common stock declines following the effectuation of the reverse stock split, the percentage decline may be greater than would occur in the absence of a reverse stock split. In any event, other factors unrelated to the number of shares of our common stock outstanding, such as negative financial or operational results, could adversely affect the market price of our common stock and jeopardize our ability to meet or maintain the Nasdaq Capital Market’s minimum bid price requirement. The approval of such listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market is a condition of closing this offering.

 

Even if the reverse stock split increases the market price of our common stock and we meet the initial listing requirements of the Nasdaq Capital Market, there can be no assurance that we will be able to comply with the continued listing standards of the Nasdaq Capital Market, a failure of which could result in a de-listing of our common stock.

 

The Nasdaq Capital Market requires that the trading price of its listed stocks remain above one dollar in order for the stock to remain listed. If a listed stock trades below one dollar for more than 30 consecutive trading days, then it is subject to delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market. In addition, to maintain a listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market, we must satisfy minimum financial and other continued listing requirements and standards, including those regarding director independence and independent committee requirements, minimum stockholders’ equity, and certain corporate governance requirements. If we are unable to satisfy these requirements or standards, we could be subject to delisting, which would have a negative effect on the price of our common stock and would impair your ability to sell or purchase our common stock when you wish to do so. In the event of a delisting, we would expect to take actions to restore our compliance with the listing requirements, but we can provide no assurance that any such action taken by us would allow our common stock to become listed again, stabilize the market price or improve the liquidity of our common stock, prevent our common stock from dropping below the minimum bid price requirement, or prevent future non-compliance with the listing requirements.

 

The reverse stock split may decrease the liquidity of the shares of our common stock.

 

The liquidity of the shares of our common stock may be affected adversely by the reverse stock split given the reduced number of shares that will be outstanding following the reverse stock split, especially if the market price of our common stock does not increase as a result of the reverse stock split. In addition, the reverse stock split may increase the number of shareholders who own odd lots (less than 100 shares) of our common stock, creating the potential for such shareholders to experience an increase in the cost of selling their shares and greater difficulty effecting such sales.

 

Following the reverse stock split, the resulting market price of our common stock may not attract new investors, including institutional investors, and may not satisfy the investing requirements of those investors. Consequently, the trading liquidity of our common stock may not improve.

 

Although we believe that a higher market price of our common stock may help generate greater or broader investor interest, there can be no assurance that the reverse stock split will result in a share price that will attract new investors, including institutional investors. In addition, there can be no assurance that the market price of our common stock will satisfy the investing requirements of those investors. As a result, the trading liquidity of our common stock may not necessarily improve.

 

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There is no assurance that once listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market we will not continue to experience volatility in our share price.

 

The OTC Pink tier, where our common stock is currently quoted, provides significantly less liquidity than the Nasdaq Capital Market. As such, investors and potential investors may find it difficult to obtain accurate stock price quotations, and holders of our common stock may be unable to resell their securities at or near their original offering price or at any price. Our public offering price per Unit may vary from the market price of our common stock after the offering. If an active market for our stock develops and continues, our stock price may nevertheless be volatile. If our stock experiences volatility, investors may not be able to sell their common stock at or above the public offering price per Unit. Sales of substantial amounts of our common stock, or the perception that such sales might occur, could adversely affect prevailing market prices of our common stock and our stock price may decline substantially in a short period of time. As a result, our shareholders could suffer losses or be unable to liquidate their holdings. No assurance can be given that the price of our common stock will become less volatile when listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

 

Risks Related to the Covid-19 Pandemic

 

Adverse or uncertain macroeconomic or geopolitical conditions or reduced IT spending may adversely impact our business, revenues, and profitability.

 

Our business, operations and performance are dependent in part on worldwide economic conditions and events that may be outside of our control, such as political and social unrest, terrorist attacks, hostilities, malicious human acts, climate change, natural disasters (including extreme weather), pandemics or other major public health concerns and other similar events, and the impact these conditions and events have on the overall demand for enterprise computing infrastructure solutions and on the economic health and general willingness of our current and prospective end customers to purchase our solutions and to continue spending on IT in general. The global macroeconomic environment has been, and may continue to be, inconsistent, challenging and unpredictable due to international trade disputes, tariffs, including those recently imposed by the U.S. government on Chinese imports to the U.S., restrictions on sales and technology transfers, uncertainties related to changes in public policies such as domestic and international regulations, taxes, or international trade agreements, elections, geopolitical turmoil and civil unrests, instability in the global credit markets, uncertainties regarding the effects of the United Kingdom’s separation from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit”, actual or potential government shutdowns, and other disruptions to global and regional economies and markets. Specifically, the recent and developing outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus that was named by the World Health Organization as COVID-19 (collectively with any future mutations or related strains thereof, “COVID-19”) has caused and may continue to cause travel bans or disruptions, supply chain delays and disruptions, and additional macroeconomic uncertainty. The impact of COVID-19 is fluid and uncertain, but it has caused and may continue to cause various negative effects, including an inability to meet with actual or potential customers, our end customers deciding to delay or abandon their planned purchases, us to delay, cancel, or withdraw from user and industry conferences and other marketing events, and delays or disruptions in our or our OEM partners’ supply chains, including delays or disruptions in procuring and shipping the hardware appliances on which our software solutions run. As a result, we may experience extended sales cycles, our ability to close transactions with new and existing customers and partners may be negatively impacted, potentially significantly, our ability to recognize revenue from software transactions we do close may be negatively impacted, potentially significantly, our demand generation activities, and the efficiency and effect of those activities, may be negatively affected, our ability to provide 24x7 worldwide support and/or replacement parts to our end customers may be effected, and it has been and, until the COVID-19 outbreak is contained, will continue to be more difficult for us to forecast our operating results. These macroeconomic challenges and uncertainties, including the COVID-19 outbreak, have, and may continue to, put pressure on global economic conditions and overall IT spending and may cause our end customers to modify spending priorities or delay or abandon purchasing decisions, thereby lengthening sales cycles and potentially lowering prices for our solutions, and may make it difficult for us to forecast our sales and operating results and to make decisions about future investments, any of which could materially harm our business, operating results and financial condition.

 

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Public health threats or outbreaks of communicable diseases could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s operations and overall financial performance.

 

The Company may face risks related to public health threats or outbreaks of communicable diseases. A global health crisis, such as the current outbreak of coronavirus or COVID-19, could adversely affect the United States and global economies and limit the ability of enterprises to conduct business for an indefinite period of time. The current outbreak of COVID-19 has negatively impacted the global economy, disrupted financial markets, and international trade, resulted in increased unemployment levels and significantly impacted global supply chains, all of which have the potential to impact the Company’s business.

 

In addition, government authorities have implemented various mitigation measures, including travel restrictions, limitations on business operations, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing protocols. The economic impact of the aforementioned actions may impair our ability to sustain sufficient financial liquidity and impact our financial results. Specifically, the continued spread of COVID-19 and efforts to contain the virus could: (i) result in an increase in costs related to delayed payments from customers and uncollectable accounts, (ii) cause a reduction in revenue related to late fees and other charges related to governmental regulations, (iii) cause delays and disruptions in the supply chain related to obtaining necessary materials for our network infrastructure or customer equipment, (iv) cause workforce disruptions, including the availability of qualified personnel; and (v) cause other unpredictable events.

 

As we cannot predict the duration or scope of the global health crisis, the anticipated negative financial impact to our operating results cannot be reasonably estimated, but could be material and last for an extended period of time.

 

Prolonged economic uncertainties or downturns could materially adversely affect our business.

 

Our business depends on our current and prospective customers’ ability and willingness to invest money in IT services, and more importantly cybersecurity projects, which in turn is dependent upon their overall economic health. Negative conditions in the general economy both in the United States and abroad, including conditions resulting from COVID-19 and numerous other factors beyond our control, could cause a decrease in business investments, including corporate spending on enterprise software in general and negatively affect the rate of growth of our business. Uncertainty in the global economy makes it extremely difficult for our customers and us to forecast and plan future business activities accurately. This could cause our customers to reevaluate decisions to purchase our product or to delay their purchasing decisions, which could lengthen our sales cycles.

 

We have a significant number of customers, many of which are impacted significantly by the economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our customers may reduce their spending on IT; delay or cancel IT projects; focus on in-house development efforts; or, seek to lower their costs by renegotiating maintenance and support agreements. To the extent purchases of licenses for our software and services are perceived by customers and potential customers to be discretionary, our revenues may be disproportionately affected by delays or reductions in general IT spending. If the economic conditions of the general economy or industries in which we operate worsen from present levels, our business, results of operations and financial condition could be adversely affected.

 

If we are unable to attract new customers and expand sales to existing customers, both domestically and internationally, our growth could be slower than we expect, and our business may be harmed.

 

Our success will depend, in part, on our ability to support new and existing customer growth and maintain customer satisfaction. Due to COVID-19, our sales and marketing teams have avoided in-person meetings and are increasingly engaging with customers online and through other communications channels, including virtual meetings. While our revenues increased in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019, there is no guarantee that for the long run our sales and marketing teams will be as successful or effective using these other communications channels as they try to build relationships. If we cannot provide the tools and training to our teams to efficiently do their jobs and satisfy customer demands, we may not be able to achieve anticipated revenue growth as quickly as expected.

 

Our future growth depends upon expanding sales of our products to existing customers and their organizations and receiving subscription and maintenance renewals. If our customers do not purchase additional licenses or capabilities, our revenues may grow more slowly than expected, may not grow at all, or may decline. There can be no assurance that our efforts would result in increased sales to existing customers (“upsells”) and additional revenues. If our efforts to upsell to our customers are not successful, our business would suffer. Our future growth also depends in part upon increasing our customer base, particularly those customers with potentially high customer lifetime values. Our ability to achieve significant growth in revenues in the future will depend, in large part, upon the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts, both domestically and internationally, and our ability to attract new customers. Our ability to attract new customers may be adversely affected by the continued COVID-19 pandemic. If we fail to attract new customers and maintain and expand those customer relationships, our revenues may be adversely affected, and our business will be harmed.

 

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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Prospectus includes statements that express our opinions, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, or projections regarding future events or future results and therefore are, or may be deemed to be, “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this Prospectus may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms “believes,” “estimates,” “continues,” “anticipates,” “expects,” “seeks,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “may,” “will,” “would” or “should” or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. They appear in a number of places throughout this Prospectus, and include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, or current expectations concerning, among other things, our results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, future acquisitions, and the industry in which we operate.

 

By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. We believe that these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, those described in the “Risk Factors” section of this Prospectus, which include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

  we will need additional capital to fund our operations;
     
  there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern;
     
  we will face intense competition in our market, and we may lack sufficient financial and other resources to maintain and improve our competitive position;
     
  we are dependent on the continued services and performance of our chief executive officer, Jason Remillard;
     
  our common stock is currently quoted on the OTC Pink and is thinly-traded, reducing your ability to liquidate your investment in us;
     
  we have had a history of losses and may incur future losses, which may prevent us from attaining profitability;
     
  the market price of our common stock may be volatile and may fluctuate in a way that is disproportionate to our operating performance;
     
  we have shares of preferred stock that have special rights that could limit our ability to undertake corporate transactions, inhibit potential changes of control and reduce the proceeds available to our common stockholders in the event of a change in control;
     
  we have never paid and do not intend to pay cash dividends;
     
  our chief executive officer has the ability to control all matters submitted to stockholders for approval, which limits minority stockholders’ ability to influence corporate affairs; and
     
  the other factors described in “Risk Factors.”

 

Those factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read with the other cautionary statements in this Prospectus.

 

Although we base these forward-looking statements on assumptions that we believe are reasonable when made, we caution you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and industry developments may differ materially from statements made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this Prospectus. The matters summarized under “Prospectus Summary,” “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business” and elsewhere in this Prospectus could cause our actual results to differ significantly from those contained in our forward-looking statements. In addition, even if our results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and industry developments are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this Prospectus, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods.

 

In light of these risks and uncertainties, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statement that we make in this Prospectus speaks only as of the date of such statement, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement or to publicly announce the results of any revision to any of those statements to reflect future events or developments, except as required by applicable law. Comparisons of results for current and any prior periods are not intended to express any future trends or indications of future performance, unless specifically expressed as such, and should only be viewed as historical data.

 

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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

We estimate that the net proceeds from this offering will be approximately $10,615,000 from the sale of the 2,891,566 Units offered in this Offering, after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses payable by us. If the Underwriter’s over-allotment option is exercised in full, we estimate that our net proceeds will be approximately $12,253,000. We intend to use the net proceeds from this offering, and any proceeds from the exercise of warrants, for the following purposes:

 

Use of Net Proceeds*:      
Research and Development   $ 1,500,000  
Debt repayment     2,400,000  
Engineering, operations, quality control, information technology and sales force expansion
Marketing and Sales
    3,000,000  
Working Capital     3,715,000  
Total Uses   $ 10,615,000  

 

* Assuming the over-allotment is not exercised.

 

The Company intends to use $1,247,000 of the net proceeds to repay two secured promissory notes to Auctus Fund, LLC (interest rate of 12%; maturity dates of April 23, 2022 and July 27, 2022, respectively; the proceeds of the notes were used for general corporate purposes); $90,337.50 of the net proceeds to repay a convertible promissory note to Quick Capital, LLC (interest rate of 5%; maturity dates of August 15, 2021; the proceeds of the note were used for general corporate purposes); $1,016,944 to repay five other outstanding convertible promissory notes (interest rates range from 9% to 12%; maturity dates range from August 2022 to October 2022; the proceeds of the notes were used for general corporate purposes); and, accrued and unpaid interest on all of the foregoing convertible promissory notes.

 

The actual allocation of proceeds realized from this offering will depend upon our operating revenues and cash position and our working capital requirements and may change. Therefore, as of the date of this Prospectus, we cannot specify with certainty all of the particular uses for the net proceeds to be received upon the completion of this offering. Accordingly, we will have discretion in the application of the net proceeds, and investors will be relying on our judgment regarding the application of the proceeds of this offering.

 

Pending our use of the net proceeds from this offering, we intend to invest the net proceeds in a variety of capital preservation investments, including short-term, investment-grade, interest-bearing instruments and U.S. government securities. We anticipate that the proceeds from this offering will enable us to further grow the business and increase cash flows from operations.

 

DETERMINATION OF OFFERING PRICE

 

The offering price of the Units has been negotiated between the Underwriter and us considering our historical performance and capital structure, prevailing market conditions, and overall assessment of our business. Each Unit consists of one share of our common stock and a warrant to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price equal to $4.15 which is 100% of the assumed public offering price of the Units.

 

DILUTION

 

If you invest in our Units in this offering, your interest will be diluted to the extent of the difference between the assumed public offering price per share of common stock that is part of the Unit and the as adjusted net tangible book value per share of common stock immediately after this offering.

 

Our net tangible book value is the amount of our total tangible assets less our total liabilities. Our net tangible book value as of September 30, 2021 was ($4,774,623), or ($5.76) per share of common stock.

 

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As adjusted net tangible book value is our net tangible book value after taking into account the effect of the sale of Units in this offering at the assumed public offering price of $4.15 per Unit and after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by us. Our as adjusted net tangible book value as of September 30, 2021 would have been approximately $7,395,377, or $1.78 per share. This amount represents an immediate increase in as adjusted net tangible book value of approximately $7.54 per share to our existing stockholders, and an immediate dilution of $2.37 per share to new investors participating in this offering. Dilution per share to new investors is determined by subtracting as adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering from the public offering price per share paid by new investors.

 

The following table illustrates this per share dilution:

 

Assumed public offering price per share (attributing no value to the warrants)   $ 4.15  
Net tangible book value per share as of September 30, 2021   $ (5.76 )
Increase in as adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering   $ 7.54  
As adjusted net tangible book value per share after giving effect to this offering   $ 1.78  
Dilution in as adjusted net tangible book value per share to new investors   $ 2.37  

 

A $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed public offering price of $1.00 per Unit would increase (decrease) the as adjusted net tangible book value per share by $0.73, and the dilution per share to new investors in this offering by $0.27, assuming the number of Units offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this Prospectus, remains the same and after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us.

 

The information above assumes that the Underwriter does not exercise its over-allotment option. If the Underwriter exercises its over-allotment option in full, the as adjusted net tangible book value will increase to $1.92 per share, representing an immediate increase to existing stockholders of $7.68 per share and an immediate dilution of $2.23 per share to new investors.

 

The foregoing discussion and table do not take into account further dilution to new investors that could occur upon the exercise of outstanding warrants having a per share exercise price less than the per share offering price to the public in this offering.

 

We may choose to raise additional capital due to market conditions or strategic considerations even if we believe we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. To the extent that additional capital is raised through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities, the issuance of these securities could result in further dilution to our stockholders.

 

The above discussion and table are based on 829,518 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021. The discussion and table do not include, as of that date:

 

 

shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series B Convertible Preferred Stock;

     
  exercise of the Warrants;
     
  exercise of the Underwriter’s Warrants; and
     
  exercise of the Underwriter’s option to purchase additional shares and/or warrants from us in this offering.

 

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PRICE RANGE OF THE REGISTRANT’S COMMON STOCK

 

Our common stock is quoted on the OTC Pink tier of the OTC Markets, Inc. under the symbol “ATDS.” Our stock has been thinly traded on the OTC Pink and there can be no assurance that a liquid market for our common stock will ever develop. The tables below reflect inter-dealer prices, without retail mark-up, markdown, or commission, and may not necessarily represent actual transactions. All per share amounts are adjusted for the reverse stock split of 1-for-750 shares of common stock, which became effective on October 29, 2019, and the Reverse Stock Split.

 

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2019   High     Low  
First Quarter   $ 5,545.125     $ 1,785.75  
Second Quarter   $ 2,266.625     $ 563.875  
Third Quarter   $ 939.875     $ 376.00  
Fourth Quarter   $ 3,800.00     $ 600.00  

 

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2020   High     Low  
First Quarter   $ 1,580.00     $ 60.03  
Second Quarter   $ 150.00     $ 19.40  
Third Quarter   $ 85.80     $ 15.00  
Fourth Quarter   $ 23.00     $ 9.80  

 

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2021   High     Low  
First Quarter   $ 74.00     $ 12.00  
Second Quarter   $ 25.80     $ 9.20  
Third Quarter   $ 10.05     $ 3.125  

 

As of December 3, 2021, the last reported sales price reported on the OTC Markets, Inc. for our common stock was $1.40 per share. As of December 6, 2021, we had approximately 544 holders of record of our common stock. The number of record holders was determined from the records of our transfer agent and does not include beneficial owners of common stock whose shares are held in the names of various security brokers, dealers or registered clearing agencies. The transfer agent of our common stock is Madison Stock Transfer Inc., located at 2500 Coney Island Ave, Sub Level, Brooklyn, New York 11223.

 

DIVIDEND POLICY

 

Holders of our common stock are entitled to receive dividends as may be declared from time to time by our board of directors. We have not paid any cash dividends since inception on our common stock and do not anticipate paying any in the foreseeable future. Our current policy is to retain earnings, if any, for use in our operations.

 

CAPITALIZATION

 

The following table sets forth our capitalization as of September 30, 2021:

 

  on an actual basis;
     
 

on an as adjusted basis to reflect the issuance and sale by us of 3,325,301 Units (which number includes the exercise in full of the over-allotment option) in this offering at the public offering price of $4.15 per Unit, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us and the receipt by us of the proceeds of such sale.

 

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You should consider this table in conjunction with “Use of Proceeds” above as well as our “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and our financial statements and the notes to those financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 included elsewhere in this Prospectus.

 

    As of  
    September 30, 2021  
    Actual     Pro Forma As Adjusted  
             
Cash   $ 1,377,579     $ 13,547,579  
Total Current Liabilities     3,890,393       3,890,393  
Total Long Term Liabilities     2,759,890       2,759,890  
Stockholders’ Equity:                
Series A convertible preferred stock, par value $0.001, 150,000 shares designated, 150,000 shares issued and outstanding     150       150  
Common stock, par value $0.001, 1,800,000,000 shares authorized, 829,518 shares issued and outstanding; pro forma as adjusted; 4,154,819 shares issued and outstanding     830       4,155  
Additional paid in capital     37,234,387       49,401,062  
Accumulated Deficit     (40,230,125 )     (40,230,125 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity   $ (2,994,758 )   $ 9,175,242  

 

(1) The as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only and will be further adjusted based on the actual public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.

 

A $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed public offering price of $4.15 per Unit would increase (decrease) cash and cash equivalents, working capital, total assets, and total stockholders’ (deficit) equity by $3 million, assuming that the number of Units offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this Prospectus, remains the same, after deducting the estimated underwriting discounts and commissions.

 

The above discussion and table are based on 829,518 shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021 do not include, as of that date:

 

  shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of our outstanding Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and Series B Convertible Preferred Stock; and
     
  exercise of the Underwriter’s Warrants.

 

As of September 30, 2021, we are authorized to issue one billion shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of which 829,518 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding. We are also authorized to issue 337,500 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, of which (a) 150,000 shares are designated Series A Preferred Stock, of which 150,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding; and, (b) 80,000 shares are designated Series B Preferred Stock, of which 30,250 shares of Series A Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding.

 

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MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following discussion and analysis of the results of operations and financial condition for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, and for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements, and the notes to those financial statements that are included elsewhere in this Prospectus.

 

All references to “Data443”, “we”, “our,” “us” and the “Company” in this Item 2 refer to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a Nevada corporation.

 

The discussion in this section contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance. We have attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “can,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “should,” “would” or “will” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology, but their absence does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results to differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements we make. Several risks and uncertainties we face are discussed in more detail under “Risk Factors” beginning on page 13 of this Prospectus, and in the discussion and analysis below. You should, however, understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all risks and uncertainties and you should not consider the risks and uncertainties identified by us to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties that could materially affect us. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements we make herein because some or all of them may turn out to be wrong. We undertake no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future events and developments, except as required by law. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements included elsewhere in this Prospectus.

 

On February 19, 2021, we announced the approval of a reverse stock split of our common stock and a reduction in the number of authorized, each within a specified range, with a final decision to be made by our board of directors. On June 14, 2021, we were advised by the Nevada Secretary of State that it had accepted the Company’s filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, with a filing and effective date of June 11, 2021 (the “Certificate of Amendment”). The Certificate of Amendment (i) reduced the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effected a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. Trading of our common stock began on a split-adjusted basis on July 1, 2021. All common stock and per share data have been retroactively adjusted for the impact of the split.

 

Overview

 

Our company was incorporated as LandStar, Inc., a Nevada corporation, on May 4, 1998, for the purpose of purchasing, developing and reselling real property, with its principal focus on the development of raw land. From incorporation through December 31, 1998, we had no business operations and was a development-stage company. We did not purchase or develop any properties and decided to change our business plan and operations. On March 31, 1999, we acquired approximately 98.5% of the common stock of Rebound Rubber Corp. (“Rebound Rubber”) pursuant to a share exchange agreement with Rebound Rubber and substantially all of Rebound Rubber’s shareholders. The acquisition was effected by issuing 14,500,100 shares of common stock, which constituted 14.5% of the 100,000,000 of our authorized shares, and 50.6% of the 28,622,100 issued and outstanding shares on completion of the acquisition.

 

The share exchange with Rebound Rubber (and other transactions occurring in March 1999) resulted in a change of control and the appointment of new officers and directors. These transactions also changed our focus to the development and utilization of technology to de-vulcanize and reactivate recycled rubber for resale as a raw material in the production of new rubber products. Our business strategy was to sell the de-vulcanized material (and compounds using the materials) to manufacturers of rubber products.

 

Prior to 2001 we had no revenues. In 2001 and 2002 revenues were derived from management services rendered to a rubber recycling company.

 

In August 2001, we amended our Articles of Incorporation to authorize 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 150,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. We may designate preferred stock into specific classes by action of our board of directors. In May 2008, our board of directors established a class of Convertible Preferred Series A (the “Series A”), authorizing 10,000,000 shares. When established, among other things, (i) each share of Series A was convertible into 1,000 shares of our common stock, and (ii) a holder of Series A was entitled to vote 1,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by stockholders.

 

In September 2008, we amended our Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares to 985,000,000, $0.001 par value per share, further amended the Articles in January 2009 to increase the number of authorized shares to 4,000,000,000, and in January 2010 amended our Articles to increase the number of authorized shares to 8,888,000,000.

 

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We were effectively dormant for a number of years. In or around February 2014, there was a change in control whereby Kevin Hayes acquired 1,000,000 shares of the Series A and was appointed as our sole director and officer. In or around April 2017, there was another change in control when Mr. Hayes sold the 1,000,000 shares of Series A to Hybrid Titan Management, which then proceeded to assign the Series A to William Alessi. Mr. Alessi was then appointed as our sole director and officer. Mr. Alessi initiated legal action in his home state of North Carolina to confirm, among other things, his ownership of the Series A; his “control” over the company, and the status of creditors of the company. In or around June 2017, the court entered judgment in favor of Mr. Alessi, confirming his majority ownership and control of the company.

 

In or around July 2017, while under the majority ownership and management of Mr. Alessi, we sought to effect a merger transaction (the “Merger”) under which the company would be merged into Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (“Data443”). Data443 was originally formed under the name LandStar, Inc. The name of the North Carolina corporation was changed to Data443 in December 2017. In November 2017, our controlling interest was acquired by our current chief executive officer and sole board member, Jason Remillard, when he acquired all of the Series A shares from Mr. Alessi. In that same transaction, Mr. Remillard also acquired all of the shares of Data443 from Mr. Alessi. Mr. Remillard was then appointed as our sole director and sole officer and of Data443.

 

In January 2018, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Myriad Software Productions, LLC, which was owned 100% by Mr. Remillard. Those assets were comprised of the software program known as ClassiDocs®, and all intellectual property and goodwill associated therewith. As a result of the acquisition, the Company was no longer a “shell” under applicable securities rules. In consideration for the acquisition, we agreed to a purchase price of $1,500,000, comprised of: (i) $50,000 paid at closing; (ii) $250,000 in the form of a promissory note; and (iii) $1,200,000 in shares of our common stock, valued as of the closing, which equated to 800 shares of our common stock. The shares have not yet been issued and are not included as part of our issued and outstanding shares. However, these shares have been recorded as “Acquisition of ClassiDocs” included in additional paid in capital within our financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019.

 

In April 2018, we amended the designation for our Series A by providing that a holder of Series A was entitled to (i) vote 15,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by stockholders, and (ii) convert each share of Series A into 1,000 shares of our common stock.

 

In May 2018, the Company amended and restated its Articles of Incorporation. The total authorized number of shares is 8,888,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, designated in the discretion of our board of directors. The Series A remains in full force and effect.

 

In June 2018, after careful analysis and in reliance upon professional advisors we retained, it was determined that the Merger had, in fact, not been completed, and that the Merger was not in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. As such, the Merger was legally terminated. In place of the Merger, in June 2018, we acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock of Data443 (the “Share Exchange”). As a result of the Share Exchange, Data443 became our wholly-owned subsidiary, with both the Company and Data443 continuing to exist as corporate entities. As consideration in the Share Exchange, we agreed to issue to Mr. Remillard: (a) 67 shares of our common stock and (b) on the eighteen-month anniversary of the closing of the Share Exchange (the “Earn Out Date”), an additional 67 shares of our common stock, provided that Data443 has at least an additional $1,000,000 in revenue by the Earn Out Date (not including revenue directly from acquisitions). None of the shares of our common stock to be issued to Mr. Remillard under the Share Exchange have been issued. As such, none of said shares are included as part of our issued and outstanding shares. However, these shares have been recorded as “Share exchange with related party for Data443 additional share issuable” included in additional paid in capital within our financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019.

 

On or about June 29, 2018, we secured the rights to the WordPress GDPR Framework through our wholly-owned subsidiary Data443 for a total consideration of €40,001, or approximately $46,521, payable in four payments of approximately €10,000, with the first payment due at closing, and the remaining payments due at the end of July, August and September 2018. Upon issuance of the final payment, we gained the right to enter into an asset transfer agreement for the nominal cost of one euro (€1).

 

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On or about October 22, 2018, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Modevity, LLC (“Modevity”) to acquire certain assets collectively known as ARALOC®, a software-as-a service (“SaaS”) platform that provides cloud-based data storage, protection, and workflow automation. The acquired assets consist of intellectual and related intangible property including applications and associated software code, and trademarks. Access to books and records related to the customers and revenues Modevity created on the ARALOC® platform were also included in the asset purchase agreement. These assets were substantially less than the total assets of Modevity, and revenues from the platform comprised a portion of the overall sales of Modevity. We are required to create the technical capabilities to support the ongoing operation of this SaaS platform. A substantial effort on our part is needed to continue generating ARALOC® revenues through development of a sales force, as well as billing and collection processes. We paid Modevity (i) $200,000 in cash, (ii) $750,000, in the form of a 10-month promissory note, and (iii) 110 shares of our common stock.

 

On or around February 7, 2019, the Company entered into an Exclusive License and Management Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with Wala, Inc. (“Wala”). Under the License Agreement the Company was granted the exclusive right and license to receive all benefits from the marketing, selling, and licensing of the data archiving platform known as ArcMail and all assets related thereto (the “ArcMail Assets”). In connection with the License Agreement, the Company also executed (i) a Stock Rights Agreement, under which the Company had the right to acquire all shares of stock of Wala; and, (ii) a Business Covenants Agreement, under which Wala and its CEO agreed to not compete with the Company’s use of the ArcMail assets for a designated period of time. The License Agreement, Stock Rights Agreement, and Business Covenants Agreement are collectively referred to herein as the “ArcMail Agreements”).

 

On June 21, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its articles of incorporation to increase the total number authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, from 8,888,000,000 shares to 15,000,000,000 shares.

 

On September 16, 2019, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DMBGroup, LLC to acquire certain assets collectively known as DataExpressTM, a software platform for secure sensitive data transfer within the hybrid cloud. The total purchase price of approximately $2.8 million consists of: (i) a $410,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a promissory note in the amount of $940,000, payable in the amount of $41,661 over 24 monthly payments starting on October 15, 2019, accruing at a rate of 6% per annum; (iii) assumption of approximately $98,000 in liabilities and, (iv) approximately 1,233 shares of our common stock. As of December 31, 2019, these shares have not been issued and are recorded as “Stock issuable for asset purchase” included in additional paid in capital.

 

On October 14, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to change its name to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., and to effect a 1-for-750 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common and preferred shares, each with $0.001 par value, and to reduce the numbers of authorized common and preferred shares to 60,000,000 and 337,500, respectively. On October 28, 2019, the name change and the split and changes in authorized common and preferred shares was effected, resulting in approximately 7,282,678,714 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock to be reduced to approximately 9,710,239, and 1,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s preferred shares to be reduced to 1,334 as of October 28, 2019. All per share amounts and number of shares, including the authorized shares, in the consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split and decrease in authorized common and preferred shares.

 

On March 5, 2020 the Company amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 250,000,000. On April 15, 2020 the Company further amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 750,000,000. On August 17, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 1.5 billion. On November 25, 2020 the Company filed a Certificate of Designation to authorize and create its Series B Preferred shares, consisting of 80,000 shares. On December 15, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 1.8 billion.

 

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On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire certain assets collectively known as FileFacets, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops. The total purchase price was $135,000, which amount was paid in full at the closing of the transaction.

 

On September 21, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the owners of a business known as IntellyWP™, to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as IntellyWP™, an Italy-based developer that produces WordPress plug-ins that enhance the overall user experience for webmaster and end users. The total purchase price of $135,000 consists of: (i) a $55,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon completion of certain training; and, (iii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon the Company collecting $25,000 from the assets acquired in the subject transaction.

 

On October 8, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Resilient Network Systems, Inc. (“RNS”) to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as Resilient Networks™, a Silicon Valley based SaaS platform that performs SSO and adaptive access control “on the fly” with sophisticated and flexible policy workflows for authentication and authorization. The total purchase price of $305,000 consists of: (i) a $125,000 cash payment at closing; and, (ii) the issuance of 9,575 shares of our common stock to RNS.

 

On December 11, 2020, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (“CSPA”) with Triton Funds, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Triton”), an unrelated third party. Triton agreed to invest $1 million in the Company in the form of common stock purchases. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the CSPA, the Company agreed to sell to Triton common shares of the Company having an aggregate value of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). The price of the shares to be sold will be $12.00 per shares. Triton’s obligation to purchase securities is conditioned on certain factors including, but not limited, to the Company having an effective registration available for resale of the securities being purchased; a minimum closing price of $18.00 per share for the Company’s common stock on the delivery date for the shares; and, Triton’s ownership not exceeding 9.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company at any time. The Company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC on December 28, 2020. The S-1 was declared effective by the SEC as of January 26, 2021.

 

On February 12, 2021, and effective January 31, 2021 the Company declared terminated each of the ArcMail Agreements. The Company has asserted numerous claims under the ArcMail Agreements. Further, Wala lost all rights to the ArcMail Assets through a foreclosure action brought by certain secured creditors of Wala (the “Wala Creditors”). The Company considers its relationship with Wala to be closed and will not pursue any further action in that regard.

 

On February 12, 2021 the Company closed its acquisition of the ArcMail Assets from the Wala Creditors pursuant to the terms and conditions of an Asset Sale Agreement executed by and between the Company and the Wala Creditors. The effective date of the Asset Sale Agreement and the acquisition was deemed to be January 31, 2021. Total purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) was One Million Four Hundred Four Thousand Dollars ($1,404,000), evidenced by three promissory notes in favor of the Wala Creditors in the total amount of the Purchase Price (the “Notes”). Payments under the Notes commence in 30-days and continue monthly thereafter for 60-months. The Notes are secured by a pledge of the ArcMail Assets as collateral under the terms of a Security Agreement in favor of the Wala Creditors. The foregoing descriptions of the Asset Sale Agreement; Notes; and, Security Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by the actual language contained in the Asset Sale Agreement, Notes, and Security Agreement, respectively.

 

On February 23, 2021, the Company filed with the SEC its Schedule 14C, Preliminary Information Statement, providing notice that the Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of our shares entitled to vote had approved and authorized the following actions:

 

(1) Amendment of our articles of incorporation (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to provide for a decrease in the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 1,800,000,000 to a number of not less than 10,000,000 and not more than 1,000,000,000 (the “Authorized Common Stock Reduction”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement on Schedule 14C with respect to these actions the “Definitive Information Statement”), with the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) having the discretion to determine whether or not the Authorized Common Stock Reduction is to be effected, and if effected, the exact number of the Authorized Common Stock Reduction within the above range.

 

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(2) That the Board be authorized to implement through the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation a reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock by a ratio of not less than 1-for-10 and not more than 1-for-2,000, (the “Reverse Split”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement, with the Board having the discretion to determine whether or not the Reverse Split is to be effected, and if effected, the exact ratio for the Reverse Split within the above range.

 

On April 21, 2021, the Company increased the number of authorized shares of common stock from 1.8 billion to 3.8 billion in order to satisfy the share reserve requirement under the Auctus financing closed on April 23, 2021, as described in the next paragraph.

 

On April 23, 2021, the Company entered into and closed a financing transaction pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Auctus Fund, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Auctus”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Auctus purchased from the Company a Senior Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $832,000.00 (the “Principal Amount”), and delivered gross proceeds of $750,000.00 (excluded were legal fees for Auctus and a transaction fee charged by Auctus). The Note is secured by a security interest in the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Security Agreement (the “Security Agreement”). Timely payment under the Note is further secured by the issuance of Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) to Auctus for 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $15.00, exercisable only in the event of a default under the Note. Interest on the Principal Amount of the Note accrues at the rate of 12% per annum, which amount is fully due and owing upon the issuance of the Note. Repayment of all amounts due under the Note shall be tendered on the 12-month anniversary of the Note. The Note may be prepaid in whole at any time without prepayment penalty or premium. If the Company fails to meet its obligations under the terms of the Note, the Note shall become immediately due and payable and subject to penalties provided for in the Note. The Company also granted to Auctus warrants to acquire 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”). Exercise price for the warrants is $15.00, with a cashless exercise option. Both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant impose an obligation on the Company to reserve for issuance that number of shares of the Company’s common stock which is 5 times the number of shares issuable under both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant.

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had sold to Triton 83,334 shares of its common stock pursuant to the CSPA, and which shares were registered under the S-1. All sales occurred during the three month period ended March 31, 2021 and resulted in the receipt by the Company of net proceeds in the amount of $847,000 during the six months ended 30 June 2021, which is the final amount the Company will receive from the sale of these shares, which includes proceeds from two unrelated third party for shares of our common stock acquired from Triton.

 

The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share.

 

The Company is a leader in data security and privacy management (a critical element of IT security), providing solutions for All Things Data Security™, across the enterprise and in the cloud. Trusted by over 170 clients, including over 1% of the Fortune 500, the Company provides the necessary visibility and control needed to protect at-scale, obtain compliance objectives, and enhance operational efficiencies. Our clients include leading brand name enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

 

The mounting threat landscape has accelerated security adoption rates and our extensive portfolio of data security and privacy products provide a holistic methodology to data privacy as a new security standard. Our offering is anchored in privacy management, equipping organizations with a seamless approach to safeguarding their data, protecting against attacks, and mitigating the most critical risks.

 

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Data security and privacy legislation is driving significant investment by organizations to offset risks from data breaches and damaging information disclosures of various types. We provide solutions for the marketplace that are designed to protect data via the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises architectures. Our suite of security products focus on protection of: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; intellectual property; and any other data requiring security, allowing our clients to create, share, and protect their data wherever it is stored.

 

We deliver solutions and capabilities via all technical architectures, and in formats designed for each client. Licensing and subscription models are available to conform to customer purchasing requirements. Our solutions are driven by several proprietary technologies and methodologies that we have developed or acquired, giving us our primary competitive advantage.

 

We sell substantially all of our products, solutions, and services through a sales model which combines the leverage of channel sales with the account control of direct sales, thereby providing us with significant opportunities to grow our current customer base and successfully deliver our value proposition for data privacy and security. We also make use of channel partners, distributors, and resellers which sell to end-user customers. This approach allows us to maintain close relationships with our customers and benefit from the global reach of our channel partners. Additionally, we are enhancing our product offerings and go-to-market strategy by establishing technology alliances within the IT infrastructure and security vendor ecosystem. While our products serve customers of all sizes in all industries, the marketing focus and majority of our sales focus is on targeting organizations with 100 users or more which can make larger purchases with us over time and have a greater potential lifetime value.

 

Each of our major product lines provide features and functionality which enable our clients to fully secure the value of their data. This architecture easily extends through modular functionalities, giving our clients the flexibility to select the features they require for their business needs and the flexibility to expand their usage simply by adding a license. As the result of a recent rebranding and marketing effort by the Company, the products and services offered by the Company are now marketed under the following names:

 

  Data443® Ransomware Recovery Manager™, built for the modern enterprise, its capabilities are designed to recover a workstation immediately upon infection to the last known business-operable state, without any end user or IT administrator efforts or involvement.
     
  Data Identification Manager™ (previously marketed as ClassiDocs® and FileFacets®), the Company’s award-winning data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops.

 

  Data Archive Manager™ (previously marketed as ArcMail®), a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions.
     
  Sensitive Content Manager™ (previously marketed as ARALOC®), a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage - malicious or accidental - without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.

 

  Data Placement Manager™ (previously marketed as DATAEXPRESS®), the leading data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide;
     
  Access Control Manager™ (previously marketed as Resilient Access™), enables fine-grained access controls across myriad platforms at scale for internal client systems and commercial public cloud platforms like Salesforce, Box.Net, Google G Suite, Microsoft OneDrive and others.
     
  Data Identification Manager (previously marketed as ClassiDocs® for Blockchain), provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.

 

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  Data443® Global Privacy Manager™, the privacy compliance and consumer loss mitigation platform which is integrated with ClassiDocs® to do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process Data Privacy Access Requests - removal request - with inventory by ClassiDocs®; enables the full lifecycle of Data Privacy Access Requests, Remediation, Monitoring and Reporting.
     
  IntellyWP, a leading purveyor of user experience enhancement products for webmasters for the world’s largest content management platform, WordPress.
     
  Data443® Chat History Scanner, which scans chat messages for compliance, security, PII, PI, PCI & custom keywords.
     
  GDPR Framework, CCPA Framework, and LGPD Framework WordPress Plugins, with over 30,000 active site owners combined, enables organizations of all sizes to comply with European, California and Brazilian privacy rules and regulations.

 

COVID-19 Update

 

The Company continues to closely monitor developments and is taking steps to mitigate the potential risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic to the Company, its employees and its customers. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will impact our business and operations will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain. While in the near-term we may experience reductions in our billing and revenue growth rates, we are proactively managing expenditures, including reductions of non-critical and discretionary expenses, while preserving strategic investment in sales capacity and still seeking new acquisition targets and opportunities. To protect our employees while continuing to provide the services needed by our clients the Company continues to limit customer contact, and continues to minimize employee contact with other employees by having our employees work remotely while they shelter in place as required by local regulations. The dedication of our employees and their work ethic have allowed us to continue providing critical services to our customers during these challenging times.

 

Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to adapt and change the way we have historically operated. At the end of the first quarter, we temporarily closed our office and instructed our employees to work remotely as a precautionary measure intended to minimize the risk of the virus to them, our customers, partners and the communities in which we operate. Towards the end of the second quarter, we cautiously and gradually started to open our office. While we did not require employees to work from our office, we did ensure all required adjustments were made and all local regulations and recommendations were met to ensure the safety of our employees should they voluntarily choose to work from our office. As part of the move to remote work and virtual-only customer experience, we have had to postpone or cancel customer and industry events, as well as travel to visit potential customers, or conduct them virtually. We cannot predict with certainty the impact these changes may have on our sales.

 

We believe that the impact of COVID-19 has increased the long-term opportunity to help our customers protect their data and detect threats, as well as achieve regulatory compliance. Nevertheless, in the early stages of the pandemic, we experienced some negative impact on our results of operations in the last two weeks of the first quarter of 2020, as we believe our customers’ focus turned primarily to the safety of their employees and to positioning themselves to operate under a work-from-home environment. However, since that time, we have seen companies pivot from that emergency mode to become more focused on the elevated risks associated with having a highly distributed workforce. Companies around the world now have the majority of their employees working from potentially vulnerable home networks, accessing critical on-premises data stores and infrastructure through VPNs and in cloud data stores. We believe this trend will continue in the long-term and that we are well positioned to capitalize on the opportunity ahead. As companies of all sizes and industries are increasingly facing cyberattacks, they understand that a data-centric approach to security is critical, and elevated risks are here for the long-term. This has caused increased customer engagement which has converted into new business and expansion of existing business.

 

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We remain positioned to help our clients protect against data and infrastructure against cybercrime. This has resulted in increase in traffic to our website. During the second and third quarters of 2021, we saw greater interest in our products and services, with some of this interest converting into new business or the expansion of existing business. While we are encouraged by these trends, we continue to see corporate expenditures subject to elevated scrutiny in the current environment. We have also been unable to travel to meet with prospective new clients, which has impacted our ability to convert prospects into new clients. We anticipate that as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it will continue to be challenging to estimate conversion rates of prospective business into actual new client.

 

Through September 30, 2021, there has not been a noticeable increase in accounts receivable for the Company. However, it is likely that if the COVID-19 pandemic persists and state stay-at-home orders remain in place, it is likely that more customers will be unable to keep their bills current. Further, while we have not yet experienced any interruption to our normal materials and supplies process, it is impossible to predict whether COVID-19 will cause future interruptions and delays.

 

Through September 30, 2021 we have not had any of our employees contract the COVID-19 virus. Should we have a significant number of our employees contract the COVID-19 virus it could have a negative impact on our ability to serve customers in a timely fashion.

 

For additional information on the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our business, financial condition and results of operations, see “Risk Factors” beginning on page 13 of this Prospectus.

 

CARES Act

 

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) was enacted on March 27, 2020. There are several different provisions with the CARES Act that impact income taxes for corporations. While we continue to evaluate the tax implications, we believe these provisions will not have a material impact to the financial statements.

 

Additionally, the Company has applied for, and has received, funds under the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP Loan”) after the period covered in these financial statements in the amount of $339,000. The receipt of these funds, and the forgiveness of the loan attendant to these funds, is dependent on our having initially qualified for the loan and qualifying for the forgiveness of such loan based on our future adherence to the forgiveness criteria.

 

The PPP Loan has a two-year term and bears interest at a rate of 1.0% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments are deferred for six months after the date of disbursement. The PPP Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties. The promissory note issued in connection with the PPP Loan contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

The PPP Loan was used to retain our employees, as well as for other permitted uses under the terms and conditions of the PPP Loan. The Company has applied for forgiveness of the PPP Loan.

 

The Company also received a $150,000 loan (the “EID Loan”) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (the “SBA”) under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The Company received the loan proceeds on or around May 27, 2020. The EID Loan has a thirty year term and bears interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments are deferred for twelve months after the date of disbursement. The EID Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties, and is otherwise repaid at the rate of $731 per month. The proceeds from the EID Loan must be used for working capital. The Loan Authorization and Agreement and the Note executed by the Company in connection with the EID Loan contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

The Company received a second EID loan from the SBA under the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program in the amount of $350,000 on or around June 27, 2021 (the “Second EID Loan”). The Second EID Loan has a thirty year term and bears interest at a rate of 3.75% per annum. Monthly principal and interest payments are deferred for twelve months after the date of disbursement. The Second EID Loan may be prepaid at any time prior to maturity with no prepayment penalties, and is otherwise repaid at the rate of $731 per month. The proceeds from the Second EID Loan must be used for working capital. The Loan Authorization and Agreement and the Note executed by the Company in connection with the Second EID Loan contains events of default and other provisions customary for a loan of this type.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

From time-to-time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), or other standard setting bodies, relating to the treatment and recording of certain accounting transactions. Unless otherwise discussed herein, management of the Company has determined that these recent accounting pronouncements will not have a material impact on the financial position or results of operations of the Company. For further discussion of recently issued and adopted accounting pronouncements, please see Note 1 to the consolidated financial statements included herein.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Critical Accounting Policies and Significant Judgments and Estimates

 

Our management’s discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations is based on our consolidated financial statements which we have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. In preparing our consolidated financial statements, we are required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods.

 

Critical accounting estimates are estimates for which (a) the nature of the estimate is material due to the levels of subjectivity and judgment necessary to account for highly uncertain matters or the susceptibility of such matters to change and (b) the impact of the estimate on financial condition or operating performance is material.

 

These significant accounting estimates or assumptions bear the risk of change due to the fact that there are uncertainties attached to these estimates or assumptions, and certain estimates or assumptions are difficult to measure or value.

 

Management bases its estimates on historical experience and on various assumptions that are believed to be reasonable in relation to the consolidated financial statements taken as a whole under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.

 

Management regularly evaluates the key factors and assumptions used to develop the estimates utilizing currently available information, changes in facts and circumstances, historical experience and reasonable assumptions. After such evaluations, if deemed appropriate, those estimates are adjusted accordingly.

 

Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

While our significant accounting policies are described in more detail in Note 2 of our consolidated Quarterly financial statements included in this Prospectus, we believe the following accounting policies to be critical to the judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements:

 

Assumption as a Going Concern

 

Management assumes that the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates continuity of operations, realization of assets, and liquidation of liabilities in the normal course of business. However, given our current financial position and lack of liquidity, there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.

 

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Convertible Financial Instruments

 

The Company bifurcates conversion options from their host instruments and accounts for them as free standing derivative financial instruments if certain criteria are met. The criteria include circumstances in which (a) the economic characteristics and risks of the embedded derivative instrument are not clearly and closely related to the economic characteristics and risks of the host contract, (b) the hybrid instrument that embodies both the embedded derivative instrument and the host contract is not re-measured at fair value under otherwise applicable generally accepted accounting principles with changes in fair value reported in earnings as they occur and (c) a separate instrument with the same terms as the embedded derivative instrument would be considered a derivative instrument. An exception to this rule is when the host instrument is deemed to be conventional, as that term is described under applicable GAAP.

 

When the Company has determined that the embedded conversion options should not be bifurcated from their host instruments, discounts are recorded for the intrinsic value of conversion options embedded in the instruments based upon the differences between the fair value of the underlying common stock at the commitment date of the transaction and the effective conversion price embedded in the instrument.

 

Beneficial Conversion Feature

 

The issuance of the convertible debt issued by the Company generated a beneficial conversion feature (“BCF”), which arises when a debt or equity security is issued with an embedded conversion option that is beneficial to the investor or in the money at inception because the conversion option has an effective strike price that is less than the market price of the underlying stock at the commitment date. The Company recognized the BCF by allocating the intrinsic value of the conversion option, which is the number of shares of common stock available upon conversion multiplied by the difference between the effective conversion price per share and the fair value of common stock per share on the commitment date, resulting in a discount on the convertible debt (recorded as a component of additional paid in capital).

 

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

 

The Company uses a three-tier fair value hierarchy to classify and disclose all assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis, as well as assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis, in periods subsequent to their initial measurement. The hierarchy requires the Company to use observable inputs when available, and to minimize the use of unobservable inputs, when determining fair value. The three tiers are defined as follows:

 

  Level 1—Observable inputs that reflect quoted market prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets;
     
  Level 2—Observable inputs other than quoted prices in active markets that are observable either directly or indirectly in the marketplace for identical or similar assets and liabilities; and

 

  Level 3—Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market data, which require the Company to develop its own assumptions.

 

Financial assets are considered Level 3 when their fair values are determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies or similar techniques and at least one significant model assumption or input is unobservable.

 

The fair value hierarchy gives the highest priority to quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. If the inputs used to measure the financial assets and liabilities fall within more than one level described above, the categorization is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement of the instrument.

 

Transactions involving related parties cannot be presumed to be carried out on an arm’s-length basis, as the requisite conditions of competitive, free-market dealings may not exist. Representations about transactions with related parties, if made, shall not imply that the related party transactions were consummated on terms equivalent to those that prevail in arm’s-length transactions unless such representations can be substantiated.

 

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Stock-Based Compensation

 

We measure the cost of services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments based on the fair value of the award. For employees and directors, the fair value of the award is measured on the grant date. For non-employees, as per ASU No. 2018-7, Compensation-Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting, remeasurement is not required. The fair value amount is then recognized over the period during which services are required to be provided in exchange for the award, usually the vesting period. Stock-based compensation expense is recorded by us in the same expense classifications in the consolidated statements of operations, as if such amounts were paid in cash. Also, refer to Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, in the consolidated financial statements that are included in this Prospectus.

 

Deferred Tax Assets and Income Taxes Provision

 

The Company adopted the provisions of paragraph 740-10-25-13 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification. Paragraph 740-10-25-13 which addresses the determination of whether tax benefits claimed or expected to be claimed on a tax return should be recorded in the consolidated financial statements. Under paragraph 740-10-25-13, the Company may recognize the tax benefit from an uncertain tax position only if it is more likely than not that the tax position will be sustained on examination by the taxing authorities, based on the technical merits of the position. The tax benefits recognized in the consolidated financial statements from such a position should be measured based on the largest benefit that has a greater than fifty percent (50%) likelihood of being realized upon ultimate settlement. Paragraph 740-10-25-13 also provides guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties on income taxes, accounting in interim periods and requires increased disclosures. The Company had no material adjustments to its liabilities for unrecognized income tax benefits according to the provisions of paragraph 740-10-25-13.

 

The estimated future tax effects of temporary differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities are reported in the accompanying balance sheets, as well as tax credit carry-backs and carry-forwards. The Company periodically reviews the recoverability of deferred tax assets recorded on its balance sheets and provides valuation allowances as management deems necessary.

 

Management makes judgments as to the interpretation of the tax laws that might be challenged upon an audit and cause changes to previous estimates of tax liability. In addition, the Company operates within multiple taxing jurisdictions and is subject to audit in these jurisdictions. In management’s opinion, adequate provisions for income taxes have been made for all years. If actual taxable income by tax jurisdiction varies from estimates, additional allowances or reversals of reserves may be necessary.

 

Management assumes that the realization of the Company’s net deferred tax assets resulting from its net operating loss (“NOL”) carry–forwards for Federal income tax purposes that may be offset against future taxable income was not considered more likely than not and accordingly, the potential tax benefits of the net loss carry-forwards are offset by a full valuation allowance. Management made this assumption based on (a) the Company has incurred recurring losses and presently has no revenue-producing business; (b) general economic conditions; and, (c) its ability to raise additional funds to support its daily operations by way of a public or private offering, among other factors.

 

Outlook

 

Our continued objective is to further integrate our growing suite of proven industry leading data security and privacy offerings and deliver the combined offering to our growing stable of enterprise and medium-sized clients directly and via our partner channel. Data privacy concerns continue to grow lockstep with security breaches and ongoing expansion of data storage, consumption and spread of telework, telehealth and remote learning requirements.

 

We have utilized, and expect to continue to utilize, acquisitions to contribute to our long-term growth objectives. During fiscal 2021 we hope to continue to acquire complimentary business assets and client bases. Some of the key element to our growth strategy include, without limitation:

 

  Improve and extend our technological capabilities, domestically and internationally.
  Further integrate our product offerings to provide an unmatched data privacy platform.

 

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  Focus on underserved markets, such as sports teams (at all levels) and medium-sized businesses.
  Deliver capabilities via unconventional channels, including open-source and “freemium” and trial subscription models.
  Leverage our existing relationships for professional references, association and internal private industry level promotional events and other high-value and successful product positional activities.
  Be prepared to capture and execute on opportunities in the acquisition marketplace.
  Continued focus on net bookings with minimum long-term contract value.
  Improve SaaS Services with high increasing ‘attach’ rate for additional capabilities.
  Increase year-over-year conversions from perpetual one-time contract sales to multiyear recurring subscription revenue agreements.

 

While we report primarily income based on recognized and deferred revenue, another measurement internally for the business is booked revenues. Management utilizes this measure to track numerous indicators such as: contract value growth; initial contract value per customer; and, certain other values that change quarter-over-quarter. These results may also be subject to, and impacted by, sales compensation plans, internal performance objectives, and other activities. We continue to increase revenue from our existing operations. We generally recognize revenue from customers ratably over the terms of their subscription, which is generally one year at a time. As a result, a substantial portion of the revenue we report in each period is attributable to the recognition of deferred revenue relating to agreements that we entered into during previous periods. Consequently, any increase or decline in new sales or renewals in any one period will not be immediately reflected in our revenue for that period. Any such change, however, would affect our revenue in future periods. Accordingly, the effect of downturns or upturns in new sales and potential changes in our rate of renewals may not be fully reflected in our results of operations until future periods.

 

In December 2019, COVID-19 was reported in China; in January 2020 the World Health Organization (“WHO”) declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern;, and, in March 2020 the WHO declared it a pandemic. The long-term impact of COVID-19 on our operational and financial performance will depend on certain developments including the duration, spread, severity, and potential recurrence of the virus. Our future performance will also depend on the impact of COVID-19 on our customers, partners, employee productivity, and sales cycles, including as a result of travel restrictions. These potential developments are uncertain and cannot be predicted and as such, the extent to which COVID-19 will impact our business, operations, financial condition and results of operations over the long term is unknown. Furthermore, due to our shift to a predominantly subscription model, the effect of COVID-19 may not be fully reflected in our results of operations until future periods.

 

While we are actively managing our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its impact on our year 2021 results and beyond is uncertain. We continue to conduct business as usual with modifications to employee travel, employee work locations, customer interactions, and cancellation of certain marketing events, among other things. We will continue to actively monitor the situation and may take further actions that alter our business operations as may be required by federal, state, or local authorities, or that we determine are in the best interests of our employees, customers, partners, suppliers, and stockholders. The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic may impact our longer-term operational and financial performance remains uncertain. Furthermore, due to our subscription-based business model, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic may not be fully reflected in our results of operations until future periods, if at all. The extent of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will depend on several factors, including the pace of reopening the economy around the world; the possible resurgence in the spread of the virus; the development cycle of therapeutics and vaccines; the impact on our customers and our sales cycles; the impact on our customer, employee, and industry events; and the effect on our vendors. Please see “Risk Factors” beginning on page 13 of this Prospectus for a further description of the material risks we currently face, including the risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 COMPARED TO THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

Revenue

 

We recognized $1,495,000 and $3,095,000 of revenue during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021, respectively, compared to $700,000 and $1,644,000 of revenue during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020. We had net billings for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 of $1,832,000 and $3,011,000, respectively, compared to $835,000 and $2,370,000 in the prior year periods. Deferred revenues were $1,135,000 as of September 30, 2021, a decrease of $343,000 from $1,478,000 as of December 31, 2020.

 

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General and Administrative Expenses

 

General and administrative expenses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 amounted to $1,061,000 and $3,806,000, respectively, as compared to $858,000 and $3,950,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively, which is an increase of $203,000, or 24%, and a decrease of $143,000, or 4%, respectively. The expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily consisted of management costs, costs to integrate assets we acquired and to expand sales, audit and review fees, filing fees, professional fees, and other expenses, including the re-classification of sales-related management expenses, in connection with the projected growth of the Company’s business, and professional fees and expenses related to the filing of the Company’s S-1 Registration Statement and application to list its common stock on Nasdaq. Expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 consisted of primarily the same items, excluding same for the Company’s S-1 filing and Nasdaq application.

 

Sales and Marketing Expenses

 

Sales and marketing expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 amounted to $89,000 and $234,000, respectively, as compared to $3,000 and $151,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively, which is an increase of $86,000, or 2,863%, and $83,000, or 55%, respectively. The expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 primarily consisted of sponsorship of major trade conferences, engaging tier-1 analyst coverage, and growing our sales operation, with some previously reported expenses (primarily management costs) reclassified to general and administrative expenses. Expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 consisted of primarily the same items.

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

The net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 was $974,000 and $4,696,000 as compared to a net loss of $1,500,000 and $14,254,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. The net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 was mainly derived from a loss on change in fair value of derivative liability of $68,000 and $432,000, respectively, associated with convertible notes payable and convertible preferred stock and gross margins of $1,346,000 and $2,683,000, respectively, offset in part by general and administrative, and sales and marketing expenses incurred.

 

The net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020 was mainly derived from a loss on change in fair value of derivative liability of $420,000 and $9,698,000, respectively, associated with convertible notes payable and gross margins of $592,000 and $1,482,000, respectively, offset in part by general and administrative, and sales and marketing expenses incurred.

 

Provision for Income Tax

 

No provision for income taxes was recorded in either the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 or 2020, as we have incurred taxable losses in both periods.

 

Related Party Transactions

 

The following individuals and entities have been identified as related parties based on their affiliation with our CEO, Jason Remillard:

 

Jason Remillard

 

Myriad Software Productions, LLC

 

The following amounts were owed to related parties, affiliated with the CEO and Chairman of the Board, at the dates indicated:

 

    September 30, 2021     December 31, 2019  
Jason Remillard   $ 143,578     $ 155,848  

 

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CASH FLOW FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 COMPARED TO THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

We require cash to fund our operating expenses and working capital requirements, including outlays for capital expenditures. As of September 30, 2021, our principal sources of liquidity were cash of $1,378,000; trade accounts receivable of $102,000; and, other current assets of $11,000, as compared to cash or cash equivalents of $483,000; trade accounts receivable of $77,000, and other current assets of $9,000 as of September 30, 2020.

 

During the last two years, and through October 26, 2021 (the date of our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2021 was filed), we have faced an increasingly challenging liquidity situation that has impacted our ability to execute our operating plan. We started generating revenue in the fourth quarter of 2018, and we have continued to increase revenue through September 30, 2021 as we have actively sought to grow our business in the data security and data privacy markets. We have also been required to maintain our corporate existence; satisfy the requirements of being a public company; and, have chosen to become a mandatory filer with the SEC. We will need to obtain capital to continue operations. There is no assurance that our Company will be able to secure such funding on acceptable (or any) terms. During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, we reported a loss from operations of $1,357,000 and $2,619,000, respectively; and, generated (used) cash flows from operating activities totaling $58,000 and ($584,000), respectively, for the same periods. We had a beginning cash balance of $59,000 as of January 01, 2021, and a beginning cash balance of $19,000 as of January 01, 2020.

 

As of September 30, 2021, we had assets of cash in the amount of $1,378,000 and other current assets in the amount of $112,000. As of September 30, 2021, we had current liabilities of $3,890,000. The Company’s accumulated deficit was $40,230,125, largely due to derivate liability treatments.

 

As of September 30, 2020, we had assets of cash in the amount of $483,000 and other current assets in the amount of $86,000. As of September 30, 2020, we had current liabilities of $9,656,000. The Company’s accumulated deficit was $35,865,000, largely due to derivate liability treatments.

 

We will require additional capital to continue to operate our business, and to further expand our business. Sources of additional capital through various financing transactions or arrangements with third parties may include equity or debt financing, bank loans or revolving credit facilities. We may not be successful in locating suitable financing transactions in the time period required or at all, and we may not obtain the capital we require by other means. Unless the Company can attract additional investment, the future of the Company operating as a going concern is in serious doubt.

 

We are obligated to file annual, quarterly and current reports with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes-Oxley”) and the rules subsequently implemented by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board have imposed various requirements on public companies, including requiring changes in corporate governance practices. We expect these rules and regulations to increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities of ours more time- consuming and costly. In order to meet the needs to comply with the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act, we will need investment of capital.

 

Management has determined that additional capital will be required in the form of equity or debt securities. There is no assurance that management will be able to raise capital on terms acceptable to the Company. We also continue to monitor the effects COVID-19 could have on our operations and liquidity including our ability to collect account receivable timely from our customers due to the economic impacts COVID-19 could have on the general economy. If we are unable to obtain sufficient amounts of additional capital, we may have to cease filing the required reports and cease operations completely. If we obtain additional funds by selling any of our equity securities or by issuing common stock to pay current or future obligations, the percentage ownership of our shareholders will be reduced, shareholders may experience additional dilution, or the equity securities may have rights preferences or privileges senior to the common stock.

 

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Investing Activities

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021, we used funds in investing activities of $138,000 to purchase property and equipment. During the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we used funds in investing activities of $285,000 to acquire intellectual property and purchase property and equipment.

 

Common Stock Reverse Split

 

On February 19, 2021, we announced the approval of a reverse stock split of our common stock and a reduction in the number of authorized, each within a specified range, with a final decision to be made by our board of directors. On June 14, 2021, we were advised by the Nevada Secretary of State that it had accepted the Company’s filing of a Certificate of Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation, with a filing and effective date of June 11, 2021 (the “Certificate of Amendment”). The Certificate of Amendment (i) reduced the number of authorized shares of common stock to one billion (1,000,000,000); and, (ii) effected a reverse stock split (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its issued common stock in a ratio of 1-for-2,000. The preferred stock of the Company was not changed. Trading of our common stock began on a split-adjusted basis on July 1, 2021. All common stock and per share data have been retroactively adjusted for the impact of the split.

 

Financing Activities

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2021 we raised net proceeds of $390,000 through the issuance of our Series B Convertible Stock in the gross amount of $417,750. We also raised net proceeds of $847,000 through the issuance of our common stock. We raised proceeds of $366,000 through loans from related parties and repaid $538,000 to related parties. We raised net proceeds of $642,000 through the issuance of our convertible note and net proceeds of $3,713,000 through the issuance of our notes payable, and repaid $3,953,000 on notes payable. By comparison, during the nine months ended September 30, 2020, we raised net proceeds of $1,352,250 through the issuance of our convertible promissory notes in the gross amount of $1,641,500. We also repaid $685,000 on notes payable. We raised proceeds of $242,000 through loans from related parties and repaid $692,000 to related parties.

 

We are dependent upon the receipt of capital investment or other financing to fund our ongoing operations and to execute our business plan for growth in the data security market. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, we may not be able to implement our plan of operations.

 

Going Concern

 

The consolidated financial statements included in this Prospectus have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies that our Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. Our Company has generated limited revenues since inception and has never paid any dividends and is unlikely to pay dividends or generate earnings in the immediate or foreseeable future. The continuation of our company as a going concern is dependent upon the ability of our company to obtain necessary financing to achieve our operating objectives, and the attainment of profitable operations. As of September 30, 2021, our Company has an accumulated deficit of $40,230,125. We do not have sufficient working capital to enable us to carry out our plan of operation for the next twelve months.

 

Due to the uncertainty of our ability to meet our current operating expenses and the capital expenses noted above in their report on the consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, our independent auditors included an explanatory paragraph regarding concerns about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our consolidated financial statements contain additional note disclosures describing the circumstances that lead to this disclosure by our independent auditors.

 

The continuation of our business is dependent upon us raising additional financial support. The issuance of additional equity or debt securities by us could result in a significant dilution in the equity interests of our current stockholders. Obtaining commercial loans, assuming those loans would be available, will increase our liabilities and future cash commitments. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to raise any additional capital.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

There are no off-balance sheet arrangements that have or are reasonably likely to have a current or future effect on our financial condition, changes in financial condition, revenues or expenses, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources that are material to investors.

 

Management’s Plans

 

Our plan is to continue to grow our business through strategic acquisitions, and then expand selling across our subsidiaries and affiliated companies. During the next twelve months, we anticipate incurring costs related to (i) filing of Exchange Act reports; and, (ii) operating our businesses. We will require additional operating capital to maintain and continue operations. We will need to raise additional capital through debt or equity financing, and there is no assurance we will be able to raise the necessary capital.

 

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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 COMPARED TO THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

Our operations for the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 are outlined below:

 

    Year Ended        
    December 31,        
    2020     2019     Change  
Revenue   $ 2,474,627     $ 1,453,413     $ 1,021,214  
Cost of revenue     303,515       117,106       186,409  
Gross Profit     2,171,112       1,336,307       834,805  
Gross Profit Percentage     88 %     92 %     (4 )%
                         
Operating expense     6,071,597       5,270,386       801,211  
Other income (expense)     (10,006,700 )     3,326,708       (13,333,408 )
Net loss   $ (13,907,185 )   $ (607,371 )   $ (13,299,814 )

 

Revenue

 

The increase in revenue was primarily due to revenues from assets acquired during 2020.

 

Cost of revenue

 

Cost of revenue consists of direct expense, such as sales commission, shipping, and supplies. The increase in cost of revenue was primarily due to an increase in revenue.

 

For the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 our operating expenses are as follows:

 

    Year Ended        
    December 31,        
    2020     2019     Change  
Operating expenses                        
General and administrative   $ 5,830,703     $ 4,796,652     $ 1,034,051  
Sales and marketing     240,894       469,529       (228,635 )
Research and development     -       4,205       (4,205 )
Total operating expenses   $ 6,071,597     $ 5,270,386     $ 801,211  

 

General and Administrative Expenses

 

The general and administrative expenses primarily consisted of management costs, costs to integrate assets we acquired and to expand sales, product enhancements, audit and review fees, filing fees, professional fees, and other expenses related to SEC reporting, including the re-classification of sales-related management expenses, in connection with the projected growth of the Company’s business. The increase in general and administrative expense was primarily due to an increase in amortization of intangible assets, payroll expense, professional fees.

 

Sales and Marketing Expenses

 

The sales and marketing expenses primarily consisted of developing a sales operation, with some previously reported expenses, primarily management costs, reclassified to general and administrative expenses. The decrease in sales and marketing expense was primarily due to a decrease in consulting and management costs.

 

Other income (expense)

 

Other income for the year ended December 31, 2020 consisted of interest expense, loss on change in fair value of derivative, and loss on settlement and extinguishment of debt. Other income for the year ended December 31, 2019 consisted of interest expense, gain on change in fair value of derivative, gain on contingent liability, and loss on settlement on lawsuit. The increase in other income was primarily due to change in fair value of derivative liabilities.

 

Net Loss

 

The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020 was mainly derived from an operating loss of $3,900,485, and loss on change in fair value of derivative liability of $7,406,416. The net loss for the year ended December 31, 2019 was mainly derived from an operating loss of $3,934,079, due in part by increased general and administrative costs and reduced by other net income of $3,326,708, which was mainly from a gain on change in fair value of derivative liability of $7,238,498.

 

CASH FLOW FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020 COMPARED TO THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

The following table provides selected financial data about our company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

Working Capital

 

The following table provides selected financial data about our company as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

 

    December 31,     December 31,        
    2020     2019     Change  
Current assets   $ 195,286     $ 91,337     $ 103,949  
Current liabilities   $ 5,617,390     $ 9,494,908     $ (3,877,518 )
Working capital deficiency   $ (5,422,104 )   $ (9,403,571 )   $ 3,981,467  

 

We require cash to fund our operating expenses and working capital requirements, including outlays for capital expenditures. As of December 31, 2020, our principal sources of liquidity were cash of $58,783 and trade accounts receivable of $136,503, as compared to cash of $18,673, trade accounts receivable of $63,556, inventory of $8,301 and other current assets of $807 as of December 31, 2019.

 

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During the last two years, and through the date of this Annual Report, we have faced an increasingly challenging liquidity situation that has severely limited our ability to execute our operating plan. We generated no revenue until the fourth quarter of 2018, though we have actively prepared to initiate business in the data security market. We have also been required to maintain our corporate existence, satisfy the requirements of being a public company, and have chosen to become a mandatory filer with the SEC. We will need to obtain capital to continue operations. There is no assurance that we will be able to secure such funding on acceptable (or any) terms. During the year ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, we reported a loss from operations of $3,900,485 and $3,934,079, respectively, and had negative cash flows used in operating activities of $758,479 and $828,437, respectively, for the same periods.

 

As of December 31, 2020, we had assets of cash in the amount of $58,783 and other current assets in the amount of $136,503. As of December 31, 2020, we had current liabilities of $5,617,390. The Company’s accumulated deficit as of December 31, 2020 was $35,518,584.

 

As of December 31, 2019, we had assets of cash in the amount of $18,673 and other current assets in the amount of $72,664. As of December 31, 2019, we had current liabilities of $9,494,908. The Company’s accumulated deficit as of December 31, 2019 was $21,610,915. The decrease in working capital deficiency was primarily due to a decrease in derivative liability, offset by an increase in deferred revenue, convertible notes, due to related party and license fee payable.

 

The revenues, if any, generated from our acquisitions alone will not be sufficient to fund our operations or planned growth. We will require additional capital to continue to operate our business, and to further expand our business. Sources of additional capital through various financing transactions or arrangements with third parties may include equity or debt financing, bank loans or revolving credit facilities. We may not be successful in locating suitable financing transactions in the time period required or at all, and we may not obtain the capital we require by other means. Unless the Company can attract additional investment, the future of the Company operating as a going concern is in serious doubt.

 

We are now obligated to file annual, quarterly and current reports with the SEC pursuant to the Exchange Act. In addition, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (“Sarbanes-Oxley”) and the rules subsequently implemented by the SEC and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board have imposed various requirements on public companies, including requiring changes in corporate governance practices. We expect these rules and regulations to increase our legal and financial compliance costs and to make some activities of ours more time-consuming and costly. In order to meet the needs to comply with the requirements of the Exchange Act, we will need investment of capital.

 

Management has determined that additional capital will be required in the form of equity or debt securities. There is no assurance that management will be able to raise capital on terms acceptable to the Company.

 

If we are unable to obtain sufficient amounts of additional capital, we may have to cease filing the required reports and cease operations completely. If we obtain additional funds by selling any of our equity securities or by issuing common stock to pay current or future obligations, the percentage ownership of our shareholders will be reduced, shareholders may experience additional dilution, or the equity securities may have rights preferences or privileges senior to the common stock.

 

Cash Flow

 

    Year Ended        
    December 31,        
    2020     2019     Change  
Cash used in operating activities   $ (758,479 )   $ (828,437 )   $ 69,958  
Cash used in investing activities   $ (461,400 )   $ (279,938 )   $ (181,462 )
Cash provided by financing activities   $ 1,259,989     $ 802,113     $ 457,876  
Cash on hand   $ 58,783     $ 18,673     $ 40,110  

 

Operating Activities

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, our Company used $758,479 in operating activities, compared to $828,437 during the year ended December 31, 2019. Cash used in operation activities was primarily due to an increase in operating liabilities.

 

Investing Activities

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, we used funds in investing activities of $315,000 to acquire intellectual property and $146,400 to acquire property and equipment. During the year ended December 31, 2019, we used funds in investing activities of $269,309 to acquire intellectual property and $10,629 to acquire property and equipment.

 

Financing Activities

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020 we raised $50,000 through the issuance of Series B Preferred Stock; $1,502,250 from issuance of convertible debt; $2,147,996 from issuance of notes payable; and, $299,173 from loan from related party, offset in part through repayment of $1,689,846 on notes payable; repayment to related party of $976,257 and, $73,327 of capital lease payments. By comparison, during the year ended December 31, 2019 we raised $500,000 through the issuance of approximately 557,936 shares of our common stock and warrants to acquire approximately 291,219 shares of our common stock on a post reverse split basis, $440,000 for stock subscriptions of commons stock and warrants to be issued later, and $676,000 from issuance of convertible debt, $215,120 from issuance of notes payable, $12,900 from loan form related party, offset in part through repayment of $650,000 on notes payable, repayment to related party of $371,623 and $20,284 of capital lease payments.

 

We are dependent upon the receipt of capital investment or other financing to fund our ongoing operations and to execute our business plan. In addition, we are dependent upon our controlling shareholder to provide continued funding and capital resources. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, we may not be able to implement our plan of operations.

 

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BUSINESS

 

Business History

 

Our company was incorporated as LandStar, Inc., a Nevada corporation, on May 4, 1998, for the purpose of purchasing, developing and reselling real property, with its principal focus on the development of raw land. From incorporation through December 31, 1998, we had no business operations and was a development-stage company. We did not purchase or develop any properties and decided to change our business plan and operations. On March 31, 1999, we acquired approximately 98.5% of the common stock of Rebound Rubber Corp. (“Rebound Rubber”) pursuant to a share exchange agreement with Rebound Rubber and substantially all of Rebound Rubber’s shareholders. The acquisition was effected by issuing 14,500,100 shares of common stock, which constituted 14.5% of the 100,000,000 of our authorized shares, and 50.6% of the 28,622,100 issued and outstanding shares on completion of the acquisition.

 

The share exchange with Rebound Rubber (and other transactions occurring in March 1999) resulted in a change of control and the appointment of new officers and directors. These transactions also changed our focus to the development and utilization of technology to de-vulcanize and reactivate recycled rubber for resale as a raw material in the production of new rubber products. Our business strategy was to sell the de-vulcanized material (and compounds using the materials) to manufacturers of rubber products.

 

Prior to 2001 we had no revenues. In 2001 and 2002 revenues were derived from management services rendered to a rubber recycling company.

 

In August 2001, we amended our Articles of Incorporation to authorize 500,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 150,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share. We may designate preferred stock into specific classes by action of our board of directors. In May 2008, our board of directors established a class of Convertible Preferred Series A (the “Series A”), authorizing 10,000,000 shares. When established, among other things, (i) each share of Series A was convertible into 1,000 shares of our common stock, and (ii) a holder of Series A was entitled to vote 1,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by stockholders.

 

In September 2008, we amended our Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares to 985,000,000, $0.001 par value per share, further amended the Articles in January 2009 to increase the number of authorized shares to 4,000,000,000, and in January 2010 amended our Articles to increase the number of authorized shares to 8,888,000,000.

 

We were effectively dormant for a number of years. In or around February 2014, there was a change in control whereby Kevin Hayes acquired 1,000,000 shares of the Series A and was appointed as our sole director and officer. In or around April 2017, there was another change in control when Mr. Hayes sold the 1,000,000 shares of Series A to Hybrid Titan Management, which then proceeded to assign the Series A to William Alessi. Mr. Alessi was then appointed as our sole director and officer. Mr. Alessi initiated legal action in his home state of North Carolina to confirm, among other things, his ownership of the Series A; his “control” over the company, and the status of creditors of the company. In or around June 2017, the court entered judgment in favor of Mr. Alessi, confirming his majority ownership and control of the company.

 

In or around July 2017, while under the majority ownership and management of Mr. Alessi, we sought to effect a merger transaction (the “Merger”) under which the company would be merged into Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (“Data443”). Data443 was originally formed under the name LandStar, Inc. The name of the North Carolina corporation was changed to Data443 in December 2017. In November 2017, our controlling interest was acquired by our current chief executive officer and sole board member, Jason Remillard, when he acquired all of the Series A shares from Mr. Alessi. In that same transaction, Mr. Remillard also acquired all of the shares of Data443 from Mr. Alessi. Mr. Remillard was then appointed as our sole director and sole officer and of Data443.

 

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In January 2018, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Myriad Software Productions, LLC, which was owned 100% by Mr. Remillard. Those assets were comprised of the software program known as ClassiDocs®, and all intellectual property and goodwill associated therewith. As a result of the acquisition, the Company was no longer a “shell” under applicable securities rules. In consideration for the acquisition, we agreed to a purchase price of $1,500,000, comprised of: (i) $50,000 paid at closing; (ii) $250,000 in the form of a promissory note; and (iii) $1,200,000 in shares of our common stock, valued as of the closing, which equated to 800 shares of our common stock. The shares have not yet been issued and are not included as part of our issued and outstanding shares. However, these shares have been recorded as “Acquisition of ClassiDocs” included in additional paid in capital within our financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019.

 

In April 2018, we amended the designation for our Series A by providing that a holder of Series A was entitled to (i) vote 15,000 shares of common stock for each share of Series A on all matters submitted to a vote by stockholders, and (ii) convert each share of Series A into 1,000 shares of our common stock.

 

In May 2018, the Company amended and restated its Articles of Incorporation. The total authorized number of shares is 8,888,000,000 shares of common stock, $0.001 par value per share, and 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value per share, designated in the discretion of our board of directors. The Series A remains in full force and effect.

 

In June 2018, after careful analysis and in reliance upon professional advisors we retained, it was determined that the Merger had, in fact, not been completed, and that the Merger was not in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders. As such, the Merger was legally terminated. In place of the Merger, in June 2018, we acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock of Data443 (the “Share Exchange”). As a result of the Share Exchange, Data443 became our wholly-owned subsidiary, with both the Company and Data443 continuing to exist as corporate entities. As consideration in the Share Exchange, we agreed to issue to Mr. Remillard: (a) 67 shares of our common stock and (b) on the eighteen-month anniversary of the closing of the Share Exchange (the “Earn Out Date”), an additional 67 shares of our common stock, provided that Data443 has at least an additional $1,000,000 in revenue by the Earn Out Date (not including revenue directly from acquisitions). None of the shares of our common stock to be issued to Mr. Remillard under the Share Exchange have been issued. As such, none of said shares are included as part of our issued and outstanding shares. However, these shares have been recorded as “Share exchange with related party for Data443 additional share issuable” included in additional paid in capital within our financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019.

 

On or about June 29, 2018, we secured the rights to the WordPress GDPR Framework through our wholly-owned subsidiary Data443 for a total consideration of €40,001, or approximately $46,521, payable in four payments of approximately €10,000, with the first payment due at closing, and the remaining payments due at the end of July, August and September 2018. Upon issuance of the final payment, we gained the right to enter into an asset transfer agreement for the nominal cost of one euro (€1).

 

On or about October 22, 2018, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Modevity, LLC (“Modevity”) to acquire certain assets collectively known as ARALOC®, a software-as-a service (“SaaS”) platform that provides cloud-based data storage, protection, and workflow automation. The acquired assets consist of intellectual and related intangible property including applications and associated software code, and trademarks. Access to books and records related to the customers and revenues Modevity created on the ARALOC platform were also included in the asset purchase agreement. These assets were substantially less than the total assets of Modevity, and revenues from the platform comprised a portion of the overall sales of Modevity. We are required to create the technical capabilities to support the ongoing operation of this SaaS platform. A substantial effort on our part is needed to continue generating ARALOC revenues through development of a sales force, as well as billing and collection processes. We paid Modevity (i) $200,000 in cash, (ii) $750,000, in the form of a 10-month promissory note, and (iii) 110 shares of our common stock.

 

On June 21, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its articles of incorporation to increase the total number authorized shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share, from 8,888,000,000 shares to 15,000,000,000 shares.

 

On September 16, 2019, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with DMBGroup, LLC to acquire certain assets collectively known as DataExpressTM, a software platform for secure sensitive data transfer within the hybrid cloud. The total purchase price of approximately $2.8 million consists of: (i) a $410,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a promissory note in the amount of $940,000, payable in the amount of $41,661 over 24 monthly payments starting on October 15, 2019, accruing at a rate of 6% per annum; (iii) assumption of approximately $98,000 in liabilities and, (iv) approximately 2 shares of our common stock. As of December 31, 2019, these shares have not been issued and are recorded as “Stock issuable for asset purchase” included in additional paid in capital.

 

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On October 14, 2019, the Company filed an amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to change its name to Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., and to effect a 1-for-750 reverse stock split of its issued and outstanding shares of common and preferred shares, each with $0.001 par value, and to reduce the numbers of authorized common and preferred shares to 60,000,000 and 337,500, respectively. On October 28, 2019, the name change and the split and changes in authorized common and preferred shares was effected, resulting in approximately 7,282,678,714 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock to be reduced to approximately 9,710,239, and 1,000,000 issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s preferred shares to be reduced to 1,334 as of October 28, 2019. All per share amounts and number of shares, including the authorized shares, in the consolidated financial statements and related notes have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse stock split and decrease in authorized common and preferred shares.

 

On March 5, 2020 the Company amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 250,000,000. On April 15, 2020 the Company further amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 750,000,000. On August 17, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock to 1.5 billion. On November 25, 2020 the Company filed a Certificate of Designation to authorize and create its Series B Preferred shares, consisting of 80,000 shares. On December 15, 2020 the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock from 1.5 billion to 1.8 billion. Thereafter, the Company again amended its Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of shares of authorized common stock from 1.8 billion to 3.8 billion.

 

On August 13, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement to acquire certain assets collectively known as FileFacets, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops. The total purchase price was $135,000, which amount was paid in full at the closing of the transaction.

 

On September 21, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with the owners of a business known as IntellyWP™, to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as IntellyWP™, an Italy-based developer that produces WordPress plug-ins that enhance the overall user experience for webmaster and end users. The total purchase price of $135,000 consists of: (i) a $55,000 cash payment at closing; (ii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon completion of certain training; and, (iii) a cash payment of $40,000 upon the Company collecting $25,000 from the assets acquired in the subject transaction.

 

On October 8, 2020, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Resilient Network Systems, Inc. (“RNS”) to acquire the intellectual property rights and certain assets collectively known as Resilient Networks™, a Silicon Valley based SaaS platform that performs SSO and adaptive access control “on the fly” with sophisticated and flexible policy workflows for authentication and authorization. The total purchase price of $305,000 consists of: (i) a $125,000 cash payment at closing; and, (ii) the issuance of 9,575 shares of our common stock to RNS.

 

On December 11, 2020, the Company entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement (“CSPA”) with Triton Funds, LP, a Delaware limited partnership (“Triton”), an unrelated third party. Triton agreed to invest $1 million in the Company in the form of common stock purchases. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the CSPA, the Company agreed to sell to Triton common shares of the Company having an aggregate value of One Million Dollars ($1,000,000). The price of the shares to be sold will be $0.006 per shares. Triton’s obligation to purchase securities is conditioned on certain factors including, but not limited, to the Company having an effective registration available for resale of the securities being purchased; a minimum closing price of $0.009 per share for the Company’s common stock on the delivery date for the shares; and, Triton’s ownership not exceeding 9.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company at any time. The Company filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the SEC on December 28, 2020. The S-1 was declared effective by the SEC as of January 26, 2021.

 

On February 12, 2021, and effective January 31, 2021 the Company declared terminated each of the ArcMail Agreements. The Company has asserted numerous claims under the ArcMail Agreements. Further, Wala lost all rights to the ArcMail Assets through a foreclosure action brought by certain secured creditors of Wala (the “Wala Creditors”). The Company considers its relationship with Wala to be closed and will not pursue any further action in that regard.

 

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On February 12, 2021 the Company closed its acquisition of the ArcMail Assets from the Wala Creditors pursuant to the terms and conditions of an Asset Sale Agreement executed by and between the Company and the Wala Creditors. The effective date of the Asset Sale Agreement and the acquisition was deemed to be January 31, 2021. Total purchase price (the “Purchase Price”) was One Million Four Hundred Four Thousand Dollars ($1,404,000), evidenced by three promissory notes in favor of the Wala Creditors in the total amount of the Purchase Price (the “Notes”). Payments under the Notes commence in 30-days and continue monthly thereafter for 60-months. The Notes are secured by a pledge of the ArcMail Assets as collateral under the terms of a Security Agreement in favor of the Wala Creditors. The foregoing descriptions of the Asset Sale Agreement; Notes; and, Security Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by the actual language contained in the Asset Sale Agreement, Notes, and Security Agreement, respectively.

 

On February 23, 2021, the Company filed with the SEC its Schedule 14C, Preliminary Information Statement, providing notice that the Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of our shares entitled to vote had approved and authorized the following actions:

 

(1)       Amendment of our articles of incorporation (the “Articles of Incorporation”) to provide for a decrease in the authorized shares of the Company’s common stock from 1,800,000,000 to a number of not less than 10,000,000 and not more than 1,000,000,000 (the “Authorized Common Stock Reduction”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement on Schedule 14C with respect to these actions the “Definitive Information Statement”), with the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) having the discretion to determine whether or not the Authorized Common Stock Reduction is to be effected, and if effected, the exact number of the Authorized Common Stock Reduction within the above range.

 

(2)       That the Board be authorized to implement through the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation a reverse stock split of the Company’s Common Stock by a ratio of not less than 1-for-10 and not more than 1-for-2,000, (the “Reverse Split”), at any time prior to the one year anniversary of the filing of the Definitive Information Statement, with the Board having the discretion to determine whether or not the Reverse Split is to be effected, and if effected, the exact ratio for the Reverse Split within the above range.

 

On April 23, 2021, the Company entered into and closed a financing transaction pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with Auctus Fund, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company (“Auctus”). Pursuant to the Purchase Agreement, Auctus purchased from the Company a Senior Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the aggregate principal amount of $832,000.00 (the “Principal Amount”), and delivered gross proceeds of $750,000.00 (excluded were legal fees for Auctus and a transaction fee charged by Auctus). The Note is secured by a security interest in the assets of the Company and its subsidiaries, pursuant to the terms and conditions of a Security Agreement (the “Security Agreement”). Timely payment under the Note is further secured by the issuance of Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “Second Warrant”) to Auctus for 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $15.00, exercisable only in the event of a default under the Note. Interest on the Principal Amount of the Note accrues at the rate of 12% per annum, which amount is fully due and owing upon the issuance of the Note. Repayment of all amounts due under the Note shall be tendered on the 12-month anniversary of the Note. The Note may be prepaid in whole at any time without prepayment penalty or premium. If the Company fails to meet its obligations under the terms of the Note, the Note shall become immediately due and payable and subject to penalties provided for in the Note. The Company also granted to Auctus warrants to acquire 55,467 shares of the Company’s common stock pursuant to a Common Stock Purchase Warrant (the “First Warrant”). Exercise price for the warrants is $15.00, with a cashless exercise option. Both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant impose an obligation on the Company to reserve for issuance that number of shares of the Company’s common stock which is 5 times the number of shares issuable under both the First Warrant and the Second Warrant.

 

As of September 30, 2021, the Company had sold to Triton 83,334 shares of its common stock pursuant to the CSPA, and which shares were registered under the S-1. All sales occurred during the three month period ended March 31, 2021 and resulted in the receipt by the Company of net proceeds in the amount of $847,000 during the six months ended 30 June 2021, which is the final amount the Company will receive from the sale of these shares, which includes proceeds from two unrelated third party for shares of our common stock acquired from Triton.

 

The 1-for-2,000 Reverse Stock split was processed by FINRA and became effective at the start of trading on July 1, 2021. As a result of the Reverse Stock Split, every 2,000 shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.001 per share, were converted into one (1) share of common stock, par value $0.001 per share.

 

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Business Overview

 

The Company is a leader in data security and privacy management (a critical element of IT security), providing solutions for All Things Data Security™, across the enterprise and in the cloud. Trusted by over 170 clients, including over 1% of the Fortune 500, the Company provides the necessary visibility and control needed to protect at-scale, obtain compliance objectives, and enhance operational efficiencies. Our clients include leading brand name enterprises in a diverse set of industries, including financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, technology, and telecommunications.

 

The mounting threat landscape has accelerated security adoption rates and our extensive portfolio of data security and privacy products provide a holistic methodology to data privacy as a new security standard. Our offering is anchored in privacy management, equipping organizations with a seamless approach to safeguarding their data, protecting against attacks, and mitigating the most critical risks.

 

Data security and privacy legislation is driving significant investment by organizations to offset risks from data breaches and damaging information disclosures of various types. We provide solutions for the marketplace that are designed to protect data via the cloud, hybrid, and on-premises architectures. Our suite of security products focus on protection of: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; intellectual property; and any other data requiring security, allowing our clients to create, share, and protect their data wherever it is stored.

 

We deliver solutions and capabilities via all technical architectures, and in formats designed for each client. Licensing and subscription models are available to conform to customer purchasing requirements. Our solutions are driven by several proprietary technologies and methodologies that we have developed or acquired, giving us our primary competitive advantage.

 

We sell substantially all of our products, solutions, and services through a sales model which combines the leverage of channel sales with the account control of direct sales, thereby providing us with significant opportunities to grow our current customer base and successfully deliver our value proposition for data privacy and security. We also make use of channel partners, distributors, and resellers which sell to end-user customers. This approach allows us to maintain close relationships with our customers and benefit from the global reach of our channel partners. Additionally, we are enhancing our product offerings and go-to-market strategy by establishing technology alliances within the IT infrastructure and security vendor ecosystem. While our products serve customers of all sizes in all industries, the marketing focus and majority of our sales focus is on targeting organizations with 100 users or more which can make larger purchases with us over time and have a greater potential lifetime value.

 

Size of Our Market Opportunity

 

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than $114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4 percent from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. In 2019, the market was forecast to grow 8.7 percent to $124 billion, with further increases expected for 2020. As cloud-based services increase in popularity, that market increases to an estimated $300 billion by 2021. The International Data Corporation’s Data Age 2025: The Evolution of Data to Life-Critical study estimates that the amount of data created in the world will grow to 163 Zettabytes (or 151 trillion gigabytes) in 2025, representing a nearly tenfold increase from the amount created in 2016. They estimate that nearly 20% of that data will be critical to our daily lives (and nearly 10% will be hypercritical). The study also suggests that by 2025, almost 90% of all data will require a meaningful level of security, but less than half will be secured. Every enterprise and governmental agency will almost certainly require new technologies to protect and manage data.

 

We believe that the functionalities offered by our programs and services position us to benefit from this growing market. Further, as we continue to grow our business, we believe that we may have opportunities to expand into collateral growing markets, such IT operations management, storage management and data integration.

 

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Our Products

 

Each of our major product lines provide features and functionality which enable our clients to fully secure the value of their data. This architecture easily extends through modular functionalities, giving our clients the flexibility to select the features they require for their business needs and the flexibility to expand their usage simply by adding a license. As the result of a recent rebranding and marketing effort by the Company, the products and services offered by the Company are now marketed under the following names:

 

  Data443® Ransomware Recovery Manager™, built for the modern enterprise, its capabilities are designed to recover a workstation immediately upon infection to the last known business-operable state, without any end user or IT administrator efforts or involvement.
     
  Data Identification Manager™ (previously marketed as ClassiDocs™ and FileFacets®), the Company’s award-winning data classification and governance technology, which supports CCPA, LGPD and GDPR compliance in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that performs sophisticated data discovery and content search of structured and unstructured data within corporate networks, servers, content management systems, email, desktops and laptops.
     
  Data Archive Manager™ (previously marketed as ArcMail®), a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective enterprise data retention management, archiving and management solutions.
     
  Sensitive Content Manager™ (previously marketed as ARALOC™), a market leading secure, cloud-based platform for the management, protection and distribution of digital content to the desktop and mobile devices, which protects an organization’s confidential content and intellectual property assets from leakage - malicious or accidental - without impacting collaboration between all stakeholders.
     
  Data Placement Manager™ (previously marketed as DATAEXPRESS®), the leading data transport, transformation and delivery product trusted by leading financial organizations worldwide;
     
  Access Control Manager™ (previously marketed as Resilient Access™), enables fine-grained access controls across myriad platforms at scale for internal client systems and commercial public cloud platforms like Salesforce, Box.Net, Google G Suite, Microsoft OneDrive and others.
     
  Data Identification Manager (previously marketed as ClassiDocs for Blockchain), provides an active implementation for the Ripple XRP that protects blockchain transactions from inadvertent disclosure and data leaks.
     
  Data443® Global Privacy Manager™, the privacy compliance and consumer loss mitigation platform which is integrated with ClassiDocs™ to do the delivery portions of GDPR and CCPA as well as process Data Privacy Access Requests - removal request - with inventory by ClassiDocs™; enables the full lifecycle of Data Privacy Access Requests, Remediation, Monitoring and Reporting.
     
  IntellyWP, a leading purveyor of user experience enhancement products for webmasters for the world’s largest content management platform, WordPress.
     
  Data443® Chat History Scanner, which scans chat messages for compliance, security, PII, PI, PCI & custom keywords.
     
  GDPR Framework, CCPA Framework, and LGPD Framework WordPress Plugins, with over 30,000 active site owners combined, enables organizations of all sizes to comply with European, California and Brazilian privacy rules and regulations.

 

Key Benefits of Our Products and Services

 

Our products and services:

 

  protect data against data breaches and cyber-attacks;
     
  are highly scalable and flexible;
     
  have a broad range of functionality;

 

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  satisfy regulatory compliance requirements;
     
  are usable across all major enterprise platforms and systems;
     
  are quick to implement; and
     
  are easy to use.

 

Our Growth Strategy

 

Our objective is to be a leading provider of data security products and services. The following are key elements of our growth strategy:

 

Acquisitions. We intend to aggressively pursue acquisitions of other cybersecurity software and services providers focused on the data security sector. Targets are companies with a steady client base, as well as companies with complementary product offerings.

 

Research & Development; Innovation. We intend to increase our spending on research and development in order to drive innovation to improve existing products and to deliver new products. We will work towards proactively identifying and solving the data security needs of our clients.

 

Grow Our Customer Base. We believe that the continued rise in enterprise data and increased cybersecurity concerns will increase demand for our services and products. We intend to capitalize on this demand by targeting new customers.

 

Expand Our Sales Force. Continuing to expand our salesforce will be essential to achieving our customer base expansion goals. At the appropriate time, we intend to expand our sales capacity by adding headcount throughout our sales and marketing department.

 

Focus on EU Opportunities. We believe there is a significant opportunity for our products and services in the EU and other international markets in order to enable compliance with the GDPR. We believe that a focus on international markets will be a key component of our growth strategy.

 

Our Customers

 

Our current customer base is comprised primarily of customers purchasing ARALOC, ArcMail, DataExpress, and ClassiDocs products. Our customers vary greatly in size, ranging from small and medium businesses to large enterprises.

 

Services

 

Maintenance and Support

 

Our intended customers will typically purchase software maintenance and support as part of their initial purchase of our products. These maintenance agreements provide customers the right to receive support and unspecified upgrades and enhancements when and if they become available during the maintenance period and access to our technical support services. We will maintain a customer support organization that provides all levels of support to our customers.

 

Professional Services

 

While users can easily download, install and deploy our software on their own, we anticipate that certain enterprises will use our professional service team to provide fee-based services, which include training our customers in the use of our products, providing advice on deployment planning, network design, product configuration and implementation, automating and customizing reports and tuning policies and configuration of our products for the particular characteristics of the customer’s environment.

 

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Sales and Marketing

 

Sales

 

We intend to sell the majority of our products and services directly to our end users/clients. We will also propose to effect sales through a network of channel partners, which in turn, sell the products they purchase from us. We have a highly-trained professional sales force that is responsible for overall market development, including the management of the relationships with our channel partners and supporting channel partners.

 

Marketing

 

Our marketing strategy focuses on building our brand and product awareness, increasing customer adoption and demand, communicating advantages and business benefits and generating leads for our channel partners and sales force. We will market our products as a solution for securing and managing file systems and enterprise data and protecting against cyber-attacks. Our internal marketing organization will be responsible for branding, content generation and product marketing. Our marketing efforts will also include public relations in multiple regions, analyst relations, customer marketing, and extensive content development available through our web site and social media outlets.

 

Seasonality

 

Our business is not subject to seasonality.

 

Research and Development

 

While currently limited, our planned research and development efforts will be focused on improving and enhancing our existing products and services, as well as developing new products, features and functionality. We plan to regularly release new versions of our products which incorporate new features and enhancements to existing ones.

 

Intellectual Property

 

The Company has a policy of requiring key employees and consultants to execute confidentiality agreements upon the commencement of an employment or consulting relationship. The Company’s employee agreements also require relevant employees to assign to it all rights to any inventions made or conceived during their employment with the Company. In addition, the Company has a policy of requiring individuals and entities with which it discusses potential business relationships to sign non-disclosure agreements. The Company’s agreements with clients include confidentiality and non-disclosure provisions. We cannot assure you that the steps taken by us will prevent misappropriation of our trade secrets or technology or infringement of our intellectual property. In addition, the laws of some foreign countries do not protect our proprietary rights to as great an extent as the laws of the United States, and many foreign countries do not enforce these laws as diligently as government agencies and private parties in the United States.

 

We currently make use of a number of trademarks in our business, including, without limitation, the following:

 

  ClassiDocs®
     
  ARALOC®
     
  DataExpress

 

Unlike copyrights and patents, trademark rights can last indefinitely so long as the owner continues to use the mark to identify its goods or services. The term of a federal trademark is ten years, with ten-year renewal terms. The number of years remaining for the federal trademark on the three trademarks we make use of in our business is as follows:

 

ClassiDocs: Eight years

 

ARALOC: Four years

 

DataExpress: Fourteen years

 

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Competition

 

The industry in which we compete is highly competitive. Many companies offer similar products and services for data security. We may be at a substantial disadvantage to our competitors who have more capital than we do to carry out operations and marketing efforts. We hope to maintain our competitive advantage by offering quality at a competitive price, and by utilizing the experience, knowledge, and expertise of our management team.

 

We will face competition from more established companies that have competitive advantages, such as greater name recognition, larger sales, marketing, research and acquisition resources, access to larger customer bases and channel partners, a longer operating history and lower labor and development costs, which may enable them to respond more quickly to new or emerging technologies and changes in customer requirements or devote greater resources to the development, promotion and sale of their products than we do. Increased competition could result in us failing to attract customers or maintaining them. It could also lead to price cuts, alternative pricing structures or the introduction of products available for free or a nominal price, reduced gross margins, longer sales cycles and loss of market share. If we are unable to compete successfully against current and future competitors, our business and financial condition may be harmed.

 

Employees

 

As of December 6, 2021, we had 21 employees and independent contractors, of which one was considered to be part of our management team; our CEO, Jason Remillard. We have not experienced any work stoppages, and we consider our relations with our employees to be good. The Company believes that it will be successful in attracting experienced and capable personnel. The Company’s employees are not represented by any labor union.

 

Government regulation

 

We are subject to the laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we operate, which may include business licensing requirements, income taxes and payroll taxes. In general, the development and operation of our business is not subject to special regulatory and/or supervisory requirements.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

The Company may from time to time be involved in various claims and legal proceedings of a nature it believes are normal and incidental to its business. These matters may include product liability, intellectual property, employment, personal injury cause by the Company’s employees, and other general claims. The Company is not presently a party to any legal proceedings that, in the opinion of its management, are likely to have a material adverse effect on its business. Regardless of outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on the Company because of defense and settlement costs, diversion of management resources and other factors.

 

DMB Note Collection Action

 

DMB Group, LLC (“DMB”) filed a lawsuit against Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (the “Subsidiary”), June 17, 2021 in County Court in Denton County, Texas, naming the Subsidiary as the defendant (the “Complaint”). DMB claimed a breach of the note issued to it on or around 16 September 2019 in the original principal amount of $940,000 (the “DMB Note”). The DMB Note was issued by the Subsidiary in connection with the Subsidiary’s acquisition of assets from DMB. DMB claims that the Subsidiary is delinquent on its payments under the DMB Note and is therefore in default under the DMB Note. The Company has already accounted for the liability owed under the DMB Note. The matter was settled on 30 September 2021 by mutual agreement of the involved parties. The Subsidiary will make payment of the remaining amount due under the DMB Note over the next six months. This matter is now considered closed.

 

Employment Related Claims

 

The Company views most legal proceedings involving claims of former employees as routine litigation incidental to the business, and therefore not material. The Company is currently involved in two such matters with former employees. One matter involves three former employees, and that matter has been resolved and settled. The other matter involves one former employee who is seeking additional compensation. In response, the Company believes that the former employee was terminated “for cause” and is owed no further consideration or compensation. The Company intends to vigorously dispute the claim.

 

Properties

 

Our principal executive office is located at 101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560. The space is a shared office space, which at the current time is suitable for the conduct of our business.

 

Going Concern

 

We are dependent upon the receipt of capital investment and other financing to fund our ongoing operations and to execute our business plan. If continued funding and capital resources are unavailable at reasonable terms, we may not be able to implement our plan of operations. We may be required to obtain alternative or additional financing, from financial institutions or otherwise, in order to maintain and expand our existing operations. The failure by us to obtain such financing would have a material adverse effect upon our business, financial condition and results of operations.

 

Our financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. Our independent registered public accounting firm has included an explanatory paragraph in their report in our audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 to the effect that our limited operations and lack of profitability raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Our financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should we be unable to continue as a going concern within one year after the date that the financial statements are issued. We may be required to cease operations which could result in our stockholders losing all or almost all of their investment.

 

Available Information

 

The Company expects to continue to file annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. The SEC maintains a website that contains annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information that issuers (including the Company) file electronically with the SEC. The Internet address of the SEC’s website is http://www.sec.gov. At some point in the near future we intend to make our reports, amendments thereto, and other information available, free of charge, on a website for the Company. At this time, the Company does not provide a link on its website to such filings, and there is no estimate for when such a link on the Company’s website will be available. Our corporate offices are located at 101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560. Our telephone number is 919-858-6542.

 

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MANAGEMENT

 

Directors and Executive Officers

 

Our directors and executive officers, including their age, positions, and biographical information as of December 6, 2021, are set forth below.

 

Name   Position   Age
Jason Remillard  

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director

  48
         

Nanuk Warman

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

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Omkhar Arasaratnam

 

Independent Director Nominee*

 

43

         

Norman Gardner

 

Independent Director Nominee*

 

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Lewis Jaffe   Independent Director Nominee*   64

 

* Appointment will be effective as of the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq.

 

Our directors are appointed for a one-year term to hold office until the next annual general meeting of our stockholders or until removed from office in accordance with our bylaws. Our officers are appointed by our board of directors and hold office until removed by the board. All officers and directors listed above will remain in office until the next annual meeting of our stockholders, and until their successors have been duly elected and qualified. There are no agreements with respect to the election of directors.

 

Set forth below is a brief description of the background and business experience of our current executive officers and directors for the past five years.

 

Jason Remillard

 

Jason Remillard is our President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, positions he has held since November 2017. From November 2017 until May 2019, Mr. Remillard also served as our Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Remillard once again assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer on January 23, 2020. Mr. Remillard resigned his position as our Chief Financial Officer on December 3, 2021, when Mr. Warman assumed the position.

 

Mr. Remillard started his career in the early 1990s with an internet service provider, Mr. Remillard has led software organizations of all sizes throughout his career. In addition to product management, development, and marketing, he has delivered strategic consulting for leading organizations worldwide and in both cyber-security and IT operations capabilities. He has had a distinguished career of over 25-years in the business of enterprise information technology, providing services world-wide. He has been on all three of the recognized aspects of information technology: (i) as a vendor; (ii) as an implementer; and, (iii) as the customer. Mr. Remillard has developed, delivered, and sold pervasive solutions and products for companies culminating in four successful market exits.

 

Immediately prior to forming Data443, Mr. Remillard focused on building an award-winning data privacy and compliance product – ClassiDocs™. During this period he focused on enterprise customer relationships, strategic industry partnerships and setting the foundation for a new and unique entry into the global and growing data privacy and compliance marketplace. Prior to this, he relocated to New York City to serve as VP of Security Architecture and Engineering for Deutsche Bank and managed a large and complex portfolio of technology and staff globally, including risk management, data security and enterprise compliance programs. During the last five years Mr. Remillard also led a large global diversified security products portfolio for Dell Software (formerly Quest Software), with over 4,000 active customers, development & marketing teams, and international distribution channels. In addition to Mr. Remillard’s previous years as a management consultant for IBM Corporation, he has also developed, marketed, and successfully managed five other startups in the cyber security space. With almost 30 years of enterprise IT, business development and product sales experience, Mr. Remillard continues to execute on his vision of simplifying important security capabilities to protect important assets.

 

Mr. Remillard holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business (London, ON Canada). He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Mr. Remillard is a founding member of the Blockchain Executive Group; former VP of CISO Global Security Architecture and Engineering at Deutsche Bank; Senior Product Manager for Dell/Quest Software; Management Consultant for IBM; and, Strategic Consultant for RBC Bank, TD Bank. Based upon his experience, and expertise, in the data security space, Mr. Remillard lends himself to be an ideal candidate to head the Company and serve on the Board.

 

Mr. Remillard devotes one hundred percent (100%) of his time to us. Based upon his experience and expertise in the data security space, we believe Mr. Remillard is an ideal candidate to head the Company and serve on our Board of Directors.

 

Nanuk Warman

 

Nanuk Warman now serves as our Chief Financial Officer, having assumed this position as of December 3, 2021 in place of Jason Remillard, who assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer as of January 23, 2020 until his resignation on December 3, 2021. Mr. Warman is a CPA, CMA, CFA with over 23 years of experience in corporate accounting and finance focused primarily on US and Canadian publicly listed companies across a diverse range of industries.  Mr. Warman worked with KPMG in British Columbia, Canada, and then went on to found PubCo Reporting Solutions in 2008. Mr. Warman has significant experience in dealing with complex financial reporting requirements under US GAAP and IFRS. His specialties include complex debt and equity transaction accounting, mergers, acquisitions and reverse mergers. Mr. Warman has worked with the Company for almost three years as an independent consultant and has extensive knowledge of our financial history and our business. Mr. Warman’s history with our Company and his extensive experience preparing financial statements for public companies qualifies him to serve as our Chief Financial Officer.

 

Set forth below is a brief description of the background and business experience of the individuals who have agreed to join the Company as independent directors upon the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq:

 

Omkhar Arasaratnam

 

Omkhar Arasaratnam is an experienced cyber security and technical risk management executive with over 20 years of technology experience. He has had a long history of leading global, multibillion-dollar projects, and has aided businesses in achieving their objectives while effectively managing risk and regulatory requirements. As an accomplished author with several granted patents, Arasaratnam has led contributions to several international standards. Currently, Arasaratnam was previously at JP Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and TD Bank. He is also presently an active senior Fellow at NYU Center for Cybersecurity, and a member of the NYU Cyber Fellow Advisory Council. We believe that Mr. Arasaratnam’s experience in the cyber security and privacy industry, as well as his extensive understanding of our business, operations, and strategy qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

 

Norman Gardner

 

Norman Gardner is the founder & Chairman Emeritus of VerifyMe, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRME), as well as the inventor of VerifyMe’s core anti-counterfeiting technology. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1999-2013. Mr. Gardner will serve as chairman of our compensation committee, leveraging his deep knowledge and expertise of financial and capital markets, as well as expertise and have and his leadership capabilities in shaping and building highly scalable leadership teams. We believe Mr. Gardner’s extensive experience as an expert in myriad aspects of business and public markets, as well as his understanding of our business, operations and strategy qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

 

Lewis Jaffe

 

Lewis (“Lew”) Jaffe is a Clinical Professor and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Loyola Marymount University in the Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship Management, where he teaches both undergraduates and MBA candidates. Lew serves on the board of directors of Reeds Inc. (NASDAQ: REED); Fit Life Brands (OTCQX: FTLF); and, is the lead independent director for York Telecom, a privately held company. Formerly, he was the lead independent director of Benihana Inc. prior to it being taken private. Mr. Jaffe’s career includes serving as CEO and Founder/Cofounder of numerous companies including, MoviMe Network; CEO of Oxford Media Inc. (publicly traded at the time of Mr. Jaffe’s involvement); and President and COO of Verso Technologies (publicly traded at the time of Mr. Jaffe’s involvement) where he integrated numerous acquisitions that were made prior to his tenure while creating product bundles with in-house technology. As the CEO of PictureTel Corporation (publicly traded at the time of Mr. Jaffe’s involvement), a $750 million revenue video conferencing company which he sold in 2001, he developed video compression and communications technologies. Mr. Jaffe has been a guest on a number of business shows for CNBC, MSNBC, and ABC, and has been quoted in a variety of business and trade publications, including Forbes MagazineThe Wall Street Journalthe New York TimesBusiness Week, and The Boston Globe. We believe Mr. Jaffe’s extensive experience as a financial expert in myriad aspects of business and markets, as well as his understanding of our business, operations and strategy, qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

 

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Legal Proceedings

 

To our knowledge, (i) no director or executive officer has been a director or executive officer of any business which has filed a bankruptcy petition or had a bankruptcy petition filed against it during the past ten years; (ii) no director or executive officer has been convicted of a criminal offense or is the subject of a pending criminal proceeding during the past ten years; (iii) no director or executive officer has been the subject of any order, judgment or decree of any court permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities during the past ten years; and (iv) no director or officer has been found by a court to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law during the past ten years.]

 

Family Relationships

 

There are no family relationships between any of our officers and directors.

 

Board Committees

 

The Company’s Board has established three standing committees: Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance. Each of the committees will operate pursuant to its charter. The committee charters will be reviewed annually by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. If appropriate, and in consultation with the chairs of the other committees, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee may propose revisions to the charters. The responsibilities of each committee are described in more detail below.

 

Audit Committee

 

The Audit Committee, among other things, will be responsible for:

 

appointing; approving the compensation of; overseeing the work of; and assessing the independence, qualifications, and performance of the independent auditor;

 

reviewing the internal audit function, including its independence, plans, and budget;

 

approving, in advance, audit and any permissible non-audit services performed by our independent auditor;

 

reviewing our internal controls with the independent auditor, the internal auditor, and management;

 

reviewing the adequacy of our accounting and financial controls as reported by the independent auditor, the internal auditor, and management;

 

overseeing our financial compliance system; and

 

overseeing our major risk exposures regarding the Company’s accounting and financial reporting policies, the activities of our internal audit function, and information technology.

 

The Board has affirmatively determined that each member of the Audit Committee meets the additional independence criteria applicable to audit committee members under SEC rules and Nasdaq listing rules. Effective upon the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq, the Board will adopt a written charter setting forth the authority and responsibilities of the Audit Committee. The Board has affirmatively determined that each member of the Audit Committee is financially literate, and that Mr. Jaffe meets the qualifications of an Audit Committee financial expert.

 

The Audit Committee will consist of Mr. Jaffe, and Mr. Arasaratnam, and Mr. Gardner. Mr. Jaffe will chair the Audit Committee. We believe that on the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq the functioning of the Audit Committee will comply with the applicable requirements of the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq listing rules and the SEC.

 

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Compensation Committee

 

The Compensation Committee will be responsible for:

 

reviewing and making recommendations to the Board with respect to the compensation of our officers and directors, including the CEO;

 

overseeing and administering the Company’s executive compensation plans, including equity-based awards;

 

negotiating and overseeing employment agreements with officers and directors; and

 

overseeing how the Company’s compensation policies and practices may affect the Company’s risk management practices and/or risk-taking incentives.

 

Effective upon the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq, the Board will adopt a written charter setting forth the authority and responsibilities of the Compensation Committee. The Compensation Committee will consist of Mr. Gardner and Mr. Arasaratnam. Mr. Gardner will serve as chairman of the Compensation Committee. The Board has affirmatively determined that each member of the Compensation Committee meets the independence criteria applicable to compensation committee members under SEC rules and Nasdaq listing rules. The Company believes that, after the consummation of the offering, the composition of the Compensation Committee will meet the requirements for independence under, and the functioning of such Compensation Committee will comply with, any applicable requirements of the rules and regulations of Nasdaq listing rules and the SEC.

 

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, among other things, will be responsible for:

 

reviewing and assessing the development of the executive officers and considering and making recommendations to the Board regarding promotion and succession issues;

 

evaluating and reporting to the Board on the performance and effectiveness of the directors, committees and the Board as a whole;

 

working with the Board to determine the appropriate and desirable mix of characteristics, skills, expertise and experience, including diversity considerations, for the full Board and each committee;

 

annually presenting to the Board a list of individuals recommended to be nominated for election to the Board;

 

reviewing, evaluating, and recommending changes to the Company’s Corporate Governance Principles and Committee Charters;

 

recommending to the Board individuals to be elected to fill vacancies and newly created directorships;

 

overseeing the Company’s compliance program, including the Code of Conduct; and

 

overseeing and evaluating how the Company’s corporate governance and legal and regulatory compliance policies and practices, including leadership, structure, and succession planning, may affect the Company’s major risk exposures.

 

Effective upon the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq, the Board will adopt a written charter setting forth the authority and responsibilities of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

 

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee will consist of Mr. Arasaratnam and Mr. Jaffe. Mr. Arasartnam will serve as chairperson. The Company’s Board has determined that each member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee is independent within the meaning of the independent director guidelines of Nasdaq listing rules.

 

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Compensation Committee Interlocks and Insider Participation

 

Jason Remillard, the Company’s CEO, has previously served as the Company’s sole member of the Board. In that role Mr. Remillard performed an equivalent function to the compensation committee. Moving forward, none of the members of the Company’s compensation committee will be an officer or employee of the Company.

 

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

 

Prior to the first day our Common Stock and Warrants are traded on Nasdaq, the Company’s Board will adopt a code of business conduct and ethics applicable to its employees, directors and officers, in accordance with applicable U.S. federal securities laws and the corporate governance rules of Nasdaq. The code of business conduct and ethics will be publicly available on the Company’s website. Any substantive amendments or waivers of the code of business conduct and ethics or code of ethics for senior financial officers may be made only by the Company’s board of directors and will be promptly disclosed as required by applicable U.S. federal securities laws and the corporate governance rules of Nasdaq.

 

Director Terms; Qualifications

 

Members of our board of directors serve until the next annual meeting of stockholders, or until their successors have been duly elected. When considering whether directors and nominees have the experience, qualifications, attributes and skills to enable the board of directors to satisfy its oversight responsibilities effectively in light of the Company’s business and structure, the board of directors focuses primarily on the industry and transactional experience, and other background, in addition to any unique skills or attributes associated with a director.

 

Director or Officer Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings

 

There are no material proceedings to which any director or officer, or any associate of any such director or officer, is a party that is adverse to our Company or any of our subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to our Company or any of our subsidiaries. No director or executive officer has been a director or executive officer of any business which has filed a bankruptcy petition or had a bankruptcy petition filed against it during the past ten years. No director or executive officer has been convicted of a criminal offense or is the subject of a pending criminal proceeding during the past ten years. No director or executive officer has been the subject of any order, judgment or decree of any court permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities during the past ten years. No director or officer has been found by a court to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law during the past ten years.

 

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

 

The Company plans on obtaining directors’ and officers’ liability insurance insuring its directors and officers against liability for acts or omissions in their capacities as directors or officers, subject to certain exclusions. Such insurance may also insure the Company against losses, which it may incur in indemnifying its officers and directors. In addition, officers and directors also have indemnification rights under applicable laws, and the Company’s Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws.

 

Director Independence

 

The listing rules of Nasdaq require that independent directors must comprise a majority of a listed company’s board of directors. In addition, the rules of Nasdaq require that, subject to specified exceptions, each member of a listed company’s audit, compensation, and nominating and governance committees be independent. Audit committee members must also satisfy the independence criteria set forth in Rule 10A-3 under the Exchange Act. Under the rules of Nasdaq, a director will only qualify as an “independent director” if, in the opinion of that company’s board of directors, that person does not have a relationship that would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director.

 

Our Board has undertaken a review of the independence of our directors and considered whether any director has a material relationship with it that could compromise his or her ability to exercise independent judgment in carrying out his or her responsibilities. Based upon information requested from and provided by each person nominated to be a non-employee director concerning his or her background, employment and affiliations, including family relationships, the Board has determined that Mr. Jaffe, Mr. Gardner, and Mr. Arasaratnam are “independent”, as that term is defined under the applicable rules and regulations of the SEC and the listing standards of Nasdaq. In making these determinations, our Board considered the current and prior relationships that each non-employee director has with the Company and all other facts and circumstances our board of directors deemed relevant in determining their independence, including the beneficial ownership of the Company’s capital stock by each non-employee director, and any transactions involving them described in the section captioned “Certain Relationships and Related Party Transactions”.

 

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Corporate Governance Guidelines

 

Prior to the completion of this offering, the Company’s Board will adopt corporate governance guidelines in accordance with the corporate governance rules of Nasdaq.

 

EXECUTIVE AND DIRECTOR COMPENSATION

 

Summary Compensation Table

 

The following table sets forth, for the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, compensation awarded or paid to our named executive officers, consisting of our principal executive officer during such time (the “Named Executive Officers”):

 

                Stock     Option     All Other        
Name and         Salary     Awards     Awards     Compensation     Total  
Principal Position   Year     ($)     ($)     ($)     ($)     ($)  
                                     
Jason Remillard     2020       163,282       185,000       -       -       294,788  
CEO, CFO, Sole Director     2019       109,359       180,000       132,692       78,500       391,192  
                                                 

Steven Dawson

CFO(1)

    2019       95,000       136,275       52,632       -       283,907  

 

(1) Mr. Dawson served as our Chief Financial Officer from May 1, 2019 until January 24, 2020.

 

Outstanding Equity Awards at 2020 Fiscal Year-End

 

The following table sets forth information regarding outstanding stock options and stock awards held by our Named Executive Officers as of December 31, 2020:

 

    Option Awards      
Name  

Number of

securities

underlying

unexercised

options

(#)

exercisable

   

Number of

securities

underlying

unexercised

options

(#)

unexercisable

   

Equity incentive

plan awards:

number of

securities

unexercised

unearned options

(#)

   

Option

exercise

price

($)

   

Option

expiration

date

                           
Jason Remillard     38,462       -       -     $ 3.90     December 30, 2028

 

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Employment Agreements

 

As of December 31, 2020, we did not have an employment or consulting agreement with any officers or directors and there were no annuity, pension or retirement benefits proposed to be paid to officers, directors or employees in the event of retirement at normal retirement date pursuant to any presently existing plan provided or contributed to by us or any of our subsidiaries, if any.

 

Director Compensation

 

Our board of directors does not currently receive any consideration for their services as members of our board of directors. Our board of directors reserves the right in the future to award the members of the board of directors cash or stock based consideration for their services to us, which awards, if granted shall be in the sole determination of the board of directors.

 

Executive Compensation Philosophy

 

Our board of directors determines the compensation given to our executive officers in their sole determination. Our board of directors reserves the right to pay our executive or any future executives a salary, and/or issue them shares of common stock in consideration for services rendered and/or to award incentive bonuses which are linked to our performance, as well as to the individual executive officer’s performance. This package may also include long-term stock based compensation to certain executives, which is intended to align the performance of our executives with our long-term business strategies. Additionally, while our board of directors has not granted any performance base stock options to date, the board of directors reserves the right to grant such options in the future, if the board of directors in its sole determination believes such grants would be in our best interests.

 

Incentive Bonus

 

Our board of directors may grant incentive bonuses to our executive officers and/or future executive officers in its sole discretion, if the board of directors believes such bonuses are in our best interests, after analyzing our current business objectives and growth, if any, and the amount of revenue we are able to generate each month, which revenue is a direct result of the actions and ability of such executives.

 

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Long-term, Stock Based Compensation

 

In order to attract, retain and motivate executive talent necessary to support our long-term business strategy we may award our executives and any future executives with long-term, stock-based compensation in the future, at the sole discretion of our board of directors. We do not currently have any immediate plans to grant any additional awards.

 

Our 2019 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the “2019 Plan”) was adopted by our Board of Directors on May 16, 2019 and by a majority of our voting securities on June 24, 2019. The 2019 Plan permits the granting of incentive stock options, non-statutory stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, restricted stock unit awards, and dividend equivalent rights to eligible employees, directors and consultants. We grant options to purchase shares of common stock under the 2019 Plan at no less than the fair value of the underlying common stock as of the date of grant. Options granted under the Plan have a maximum term of ten years. Under the Plan, a total of 1,333,334 shares of common stock are reserved for issuance, of which options to purchase 156,521 and 180,426 shares of common stock and 522,720 and 133,168 shares of common stock were granted as of December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively.

 

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Certain Relationships and Related Transactions

 

In January 2018, we acquired substantially all of the assets of Myriad Software Productions, LLC (“Myriad”), which was wholly owned by our then sole director and chief executive officer, Jason Remillard. Those assets were comprised of the software program known as ClassiDocs, and all intellectual property and goodwill associated therewith. This acquisition changed our status to no longer being a “shell” under applicable securities rules. In consideration for the acquisition, we agreed to a purchase price of $1,500,000 comprised of the following: (i) $50,000 paid at closing, (ii) $250,000 in the form of a promissory note, and (iii) $1,200,000 in shares of common stock, valued as of the closing, which equated to 1,600,000 shares of our common stock. The shares were issued in the form of 144,000 shares of the Company’s Series A preferred stock as part of the consideration under a Share Settlement Agreement dated August 14, 2020 by and between the Company and Mr. Remillard.

 

In June 2018, we acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of stock (the “Share Exchange”) of Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation (“Data443”). As a result of the Share Exchange, Data443 became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, with both the Company and Data443 continuing to exist as corporate entities. The finances and business conducted by the respective entities prior to the Share Exchange were treated as related party transactions in anticipation of the Share Exchange. As consideration in the Share Exchange, we agreed to issue to Mr. Remillard: (a) One hundred million (100,000,000) shares of our common stock; and (b) on the eighteen (18) month anniversary of the closing of the Share Exchange (the “Earn Out Date”), an additional 100,000,000 shares of our common stock, provided that Data443 has at least an additional $1,000,000 in revenue by the Earn Out Date (not including revenue directly from acquisitions). None of our shares of our common stock to be issued to Mr. Remillard under the Share Exchange have been issued.

 

Review, Approval and Ratification of Related Party Transactions

 

Given our small size and limited financial resources, we have not adopted formal policies and procedures for the review, approval, or ratification of transactions with our executive officers, directors, and significant stockholders. We intend to establish formal policies and procedures in the future, once we have sufficient resources and have appointed additional directors, so that such transactions will be subject to the review, approval, or ratification of our board of directors, or an appropriate committee thereof. Going forward, our directors will continue to approve any related party transaction.

 

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PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS

 

The following table sets forth, as of December 6, 2021, certain information concerning the beneficial ownership of our common stock and Series A Preferred Stock by (i) each stockholder known by us to own beneficially five percent or more of any of our outstanding common stock or our Series A Preferred Stock; (ii) each director; (iii) each named executive officer, as defined in Item 402 of Regulation S-K; and (iv) all of our executive officers and directors as a group, and their percentage ownership and voting power. As of December 6, 2021, there were (i) 945,316 shares of common stock issued; (ii) 150,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock issued and outstanding (that are convertible into 150,000,000 shares of common stock with a limitation of 9.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock, with total voting power of 2,250,000,000 votes); and, (iii) 29,750 shares of Series B Preferred Stock issued and outstanding that are convertible into shares of our common stock.

 

Unless otherwise stated, beneficial ownership has been determined in accordance with Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act. Under this rule, certain shares may be deemed to be beneficially owned by more than one person (if, for example, persons share the power to vote or the power to dispose of the shares). In addition, shares are deemed to be beneficially owned by a person if the person has the right to acquire shares (for example, upon exercise of an option or warrant) within 60 days of the date as of which the information is provided. In computing the percentage ownership of any person, the number of shares beneficially owned by such person is deemed to include the number of shares beneficially owned by such person by reason of such acquisition rights, and the total number of shares outstanding is also deemed to include such shares (but not shares subject to similar acquisition rights held by any other person, except with respect to the percentage ownership of directors and officers as a group) for purposes of that calculation. As a result, the percentage of outstanding shares of any person as shown in the following table does not necessarily reflect the person’s actual ownership or voting power at any particular date. To our knowledge, except as indicated in the footnotes to this table and pursuant to applicable community property laws, the persons named in the table have sole voting and investment power with respect to all shares of common stock shown as beneficially owned by them.

 

Name of Beneficial Owner   Number of
Shares of
Beneficially
Owned
    Percentage Beneficially
Owned
 
5% Beneficial Stockholders                
Jason Remillard(1)(2)     99,232       9.5 %(3)
                 
Officers and Directors                
Jason Remillard     99,232       9.5 %
                 
Officers and Directors as a Group (1 person)     99,232       9.5 %

 

  (1) Includes (i) 96,141 shares which would be issued to Mr. Remillard upon conversion of his Series A Preferred Stock (taking into account the 9.5% limitation agreed to by Mr. Remillard, as noted above); (ii) 67 shares to be issued to Mr. Remillard in connection with the acquisition of Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., a North Carolina corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company; and, (iii) 3,024 shares currently owned by Mr. Remillard.
     
  (2) The mailing address for each officer and director is c/o Data443 Risk Mitigation, Inc., 101 J Morris Commons Lane, Suite 105, Morrisville, North Carolina 27560.
     
  (3)

Includes shares actually issued and outstanding (945,316); and, shares to be issued to Mr. Remillard (96,208), for a total of 1,044,548 shares.

 

SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE

 

The sale of a substantial number of shares of our Common Stock, or the perception that such sales could occur, could adversely affect prevailing market prices for our Common Stock. In addition, any such sale or perception could make it more difficult for us to sell equity, or equity related, securities in the future at a time and price that we deem appropriate. If and when this Registration Statement, of which this Prospectus is a part, becomes effective, we might elect to adopt a stock option plan and file a Registration Statement under the Securities Act registering the shares of Common Stock reserved for issuance thereunder. Following the effectiveness of any such Registration Statement, the shares of Common Stock issued under such plan, other than shares held by affiliates, if any, would be immediately eligible for resale in the public market without restriction.

 

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The sale of shares of our Common Stock which are not registered under the Securities Act, known as “restricted” shares, typically are effected under Rule 144. As of December 6, 2021, we had outstanding an aggregate of 945,316 shares of Common Stock, of which approximately 34,525 shares are restricted Common Stock. All our shares of Common Stock might be sold under Rule 144 after having been held for six months. No prediction can be made as to the effect, if any, that future sales of “restricted” shares of our Common Stock, or the availability of such shares for future sale, will have on the market price of our Common Stock or our ability to raise capital through an offering of our equity securities.

 

All of the shares of our Common Stock sold under this Prospectus will be freely tradable without restriction or further registration under the Securities Act, unless the shares are purchased by “affiliates” as that term is defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act. Any shares purchased by an affiliate or held by our current stockholders, or issued by us in connection with the conversion or exercise of the preferred stock, warrants and options described above, may not be resold except pursuant to an effective registration statement or an exemption from registration, including the exemption under Rule 144 of the Securities Act described below. 4,641,804 shares of common stock outstanding prior to this offering are “restricted securities” as that term is defined in Rule 144 under the Securities Act. These restricted securities are eligible for public sale only if they are registered under the Securities Act or if they qualify for an exemption from registration under Rule 144 or Rule 701 under the Securities Act, which are summarized below.

 

Rule 144

 

In general, under Rule 144 as currently in effect, once we have been subject to public company reporting requirements for at least 90 days, a person who is not deemed to have been one of our affiliates for purposes of the Securities Act at any time during the 90 days preceding a sale and who has beneficially owned the shares proposed to be sold for at least six months, including the holding period of any prior owner other than our affiliates, is entitled to sell those shares without complying with the manner of sale, volume limitation or notice provisions of Rule 144, subject to compliance with the current public information requirements of Rule 144. If such a person has beneficially owned the shares proposed to be sold for at least one year, including the holding period of any prior owner other than our affiliates, then that person is entitled to sell those shares without complying with any of the requirements of Rule 144.

 

In general, under Rule 144 as currently in effect, our affiliates or persons selling shares on behalf of our affiliates are entitled to sell, within any three-month period, a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of:

 

  1.0% of the then outstanding shares of our common stock; or
     
  the average weekly trading volume during the four calendar weeks preceding the date on which notice of the sale is filed on Form 144.

 

Such sales by affiliates under Rule 144 are also subject to restrictions relating to the manner of sale, notice requirements, and the availability of current public information about us, and to the holding period requirements set forth above if the shares are restricted securities.

 

Rule 701

 

Rule 701 of the Securities Act, as currently in effect, permits each of our employees, officers, directors, and consultants, to the extent such persons are not “affiliates” as that term is defined in Rule 144, who purchased or received our shares pursuant to a written compensatory plan or contract, to resell such shares in reliance upon Rule 144, but without compliance with the specific requirements regarding the availability of public information or holding periods thereunder. Rule 701 provides that affiliates who purchased or received shares pursuant to a written compensatory plan or contract are eligible to resell their Rule 701 shares under Rule 144 without complying with the holding period requirement of Rule 144.

 

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INDEMNIFICATION FOR SECURITIES ACT LIABILITIES

 

Sections 78.7502 and 78.751 of the Nevada Revised Statutes authorize a court to award, or a corporation’s board of directors to grant, indemnity to directors and officers in terms sufficiently broad to permit indemnification, including reimbursement of expenses incurred, under certain circumstances for liabilities arising under the Securities Act. In addition, our Amended and Restated Bylaws provide that we have the authority to indemnify our directors and officers and may indemnify our employees and agents (other than officers and directors) against liabilities to the fullest extent permitted by Nevada law. We are also empowered under our Bylaws to purchase insurance on behalf of any person whom we are required or permitted to indemnify.

 

Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act of 1933 may be permitted to directors, officers or persons controlling us pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, we have been advised that in the opinion of the SEC, such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Act and is, therefore, unenforceable.

 

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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

We are offering Units in this offering at an assumed initial offering price of $4.15 per unit. Each Unit consists of one share of our common stock and one warrant to purchase one share of our common stock at an exercise price equal to $4.15, which is 100% of the assumed public offering price of the Units (each a “Warrant” and together, the “Warrants”). Our Units will not be certificated and the shares of our common stock and the Warrants part of such Units are immediately separable and will be issued separately in this offering. We are also registering the shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the Warrants. These securities are being issued pursuant to an underwriting agreement between us and the Underwriter. You should review the underwriting agreement and the form of Warrant, each filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement, of which this Prospectus is a part, for a complete description of the terms and conditions applicable to the Warrants.

 

As of December 6, 2021, we are authorized to issue one billion shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of which 945,316 shares of common stock were issued and outstanding. We are also authorized to issue 337,500 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.001 per share, of which (a) 150,000 shares are designated Series A Preferred Stock, of which 150,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding; and, (b) 80,000 shares are designated Series B Preferred Stock, of which 29,750 shares of Series B Preferred Stock were issued and outstanding.

 

This description is intended as a summary, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to our amended and restated articles of incorporation and amended and restated bylaws, which are filed, or incorporated by reference, as exhibits to the Registration Statement of which this Prospectus forms a part.

 

Common Stock

 

The holders of our common stock have equal ratable rights to dividends from funds legally available therefor, when, as and if declared by our board of directors. Holders of common stock are also entitled to share ratably in all of our assets available for distribution to holders of common stock upon liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the affairs.

 

The holders of shares of our common stock do not have cumulative voting rights, which means that the holders of more than 50% of such outstanding shares, voting for the election of directors, can elect all of the directors to be elected, if they so choose, and in such event, the holders of the remaining shares will not be able to elect any of our directors. The holders of 50% percent of the outstanding common stock constitute a quorum at any meeting of stockholders, and the vote by the holders of a majority of the outstanding shares or a majority of the stockholders at a meeting at which quorum exists are required to effect certain fundamental corporate changes, such as liquidation, merger or amendment of our articles of incorporation.

 

The authorized but unissued shares of our common stock are available for future issuance without stockholder approval. These additional shares may be used for a variety of corporate purposes, including future offerings to raise additional capital, corporate acquisitions, and employee benefit plans. The existence of authorized but unissued shares of common stock may enable our board of directors to issue shares of stock to persons friendly to existing management, which may deter or frustrate a takeover of the Company.

 

Series A Preferred Stock

 

All issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock are held by Jason Remillard, Chief Executive Officer and director of the Company. The terms of the Series A Preferred Stock are set forth below:

 

Seniority. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock rank senior to the common stock.

 

Dividends. The shares of Series A Preferred Stock are not entitled to receive any dividends in any amount.

 

Liquidation Preference. In the event of any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, either voluntary or involuntary, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to receive, prior and in preference to any distribution of any of the assets or surplus funds of the Company to the holders of common stock, an amount equal to $0.125 per share (the “Liquidation Preference”). If upon such liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company, the assets of the Company available for distribution to the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock are insufficient to permit payment in full of the Liquidation Preference, then all such assets of the Company shall be distributed ratably among the holders of the Series A Preferred Stock. Neither the consolidation or merger of the Company nor the sale, lease or transfer by the Company of all or a part of its assets shall be deemed a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the Company for these purposes.

 

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