Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

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STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2014
Equity [Abstract]  
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

On December 7, 2011, the Company increased its authorized capital to 200,000,000 shares of Common Stock from 75,000,000 shares, changed the par value to $0.0001 per share from $.001 per share, and authorized new 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share.

 

On June 24, 2013, the reverse stock split ratio of one (1) for thirteen (13) basis was approved by the Board of Directors. On July 18, 2013, the Company filed a certificate of amendment to its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of the State of Nevada in order to effectuate a reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share on a one (1) for thirteen (13) basis.

 

On November 19, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a stock dividend pursuant to which holders of the Company’s Common Stock as of the close of business of the record date of December 15, 2014 shall receive one additional share of Common Stock at the close of business on December 22, 2014 for each share of Common Stock held by such holders.  Throughout this Annual Report, all share and per share values for all periods presented in the accompanying consolidated financial statements are retroactively restated for the effect of the reverse stock split and stock dividend.

 

Preferred Stock

 

On May 1, 2014, the Company issued 2,047,158 shares of Series A Convertible Preferred Stock and warrants to purchase an aggregate of 511,790 shares of Common Stock in a private placement to accredited investors. All of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock was automatically converted pursuant to the terms of the Series A Convertible Preferred Stock Certificate of Designation during the year ended December 31, 2014. The exercise price of the warrants is $3.75, after giving effect to the 2:1 stock dividend issued on December 22, 2014. The transaction did not involve any underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions, or any public offering. The issuance of these securities was deemed to be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act by virtue of the provisions of Section 4(a)(2) and Regulation D (Rule 506) thereunder, and the corresponding provisions of state securities laws.

 

On May 2, 2014, the Company issued an aggregate of 782,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock valued at $2,807,380 to acquire IP Liquidity Ventures, LLC, Dynamic Advances, LLC and Sarif Biomedical, LLC. The transaction did not involve any underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions, or any public offering. The issuance of these securities was deemed to be exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, by virtue of Section 4(a)(2) thereof, as a transaction by an issuer not involving a public offering.

 

On September 17, 2014, the Company entered into a consulting agreement (the “Consulting Agreement”) with GRQ Consultants, Inc. (“GRQ”), pursuant to which GRQ shall provide certain consulting services including, but not limited to, advertising, marketing, business development, strategic and business planning, channel partner development and other functions intended to advance the business of the Company.  As consideration, GRQ shall be entitled to 200,000 shares of the Company’s Series B Convertible Preferred Stock, 50% of which vested upon execution of the Consulting Agreement, and 50% of which shall vest in six (6) equal monthly installments of commencing on October 17, 2014.  The first tranche of 100,000 shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock was issued to GRQ on October 6, 2014 and 150,000 shares in total, for a value of $1,103,581, was issued in 2014. In addition, the Consulting Agreement allows for GRQ to receive additional shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock upon the achievement of certain performance benchmarks. All shares of Series B Convertible Preferred Stock issuable to GRQ shall be pursuant to the 2014 Plan (as defined below) and shall be subject to shareholder approval of the 2014 Plan on or prior to September 16, 2015. The Consulting Agreement contains an acknowledgement that the conversion of the preferred stock into shares of the Company’s Common Stock is precluded by the equity blockers set forth in the certificate of designation and in Section 17 of the 2014 Plan to ensure compliance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(d).

 

 

Common Stock

 

In April 2013, the Company sold an aggregate of 4,808 post-split units with gross proceeds to the Company of $25,000 to a certain accredited investor pursuant to a subscription agreement. Each unit was sold for a purchase price of $5.20 per unit and consists of: (i) two shares of the Company’s Common Stock and (ii) a five-year warrant to purchase an additional share of Common Stock at an exercise price of $3.90 per share, subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events such as stock splits and dividends. The warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis.

 

On April 17, 2013, the Company executed a consulting agreement with a consultant pursuant to a 12-month consulting agreement for business advisory services. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the consultant shall receive a retainer of $5,000 per month. Additionally, the Company shall issue to the consultant 61,538 shares of Common Stock of which, 15,384 shares vest immediately and the remaining 46,154 shares vested over a 12-month period.

 

In connection with the acquisition of CyberFone Systems, the Company (i) issued 923,076 shares of Common Stock to the CyberFone Sellers.  The Company valued these common shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at $2.47 per share or $2,280,000.

 

On May 22, 2013, the Company executed a one-year consulting agreement with a consultant for business advisory and capital restructuring services. The Company granted 46,154 post-split shares of Common Stock in connection with this consulting agreement and was valued at fair market value on the date of grant at approximately $2.925 post-split per share. The Company recorded the total consideration of $135,000 as prepaid expense and amortized $78,750 during 2013 and the remaining balance was amortized over the remaining term of the consulting agreement.

 

On May 31, 2013, the Company sold an aggregate of 1,999,996 units (the “Units”) representing gross proceeds to the Company of $5,200,000 to certain accredited investors (the “Investors”) pursuant to a securities purchase agreement (the “Securities Purchase Agreement”).  Each Unit was subscribed for a purchase price of $2.60 per Unit and consists of: (i) one share (the “Shares”) of the Company’s Common Stock and (ii) a three (3) year warrant to purchase half a share of the Common Stock at an exercise price of $3.25 per share, subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events such as stock splits and stock dividends and similar events. The Company paid placement agent fees of $170,000 to two broker-dealers in connection with the sale of the units, of which $30,000 was previously paid by the Company as a retainer.

 

The above warrants may be exercised on a cashless basis at any time that the registration statement to be filed pursuant to the Registration Rights Agreement is not effective after the Effectiveness Date (as defined below). The above warrants contains limitations on the holder’s ability to exercise such warrant in the event such exercise causes the holder to beneficially own in excess of 9.99% of the Company’s issued and outstanding Common Stock.

 

Pursuant to a Registration Rights Agreement with the Investors, the Company has agreed to file a “resale” registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) covering the Shares and the Common Stock underlying the Warrants within 45 days of the final closing date of the sale of Units (the “Filing Date”) and to maintain the effectiveness of such registration statement. The Company has agreed to use its best efforts to have the initial registration statement declared effective within 120 days of the Filing Date (or within 135 days of the Filing Date in the event that the registration statement is subject to full review by the SEC) (the “Effectiveness Date”). If (i) a registration statement is (A) not filed with the SEC on or before the Filing Date or (B) not declared effective by the SEC on or before the Effectiveness Date, (ii) other than during an allowable grace period, sales cannot be made pursuant to the registration statement or the prospectus contained therein is not available for use for any reason, or (iii) the Company fails to file with the SEC any required reports under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, then, the Company shall pay to the Investors an amount in cash equal to one percent (1%) of such Investor’s purchase price every thirty (30) days.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, however, the Company shall not be obligated to pay any such liquidated damages if the Company is unable to fulfill its registration obligations as a result of rules, regulations, positions or releases issued or actions taken by the SEC pursuant to its authority with respect to “Rule 415”, provided the Company registers at such time the maximum number of shares of Common Stock permissible upon consultation with the staff of the SEC.

 

    In June 2013, the Company issued 23,076 shares for services rendered and valued these common shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at approximately $2.515 per share or $58,000. In third quarter of 2013, the Company issued an aggregate of 11,538 shares of Common Stock in connection with this consulting agreement. The Company valued the shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at approximately $3.00 per share or $34,480.

 

On June 11, 2013, the Company granted an aggregate of 192,308 shares of Common Stock to the Company’s CFO and to a director of the Company, which were valued at fair market value on the date of grant at approximately $2.635 per share for a total of $506,250. The shares vested immediately on issuance. During the year ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded stock-based compensation expense of the total $506,250 related to the vested restricted stock grants.

 

On June 28, 2013, the Company executed one-year consulting agreements with two consultants for investor communications and public relation services. The Company granted an aggregate of 134,616 shares of Common Stock in connection with these consulting agreements, which shares were valued at fair market value on the date of grant at approximately $2.275 post-split per share for aggregate value of $306,251. In connection with the issuance of these common shares, the Company recorded prepaid stock-based consulting of $306,256 and amortized $153,128 during the year ended December 31, 2013, with the balance amortized over the remaining consulting agreement term.

 

On July 25, 2013, the Company granted 8,760 shares of Common Stock for legal services rendered. In connection with this transaction, the Company valued the shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at $3.425 per share or $30,000.

 

On July 29, 2013, the Company converted legal fees of $29,620 into 11,392 units of securities. Each unit was subscribed for a purchase price of $2.60 per unit and consists of: (i) one share of the Company’s Common Stock and (ii) a three (3) year warrant to purchase half a share of the Common Stock  at an exercise price of $3.25 per share, subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events such as stock splits and stock dividends and similar events.

 

In August 2013, the Company sold an aggregate of 307,692 units representing gross proceeds to the Company of $800,000 to certain accredited investors pursuant to a securities purchase agreement. Each unit was subscribed for a purchase price of $2.60 per unit and consists of: (i) one share of the Company’s Common Stock and (ii) a three (3) year warrant to purchase half a share of the Common Stock at an exercise price of $3.25 per share, subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events such as stock splits and stock dividends and similar events. Additionally, the Company paid placement agent fees of $35,029 and legal fees of $42,375 in connection with the sale of units.

 

On September 19, 2014, the Company authorized the issuance of 60,000 shares of Common Stock to the sellers of TLI Communications LLC. The Company valued the Common Stock at the fair market value on the date of the Interests Sale Agreement at $13.63 per share or $818,000. The transaction did not involve any underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions, or any public offering.

 

On November 13, 2013, the Company acquired 4 US patents in consideration for 300,000 restricted shares of the Company’s Common Stock. The restricted shares shall be subject to forfeiture rights for the benefit of the Company in the event no enforcement action is effected by the lapse of the enforcement period as defined in the patent purchase agreement. In connection with this transaction, the Company valued the shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at $2.395 per share or $718,500.  The shares were issued on April 22, 2014.

 

On November 12, 2013, the Company received, in cash, the amount of $25,000 in full payment of a subscription receivable for the purchase of 9,616 shares of the Company’s Common Stock and subsequently issued the shares to the investor.

 

On June 2, 2014, the Company issued 48,078 shares of unrestricted Common Stock to an investor in the May 2013 PIPE, pursuant to the exercise of a warrant received in the May 2013 PIPE investment.

 

On June 30, 2014, the Company issued 200,000 shares of Restricted Common Stock pursuant to the acquisition of Selene Communications Technologies, LLC (see Note 3). In connection with this transaction, the Company valued the shares at the fair market value on the date of grant at $4.90 per share or $980,000.

 

On July 18, 2014, the Company issues a total of 26,722 shares of Common Stock pursuant to the exercise of stock options held by a former member of the Company’s Board of Directors and the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer.

 

On September 16, 2014, the Company issued to two of its independent board members, in lieu of cash compensation, 6,178 shares valued at $45,995 of Restricted Common Stock to each of its directors.  The shares shall vest quarterly over twelve (12) months commencing on the date of grant.

 

On September 30, 2014, the Company issued 50,000 shares of Restricted Common Stock pursuant to the acquisition of the assets of Clouding IP, LLC (see Note 3). In connection with this transaction, the Company valued the shares at the quoted market price on the date of grant at $5.62 per share or $281,000.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2014, certain holders of warrants exercised their warrants in a cashless, net exercise basis in exchange for 84,652 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

For the three months ended December 31, 2014, certain holders of warrants exercised their warrants in exchange for 29,230 shares of the Company’s Common Stock.

 

Common Stock Warrants

 

During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company issued warrants to purchase 770,788 shares of Common Stock in connection with financings, warrants for 214,846 shares of Common Stock were exercised and warrants for 46,154 shares of Common Stock were forfeited in accordance with the terms of the underlying agreements. During the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company recorded stock based compensation expense of $41,575 in connection with the vested warrants associated with one warrant-based compensatory grant. At December 31, 2014, there was a total of $3,465 of unrecognized compensation expense related to future recognition of warrant-based compensation arrangements.

 

As of December 31, 2014, the Company had warrants outstanding to purchase 1,926,308 shares of Common Stock with a weighted average remaining life of 1.55 years. A summary of the status of the Company's outstanding stock warrants and changes during the period then ended is as follows:

 

    Number of Warrants     Weighted Average Exercise Price     Weighted Average Remaining Life  
Balance at December 31, 2013     1,416,520     $ 3.33       2.74  
Granted     770,788     $ 5.26       -  
Cancelled     46,154       -       -  
Forfeited     -       -       -  
Exercised     214,846     $ 3.27       -  
Balance at December 31, 2014     1,926,308       4.10       1.55  
                         
Warrants exercisable at December 31, 2014     1,926,308                  
Weighted average fair value of warrants granted during the period           $ 1.28          

 

 

Common Stock Options

 

On November 14, 2012, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Doug Croxall (the “Croxall Employment Agreement”), whereby Mr. Croxall agreed to serve as Company’s Chief Executive Officer for a period of two years. Mr. Croxall received a ten-year option award to purchase an aggregate of 307,692 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $3.25 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in 24 equal monthly installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Croxall Employment Agreement. The options were valued on the grant date at approximately $3.12per option or a total of $968,600 using a Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions: stock price of $3.25 per share (based on the recent selling price of the Company’s Common Stock at private placements), volatility of 192%, expected term of 5 years, and a risk free interest rate of 0.61%.

   

On January 28, 2013, the Company entered into an employment agreement with John Stetson, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary (the “Stetson Employment Agreement”) whereby Mr. Stetson agreed to serve as the Company's Chief Financial Officer for a period of one year, subject to renewal. Mr. Stetson received a ten year option award to purchase an aggregate of 76,924 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $3.25 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in three (3) equal annual installments on the beginning on the first annual anniversary of the date of the Stetson Employment Agreement, provided Mr. Stetson is still employed by the Company.

 

On March 1, 2013, Mr. Nathaniel Bradley was appointed as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer and President of IP Services. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement between the Company and Mr. Bradley dated March 1, 2013 (“Bradley Employment Agreement”), Mr. Bradley was awarded five-year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 153,846 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, with a strike price based on the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on March 1, 2013 as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board or an exercise price of $5.525 per share, vesting in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of March 1, 2013, provided Mr. Bradley is still employed by the Company on each such date. On June 19, 2013, the Board of Directors accepted resignation of Mr. Nathaniel Bradley from his position of Chief Technology Officer and President of IP Services with the Company. In connection with his resignation, Mr. Bradley entered into a Separation and Release Agreement with the Company, pursuant to which, Mr. Bradley received a vested option to purchase 19,230 shares of Common Stock and an option to purchase 134,616 shares of Common Stock were cancelled.

 

On March 1, 2013, Mr. James Crawford was appointed as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Pursuant to the Employment Agreement between the Company and Mr. Crawford dated March 1, 2013 (“Crawford Employment Agreement”), Mr. Crawford shall serve as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer for two (2) years. Mr. Crawford was awarded five-year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 76,924 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, with a strike price based on the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on March 1, 2013 as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board or an exercise price of $5.525per share, vesting in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of March 1, 2013, provided Mr. Crawford is still employed by the Company on each such date. On June 19, 2013, the Company granted Mr. Crawford an option to purchase 76,924 shares of Common Stock. The stock options granted have an exercise price equal to the fair market value per share on the option grant date, which was $2.47 per share. The options issued to Mr. Crawford are conditioned upon the cancellation of the stock options granted to him on March 1, 2013 under his employment agreement with the Company and will vest in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of grant.

 

Pursuant to the Independent Director Agreement between the Company and each of Mr. Nard and Mr. Rosellini dated March 8, 2013, each director was granted a five-year stock option to purchase an aggregate of 15,384 shares of the Company’s Common Stock, with a strike price based on the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on March 8, 2013 as reported by the OTC Bulletin Board or an exercise price of $3.25 per share. The options shall vest as follows: 33% the first anniversary hereof; 33% on the second anniversary and 34% on the third anniversary, and shall be subject to the Company’s stock plan as in effect from time to time, including any clawback and termination provisions therein. The option agreements shall provide for cashless exercise features. Such agreement shall be terminated upon resignation or removal of Mr. Nard and Mr. Rosellini as members of Board of Directors.  Mr. Nard resigned from the Company’s Board of Directors in April 2014 and on July 18, 2014, the Company issued a total of 7,608 shares of Common Stock to Mr. Nard pursuant to the exercise of vested stock options.

 

 

On June 11, 2013, the Company granted five-year options to purchase an aggregate of 353,846 shares of Common Stock exercisable at $2.625 per share to the Chief Executive Officer and two directors of the Company. The stock options shall vest pro rata monthly over the following 24-month period.

 

On June 11, 2013, the Company granted a five-year option to purchase 30,770 shares of Common Stock exercisable at $2.625 per share to a consultant for legal services. The stock options shall vest pro rata monthly over the following 24-month period.

 

On June 19, 2013, the Company granted two five-year options to purchase an aggregate of 46,154 shares of Common Stock exercisable at $2.47 per share to two employees of the Company. The options shall vest as follows: 33% the first anniversary hereof; 33% on the second anniversary and 34% on the third anniversary.

 

On July 25, 2013, the Company granted four five-year options to purchase an aggregate of 134,614 shares of Common Stock to four consultants who are employees of IP Nav. Such options shall vest 33% on the first year anniversary, 33% on the second year anniversary and 34% on the third year anniversary. The exercise price was based on the $3.425 closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the date of grant. These options were forfeited in accordance with the termination of consultant relationships.

 

On August 19, 2013, the Company granted two five-year options to purchase an aggregate of 607,692 shares of Common Stock to two consultants who are employees of IP Nav. Such options shall vest 33% on the first year anniversary, 33% on the second year anniversary and 34% on the third year anniversary. The exercise price was based on the $2.925 closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the date of grant. These options were forfeited in accordance with the termination of consultant relationships.

 

On November 11, 2013, we entered into a three-year consulting agreement with Kairix Analytics, Ltd.  (“Kairix”) (the “Kairix Agreement”), pursuant to which we agreed to grant to Kairix an option to purchase 600,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock at an exercise price of $2.85 per share, reflecting the closing price of the Company’s Common Stock on the date of grant.  The option has a term of five (5) years and vests 33% on each of the first and second anniversaries and 34% on the third anniversary of the Kairix Agreement.  The Company has valued the option at $984,447 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:  an expected life of two and one-half years; volatility of 100% and a risk-free interest rate of 0.65%.  In addition, Kairix will be entitled to receive either 2% or 5% of the net revenue derived from the enforcement of patents by either the Company or its subsidiaries and resulting from work performed by Kairix on behalf of the Company, with the percentage applied to be based on the contribution made to the generation of the revenue by Kairix, as further described in the Kairix Agreement.  Mr. Craig Nard, one of the principals of Kairix, was a member of our Board of Directors at the time the Company entered into the agreement with Kairix. On June 18, 2014, the Company cancelled an option to purchase an aggregate amount of 600,000 shares of Common Stock provided to Kairix Analytics when the consulting agreement was terminated without any vesting having occurred.

 

On November 18, 2013, we entered into Amendment No. 1 to the Executive Employment Agreement with our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Doug Croxall.  As part of Amendment No. 1, we granted Mr. Croxall a ten-year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 200,000 shares of our Common Stock, with an exercise price of $2.965 per share (reflecting the closing price of our Common Stock on the date of grant) and vesting in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary date of the grant.  The Company has valued the option grant at $442,692 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:  an expected life of five years; volatility of 100%; and a risk-free rate of 1.33%.

 

On November 18, 2013, we entered into a two-year Executive Employment Agreement with Richard Raisig (the “Raisig Agreement”), pursuant to which Mr. Raisig shall serve as our Chief Financial Officer, effective December 3, 2013.  As part of the Raisig Agreement, we agreed to issue Mr. Raisig a ten-year stock option to purchase an aggregate of 230,000 shares of Common Stock, with an exercise price of $2.95 per share, vesting in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Raisig Agreement, provided Mr. Raisig is still employed by us on each such date.  We have valued the options at $511,036 using the Black-Scholes option pricing model with the following assumptions:  market price on the date of grant of $2.95; an expected life of five years; volatility of 101%; and a risk-free rate of 1.40%. Mr. Raisig’s employment with the Company was terminated in April 2014 and on July 18, 2014, the Company issued a total of 19,114 shares of Common Stock to Mr. Raisig pursuant to the exercise of vested stock options.

 

On April 15, 2014, the Company issued a new board member, Edward Kovalik, a five (5) year option to purchase an aggregate of 20,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $3.295 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in twelve (12) monthly installments commencing on the date of grant. The option was valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $3.295 per share, life of three years, volatility of 51% based on the closing price of the 50 trading sessions immediately preceding the grant and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 0.84%.

 

On May 14, 2014, the Company issued existing employees, ten (10) year options to purchase an aggregate of 80,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $4.165 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in three (3) annual installments, with 33% vesting on the first anniversary of the date of grant, 33% on the second anniversary of the date of grant and 34% on the third anniversary of the date of grant. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $4.165 per share, life of 6.5 years, volatility of 63% based on the closing price of the 50 trading sessions immediately preceding the grant and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.97%.

 

On May 14, 2014, the Company issued to consultants, five (5) year options to purchase an aggregate of 160,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $4.165 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in three (3) annual installments, with 33% vesting on the first anniversary of the date of grant, 33% on the second anniversary of the date of grant and 34% on the third anniversary of the date of grant. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $4.165 per share, life of 3.5 years, volatility of 50% based on the closing price of the 50 trading sessions immediately preceding the grant and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.00%.

 

On May 15, 2014, the Company entered into an executive employment agreement with Francis Knuettel II (“Knuettel Agreement”) pursuant to which Mr. Knuettel would serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. As part of the consideration, the Company agreed to grant Mr. Knuettel a ten (10) year stock option to purchase an aggregate of 290,000 shares of Common Stock, with a strike price of $4.165 per share, vesting in thirty-six (36) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Knuettel Agreement. The option was valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $4.165 per share, life of 6.5 years, volatility of 63% based on the closing price of the 50 trading sessions immediately preceding the grant and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.97%.

 

On June 15, 2014, the Company issued to a consultant a five (5) year stock option to purchase an aggregate of 40,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $5.05 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in twenty-four (24) each monthly installments on each monthly anniversary date of the grant. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $5.05 per share, life of 3.25 years, volatility of 50% based on the closing price of the 50 trading sessions immediately preceding the grant and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.05%.

 

On August 29, 2014, the Company entered into an executive employment agreement with Daniel Gelbtuch (“Gelbtuch Agreement”) pursuant to which Mr. Gelbtuch would serve as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer. As part of the consideration, the Company agreed to grant Mr. Gelbtuch ten (10) year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 290,000 shares of Common Stock, with a strike price of $5.62 per share, vesting in thirty-six (36) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Gelbtuch Agreement. Mr. Gelbtuch’s employment with the Company was terminated as of January 20, 2015 and the vested shares at that time remain available for Mr. Gelbtuch to exercise.  The option was valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $5.62 per share, life of 6.5 years, volatility of 62% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the prior 10-year period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.95%.

 

On September 16, 2014, the Company issued its independent board members five (5) year options to purchase an aggregate of 60,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $7.445 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest monthly over twelve (12) months commencing on the date of grant. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $7.445 per share, life of three years, volatility of 49% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the prior 5-year period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.04%.

 

On October 31, 2014, the Company entered into an executive employment agreement with Enrique Sanchez (“Sanchez Agreement”) pursuant to which Mr. Sanchez would serve as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Licensing. As part of the consideration, the Company agreed to grant Mr. Sanchez ten (10) year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 160,000 shares of Common Stock, with a strike price of $6.40 per share, vesting in thirty-six (36) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Sanchez Agreement. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $6.40 per share, an expected term of 5.75 years, volatility of 53% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the comparable prior period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.78%.

 

On October 31, 2014, the Company entered into an executive employment agreement with Umesh Jani (“Jani Agreement”) pursuant to which Mr. Jani would serve as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer and SVP of Licensing. As part of the consideration, the Company agreed to grant Mr. Jani ten (10) year stock options to purchase an aggregate of 100,000 shares of Common Stock, with a strike price of $6.40 per share, vesting in thirty-six (36) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the date of the Jani Agreement. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $6.40 per share, an expected term of 5.75 years, volatility of 53% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the comparable prior period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.78%.

 

On October 31, 2014, the Company issued existing employees, ten (10) year options to purchase an aggregate of 680,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $6.40 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $6.40 per share, an expected term of 5.75 years, volatility of 53% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the comparable prior period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.78%.

 

On October 31, 2014, the Company issued to a consultant, a five (5) year options to purchase an aggregate of 30,000 shares of the Company’s Common Stock with an exercise price of $6.40 per share, subject to adjustment, which shall vest in twenty-four (24) equal installments on each monthly anniversary of the grant. The options were valued based on the Black-Scholes model, using the strike and market prices of $6.40 per share, an expected term of 3.25years, volatility of 49% based on the average volatility of comparable companies over the comparable prior period and a discount rate as published by the Federal Reserve of 1.03%.

 

At December 31, 2014, there was a total of $8,328,409 of unrecognized compensation expense related to non-vested option-based compensation arrangements entered into during the year.

 

A summary of the stock options as of December 31, 2014 and changes during the period are presented below:

 

    Number of Options     Weighted Average Exercise Price     Weighted Average Remaining Life  
Balance at December 31, 2013     2,676,152     $ 2.92       5.21  
Granted     1,910,000     $ 5.63       -  
Cancelled     1,299,999     $ 2.96       -  
Forfeited     241,741     $ 2.86       -  
Exercised     26,722     $ 2.84       -  
Balance at December 31, 2014     3,017,690     $ 4.64       7.77  
                         
Options Exercisable at December 31, 2014     991,341                  
Options expected to vest     2,026,349                  
Weighted average fair value of options granted during the period           $ 2.87          

 

 

Stock options outstanding at December 31, 2014 as disclosed in the above table have $11,421,321 in intrinsic value at the end of the period.