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An offering statement pursuant to Regulation A relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Information contained in this Preliminary Offering Circular is subject to completion or amendment. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted before the offering statement filed with the Commission is qualified. This Preliminary Offering Circular shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor may there be any sales of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful before registration or qualification under the laws of any such state. We may elect to satisfy our obligation to deliver a Final Offering Circular by sending you a notice within two business days after the completion of our sale to you that contains the URL where the Final Offering Circular or the offering statement in which such Final Offering Circular was filed may be obtained.

 

Preliminary Offering Circular August 15, 2016

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

$15,000,000 MINIMUM OFFERING AMOUNT (_________ SHARES OF COMMON STOCK)

$50,000,000 MAXIMUM OFFERING AMOUNT (___________ SHARES OF COMMON STOCK)

 

This is the initial public offering of securities of ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation. We are offering a minimum of __________ and a maximum of ____________ shares of our common stock, par value $0.0001 ("Common Stock") at an offering price of $____ per share (the "Offered Shares"). This offering will terminate on ___________, 2016, subject to extension for up to thirty (30) days with the mutual agreement of us and our Underwriter, as defined below; provided that, if we have received and accepted subscriptions for the minimum number of Offered Shares on or before ___________, 2016, or the end of the thirty (30) day extension, if exercised, then the Company will close on the minimum offering amount (the "Intial Closing")  and this offering will continue until the earlier of (i) the date which is sixty (60) days after the Initial Closing or (ii) the date on which the maximum offering amount is sold (such earlier date, the "Termination Date"). If, on the Initial Closing date, we have sold less than the maximum number of Offered Shares, then we will hold one or more additional closings for additional sales, until the earlier of: (i) the sale of the maximum number of Offered Shares or (ii) the Termination Date. Until we achieve the minimum offering amount, the proceeds for the offering will be kept in an escrow account. Upon achievement of the minimum offering amount and the closing on such amount, the proceeds from the minimum offering amount will be distributed to the Company and the associated Offered Shares will be issued to the investors in such Offered Shares. If the offering does not close for any reason, the proceeds for the offering will be promptly returned to investors, without deduction and generally without interest. FundAmerica Securities, LLC will serve as the escrow agent and will retain up to $_____ of interest accrued from funds deposited in the escrow account as partial compensation for serving as escrow agent. The minimum purchase requirement per investor is ________ Offered Shares ($______); however, we can waive the minimum purchase requirement on a case-by-case basis in our sole discretion.

 

We have engaged W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC as the underwriter (the "Underwriter") to offer the Offered Shares to prospective investors on a best efforts basis, and our Underwriter will have the right to engage such other broker-dealers or agents as it determines to assist in the offering. We expect to commence the sale of the Offered Shares as of the date on which the offering statement of which this Offering Circular is a part (the "Offering Statement") is qualified by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our Common Stock. We will apply to list our Common Stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ") under the symbol "PIXY." In connection with our application, we expect to consummate a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a ratio to be determined prior to qualification of our Common Stock. We expect our Common Stock to begin trading NASDAQ following the Termination Date.

 

Investing in our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. See "Risk Factors" beginning on page 10 for a discussion of certain risks that you should consider in connection with an investment in our Common Stock.

 

 

 

Price

to Public

 

 

Underwriting Discount and Commissions (1)

 

 

Proceeds to

Issuer (2)

 

Per Share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Minimum

 

$15,000,000

 

 

$900,000

 

 

$14,100,000

 

Total Maximum

 

$50,000,000

 

 

$3,000,000

 

 

$47,000,000

 

_________________ 

(1)

We have agreed to reimburse certain expenses to our Underwriter and to issue to the Underwriter certain warrants. Please refer to the section entitled "Underwriting" in this Offering Circular for additional information regarding total underwriter compensation.

(2)

Excludes estimated total offering expenses, including underwriting discount and commissions, which will be approximately $1,500,000 assuming the minimum offering amount is sold, and $3,600,000 assuming the maximum offering amount is sold.

 

No sale may be made to you in this offering if the aggregate purchase price you pay is more than 10% of the greater of your annual income or your net worth. Different rules apply to accredited investors and non-natural persons. Before making any representation that your investment does not exceed applicable thresholds, we encourage you to review Rule 251(d)(2)(i)(C) of Regulation A. For general information on investing, we encourage you to refer to www.investor.gov.

 

THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION DOES NOT PASS UPON THE MERITS OF OR GIVE ITS APPROVAL TO ANY SECURITIES OFFERED OR THE TERMS OF THE OFFERING, NOR DOES IT PASS UPON THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OFFERING CIRCULAR OR OTHER SOLICITATION MATERIALS. THESE SECURITIES ARE OFFERED PURSUANT TO AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION WITH THE COMMISSION; HOWEVER, THE COMMISSION HAS NOT MADE AN INDEPENDENT DETERMINATION THAT THE SECURITIES OFFERED ARE EXEMPT FROM REGISTRATION.

 

 

 

The date of this Offering Circular is ___________, 2016.

 

 
 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

 

Page

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

 

3

 

SUMMARY

 

 

4

 

RISK FACTORS

 

 

10

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

 

 

23

 

DILUTION

 

 

25

 

UNDERWRITING

 

 

26

 

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

 

33

 

OUR BUSINESS

 

 

43

 

MANAGEMENT

 

 

52

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

 

56

 

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

 

56

 

PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS

 

 

61

 

DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

 

62

 

DIVIDEND POLICY

 

 

65

 

SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE

 

 

65

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

 

66

 

EXPERTS

 

 

66

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

 

66

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

F-1

 

 

We are offering to sell, and seeking offers to buy, our securities only in jurisdictions where such offers and sales are permitted. You should rely only on the information contained in this Offering Circular. We have not authorized anyone to provide you with any information other than the information contained in this Offering Circular. The information contained in this Offering Circular is accurate only as of its date, regardless of the time of its delivery or of any sale or delivery of our securities. Neither the delivery of this Offering Circular nor any sale or delivery of our securities shall, under any circumstances, imply that there has been no change in our affairs since the date of this Offering Circular. This Offering Circular will be updated and made available for delivery to the extent required by the federal securities laws.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, data contained in this Offering Circular concerning the business of the Company are based on information from various public sources. Although we believe that these data are generally reliable, such information is inherently imprecise, and our estimates and expectations based on these data involve a number of assumptions and limitations. As a result, you are cautioned not to give undue weight to such data, estimates or expectations.

 

In this Offering Circular, unless the context indicates otherwise, references to "ShiftPixy," "we," the "Company," "our" and "us" refer to the activities of and the assets and liabilities of the business and operations of ShiftPixy, Inc., and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shift Human Capital Management Inc., d/b/a ShiftableHR ("ShiftableHR").

 

 
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CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Some of the statements under "Summary," "Risk Factors," "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," "Our Business" and elsewhere in this Offering Circular constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar matters that are not historical facts. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "potential," "should," "will" and "would" or the negatives of these terms or other comparable terminology.

 

You should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. The cautionary statements set forth in this Offering Circular, including in "Risk Factors" and elsewhere, identify important factors which you should consider in evaluating our forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things:

 

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Changes in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare" (the "ACA");

 

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Our ability to successfully develop material revenue streams from contracts to provide workers primarily for part-time shift work clients with large contingent part-time workforce demands, primarily in the restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service trades;

 

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Our dependence upon external sources for the financing of our operations, particularly given that our auditors' report for our 2015 consolidated financial statements, which are included as part of this Offering Circular, contains a statement concerning our ability to continue as a "going concern";

 

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Our ability to effectively execute our business plan;

 

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Our ability to manage our expansion, growth and operating expenses;

 

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Our ability to attract, retain and generate revenue from part-time shift work clients with large contingent part-time workforce demands;

 

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The effect of disruptions in or impairments to our ability to use our computer programs used to manage our business;

 

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Our ability to retain and grow our customer base;

 

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Our ability to enter into, sustain and renew customer arrangements on favorable terms;

 

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Our ability to evaluate and measure our business, prospects and performance metrics;

 

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Our ability to compete and succeed in a highly competitive and evolving industry;

 

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Our ability to respond and adapt to changes in technology and customer behavior; and

 

 

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Our ability to protect our intellectual property and to develop, maintain and enhance a strong brand.

 

Although the forward-looking statements in this Offering Circular are based on our beliefs, assumptions and expectations, taking into account all information currently available to us, we cannot guarantee future transactions, results, performance, achievements or outcomes. No assurance can be made to any investor by anyone that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements will be attained, or that deviations from them will not be material and adverse. We undertake no obligation, other than as maybe be required by law, to re-issue this Offering Circular or otherwise make public statements updating our forward-looking statements.

 

 
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SUMMARY

 

This summary highlights selected information contained elsewhere in this Offering Circular. This summary is not complete and does not contain all the information that you should consider before deciding whether to invest in our Common Stock. You should carefully read the entire Offering Circular, including the risks associated with an investment in the company discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of this Offering Circular, before making an investment decision. Some of the statements in this Offering Circular are forward-looking statements. See the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements."

 

Company Information

 

We were initially incorporated under the laws of the State of Wyoming on June 3, 2015. We formed Shift Human Capital Management Inc., d/b/a/ ShiftableHR, a wholly-owned subsidiary, in December 2015. Our principal executive office is located at 1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618, and our telephone number is (888) 798-9100. Our website address is www.shiftpixy.com. We do not incorporate the information on or accessible through our website into this Offering Circular, and you should not consider any information on, or that can be accessed through, our website a part of this Offering Circular.

 

Our Business

 

The Company is a leading provider of employment law compliance solutions for employers and workers in an environment in which shift or other part-time/temporary positions, commonly called "gigs," are performed. In what is now being called the Gig Economy, businesses such as those in our current target market in the restaurant and hospitality industries contract with independent workers for less than full-time engagements primarily in the form of shift work. The trend toward a Gig Economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be less than full time independent contractors.

 

A significant problem for employers in the Gig Economy is compliance with new regulations imposed by ACA as well as worker's compensation and other traditional employment compliance issues. This problem has become greater as employers cut workers hours below 30 hours/week to avoid mandatory ACA health insurance requirements for all workers.

 

For Gig/Shift Workers, whom we also call "Shifters," the significant problem is difficulty in finding other jobs/gigs to replace hours lost when their employers reduce their hours and make them less than full-time employees.

 

We believe ShiftPixy has the ideal solution for both of these groups and each of their problems via a service offering that entails two principal elements (that we refer to collectively as our "Ecosystem") as follows:

 

 

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ShiftPixy Employer Solution: ShiftPixy absorbs the employer's Gig/Shift Workers as ShiftPixy employees and makes those employees available to the former employer to work the same jobs, as the employees of ShiftPixy.

 

 

 

 

·

ShiftPixy Gig/Shift Worker Solution: Shifters employed by one of ShiftPixy's clients can now access other shift work with other ShiftPixy clients. When the new mobile Shifter App is completed and released in September, not only ShiftPixy shift employees but also shift employees outside the ShiftPixy Ecosystem can access available shift jobs at all ShiftPixy clients.

 

As part of our marketing strategy, we are also now onboarding clients in a traditional staffing company model through our wholly-owned subsidiary ShiftableHR, and we intend to migrate these companies to the new nextGEN ShiftPixy Solution. In addition, we are joining the hot topic dialogue currently going on in the nextGEN Gig Economy about companies such as Uber and others who have been targeted by plaintiff's attorneys and government agencies for allegedly mischaracterizing employees as independent contractors. We believe that our ShiftPixy business model is a perfect solution for these companies, because we embrace the compliance obligations associated with being an employer.

 

 
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ShiftPixy currently operates in Los Angeles/Southern California but plans to open the following additional physical offices upon completion of our offering, assuming we raise the maximum offering. If we raise less than the maximum offering, we will roll out these offices in the following order:

 

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First, New York and then Orlando;

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Next, after the above cities are open, Dallas and then Chicago ;

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Finally, after all the above cities are open, Las Vegas and then Atlanta .

 

These markets collectively account for or allow us to cover 53% of the employers with 50 or more employees in this sector. (Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau).

 

ShiftPixy and its subsidiary collectively currently serve an aggregate of approximately 155 clients and with an aggregate of approximately 3,517 worksite employees , including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services. None of these clients represents more than 10% of our annualized revenues for fiscal year 2016.

 

ShiftPixy's anticipated business and revenue growth in the nextGEN Gig Economy will result from the following factors:

 

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Large Potential Market. There is a large potential market for ShiftPixy's services. Current statistics show that there are over 7.2 million employees in restaurants that employ more than 50 employees. There are close to 5.1 million employed in the hospitality industry by employers that have over 50 employees. (Both from Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau). Most restaurant establishments have a 90% Shifter/variable hour worker and 10% full-time worker ratio. (National Restaurant Association website "Facts at a Glance")

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ACA's Significant Impact on Current and Potential New Clients. ShiftPixy's current and potential new clients are being significantly impacted by new requirements to provide employees health care coverage under the ACA, the relevant portions of which, with respect to impacting our existing and potential future clients, became effective January 1, 2015.

 

·

If a potential client in our target market of the restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service business has 50 or more full-time equivalent employees, under the ACA it must offer benefits to full-time employees, a very expensive proposition.

 

·

Determining compliance requirements for industries such as restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service business which employ many part time workers is very challenging.

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Failure to offer coverage if required under the ACA can result in significant fines and other penalties.

 

 
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Mitigation of ACA and other Insurance Compliance Risks. ShiftPixy mitigates ACA healthcare and other types of employee required insurance compliance risks, such as workers' compensation, by absorbing a client's current and future workforce, including part-time employees, and making them employees of ShiftPixy and not the employer client. In addition to mitigating risk, ShiftPixy also provides cost containment and cost savings benefits to its clients using our services. ShiftPixy also eliminates worry about whether an employer client is misclassifying employees as independent contractors.

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Marketing Advantages from Strategic Insurance Provider Relationships. ShiftPixy receives marketing assistance from representatives of the insurance carriers it uses for its own employees, who introduce ShiftPixy to their insurance clients with potential ACA and other employee insurance compliance requirements and who are not aware of the benefits provided by retaining ShiftPixy.

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New Mobile Shifter App Will Provide Additional Benefits to Employers and Shift Workers. ShiftPixy is working to expand its business through the ShiftPixy Shifter Services Mobile App scheduled to be launched in September 2016. It will be a proprietary application downloaded to mobile devices allowing shift employees of its clients to access shift work opportunities at all of its clients, and anticipated in early 2017 also allowing shift employees not working at its clients to access shift work opportunities at all of its clients.

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Ultimate Development of a ShiftPixy Ecosystem. ShiftPixy's ultimate goal is to establish the first ecosystem for employers with a large number of part time workers such as restaurants and hospitality businesses and the ever-growing number of shift workers in the new "Gig Economy." In a "Gig Economy," part-time/temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The goal of the ecosystem is to allow the job provider to be agile but compliant and the shift worker to manage and scale opportunity and income.

 

The Problem: There are significant staffing management and compliance challenges and significant financial risks of non-compliance presented by ACA to our target market of middle-tier (100 – 500 employees) restaurant and hospitality business.

 

The ACA presents significant staffing management challenges to this target market with many shift workers. With a majority of the personnel working between 28 to 35 hours as part time or variable hour employees (National Business Group on Health statement to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, January 2014) and with the turnover rates most of these establishments experience, there are operational, reporting, employee tracking and cost concerns that we believe many of these businesses are not prepared to deal with. Because ACA compliance is a new experience for these businesses, many employers in these sectors are still not aware of or concerned with the size of the storm that ACA compliance-related penalties, reporting requirements, and increased cost really is. We believe this lack of preparedness and planning may overwhelm them in the years to come.

 

The ACA compliance requirements for employers in this sector are daunting. Employers who have a difficult time managing the fast pace of the restaurant and hospitality environment are now subjected to tracking employee hours with employees becoming eligible for benefits at various times in the year as well as having to be more precise with scheduling so that employees don't exceed the 30-hour threshold which makes them full-time employees eligible for benefits under the ACA.

 

If a restaurant or hospitality business has 50 or more full-time equivalent employees, under the ACA it must offer benefits to full-time employees. This requires employers to manage and monitor carefully the number of hours worked by each employee and have a system that can give them real-time information on variable hour/shift employees that suddenly become eligible for coverage under the ACA. Failure to offer eligible employees a minimum essential benefit under the ACA results significant fines.

 

 
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The complexity of compliance and the significant financial risk for non-compliance is shown in the following example using calculations based upon Healthcare.gov, IRS Notice 2015-87:

 

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Assume a restaurant has 120 employees, of which 45 meet the definition of full-time employees and the remainder do not and are considered part-time employees (Under the ACA rules, generally an employee is considered full-time if he or she is reasonably expected to work on average at least 30 hours per week, or 120 hours per month.)

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Next, the restaurant must determine whether it has 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. We start with the 45 actual full-time employees. We then add the additional equivalent full-time employees. The number of equivalent full-time employees, which is done by taking the hours worked by all part-time employees in a week and dividing that by 30. For our example we assume that all part-time employees work 25 hours per week, but if they all work different total hours under 30 hours per week, one can see how this calculation becomes more complex for the restaurant. We start by multiplying the 25 hours per week by the total number of part time employees. 25 hours X 75 part-time employees = 1875 . Now we have to divide this number by 30, and we get 63 equivalent full-time employees.

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The restaurant then has 108 equivalent full-time employees under the ACA and thus the employer to offer its 45 actual full-time employees minimum essential coverage.

·

Assume the restaurant fails to offer its 45 full-time employees minimum essential coverage. What is the penalty?

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The penalty is $2,160 per full-time employees (minus 30).

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So what's the total penalty? $ 32,400 ($2,160 X 15) a very significant amount determined after a very complex calculation.

 

The calculation above is correct based upon the assumptions about the employer in this example. However, because this is a very complex area, penalties may vary if there are different assumptions about an employer, such as having seasonal workers as defined in IRS or ACA regulations. This is just how complex the issue is: Seasonal workers are taken into account in determining the number of full-time employees. However, if an employer's workforce exceeds 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) for 120 days or fewer during a calendar year, and the employees in excess of 50 who were employed during that period of no more than 120 days were seasonal workers, the employer is not considered an applicable large employer. Seasonal workers are workers who perform labor or services on a seasonal basis as defined by the Secretary of Labor, and retail workers employed exclusively during holiday seasons. For this purpose, employers may apply a reasonable, good faith interpretation of the term "seasonal worker."

 

To add to the complexity there are other kinds of penalties. If the restaurant offered a minimum essential plan but it did not meet the requirements of minimum value as defined by ACA, the restaurant would incur a $3,240 penalty for any employee that applies for a subsidy.

 

It is just this kind of complexity that is solved by an employer retaining ShiftPixy.

 

 
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The ShiftPixy Solution: ShiftPixy is developing an ecosystem comprised of a closed proprietary operating and processing system that helps restaurant or hospitality businesses as well as shift workers by matching available shifts with available shift workers. The ShiftPixy ecosystem provides the following benefits:

 

1.

Compliance: ShiftPixy allows restaurant or hospitality group to "off-load" their ACA and other employment regulatory compliance issues by requiring all of their Shifter/variable hour employees to become employees of ShiftPixy. ShiftPixy becomes the employer of record and contracts with the establishment to staff the restaurant's shift gaps. By off-loading Shifter/variable hour employees, the employer no longer is liable to measure or track these employees. In addition, employee vs. independent contractor classification issues, worker's compensation and other such employee law and regulation compliance issues are shifted to ShiftPixy. The ACA and other employment law and regulation compliance is shifted to ShiftPixy, and the employers can focus their energy on the success of their business. This solution allows employers to keep their current staff including their Shifter/variable hour employees working at their facility but to shift the reporting and tracking responsibility to ShiftPixy.

2.

Cost Containment: By having access to ShiftPixy's entire part-time workforce the employer is able to scale up or down more rapidly, making it easier to contain operational cost. The two largest costs for a restaurant are food and labor. (National Restaurant Association "Restaurant Operations Report 2013-2014) ShiftPixy charges a fixed percentage on wages that allows the employer to budget and plan more effectively without all of the threats of penalties or missteps in dealing with ACA.

3.

Cost Savings: ShiftPixy is able to use economy of scale in purchasing other employer related requirements such as worker's compensation and other benefit costs and in general can provide an employer a shifter at a lower cost than the employer can staff that same employee for.

 

ShiftPixy and its subsidiary currently serve an aggregate of approximately 155 clients with an aggregate of approximately 3,517 worksite employees , including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services . None of these clients represents more than 10% of our annualized revenues for fiscal year 2016. Although one client constituted all of our revenue during the period from inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015, none of these clients represents more than 10% of our annualized revenues for fiscal year 2016. A client is a business paying us to provide employees or employee services. We are currently focused on one kind of client being restaurant and food service operators. All have written client agreements. The basic client agreement is the same for all clients, with minor modifications to fit each client's specific situation. The current form of Client Agreement is filed as an exhibit to this Offering Circular.

 

ShiftPixy Human Capital Management Inc., d/b/a ShiftableHR

 

We formed this subsidiary in response to the need to have worker's compensation policies written in the names of the clients (as may be required by some states) and otherwise in response to client needs for only administrative and processing services rather than the full-service, assumption of employee program offered by ShiftPixy. Under this subsidiary, under circumstances wherein the client remains as the sole employer or borrowing employer of the subject employees, we act as a payroll processor, human resources consultant, administrator of worker's compensation coverages and claims. For administrative reasons, we believe that providing these services through a separate legal entity seemed advisable and required, and thus we formed the subsidiary to provide these services.

 

These services are also available to businesses in all industries, not just the restaurant and hospitality industries. We hope that this mechanism may become a way to onboard new clients into the ShiftPixy Ecosystem when eligible clients to whom we are providing these services recognize the value of the services provided by ShiftPixy, the parent. At February 29, 2016, ShiftableHR had no clients, but as of June 1, 2016, ShiftableHR had 135 clients [included in our total aggregate of 155 clients] with 2,795 total full-time employees, including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services.

 

Potential New Marketing Opportunity

 

We have seen a potential new market based upon the issue of worker misclassification in the Gig Economy. Gig Economy companies such as Uber regularly classify the people working for them as "independent contractors" rather than "employees" for jobs (gigs). The companies can pay much less for services and in regulatory requirements if their workers are classified as independent contractors. Under state and federal employment laws, workers classified as employees are much more expensive for these companies. However, increasing litigation against Uber and others has increased awareness about this issue. ShiftPixy provides a solution by absorbing workers for these types of Gig Economy companies as employees of ShiftPixy, eliminating any risk of litigation, fines and other worker misclassification problems for these types of Gig Economy companies which become ShiftPixy clients.

 

 
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THE OFFERING

 

Issuer:

ShiftPixy, Inc.

Securities offered:

A minimum of ________ and a maximum of _________ shares of our common stock, par value $0.0001 ("Common Stock") at an offering price of $___ per share (the "Offered Shares").

Number of shares of Common Stock
outstanding before the offering:

52,427,600

Number of shares of Common Stock
to be outstanding after the offering:

_________ shares, if the minimum amount of Offered Shares are sold, and _________ shares, if the maximum amount of Offered Shares are sold

Price per share:

$___

 

Minimum offering amount:

_________ shares at $____ per share, or $15,000,000

 

Maximum offering amount:

_________ shares at $____ per share, or $50,000,000

Proposed listing:

We will apply to list our common stock on the NASDAQ capital market ("NASDAQ") under the symbol "PIXY." In connection with our application, we expect to consummate a reverse stock split of our Common Stock at a ratio to be determined prior to qualification of our Common Stock. Our common stock will not commence trading on NASDAQ until the all of the following conditions are met: (i) the Minimum offering is closed; (ii) the offering is terminated; and (iii) we have filed a post-qualification amendment to the Offering Statement, and a registration statement on Form 8-A ("Form 8-A") under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act") and such post-qualification amendment is qualified by the SEC and the Form 8-A has become effective. Pursuant to applicable rules under Regulation A, the Form 8-A will not become effective until the SEC qualifies the post-qualification amendment. We intend to file the post-qualification amendment and request its qualification immediately prior to the termination of the offering in order that the Form 8-A may become effective as soon as practicable.

 

Use of proceeds:

If we sell all of the shares being offered, our net proceeds (after underwriting discount and commissions and our estimated other offering expenses) will be $46,400,000. We will use these net proceeds for Rent/Office Expenses, Computer Equipment, Software Development and Support, Employees/Contractors, Marketing and Printing, and working capital and other general corporate purposes.

Risk factors:

Investing in our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. See "Risk Factors."

_________

(1) The number of shares of common stock outstanding excludes:

 

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_________ shares of our Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants to be issued to the underwriter in connection with this offering

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4,055,200 shares of our Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants issued and outstanding at June 30, 2016 held by non-affiliated stockholders at a weighted average exercise price of $2.50 per share

 

 
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RISK FACTORS

 

An investment in our Common Stock involves a high degree of risk. You should carefully consider the following risk factors, together with the other information contained in this Offering Circular, before purchasing our Common Stock. Any of the following factors could harm our business, financial condition, results of operations or prospects, and could result in a partial or complete loss of your investment. Some statements in this Offering Circular, including statements in the following risk factors, constitute forward-looking statements. Please refer to the section entitled "Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements".

 

Risks Relating to Our Business

 

Although we have engaged in operational activities since inception, we have not yet generated significant operational revenues, meaning that we have an evolving and unpredictable business model and the management of growth and we may never generate significant operating revenues.

 

Although we have engaged in operational activities and generated revenues since inception, our lack of long-term operating history makes predictions of future operating results difficult to ascertain. Our prospects must be considered in light of the risks, expenses and difficulties frequently encountered by companies in their early stage of development, particularly companies in new and rapidly evolving markets. Such risks for us include, but are not limited to, an evolving and unpredictable business model and the management of growth due to future advances in technology, methods or processes by our competitors. To address these risks, we must, among other things, continue to expand our customer base, implement and successfully execute our business and marketing strategy, continually develop and upgrade our product offerings, respond to competitive developments, and attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in addressing such risks, and the failure to do so can have a material adverse effect on our business prospects, financial condition and results of operations.

 

We have generated limited revenues from operations, which makes it difficult for us to evaluate our future business prospects and make decisions based on those estimates of our future performance.

 

We generated only limited revenues, or $67,549, from inception to August 31, 2015, and $2,290,216 in revenues for the six-month period ending February 29, 2016. Notwithstanding this increase, as a consequence, it is difficult, if not impossible, to forecast our future results based upon our historical data. Because of the related uncertainties, we may be hindered in our ability to anticipate and timely adapt to increases or decreases in sales, revenues or expenses. If we make poor budgetary decisions as a result of unreliable data, we may never become profitable or we may incur losses, which may result in a decline in our stock price once we start trading. 

 

There is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and if we are unable to generate significant revenue or secure additional financing we may be unable to implement our business plan, grow our business and meet our third year target objectives.

 

We are a development stage company and are in the process of developing our products and services. Consequently, we have generated only limited revenues as of August 31, 2015. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon its ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations and the Company's ability to raise additional capital as required. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred operating losses of $41,770, and utilized $51,350 in operating cash flows. Further, during the six-month period ending from September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the Company incurred operating losses of $200,414 and utilized $131,772 in operating cash flows. Our auditors have indicated that these conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

 

There is uncertainty regarding our ability to implement our business plan and to grow our business to a greater extent than we can with our existing financial resources without additional financing. Except from the proceeds of this offering, we have no binding agreements, commitments or understandings to secure additional financing at this time. We have no binding agreements, commitments or understandings to acquire any other businesses or assets. Our long-term future growth and success is dependent upon our ability to generate cash from operating activities and obtain additional financing, potentially beyond the proceeds of this offering. There is no assurance that we will be able to generate sufficient cash from operations, sell shares of common stock in addition to this Offering or borrow additional funds. Our inability to obtain additional cash could have a material adverse effect on our ability to fully implement our business plan as described herein and grow our business, including our three year target objectives, to a greater extent than we can with our existing financial resources.

   

 
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Management currently believes these are reasonably achievable targets assuming the Company can fully implement its current business plan. A major assumption underlying management's belief is that this Offering is successful, raising at least the Minimum Proceeds. As there is no assurance that this Offering will be successful or that the Company will be able to implement its current business plan for the reasons set forth herein and elsewhere in "Risk Factors," there is no assurance the Company will meet its targets. No investor should rely on any assumption that the Company will meet these targets in making an investment decision concerning the Shares in this Offering. See "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations."

 

We may be subject to penalties and interest payable on taxes as a result of software or manual error.

 

Our input of data in the software must be effected properly in order to process the data and payments correctly with regard to clients, employees and applicable tax agencies. If we input incorrect data or input accurate data incorrectly, we could inadvertently overbill or underbill our clients or overpay or underpay applicable taxes, resulting in the loss of net income and/or clients and/or the incurrence of tax penalties and interest. Despite our efforts to reconcile taxes on a monthly basis, we may incur additional taxes, penalties and interest which we may or may not bill the clients for.

 

Industry Risks

 

Providing specialized Gig Economy oriented staffing management produ cts and services is an emerging yet competitive business, and many of our competitors have greater resources that may enable them to compete more effectively.

 

We will compete in the same markets with many companies that offer not only staffing management products and services focused on the Gig Economy but also more traditional staffing management products and services. There are limited barriers to entry. Price competition in the industry, particularly from larger, more traditional industry model competitors, is intense, and pricing pressures from competitors and clients are increasing. New competitors entering our markets may further increase pricing pressures.

 

Clients may competitively bid new contracts; a trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Some of our competitors have greater resources than we do, which may enable them to compete more effectively in this market. Our competitors may devote their resources to developing and marketing products and services that will directly compete with our product lines, and new, more efficient competitors may enter the market. If we are unable to successfully compete with existing companies and new entrants to the market this will have a negative impact on our business and financial condition.

 

Our targeted customer base is diverse and we face a challenge in adequately meeting each group's needs.

 

Because we will serve both employers and employees, we must work constantly to understand the needs, standards and requirements of each group and must devote significant resources to developing products and services for their interests. If we do not accurately predict our customers' needs and expectations, we may expend valuable resources in developing products and services that do not achieve broad acceptance across the markets.

 

Our success depends on adoption of our products and services by our various types of customers, and if these potential customers do not accept and acquire our products and services then our revenue will be severely limited.

 

The major customer groups to whom we believe our products and services will appeal, both employers and employees, particularly related to shift work, may not embrace our products and services. Acceptance of our products and services will depend on several factors, including: cost, ease of use, familiarity of use, convenience, timeliness, strategic partnerships, and reliability. If we fail to adequately meet our customers' needs and expectations, our product offerings may not be competitive and our ability to commence or continue generating revenues could be reduced. We also cannot be sure that our business model will gain wide acceptance among all targeted customer groups. If the market fails to continue to develop, or develops more slowly than we expect, our ability to continue generating revenues could be reduced.

 

 
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Competing forms of Gig Economy oriented staffing management products and services may be more desirable to consumers or may make our products and services obsolete.

 

There are currently several different competing Gig Economy oriented staffing management product and service technologies that are being marketed to our potential customers. Further development of any of these technologies may lead to advancements in technology that will make our products and services obsolete. Consumers may prefer alternative technologies and products and services. We cannot guarantee that users of Gig Economy oriented staffing management products and services who will be using our products and services will continue to grow within the industry as a whole. Any developments that contribute to the obsolescence of our products and services may substantially impact our business reducing our ability to sustain generating revenues.

 

Software products we use in our business may contain defects which will make it more difficult for us to establish and maintain customers. 

 

The backbone for our business is software called "HRPyramid," provided by PrismHR (F.W. Davidson & Company, Inc. d/b/a PrismHR) under an Application Service Provider Agreement as assigned to us by XccelerateHR on April 1, 2016. The agreement allows us to use this software so long as the agreement remains in effect. The agreement, as assigned, provides for one year renewal terms, ending March 1 of each subsequent year, with automatic one year renewals unless otherwise terminated (which can be effected by either party with at least 30 days' notice prior to renewal). Thus, the agreement will renew on March 1, 2017, for another one year term unless otherwise terminated. This and other software products we use in our business may contain undetected design faults and software errors, or "bugs" that are discovered only after they has been installed and used by a greater number of customers. Any such defect or error in new or existing software or applications could cause delays in delivering our technology or require design modifications. These could adversely affect our competitive position and cause us to lose potential customers or opportunities. Since our technologies are intended to be utilized to supply human resources related services, the effect of any such bugs or delays will likely have a detrimental impact on us. In addition, given that our specialized human resources software and services has yet to gain widespread acceptance in the market, any delays or other problems caused by software bugs would likely have a more detrimental impact on our business than if we were a more established company.

 

If the agreement for the HRPyramid software that we use in our business is terminated or not renewed , our business could be seriously disrupted and our revenues significantly reduced.

 

If the agreement for the HRPyramid software as assigned to us by XccelerateHR on April 1, 2016 is terminated or not renewed at the end of the current term on February 28, 2017 or at any other time, our business and revenues would suffer. Although there are other software vendors we can use, it may take time to negotiate an agreement and make operational this replacement software. Accordingly, if the agreement for the HRPyramid software that we use in our business is terminated or not renewed, our business could be seriously disrupted and our revenues significantly reduced until we locate and make operational replacement software.

 

Damage claims against us as a result of actions of our employees could reduce our sales and revenues.

 

If any one of our employees is found to cause injury or damage through one or more negligent or wrongful acts, including sexual harassment and other employment related offenses, the Company could suffer financial damages as a result of claims by the injured party. We have not had significant claims for damages or losses from actions of our employee workers to date. The Company carries a staffing liability program commercial insurance policy, but the policy provides coverage only with respect to: 1. "wrongful employment acts" committed against our "employees" pursuant to our agreement with that client; and 2. A "staffing services worker's" acts committed while in the service of our client that result in a "wrongful business environment." The insurer may seek to disclaim liability as not covered or for other reasons or the amount of judgment against us may exceed the policy limits. Any claims for damages against us as a result of actions of our work employees could damage our reputation and reduce our revenues.

 

Lapses in our employee screening process may result in potential litigation, which may be costly and/or damage our reputation.

 

If we experience lapses in our employee screening process, we may face potential litigation from our clients or government regulators, which may be costly and/or damage our reputation.

 

 
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If we are unable to protect our proprietary and technology rights our operations will be adversely affected.

 

Our success will depend in part on our ability to protect our proprietary rights and technologies, including those related to our products and services. We have not applied for any formal patent, trademark or similar protection. Our failure to adequately protect our proprietary rights may adversely affect our operations. Despite our efforts to protect our proprietary rights, unauthorized parties may attempt to copy aspects of our services or to obtain and use trade secrets or other information that we regard as proprietary. Based on the nature of our business, we may or may not be able to adequately protect our rights through patent, copyright and trademark laws. Our means of protecting our proprietary rights in the United States or abroad may not be adequate, and competitors may independently develop similar technologies. In addition, litigation may be necessary in the future to:

 

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Enforce intellectual property rights;

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Protect our trade secrets;

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Determine the validity and scope of the rights of others; or

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Defend against claims of infringement or invalidity.

 

Any such litigation could result in substantial costs if we are held to have willfully infringed or to expend significant resources to develop non-infringing technology and would divert the attention of management from the implementation of our business strategy. Furthermore, the outcome of litigation is inherently difficult to predict and we may not prevail in any litigation in which we become involved.

 

If we are unable to secure or pay for the insurance coverage required for our business operations, or if we lose any existing coverage, we may not be able to offer some of our services and our revenues could be reduced.

 

We are required to obtain and maintain various types of insurance coverage for our business, in particular health and worker's compensation insurance related to our employees. Although we have contracts with all types of providers currently necessary for our business, if in the future we are unable to secure the insurance coverage required for our business operations, or if we lose any existing coverage, we may not be able to offer some of our services and our revenues could be reduced. In addition, any increases in the cost of insurance coverage we are required to maintain could reduce any net profits we might have.

 

The Company assumes the obligation to make wage, tax, and regulatory payments for our shifter employees, and, as a result, are exposed to client credit risks.

 

The Company generally assumes responsibility for and manages the risks associated with shifter employees' payroll obligations, including liability for payment of salaries, wages, and certain taxes. These obligations are fixed, whether or not clients make payments as required by services contracts, which exposes the Company to credit risks of clients.

 

Workers' compensation costs for shifter employees may rise and reduce our margins and require more liquidity.

 

The Company is responsible for and pays workers' compensation costs for shifter employees. At times, these costs have risen substantially as a result of increased claims and claim trends, general economic conditions, changes in business mix, increases in healthcare costs, and government regulations. Although the Company carries insurance, unexpected changes in claim trends, including the severity and frequency of claims, actuarial estimates, and medical cost inflation could result in costs that are significantly different than initially reported. If future claims-related liabilities increase due to unforeseen circumstances, or if new laws, rules, or regulations are passed, costs could increase significantly. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to increase the fees charged to clients in a timely manner and in a sufficient amount to cover increased costs as a result of any changes in claims-related liabilities.

 

 
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Failure to comply with, or changes in, laws and regulations applicable to our businesses could have a materially adverse effect on our reputation, results of operations or financial condition, or have other adverse consequences.

 

Our business is subject to a wide range of complex laws and regulations. For example, many states regulate entities offering the employment related services such as those offered by us directly or through our subsidiary and require licenses as a prerequisite to operation of such enterprises in their respective jurisdictions. There can be no assurance that either ShiftPixy or its subsidiary, ShiftableHR , will be successful in either securing or maintaining a license or licenses in compliance with a particular state's laws and regulations. Further, many states require variously that worker's compensation policies offered by employment related firms such as ours to be managed according to strict rules and/or that unemployment insurance filings be administered according to strict rules.

 

Failure to comply with such laws and regulations could result in the suspension or revocation of licenses or registrations, the limitation, suspension or termination of services, and the imposition of consent orders or civil and criminal penalties, including fines, that could damage our reputation and have a materially adverse effect on our results of operation or financial condition.

 

In addition, changes in laws or regulations, or changes in the interpretation of laws or regulations by a regulatory authority, may decrease our revenues and earnings and may require us to change the manner in which we conduct some aspects of our business. For example, a change in regulations either decreasing the amount of taxes to be withheld or allowing less time to remit taxes to government authorities would adversely impact interest income from investing client funds before such funds are remitted to the applicable taxing authorities. Changes in taxation regulations could adversely affect our effective tax rate and our net income. Changes in laws that govern the co-employment arrangement between a professional employer organization and its worksite employees may require us to change the manner in which we conduct some aspects of our business. Healthcare reform under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, related state laws, and the regulations adopted or to be adopted thereunder, have the potential to impact substantially the way that employers provide health insurance to employees and the health insurance market for the small and mid-sized businesses that constitute our business's clients and prospects. We are unable to determine the ultimate impact that healthcare reform will have on our business and our ability to attract and retain clients. Amendments to money transmitter statutes have required us to obtain licenses in some jurisdictions. The adoption of new money transmitter statutes in other jurisdictions, changes in regulators' interpretation of existing state and federal money transmitter or money services business statutes or regulations, or disagreement by a regulatory authority with our interpretation of such existing statutes or regulations, could require additional registration or licensing, limit certain of our business activities until they are appropriately licensed, and expose us to financial penalties. These occurrences could also require changes to our compliance programs and to the manner in which we conduct some aspects of our money movement business or client funds investment strategy, which could adversely impact interest income from investing client funds before such funds are remitted.

 

We host, collect, use, transmit and store personal and business information, and a security or privacy breach may damage or disrupt our businesses, result in the disclosure of confidential information, damage our reputation, increase our costs and cause losses.

 

In connection with our business, we host, collect, use, transmit and store large amounts of personal and business information about our clients, employees of our clients, vendors and our employees, including payroll information, healthcare information, personal and business financial data, social security numbers, bank account numbers, tax information and other sensitive personal and business information.

 

We are focused on ensuring that our operating environments safeguard and protect personal and business information, and we will be required devote significant resources to maintain and regularly update our systems and processes. Nonetheless, globally, attacks on information technology systems continue to grow in frequency, complexity and sophistication, and the Company may be targeted by unauthorized parties using malicious tactics, code and viruses.

 

We have third party contractors who monitor our activities in a manner designed to prevent, detect and respond to data security incidents. However, because the techniques used to obtain unauthorized access, disable or degrade service, or sabotage systems change frequently and may be difficult to detect for long periods of time, we may be unable to anticipate these techniques or implement adequate preventive measures. In addition, hardware, software, or applications we develop or procure from third-parties may contain defects in design or manufacture or other problems that could unexpectedly compromise the confidentiality, integrity or availability of data or our systems. Unauthorized parties may also attempt to gain access to our systems or facilities, or those of third-parties with whom we do business, through fraud, trickery, or other methods of deceiving our employees, contractors, and temporary staff. As these threats continue to evolve, we may be required to invest significant additional resources to modify and enhance our information security and controls or to investigate and remediate any security vulnerabilities. In addition, while our operating environment is designed to safeguard and protect personal and business information, we do not have the ability to monitor the implementation of similar safeguards by our clients, vendors or their respective employees, and, in any event, third-parties may be able to circumvent those security measures.

 

 
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Any cyber-attack, unauthorized intrusion, malicious software infiltration, network disruption, denial of service, corruption of data, or theft of non-public or other sensitive information, similar act by a malevolent party, or inadvertent acts by our own employees, could result in the disclosure or misuse of confidential or proprietary information, and could have a materially adverse effect on our business operations, or that of our clients, create financial liability, regulatory sanction, or a loss of confidence in our ability to serve clients or cause current or potential clients to choose another service provider. Although we believe that through our third party contractors we maintain a program of information security and controls and any threats that we might have encountered to date have not materially impacted us, the impact of a data security incident could have a materially adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. We have insurance coverage for risks for exchanging and maintaining data electronically that is designed to address certain aspects of cyber-risks, such insurance coverage may be denied or be insufficient to cover all losses or all types of claims that may arise in the continually evolving area of cyber-risk.

 

We are also subject to various federal and state laws, rules and regulations relating to the collection, use, transmission and security of personal and business information. In addition, the possession and use of personal information and data in conducting our business subjects us to laws that may require notification to regulators, clients or employees in the event of a privacy breach. These laws continue to develop, the number of jurisdictions adopting such laws continues to increase, and these laws may be inconsistent from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The future enactment of more restrictive laws, rules or regulations could have a materially adverse impact on us through increased costs or restrictions on our businesses and noncompliance could result in regulatory penalties and significant legal liability. In addition, enforcement actions and investigations by regulatory authorities related to data security incidents and privacy violations continue to increase.

 

Our systems may be subject to disruptions that could have a materially adverse effect on our business and reputation.

 

Our business is and will continue to be highly dependent on our ability to process, on a daily basis, a large number of complicated transactions. We rely heavily on our payroll, financial, accounting, and other data processing systems. We may not be successful in preventing the loss of client data, service interruptions or disruptions to our operations from system failures. If any of these systems fails to operate properly or becomes disabled even for a brief period of time, we could suffer financial loss, a disruption of our businesses, liability to clients, regulatory intervention, or damage to our reputation, any of which could have a materially adverse effect on our results of operation or financial condition.

 

Because we store data in the cloud with providers such as Microsoft and Amazon, any disruptions in our ability to access this data or any breach of security concerning this data in the cloud could have a materially adverse effect on our business and reputation.

 

Our business is and will continue to be highly dependent on data storage in the cloud with providers such as Microsoft and Amazon. These cloud storage systems may fail to operate properly or become disabled even for a brief period of time. There could also be security breaches of our data stored in the cloud. If there is loss of client data, service interruptions or disruptions to our operations related to our cloud data storage, we could suffer financial loss, a disruption of our businesses, liability to clients, regulatory intervention, or damage to our reputation, any of which could have a materially adverse effect on our results of operation or financial condition.

 

Political and economic factors may adversely affect our business and financial results.

 

Monetary and fiscal policies and political and economic conditions may substantially change. When there is a slowdown in the economy, employment levels may decrease with a corresponding impact on our businesses. Clients may react to worsening conditions by reducing their spending on payroll and other outsourcing services or renegotiating their contracts with us.

 

We are dependent upon various large banks to execute Automated Clearing House and wire transfers as part of our client payroll and tax services. A systemic shutdown of the banking industry would impede our ability to process funds on behalf of our payroll and tax services clients and could have an adverse impact on our financial results and liquidity.

 

 
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If we are unable to effectively manage growth and maintain low operating costs, our results of operations and financial condition may be adversely affected.

 

We have experienced rapid growth since our inception and our plans contemplate significant expansion of our business. If we are unable to effectively manage our growth, including having geographically dispersed offices and employees or accurately anticipate and manage our future growth, our business may be adversely affected. If we are unable to manage our expansion and growth effectively, we may be unable to keep our operating costs low or effectively meet the requirements of an ever-growing, geographically dispersed client base. Our business relies on data systems, billing systems and financial reporting and control systems, procedures and controls. Our success in managing our expansion and growth in a cost-effective manner will require us to upgrade and improve these systems, procedures and controls. If we are unable to adapt our systems and put adequate controls in place in a timely manner, our business may be adversely affected. In addition, our growth may place significant demands on our management, and our overall operational and financial resources. A failure on our part to meet any of the foregoing challenges inherent in our growth strategy may have an adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition.

 

We operate in an immature and rapidly evolving industry and have a relatively new business model, which makes it difficult to evaluate our business and prospects.

 

The industry in which we operate is characterized by rapidly changing regulatory requirement, evolving industry standards and shifting user and client demands. Our business model is also evolving and is different from models used by other companies in our industry. As a result of these factors, the success and future revenue and income potential of our business is uncertain. Any evaluation of our business and our prospects must be considered in light of these risks and uncertainties, some of which relate to our ability to:

 

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Expand employer and employee client relationships;

 

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Increase the number of our employer clients and grow a shifter employee base;

 

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Develop relationships with third-party vendors such as insurance companies;

 

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Expand operations and implement and improve our operational, financial and management controls;

 

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Raise capital at attractive costs, or at all;

 

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Attract and retain qualified management, employees and independent service providers;

 

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Successfully introduce new processes, technologies products and services and upgrade our existing processes, technologies, products and services;

 

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Protect our proprietary processes and technologies and our intellectual property rights; and

 

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Respond to government regulations relating to the Internet, personal data protection, email, software technologies, cyber security and other regulated aspects of our business.

 

If we are unable to successfully address the challenges posed by operating in an immature and rapidly evolving industry and having a relatively new business model, our business could suffer.

 

Our independent registered public accountants will not be required to provide an attestation report as to our internal control over financial reporting for the foreseeable future.

 

Our independent registered public accounting firm has not assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting and will not, as a result of this offering, be required to assess the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting. As an issuer of securities under Regulation A, we do not expect to be required to assess the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting pursuant to Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, unless and until we become a reporting company under the Exchange Act and, thereafter, no longer qualify as an emerging growth company or are no longer a non-accelerated filer, as defined in Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act, whichever is later. Currently, we would expect to be an emerging growth company for up to five years after we become a reporting company under the Exchange Act. As a result of the foregoing, for the foreseeable future, you may not receive any attestation concerning our internal control over financial reporting from us or our independent registered public accountants.

 

 
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Risks Related to Management and Personnel

 

We depend heavily on Mr. Scott W. Absher, CEO/CFO and Director. The loss of his services could harm our business.

 

Our future business and results of operations depend in significant part upon the continued contributions Mr. Scott W. Absher, CEO/CFO and Director. If we lose his services or if he fails to perform in his current position, or if we are not able to attract and retain skilled employees in addition Mr. Scott W. Absher, CEO/CFO and Director , this could adversely affect the development of our business plan and harm our business.

 

Our sole officer and director has no experience managing a public company which may inhibit our ability to implement successfully our business plan.

 

We have never operated as a public company. Mr Scott W. Absher, our sole officer and director and the beneficial owner of 48.8% of our stock , has no experience managing a public company which is required to establish and maintain disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting. As a result, we may not be able to operate successfully as a public company, even if our operations are successful. We plan to comply with all of the various rules and regulations, which are required for a public company that is reporting company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, if we cannot operate successfully as a public company, your investment may be materially adversely affected.

 

Risks Related to this Offering

 

There has been no public market for our Common Stock prior to this offering, and an active market in which investors can resell their shares may not develop.

 

Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our Common Stock. We cannot predict the extent to which an active market for our Common Stock will develop or be sustained after this offering, or how the development of such a market might affect the market price of our Common Stock. The initial offering price of our Common Stock in this offering will be agreed between us and the underwriters based on a number of factors, including market conditions in effect at the time of the offering, and it may not be in any way indicative of the price at which our shares will trade following the completion of this offering. Investors may not be able to resell their shares at or above the initial offering price.

 

Investors in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution.

 

If all of the shares offered hereby are sold, investors in this offering will own less than ___% of the then outstanding shares of common stock, but will have paid over $__% of the total consideration for our outstanding shares, resulting in a dilution of $__ per share. See "Dilution."

 

The market price of our Common Stock may fluctuate, and you could lose all or part of your investment.

 

The offering price for our Common Stock will be agreed between us and the underwriters based on a number of factors, and may not be indicative of prices that will prevail on NASDAQ or elsewhere following this offering. The price of our Common Stock may decline following this offering. The stock market in general, and the market price of our Common Stock will likely be subject to fluctuation, whether due to, or irrespective of, our operating results, financial condition and prospects.

 

 
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Our financial performance, our industry's overall performance, changing consumer preferences, technologies and advertiser requirements, government regulatory action, tax laws and market conditions in general could have a significant impact on the future market price of our Common Stock. Some of the other factors that could negatively affect our share price or result in fluctuations in our share price include:

 

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actual or anticipated variations in our periodic operating results;

 

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increases in market interest rates that lead purchasers of our Common Stock to demand a higher yield;

 

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changes in earnings estimates;

 

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changes in market valuations of similar companies;

 

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actions or announcements by our competitors;

 

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adverse market reaction to any increased indebtedness we may incur in the future;

 

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additions or departures of key personnel;

 

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actions by stockholders;

 

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speculation in the press or investment community; and

 

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our intentions and ability to list our Common Stock on a national securities exchange and our subsequent ability to maintain such listing.

 

We may experience a delay in the initial trading of our Common Stock on NASDAQ.

 

We will apply to list our Common Stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market and we expect trading to commence following the Termination Date of this offering, assuming we have sold more than the minimum amount of shares being offered and have thereby sold a sufficient number of shares to qualify to list on the NASDAQ Capital Market. However, in order to perfect our listing, we will be required to, among other things, file with the SEC a post-qualification amendment to the Offering Statement, and then file an SEC Form 8-A in order to register our shares under the Exchange Act. The post-qualification amendment of the Offering Statement is subject to review by the SEC, and there is no guarantee that such amendment will be qualified quickly after filing. Any delay in the qualification of the post-qualification amendment may cause a delay in the initial trading of our Common Stock on NASDAQ.

 

NASDAQ may delist our Common Stock from trading on its exchange, which could limit stockholders' ability to trade our Common Stock.

 

In the event we are able to list our Common Stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market, NASDAQ will require us to meet certain financial, public float, bid price and liquidity standards on an ongoing basis in order to continue the listing of our Common Stock. If we fail to meet these continued listing requirements, our Common Stock may be subject to delisting. If our Common Stock is delisted and we are not able to list our Common Stock on another national securities exchange, we expect our securities would be quoted on an over-the-counter market. If this were to occur, our shareholders could face significant material adverse consequences, including limited availability of market quotations for our Common Stock and reduced liquidity for the trading of our securities. In addition, we could experience a decreased ability to issue additional securities and obtain additional financing in the future.

 

 
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We do not expect to declare or pay dividends in the foreseeable future.

 

We do not expect to declare or pay dividends in the foreseeable future, as we anticipate that we will invest future earnings in the development and growth of our business. Therefore, holders of our Common Stock will not receive any return on their investment unless they sell their securities, and holders may be unable to sell their securities on favorable terms or at all.

 

Sales of our common stock under Rule 144 could reduce the price of our stock.

 

There are currently 2,427,600 shares of our common stock held by non-affiliates and 50,000,000 shares held by affiliates that Rule 144 of the Securities Act of 1933 defines as restricted securities that can only be resold if the conditions of Rule 144 are met. In general, persons holding restricted securities, including affiliates, must hold their shares for a period of at least six months, may not sell more than one percent of the total issued and outstanding shares in any 90-day period, and must resell the shares in an unsolicited brokerage transaction at the market price. However, Rule 144 will only be available for resale in the 90 days after the Company files its semi-annual reports on Form 1-SA and annual reports on Form 1-K, unless the Company voluntarily files interim quarterly reports on Form 1-U, which the Company has not yet decided to do. The availability for sale of substantial amounts of common stock under Rule 144 could reduce prevailing market prices for our securities.

 

Because we do not have an audit or compensation committee, shareholders will have to rely on our director who is not independent, to perform these functions.

 

We do not have an audit or compensation committee comprised of an independent director. Indeed, we do not have any audit or compensation committee. The board of directors performs these functions as a whole. The sole member of the board of directors is not an independent director. Thus, there is a potential conflict in that board members who are also part of management will participate in decisions concerning management compensation and audit issues that may affect management decisions.

 

Because we lack certain internal controls over financial reporting in that we do not have an audit committee and our Board of Directors has no technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP and internal control of financial reporting and relies upon the Company's financial personnel to advise the Board on such matters, we are subject to increased risk related to financial statement disclosures.

 

We lack certain internal controls over financial reporting in that we do not have an audit committee and our Board of Directors has no technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP and internal control of financial reporting and relies upon the Company's financial personnel to advise the Board on such matters. Accordingly, we are subject to increased risk related to financial statement disclosures.

 

Certain of our stockholders hold a significant percentage of our outstanding voting securities, which could reduce the ability of minority shareholders to effect certain corporate actions.

 

Our majority shareholders are the beneficial owners of approximately 95.4% of our outstanding voting securities prior to the offering and ___% of our outstanding voting securities after the offering, assuming all ___shares of common stock in this offering are sold. As a result of this ownership, they possess and can continue to possess significant influence and can elect and can continue to elect a majority of our board of directors and authorize or prevent proposed significant corporate transactions. In addition, upon the exercise of the options to purchase preferred stock the holders of the preferred stock would be entitled to elect a majority of the board according to the terms of the preferred stock. Their ownership and control may also have the effect of delaying or preventing a future change in control, impeding a merger, consolidation, takeover or other business combination or discourage a potential acquirer from making a tender offer.

 

 
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Upon the completion of this offering, we expect to elect to become a public reporting company under the Exchange Act, and thereafter publicly report on an ongoing basis as an "emerging growth company" under the reporting rules set forth under the Exchange Act. If we elect not to do so, we will be required to publicly report on an ongoing basis under the reporting rules set forth in Regulation A for Tier 2 issuers. In either case, we will be subject to ongoing public reporting requirements that are less rigorous than Exchange Act rules for companies that are not "emerging growth companies", and our stockholders could receive less information than they might expect to receive from more mature public companies.

 

Upon the completion of this offering, we expect to elect to become a public reporting company under the Exchange Act. If we elect to do so, we will be required to publicly report on an ongoing basis as an "emerging growth company" (as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, which we refer to as the JOBS Act) under the reporting rules set forth under the Exchange Act. For so long as we remain an "emerging growth company", we may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other Exchange Act reporting companies that are not "emerging growth companies", including but not limited to:

 

·

not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;

 

·

taking advantage of extensions of time to comply with certain new or revised financial accounting standards;

 

·

being permitted to comply with reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements; and

 

·

being exempt from the requirement to hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

We expect to take advantage of these reporting exemptions until we are no longer an emerging growth company. We would remain an "emerging growth company" for up to five years, although if the market value of our Common Stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any June 30 before that time, we would cease to be an "emerging growth company" as of the following December 31.

 

If we elect not to become a public reporting company under the Exchange Act, we will be required to publicly report on an ongoing basis under the reporting rules set forth in Regulation A for Tier 2 issuers. The ongoing reporting requirements under Regulation A are more relaxed than for "emerging growth companies" under the Exchange Act. The differences include, but are not limited to, being required to file only annual and semiannual reports, rather than annual and quarterly reports. Annual reports are due within 120 calendar days after the end of the issuer's fiscal year, and semiannual reports are due within 90 calendar days after the end of the first six months of the issuer's fiscal year.

 

In either case, we will be subject to ongoing public reporting requirements that are less rigorous than Exchange Act rules for companies that are not "emerging growth companies", and our stockholders could receive less information than they might expect to receive from more mature public companies.

 

 
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The preparation of our consolidated financial statements involves the use of estimates, judgments and assumptions, and our consolidated financial statements may be materially affected if such estimates, judgments or assumptions prove to be inaccurate.

 

Financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") typically require the use of estimates, judgments and assumptions that affect the reported amounts. Often, different estimates, judgments and assumptions could reasonably be used that would have a material effect on such financial statements, and changes in these estimates, judgments and assumptions may occur from period to period over time. Significant areas of accounting requiring the application of management's judgment include, but are not limited to, determining the fair value of assets and the timing and amount of cash flows from assets. These estimates, judgments and assumptions are inherently uncertain and, if our estimates were to prove to be wrong, we would face the risk that charges to income or other financial statement changes or adjustments would be required. Any such charges or changes could harm our business, including our financial condition and results of operations and the price of our securities. See "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" for a discussion of the accounting estimates, judgments and assumptions that we believe are the most critical to an understanding of our consolidated financial statements and our business.

 

If securities industry analysts do not publish research reports on us, or publish unfavorable reports on us, then the market price and market trading volume of our Common Stock could be negatively affected.

 

Any trading market for our Common Stock will be influenced in part by any research reports that securities industry analysts publish about us. We do not currently have and may never obtain research coverage by securities industry analysts. If no securities industry analysts commence coverage of us, the market price and market trading volume of our Common Stock could be negatively affected. In the event we are covered by analysts, and one or more of such analysts downgrade our securities, or otherwise reports on us unfavorably, or discontinues coverage or us, the market price and market trading volume of our Common Stock could be negatively affected.

 

Future issuances of our Common Stock or securities convertible into our Common Stock or the expiration of lock-up agreements that restrict the issuance of new Common Stock or the trading of outstanding stock, could cause the market price of our Common Stock to decline and would result in the dilution of your shareholding.

 

Future issuances of our Common Stock or securities convertible into our Common Stock or the expiration of lock-up agreements that restrict the issuance of new Common Stock or the trading of outstanding stock, could cause the market price of our Common Stock to decline. We cannot predict the effect, if any, of future issuances of our Common Stock or securities convertible into our Common Stock, or the future expirations of lock-up agreements, on the price of our Common Stock. In all events, future issuances of our Common Stock would result in the dilution of your shareholding. In addition, the perception that new issuances of our Common Stock or other securities convertible into our Common Stock, could occur, or the perception that locked-up parties will sell their securities when the lock-ups expire, could adversely affect the market price of our Common Stock.

 

In connection with this offering, the Company will enter into a lock-up agreement that prevents it, subject to certain exceptions, from offering additional shares of Common Stock for up to 180 days after the date of this Offering Circular, as further described in "Underwriting." Further, our two principal stockholders have agreed, subject to certain exceptions, not to sell any shares of our Common Stock that they own for up to 180 days after the date of this Offering Circular, as further described in "Underwriting." In addition to any adverse effects that may arise upon the expiration of these lock-up agreements, the lock-up provisions in these agreements may be waived, at any time and without notice. If the restrictions under the lock-up agreements are waived, our Common Stock may become available for resale, subject to applicable law, including without notice, which could reduce the market price for our Common Stock.

 

 
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Future issuances of debt securities, which would rank senior to our Common Stock upon our bankruptcy or liquidation, and future issuances of preferred stock, which would rank senior to our Common Stock for the purposes of dividends and liquidating distributions, may adversely affect the level of return you may be able to achieve from an investment in our Common Stock.

 

In the future, we may attempt to increase our capital resources by offering debt securities. Upon bankruptcy or liquidation, holders of our debt securities, and lenders with respect to other borrowings we may make, would receive distributions of our available assets prior to any distributions being made to holders of our Common Stock. Moreover, if we issue additional preferred stock, the holders of such preferred stock could be entitled to preferences over holders of Common Stock in respect of the payment of dividends and the payment of liquidating distributions. Because our decision to issue debt or preferred securities in any future offering, or borrow money from lenders, will depend in part on market conditions and other factors beyond our control, we cannot predict or estimate the amount, timing or nature of any such future offerings or borrowings. Holders of our Common Stock must bear the risk that any future offerings we conduct or borrowings we make may adversely affect the level of return they may be able to achieve from an investment in our Common Stock.

 

If our shares become subject to the penny stock rules, it would become more difficult to trade our shares.

 

The SEC has adopted rules that regulate broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in penny stocks. Penny stocks are generally equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or authorized for quotation on certain automated quotation systems, provided that current price and volume information with respect to transactions in such securities is provided by the exchange or system. If we do not obtain or retain a listing on The NASDAQ Capital Market and if the price of our Common Stock is less than $5.00, our Common Stock will be deemed a penny stock. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, before a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document containing specified information. In addition, the penny stock rules require that before effecting any transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from those rules, a broker-dealer must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive (i) the purchaser's written acknowledgment of the receipt of a risk disclosure statement; (ii) a written agreement to transactions involving penny stocks; and (iii) a signed and dated copy of a written suitability statement. These disclosure requirements may have the effect of reducing the trading activity in the secondary market for our Common Stock, and therefore stockholders may have difficulty selling their shares.

 

Our management has broad discretion as to the use of certain of the net proceeds from this offering.

 

We intend to use $2,578,000 of the net proceeds from this offering (if we sell all of the shares being offered) for working capital and other general corporate purposes. However, we cannot specify with certainty the particular uses of such proceeds. Our management will have broad discretion in the application of the net proceeds designated for use as working capital or for other general corporate purposes. Accordingly, you will have to rely upon the judgment of our management with respect to the use of these proceeds. Our management may spend a portion or all of the net proceeds from this offering in ways that holders of our Common Stock may not desire or that may not yield a significant return or any return at all. The failure by our management to apply these funds effectively could harm our business. Pending their use, we may also invest the net proceeds from this offering in a manner that does not produce income or that loses value. Please see "Use of Proceeds" below for more information.

 

 
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USE OF PROCEEDS

 

If we sell all of the shares being offered, our net proceeds (after underwriting discount and commissions of $3,000,000 and our estimated other offering expenses of $600,000) will be $46,400,000. We will use these net proceeds for:

 

·

Software development and support, consisting of the continued development and rollout of our first phase mobile platform extension of our operating platform. This first phase is scheduled for launch in September 2016. The first phase of our mobile development creates a vital user interface for our mobile shift worker to profile their experience and preferences and match to local available shift opportunities based on their profile and proximity match to shift opportunities;

 

·

IT infrastructure and proprietary software platform, consisting of cloud based, integrated systems to support job provider clients operationally and shift workers personally. The infrastructure connects disparate systems bringing essential data points to user tasks. These systems that comprise our platform require high usage and highly scalable provider resources and alliances;

 

·

Additional expanded insurance coverage will be secure to provide for rapid expansion of our national job provider client base. Worker's compensation coverage as an employer is required in every state and must be in place in advance of our expansion. In order for ShiftPixy to maximize growth and minimize growth friction the Company will need to put significant capital to work to secure the widest underwriting capability;

·

Operational staff and regional office expansion consisting of a regional operation support in office locations planned to rollout (assuming maximum offering) as follows:

 

·

First, New York and then Orlando

·

Next, after the above cities are open, Dallas and then Chicago

·

Finally, after all the above cities are open, Las Vegas and then Atlanta

 

·

The staffing for each of these office locations will be scaled with the growth of the clients and proceeds raised in this offering, but start with core regional operating duties covered. These locations will also require long-term leases;

·

General office expenses consisting of rent, office supplies and computer and other equipment; and

·

working capital and other general corporate purposes.

 

The precise amounts that we will devote to each of the foregoing items, and the timing of expenditures, will vary depending on numerous factors.

 

 
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The following table sets forth a breakdown of our estimated use of our net proceeds as we currently expect to use them, assuming the sale of, respectively, 100%, 75%, 50% and 30% of the shares offered for sale in this offering.

  

Percentage of Offering Sold

 

 

Offering Proceeds

 

 

Approximate Offering Expenses

 

 

Total Net Offering Proceeds

 

 

Principal Uses of Net Proceeds

30

%

$

15,000,000

$

1,500,000

 

$

13,500,000

Software Development and Support: $3,000,000

IT infrastructure: $3,000,000

Insurance/ Business development: $4,500,000

Staff/Location expansion: $695,000

Working capital: $2,305,000

 

50

%

$

25,000,000

 

$

2,100,000

$

22,900,000

Software Development and Support: $3,450,000

IT infrastructure: $3,450,000

Insurance/ Business development: $13,000,000

Staff/Location expansion: $695,000

Working capital: $2,305,000

 

75

%

$

34,650,000

 

$

2,850,000

$

34,650,000

Software Development and Support: $4,000,000

IT infrastructure: $4,000,000

Insurance/ Business development: $22,036,000

Staff/Location expansion: $3,309,000

Working capital: $1,305,000

 

 

100

%

$

50,000,000

$

3,600,000

$

46,400,000

Software Development and Support: $9,172,000

IT infrastructure: $4,800,000

Insurance/ Business development: $28,200,000

Staff/Location expansion: $1,650,000

Working capital: $2,578,000

 

As indicated in the table above, if we sell only 75%, or 50%, or 30% of the shares offered for sale in this offering, we would expect to use the resulting net proceeds for the same purposes as we would use the net proceeds from a sale of 100% of the shares, and in approximately the same proportions, until such time as such use of proceeds would leave us without working capital reserve. At that point we would expect to modify our use of proceeds by slowing the pace of geographic expansion, leaving us with the working capital reserve indicated.

 

None of the proceeds from the offering will be used to compensate or otherwise make payments to our sole officer/Director.

 

The expected use of net proceeds from this offering represents our intentions based upon our current plans and business conditions, which could change in the future as our plans and business conditions evolve and change. The amounts and timing of our actual expenditures, specifically with respect to working capital, may vary significantly depending on numerous factors. The precise amounts that we will devote to each of the foregoing items, and the timing of expenditures, will vary depending on numerous factors. As a result, our management will retain broad discretion over the allocation of the net proceeds from this offering.

 

 
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In the event we do not sell all of the shares being offered, we may seek additional financing from other sources in order to support the intended use of proceeds indicated above. If we secure additional equity funding, investors in this offering would be diluted. No plans for additional financing are currently being contemplated by the Company, and in all events, there can be no assurance that additional financing would be available to us when wanted or needed and, if available, on terms acceptable to us.

 

DILUTION

 

If you purchase shares in this offering, your ownership interest in our Common Stock will be diluted immediately, to the extent of the difference between the price to the public charged for each share in this offering and the net tangible book value per share of our Common Stock after this offering. These tables are calculated based upon 50,917,500 shares being issued and outstanding at February 29, 2016, the date of the latest financial statements included in this Offering Circular, and exclude 1,510,000 shares issued after February 29, 2016.

 

Our historical net tangible book value as of February 29, 2016 , was $231,233 or $0.005 per then-outstanding share of our Common Stock. Historical net tangible book value per share equals the amount of our total tangible assets less total liabilities, divided by the total number of shares of our Common Stock outstanding, all as of the date specified.

 

Our net tangible book value as of February 29, 2016, before accounting for this offering, was $231,233 or $0.005 per then-outstanding share of our Common Stock. Net tangible book value per share equals the amount of our total tangible assets less total liabilities, divided by the total number of shares of our Common Stock outstanding, as of the date specified.

 

The following table illustrates the per share dilution to new investors discussed above, assuming the sale of, respectively, 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of the shares offered for sale in this offering (after deducting underwriting discount and commissions of $3,000,000, $2,250,000, $1,500,000 and $900,000, respectively, and our estimated other offering expenses of $600,000):

 

 

 

 

100%

 

 

75%

 

 

50%

 

 

 

25%

Price to the public charged for each share in this offering

 

$7.50

 

 

$7.50

 

 

$7.50

 

 

$7.50

 

Historical net tangible book value per share as of February 29,2106 (1)

 

$0.005

 

 

$0.005

 

 

$0.005

 

 

$0.005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in net tangible book value per share attributable to new investors in this offering (2)

 

$0.80

 

 

$0.61

 

 

$0.42

 

 

$0.25

 

Net tangible book value per share, after this offering

 

$0.81

 

 

$0.62

 

 

$0.43

 

 

$0.26

 

Dilution per share to new investors

 

$6.69

 

 

$6.88

 

 

$7.07

 

 

$7.24

 

________________

(1)

Based on net tangible book value as of February 29, 2016 of $231,233 and 50,917,500 outstanding shares of Common stock

(2)

After deducting the underwriting discount and commissions of $3,000,000, $2,250,000, $1,500,000 and $900,000, respectively, and our estimated other offering expenses of $600,000

 

The following tables set forth, assuming the sale of, respectively, 100%, 75%, 50% and 25% of the shares offered for sale in this offering (after deducting underwriting discount and commissions of $3,000,000, $2,250,000, $1,500,000 and $900,000, respectively, and our estimated other offering expenses of $600,000), as of February 29, 2016, the total number of shares previously sold to existing stockholders, the total consideration paid for the foregoing and the average price paid per share. As the table shows, new investors purchasing shares may in certain circumstances pay an average price per share substantially higher than the average price per share paid by our existing stockholders:

 

 

 

Shares Purchased

 

 

Total Consideration

 

 

Average Price

 

 

 

Number

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Per Share

 

Assuming 100% of Shares Sold:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing stockholders

 

 

50,917,500

 

 

 

88%

 

$522,540

 

 

 

1.0%

 

$0.01

 

New Investors

 

 

6,666,667

 

 

 

12%

 

$50,000,000

 

 

 

99.0%

 

$7.50

 

Total

 

 

57,584,167

 

 

 

100%

 

$50,522,540

 

 

 

100%

 

$0.88

 

 

 
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Shares Purchased

 

 

Total Consideration

 

 

Average Price

 

 

 

Number

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Per Share

 

Assuming 75% of Shares Sold:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Stockholders

 

 

50,917,500

 

 

 

91%

 

$522,540

 

 

 

1.4%

 

$0.01

 

New Investors

 

 

5,000,000

 

 

 

9%

 

$37,500,000

 

 

 

98.6%

 

$7.50

 

Total

 

 

55,917,500

 

 

 

100%

 

$38,022,540

 

 

 

100%

 

$0.68

 

 

 

 

Shares Purchased

 

 

Total Consideration

 

 

Average Price

 

 

 

Number

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Per Share

 

Assuming 50% of Shares Sold:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Stockholders

 

 

50,917,500

 

 

 

94%

 

$522,540

 

 

 

2.0%

 

$0.01

 

New Investors

 

 

3,333,333

 

 

 

6%

 

$25,000,000

 

 

 

98.0%

 

$7.50

 

Total

 

 

54,250,833

 

 

 

100%

 

$25,522,540

 

 

 

100%

 

$0.47

 

 

 

 

Shares Purchased

 

 

Total Consideration

 

 

Average Price

 

 

 

Number

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Amount

 

 

Percentage

 

 

Per Share

 

Assuming 30% of Shares Sold:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Existing Stockholders

 

 

50,917,500

 

 

 

96%

 

$522,540

 

 

 

3.4%

 

$0.01

 

New Investors

 

 

2,000,000

 

 

 

4%

 

$15,000,000

 

 

 

96.6%

 

$7.50

 

Total

 

 

52,917,500

 

 

 

100%

 

$15,522,540

 

 

 

100%

 

$0.29

 

 

The number of shares of common stock outstanding excludes:

 

·

______ shares of our Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants to be issued to the underwriter in connection with this offering.

·

4,055,200 shares of our Common Stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants held by non-affiliated stockholders at a weighted average exercise price of $2.50 per share

 

To the extent such stock options or warrants are hereafter exercised resulting in the issuance of additional shares of our Common Stock or shares convertible into Common Stock which are then converted, there will be further dilution to our investors.

 

UNDERWRITING

 

We have engaged W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC (the "Underwriter") with respect to the Offered Shares. We anticipate entering into an underwriting agreement setting forth the definitive terms and conditions of the sale of the Offered Shares on or immediately prior to the date on which the SEC initially qualifies the Offering Statement (the "Qualification Date").

 

Subject to certain conditions, the Underwriter has agreed to use its best efforts to procure potential purchasers for the Offered Shares. This offering is being undertaken on a best efforts only basis. The Underwriter is not required to take or pay for any specific number or dollar amount of our Common Stock. The Underwriter will have the right to engage such other FINRA member firms as it determines to assist in this offering.

 

This offering will terminate on ____________, 2016, subject to extension for up to thirty (30) days with the mutual agreement of us and our Underwriter; provided that, if we have received and accepted subscriptions for the minimum number of Offered Shares, then the Company will close on the minimum offering amount (the "Initial Closing") and this offering will continue until (i) a date which is sixty (60) days after the Initial Closing, or (ii) the date on which the maximum offering amount is sold (such earliest date, the "Termination Date").

 

 
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The Offered Shares will be issued in one or more closings. The Underwriter and the participating broker-dealers (the "Selling Group") must sell the minimum number of shares set forth in this Offering Circular (the "Minimum Offering") if any shares are to be sold at all. If, on the Initial Closing date, we have sold less than the maximum number of Offered Shares (the "Maximum Offering"), then we will hold one or more additional closings in our sole discretion for additional sales, up to the Maximum Offering, until the Termination Date (the "Additional Closings", and each, an "Additional Closing"). For the Initial Closing and each subsequent Additional Closing, all proceeds for such closing will be kept in an interest bearing escrow account (the " Escrow Account") maintained by FundAmerica Securities, LLC, which is acting as the escrow agent, for the benefit of the investors in accordance with Rule 15c2-4 under the Exchange Act. Upon each closing, the proceeds collected for such closing will be disbursed to the Company and the Offered Shares for such closing will be issued to investors, as described in more detail below. If the offering does not close, the proceeds for the offering will be promptly returned to investors, without deduction and generally without interest.

 

The Escrow Account will be opened immediately prior to the Qualification Date and will remain open until the offering terminates without the Minimum Offering having been reached, or if the Initial Closing occurs, until the last Additional Closing date(s).

 

Investors may purchase the Offered Shares in one of two methods following the Qualification Date. Under the first method, in accordance with the instructions in the subscription agreement (the "Subscription Process"), an investor will execute a subscription agreement and transmit the funds directly by wire or electronic funds transfer via the Automated Clearing House ("ACH") to the Escrow Account. The subscription agreement is available at www.wrhambrecht.com/ PIXY or a hard copy may be obtained by contacting the Underwriter. Under the second method, following the Qualification Date, the Underwriter will book trades with investors or their brokers, and the investors will fund the purchase price of the Offered Shares through their brokerage accounts pursuant to instructions given by their brokers (the "Brokerage Account Process"). The Underwriter retains the discretion to allocate additional Offered Shares to the accounts of investors that have expressed interest in purchasing Offered Shares above their allocations and that have accounts with funds on hand that can be debited.

 

On each closing date, the Underwriter's clearing agent will wire an amount equal to the gross proceeds received from investors under the Brokerage Account Process to the Escrow Account, and FundAmerica Securities LLC will wire the total funds received in the Escrow Account (under both the Subscription Process and the Brokerage Account Process) to the Company. The Offered Shares will be released to investors under the Subscription Process by direct registration through the Company's transfer agent. The Offered Shares for investors under the Brokerage Account Process will be released initially to the clearing agent for further delivery to customer accounts of the investors through the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. For each closing, all sales under both processes will close on the same date.

 

Following the Initial Closing, the Company and the Underwriter will consider various factors in determining the timing of any Additional Closings, including the amount of proceeds received at the Initial Closing and any Additional Closings that have already been held, the level of additional valid subscriptions or sales orders received under the Subscription Process and the Brokerage Account Process after the Initial Closing and any Additional Closings that have already been held, the eligibility of additional investors under applicable laws and coordination with the commencement of exchange trading of our Common Stock. Accordingly, the investors under the Subscription Process may not know the exact date on which their closing will occur, except that all closings (including the Initial Closing), if any, will occur prior to the Termination Date.

 

FundAmerica Securities, LLC will notify the Underwriter when the full amount necessary to purchase the Minimum Offering has been received. If, on _________________ , or the end of the thirty (30) day extension, if exercised, investor funds are not received in respect of the Minimum Offering, then all investor funds that were deposited into the Escrow Account (including funds received under both the Subscription Process and the Brokerage Account Process, if any) will be returned promptly to investors and the offering will terminate. FundAmerica Securities, LLC will retain up to $5,000 of interest accrued from funds deposited in the Escrow Account regardless of whether the offering closes, as partial compensation for serving as the escrow agent. FundAmerica Securities, LLC will not accept any paper checks from investors in the offering. The Underwriter will not accept or handle any funds.

 

 
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Per Share

 

 

Total

 

Price to public

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwriting discount and commissions payable by us(1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds, before expenses, to us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

_______________   

(1)

The underwriting discount and commissions do not include the expense reimbursement, advisory fee, or Underwriter's Warrants, as described below.

 

Offered Shares sold to the public will initially be offered at the initial public offering price set forth on the cover of this Offering Circular. Selected dealers who participate in the offering will receive a selling concession from the Underwriter not to exceed $_____ per share . After the initial offering of the shares, the offering price and other selling terms may be subject to change. The offering of the shares is subject to receipt and acceptance and subject to the right of the Company to reject any subscription in whole or in part, for any reason or no reason.

 

Technology and Escrow Services

 

FundAmerica Securities, LLC has been engaged to provide certain technology and escrow services in connection with this offering. The Underwriter has agreed to pay FundAmerica Securities, LLC a technology services fee equal to 0.4% of the gross proceeds from the sale of the securities being offered for the technology services provided by its affiliate in the offering, including the online platform by which subscribers may receive, review, execute and deliver subscription agreements electronically.

 

We have engaged FundAmerica Securities, LLC to serve as escrow agent for the offering. As partial compensation for serving as escrow agent, FundAmerica Securities, LLC will retain up to $5,000 of interest accrued from funds deposited in the escrow account whether or not the offering closes. In the event more than $5,000 in interest accrues on funds deposited in the escrow account, the excess will be distributed to each subscriber in the same proportion as such subscriber's investment bears to the gross proceeds of the offering. FundAmerica Securities, LLC is also entitled to certain other itemized administrative fees paid out of or charged to investor funds, not to exceed a maximum of $ 55,900. FundAmerica Securities, LLC is not participating as an underwriter of the offering and will not solicit any investment in the Company, recommend the Company's securities or provide investment advice to any prospective investor, or distribute the offering circular or other offering materials to investors. All inquiries regarding this offering or escrow should be made directly to the Company or the Underwriter.

 

Engagement Agreement with the Underwriter

 

We are currently party to an engagement agreement with the Underwriter. The term of the engagement agreement began on April 26, 2016 and will continue for one year, until April 26, 2017, unless one of the following events occurs prior to April 26, 2017, in which case the engagement agreement would be terminated early:

 

(i)

we and the Underwriter mutually agree to terminate the engagement agreement or either of us decides to terminate on 30 days' prior written notice to the other;

 

(ii)

we execute a definitive underwriting or placement agency agreement with the Underwriter;

 

 

 

(iii)

we terminate the agreement for Underwriter's material failure to provide the services contemplated by the engagement agreement; or

 

(iv)

we decide not to proceed with the offering or withdraw any offering statement filed with the SEC.

 

 
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Offering Expenses. We are responsible for all offering fees and expenses, including the following: (i) fees and disbursements of our legal counsel, accountants, and other professionals we engage; (ii) fees and expenses incurred in the production of offering documents, including design, printing, photograph, and written material procurement costs; (iii) all filing fees, including FINRA and blue sky filing fees; (iv) all of the legal fees related to the registration and qualification of the Offered Shares under state securities laws and FINRA clearance (not to exceed $30,000 in the aggregate); and (v) our transportation, accommodation, and other roadshow expenses. To the extent that any of our fees and expenses are paid by the Underwriter with our approval, we will, upon request, reimburse the Underwriter for such fees and expenses.

 

Reimbursable Expenses in the Event of Termination . In the event the offering does not close or the engagement agreement is terminated for any reason (other than for Underwriter's material failure to provide the services contemplated by the engagement agreement.), we have agreed to reimburse the Underwriter for all unreimbursed, reasonable, documented, out-of-pocket fees, expenses, and disbursements, including the Underwriter's legal fees (excluding any fees relating to FINRA clearance and registration and qualification under state securities laws), up to $100,000.

 

Termination Fee . If we terminate the engagement agreement and then consummate a public offering in which the Underwriter does not serve as the Underwriter or placement agent within six months of such termination, then we have agreed to pay the Underwriter a termination fee equal to $100,000. However, the termination fee will be reduced by the amount of reimbursable expenses we have paid to the Underwriter. See "Reimbursable Expenses in the Event of Termination" above. The termination fee is not payable in the event we terminate the engagement agreement due to the Underwriter's material failure to provide the services contemplated by the engagement agreement.

 

Underwriting Commission . We have agreed that the definitive underwriting agreement will provide for us to pay a commission of 6.0% of the gross offering proceeds to the Underwriter as compensation immediately upon consummation of the offering .

 

Underwriter's Warrants

 

Upon each closing of this offering, we have agreed to issue Underwriter's Warrants to the Underwriter to purchase a number of shares of the Common Stock equal to 5.0% of the total shares of the Common Stock offered in the final offering statement. The Underwriter's Warrants are exercisable commencing upon issuance, and will be exercisable for five years. The Underwriter's Warrants are not redeemable by us. The exercise price for the Underwriter's Warrants will be the amount that is 15% greater than the public offering price, or $____.

 

The Underwriter's Warrants and the Common Stock underlying the Underwriter's Warrants have been deemed compensation by FINRA and are therefore subject to a 180-day lock-up pursuant to Rule 5110(g)(1) of FINRA. The Underwriter, or permitted assignees under such rule, may not exercise, sell, transfer, assign, pledge, or hypothecate the Underwriter's Warrants or the Common Stock underlying the Underwriter's Warrants, nor will the Underwriter or permitted assignees engage in any hedging, short sale, derivative, put, or call transaction that would result in the effective economic disposition of the Underwriter's Warrants or the underlying shares for a period of 180 days from the Qualification Date, except that they may be transferred, in whole or in part, by operation of law or by reason of our reorganization, or to any underwriter or selected dealer participating in the offering and their officers or partners if the Underwriter's Warrants or the underlying shares so transferred remain subject to the foregoing lock-up restrictions for the remainder of the time period. The Underwriter's Warrants will provide for adjustment in the number and price of the Underwriter's Warrants and the shares underlying such Underwriter's Warrants in the event of recapitalization, merger, stock split, or other structural transaction, or a future financing undertaken by us.

 

Advisory Services Agreement

 

We also previously executed an Advisory Letter Agreement with the Underwriter with a three-month term pursuant to which the Underwriter agreed to provide us with financial advice and assistance concerning our business. As compensation for these advisory services, we paid the Underwriter $30,000. The Engagement Agreement signed on April 26, 2016 supersedes the Advisory Letter Agreement.

 

 
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Lock Up Agreements

 

Our two current principal stockholders have agreed, or will agree, with the Underwriter, subject to certain exceptions, that, without the prior written consent of the Underwriter, we and they will not, directly or indirectly, during the period ending 180 days after the date of the Offering Circular:

 

·

offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant for the sale of, or otherwise dispose of or transfer any shares of the Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for the Common Stock, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by the undersigned or with respect to which the undersigned has or hereafter acquires the power of disposition; or

 

·

enter into any swap or any other agreement or any transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, the economic consequence of ownership of the Common Stock, whether any such swap or transaction is to be settled by delivery of the Common Stock or other securities, in cash or otherwise.

 

This agreement does not apply, in our case, to securities issued pursuant to existing employee benefit plans or securities issued upon exercise of options, and other exceptions, and in the case of our officers, directors and other holders of our securities, exercise of stock options issued pursuant to a stock option or similar plans, and other exceptions.

 

Exchange Listing

 

We will apply to the NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ") to list shares of our common under the symbol "PIXY." In order to meet one of the requirements for listing our common stock on NASDAQ, the Underwriter intends to sell lots of 100 or more shares to a minimum of 300 beneficial holders. Our common stock will not commence trading on NASDAQ until all of the following conditions are met: (i) the Minimum Offering is closed; (ii) the offering is terminated; and (iii) we have filed a post-qualification amendment to the Offering Statement and a registration statement on Form 8-A under the Exchange Act, and such post-qualification amendment is qualified by the SEC and the Form 8-A has become effective. Pursuant to applicable rules under Regulation A, the Form 8-A will not become effective until the SEC qualifies the post-qualification amendment. We intend to file the post-qualification amendment and request its qualification immediately prior to the termination of this offering in order that the Form 8-A may become effective as soon as practicable.

 

Pricing of the Offering

 

Prior to the offering, there has been no public market for the Offered Shares. The initial public offering price was determined by negotiation between us and the Underwriter. The principal factors considered in determining the initial public offering price include:

 

·

the information set forth in this Offering Circular and otherwise available to the Underwriter;

 

·

our history and prospects and the history of and prospects for the industry in which we compete;

 

·

our past and present financial performance;

 

·

our prospects for future earnings and the present state of our development;

 

·

the general condition of the securities markets at the time of this offering;

 

·

the recent market prices of, and demand for, publicly traded common stock of generally comparable companies; and

 

·

other factors deemed relevant by the Underwriter and us.

 

 
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Indemnification and Control

 

We have agreed to indemnify the Underwriter against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act"). If we are unable to provide this indemnification, we will contribute to the payments the Underwriter and its selling agents, affiliates and controlling persons may be required to make in respect of these liabilities.

 

The Underwriter and its affiliates are engaged in various activities, which may include securities trading, commercial and investment banking, financial advisory, investment management, investment research, principal investment, hedging, financing and brokerage activities. The Underwriter and its affiliates may in the future perform various financial advisory and investment banking services for us, for which they received or will receive customary fees and expenses.

 

Our Relationship with the Underwriter

 

In the ordinary course of their various business activities, the Underwriter and its affiliates may make or hold a broad array of investments and actively trade debt and equity securities (or related derivative securities) and financial instruments (including bank loans) for their own account and for the accounts of their customers, and such investment and securities activities may involve securities and/or instruments of the issuer. The Underwriter and its affiliates may also make investment recommendations and/or publish or express independent research views in respect of such securities or instruments, or recommend to clients that they acquire, long and/or short positions in such securities and instruments.

 

Investment Limitations

 

Generally, no sale may be made to you in this offering if the aggregate purchase price you pay is more than 10% of the greater of your annual income or net worth (please see below on how to calculate your net worth). Different rules apply to accredited investors and non-natural persons. Before making any representation that your investment does not exceed applicable thresholds, we encourage you to review Rule 251(d)(2)(i)(C) of Regulation A. For general information on investing, we encourage you to refer to www.investor.gov.

 

Because this is a Tier 2, Regulation A offering, most investors must comply with the 10% limitation on investment in the offering. The only investor in this offering exempt from this limitation is an "accredited investor" as defined under Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act (an "Accredited Investor"). If you meet one of the following tests you should qualify as an Accredited Investor:

 

(i)

You are a natural person who has had individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years, or joint income with your spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of these years, and have a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year;

 

(ii)

You are a natural person and your individual net worth, or joint net worth with your spouse, exceeds $1,000,000 at the time you purchase Offered Shares (please see below on how to calculate your net worth);

 

(iii)

You are an executive officer or general partner of the issuer or a manager or executive officer of the general partner of the issuer;

 

(iv)

You are an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, or the Code, a corporation, a Massachusetts or similar business trust or a partnership, not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring the Offered Shares, with total assets in excess of $5,000,000;

 

(v)

You are a bank or a savings and loan association or other institution as defined in the Securities Act, a broker or dealer registered pursuant to Section 15 of the Exchange Act, an insurance company as defined by the Securities Act, an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Investment Company Act"), or a business development company as defined in that act, any Small Business Investment Company licensed by the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 or a private business development company as defined in the Investment Advisers Act of 1940;

 

(vi)

You are an entity (including an Individual Retirement Account trust) in which each equity owner is an accredited investor;

 

(vii)

You are a trust with total assets in excess of $5,000,000, your purchase of Offered Shares is directed by a person who either alone or with his purchaser representative(s) (as defined in Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act) has such knowledge and experience in financial and business matters that he is capable of evaluating the merits and risks of the prospective investment, and you were not formed for the specific purpose of investing in the Offered Shares; or

 

(viii)

You are a plan established and maintained by a state, its political subdivisions, or any agency or instrumentality of a state or its political subdivisions, for the benefit of its employees, if such plan has assets in excess of $5,000,000.

 

 
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Offering Period and Expiration Date

 

This offering will start on or after the Qualification Date and will terminate if the Minimum Offering is not reached or, if it is reached, on the Termination Date.

 

Procedures for Subscribing

 

If you decide to subscribe for Offered Shares in this offering, you should:

 

Go to www. .com, click on the "Invest Now" button and follow the procedures as described.

 

1.

Electronically receive, review, execute and deliver to us a subscription agreement; and

 

2.

Deliver funds directly by wire or electronic funds transfer via ACH to the specified account maintained by FundAmerica Technologies, LLC.

 

Any potential investor will have ample time to review the subscription agreement, along with their counsel, prior to making any final investment decision. We shall only deliver such subscription agreement upon request after a potential investor has had ample opportunity to review this Offering Circular.

 

Right to Reject Subscriptions. After we receive your complete, executed subscription agreement and the funds required under the subscription agreement have been transferred to the escrow account, we have the right to review and accept or reject your subscription in whole or in part, for any reason or for no reason. We will return all monies from rejected subscriptions immediately to you, without interest or deduction.

 

Acceptance of Subscriptions. Upon our acceptance of a subscription agreement, we will countersign the subscription agreement and issue the shares subscribed at closing. Once you submit the subscription agreement and it is accepted, you may not revoke or change your subscription or request your subscription funds. All accepted subscription agreements are irrevocable.

 

Under Rule 251 of Regulation A, non-accredited, non-natural investors are subject to the investment limitation and may only invest funds which do not exceed 10% of the greater of the purchaser's revenue or net assets (as of the purchaser's most recent fiscal year end). A non-accredited, natural person may only invest funds which do not exceed 10% of the greater of the purchaser's annual income or net worth (please see below on how to calculate your net worth).

 

NOTE: For the purposes of calculating your net worth, it is defined as the difference between total assets and total liabilities. This calculation must exclude the value of your primary residence and may exclude any indebtedness secured by your primary residence (up to an amount equal to the value of your primary residence). In the case of fiduciary accounts, net worth and/or income suitability requirements may be satisfied by the beneficiary of the account or by the fiduciary, if the fiduciary directly or indirectly provides funds for the purchase of the Offered Shares.

 

In order to purchase Offered Shares and prior to the acceptance of any funds from an investor, an investor will be required to represent, to the Company's satisfaction, that he is either an accredited investor or is in compliance with the 10% of net worth or annual income limitation on investment in this offering.

 

 
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MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

You should read the following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of our operations together with our consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto appearing elsewhere in this Offering Circular. This discussion contains forward-looking statements reflecting our current expectations, whose actual outcomes involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from those stated in or implied by these forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those discussed in the sections entitled "Risk Factors", "Cautionary Statement regarding Forward-Looking Statements" and elsewhere in this Offering Circular. Please see the notes to our Financial Statements for information about our Critical Accounting Policies and Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements.

 

Overview

 

The Company is a leading provider of employment law compliance solutions for employers and workers in an environment in which shift or other part-time/temporary positions, commonly called "gigs," are performed. In what is now being called the Gig Economy, businesses such as those in our current target market in the restaurant and hospitality industries contract with independent workers for less than full-time engagements primarily in the form of shift work. The trend toward a Gig Economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be less than full time independent contractors.

 

A significant problem for employers in the Gig Economy is compliance with new regulations imposed by ACA as well as worker's compensation and other traditional employment compliance issues. This problem has become greater as employers cut workers' hours below 30 hours/week to avoid mandatory ACA health insurance requirements for all workers.

 

For Gig/Shift Workers, whom we also call "Shifters," the significant problem is difficulty in finding other jobs/gigs to replace hours lost when their employers reduce their hours and make them less than full-time employees.

 

We believe ShiftPixy has the ideal solution for both of these groups and each of their problems via a service offering that entails two principal elements (that we refer to collectively as our "Ecosystem") as follows:

 

 

· ShiftPixy Employer Solution:ShiftPixy absorbs the employer's Gig/Shift Workers as ShiftPixy employees and makes those employees available to the former employer to work the same jobs, as the employees of ShiftPixy.

 

 

 

 

· ShiftPixy Gig/Shift Worker Solution:Shifters employed by one of ShiftPixy's clients can now access other shift work with other ShiftPixy clients. When the new mobile Shifter App is completed and released in September, not only ShiftPixy shift employees but also shift employees outside the ShiftPixy Ecosystem can access available shift jobs at all ShiftPixy clients.

 

ShiftPixy currently operates in Los Angeles/Southern California but plans to open the following additional physical offices upon completion of our offering, assuming we raise the maximum offering. If we raise less than the maximum offering, we will roll out these offices in the following order:

 

·

First, New York and then Orlando

·

Next, after the above cities are open, Dallas and then Chicago

·

Finally, after all the above cities are open, Las Vegas and then Atlanta

 

These markets collectively account for or allow us to cover 53% of the employers with 50 or more employees in the restaurant/hospitality sector. (Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau).

 

ShiftPixy and its subsidiary currently serve an aggregate of approximately 155 clients and with an aggregate of approximately 3,517 worksite employees, including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services. None of these clients represents more than 10% of our annualized revenues for fiscal year 2016.

 

 
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ShiftPixy's anticipated business and revenue growth will result from the following factors:

 

·

Large Potential Market.

 
 

·

ACA's Significant Impact on Current and Potential New Clients.

 
 

·

Mitigation of ACA and other Insurance Compliance Risks.

 
 

·

Marketing Advantages from Strategic Insurance Provider Relationships.

 
 

·

New Mobile Shifter App (anticipated to be available in September 2016) Will Provide Additional Benefits to Employers and Shift Workers.

 
 

·

Ultimate Development of a ShiftPixy Ecosystem.

 

The Problem: Significant staffing management and compliance challenges and significant financial risks of non-compliance presented by the ACA to our target market of middle-tier (100 – 500 employees) restaurant and hospitality business.

 

The ACA presents significant staffing management challenges to this target market with many part time workers. With a majority of the personnel working between 28 to 35 hours as part time or variable hour employees (National Business Group on Health statement to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, January 2014) and with the turnover rates most of these establishments typically experience, there are operational, reporting, employee tracking and cost concerns that we believe many of these businesses are not prepared to deal with. Because ACA compliance is a new experience for these businesses, many employers in these sectors are still not aware of or concerned with the size of the storm that ACA compliance-related penalties, reporting requirements, and increased cost really is. We believe this lack of preparedness and planning may overwhelm them in the years to come.

 

The ShiftPixy Solution: ShiftPixy is developing an Ecosystem comprised of a closed proprietary operating and processing system that helps restaurant or hospitality businesses as well as shift workers by matching available shifts with available shift workers. The ShiftPixy Ecosystem provides the following benefits:

 

·

Compliance

·

Cost Containment

·

Cost Savings

 

We formed Shift Human Capital Management Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, in December 2015. We formed this subsidiary in response to the need to have worker's compensation policies written in the names of the clients (as may be required by some states) and otherwise in response to client needs for only administrative and processing services rather than the full-service, staffing program offered by ShiftPixy. At February 29, 2016, ShiftableHR had no active operations. Operations did commence thereafter, and as of June 1, 2016, ShiftableHR had 135 clients with 2,795 total fulltime employees, including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services.

 

Consolidated results of our operations for the six months ended February 29, 2016

 

The following table summarizes the consolidated results of our operations for the six months ended February 29, 2016.

 

 
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ShiftPixy Inc.

 

Statement of Operations (unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended February 29, 2016

 

Revenue

 

$ 2,290,216

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

2,099,152

 

Gross Profit

 

 

191,064

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Professional Fees

 

 

228,068

 

Other General and Administrative Expenses

 

 

163,410

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

391,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) before income tax

 

 

(200,414 )

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)

 

$ (200,414 )

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

50,644,019

 

Basic and Diluted loss per share

 

 

(0.00 )*

______________

* denotes a loss of less than $(0.01).

 

Any review by investors of non-GAAP financial measures that we present should only be made in conjunction with a review of the GAAP financial measures we also present. Non-GAAP disclosures have limitations as analytical tools, should not be viewed as a substitute for measures of operating and net results, cash flows and financial condition determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for analysis of our results, cash flows and financial condition as reported under GAAP. Moreover, non-GAAP financial measures that we present may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies.

 

Fiscal period ende d February 29, 2016

 

Revenues . ShiftPixy provides contingent staffing and workforce management solutions to industries most vulnerable to ACA compliance failure. We currently target restaurant and hospitality trades in Southern California but plan to expand our geographic coverage subsequent to the successful completion of our public equity offering. Our plan includes expansion into other industries also in need of an effective ACA compliance solution. Revenues in the six-month period up to February 29, 2016 were earned from billings to clients to who we provide staff or workforce management support. Our mobile workforce management solution remains under continuing development.

 

 
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Cost of Goods Sold . Our costs include the costs of employer side taxes, worker's compensation insurance coverage and the wages paid to our employees staffed with the client.

 

Legal and professional Fees . Legal and professional expenses in the in the six-month period ended February 29, 2016 were $228,068. These expenses were related to the cost of business and infrastructure development, accounting, marketing and management consulting.

  

Selling, marketing, general and administrative . Significant marketing expenses include advertising and promotion costs of $16,645 and commissions of $56,789. Other general and administrative expenses include payments for general liability insurance, rent expense, travel expenses and other office expenses.

 

Net loss . For the foregoing reasons, our net loss was $200,414 for the six-month period ended February 29, 2016.

 

Consolidated results of operations for the period from inception on June 3, 2015 to fiscal year end August 31, 2015

 

The following table summarizes the consolidated results of our operations for the period from inception on June 3, 2015 to fiscal year end August 31, 2015.

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

 

Statement of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Inception (June 3, 2015) through

August 31, 2015

 

Revenue

 

$ 67,549

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

61,500

 

Gross Profit

 

 

6,049

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Professional Fees

 

 

26,520

 

Other General and Administrative Expenses

 

 

21,299

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

47,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) before income tax

 

 

(41,770 )

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)

 

$ (41,770 )

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

48,245,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and Diluted loss per share

 

 

(0.00 )*

_________

* denotes a loss of less than $(0.01).

 

Any review by investors of non-GAAP financial measures that we present should only be made in conjunction with a review of the GAAP financial measures we also present. Non-GAAP disclosures have limitations as analytical tools, should not be viewed as a substitute for measures of operating and net results, cash flows and financial condition determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation from or as a substitute for analysis of our results, cash flows and financial condition as reported under GAAP. Moreover, non-GAAP financial measures that we present may not be comparable to non-GAAP financial measures presented by other companies.

 

 
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Fiscal period ended August 31, 2015

 

Revenues . ShiftPixy provides contingent staffing and workforce management solutions to industries most vulnerable to ACA compliance failure. We currently target restaurant and hospitality trades in Southern California but plan to expand our geographic coverage subsequent to the successful completion of our public equity offering. Our plan includes expansion into other industries also in need of an effective ACA compliance solution. Revenues in the fiscal year ended August 31, 2015 were earned from billings to clients to whom we provide staff or workforce management support. Our mobile workforce management solution remains under continuing development.

 

Cost of Goods Sold . Our costs include the costs of employer side taxes, worker's compensation insurance coverage and the wages paid to our employees staffed with the client.

 

Legal and professional Fees . Legal and professional expenses in the period ended August 31, 2015 were $26,520. These expenses were related to the cost of establishing the company, initial business and infrastructure development, accounting and marketing.

 

Selling, marketing, general and a dministrative . Significant marketing expenses include advertising and promotion costs of $1,363 as well as website development costs of $2,153. Other general and administrative expenses include payments for general liability insurance, costs of incorporation, purchase of office equipment, travel and other office expenses.

 

Net loss . For the foregoing reasons, our net loss was $41,770 for the period ended August 31, 2015.

 

Milestones

 

Set forth below is our plan of operation for the twelve-month period following the closing of this offering assuming net proceeds of Minimum Offering and Maximum Offering are received.

 

Milestones: $15 Million

Software development and support

Continued development and rollout of the first phase of the mobile platform extension of our operating platform. This first phase is scheduled for launch in September 2016. The first phase of development creates a vital user interface for our mobile shift worker to (a) create a user profile, (b) detail their experience and preferences, and (c) match their experience and preferences to local available shift opportunities.

Q1: Launch a beta version of the ShiftPixy mobile app and grant access to Shifters and Providers

through mobile and web interface

$750,000

Q2: Develop desktop applications and an integrated cloud based payroll, human resources management and tax compliance administration platform that will provide access to Shifters and Provider employees.

$1,250,000

Provide roll out support for the mobile app and cloud based platform

$150,000

Q3: Add upgrades, feature changes, security updates and other revisions for the platform to increase scale of Shifters and Providers in the ShiftPixy ecosystem. Add services such as workers comp premium payments, time and attendance tracking services to the ShiftPixy platform.

$300,000

Roll out support for mobile app and cloud based platform

$150,000

Q4: Software support and continued product development to increase scale of Shifters and Providers in the ShiftPixy ecosystem.

$400,000

TOTAL

$3,000,000

 

 
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IT infrastructure and proprietary software platform

Development of cloud based, integrated systems to support Job Provider clients operationally and Shift Workers personally. The infrastructure connects disparate systems, bringing essential data points to user tasks. These systems that comprise our platform are anticipated to require high usage and must be highly scalable, accommodating provider resources and alliances.

Q1: Deploy a scalable web services infrastructure for the mobile and software development platform.

$1,500,000

Q1: Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees, etc. for new office in New York.

$100,000

Q2: Maintain and upgrade the web services infrastructure for mobile and software development platform

$1,300,000

Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees, etc. for new office in Orlando.

$100,000

Total

$3,000,000

Additional expanded insurance coverage secured / Business development

Q1: Secure leases, set up furniture and equipment for office in New York

$200,000

Allocate reserves for additional insurance coverage

$3,000,000

Liquidate commission obligations

$1,100,000

Secure leases, establish furniture & equipment and infrastructure for office in Orlando

$200,000

TOTAL

$4,500,000

Operational staff and regional office expansion consisting of a regional operation support in office locations planned to rollout as follows:

Q2: Go live at the New York location by starting production –This cost represents the salaries and related costs for a team of payroll specialists and management staff at the location in New York are

$100,000

Q2: Maintain and operate the New York location and incur rent for this location

$45,000

Q3:

Go live at the location in Orlando – Incur payroll costs for payroll specialists and management staff at locations in New York & Orlando

$200,000

Maintain and operate locations in New York and Orlando and incur rent for these locations

$75,000

Q4: Incur payroll costs for payroll specialists and management staff at locations in New York & Orlando

$200,000

Maintain and operate locations in New York and Orlando and incur rent for these locations

$75,000

Working Capital

$2,305,000

TOTAL PROCEEDS

$13,500,000

 

 
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Milestones : $50 Million

 

Software development and support

Development of cloud based, integrated systems to support Job Provider clients operationally and Shift Workers personally. The infrastructure connects disparate systems, bringing essential data points to user tasks. These systems that comprise our platform are anticipated to require high usage and must be highly scalable, accommodating provider resources and alliances

Q1: Launch a beta version of the ShiftPixy mobile app and grant access to Shifters and Providers

through mobile and web interface

$750,000

Q2: Develop desktop applications and an integrated cloud based payroll, human resources management and tax compliance administration platform that will provide access to Shifters and Provider employees.

Enhance the cloud based software platform to provide human capital management solutions to more industry verticals such as Healthcare and Retail.

$4,000,000

Provide roll out support for the mobile app and cloud based platform.

$400,000

Q3: Add upgrades, feature changes, security updates and other revisions for the platform to increase scale of shifters and providers in the ShiftPixy eco system. Add services such as worker's comp premium payments, time and attendance tracking services to the ShiftPixy platform

$2,000,000

Roll out support for mobile app and cloud based platform.

$400,000

Q4: Software support and continued product development to increase scale of shifters and providers in the ShiftPixy eco system.

$1,622,000

TOTAL

$9,172,000

IT infrastructure and proprietary software platform

cloud based, integrated systems to support job provider clients operationally and shift workers personally. The infrastructure connects disparate systems bringing essential data points to user tasks. These systems that comprise our platform require high usage and highly scalable provider resources and alliances

Q1: Deploy a scalable web services infrastructure for mobile and software development platform.

$2,000,000

Q1: Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees, etc. for new office in New York and Orlando

$200,000

Q2: Maintain and upgrade the web services infrastructure for mobile and software development platform

$2,000,000

Q2: Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees, etc. for new office in Chicago and Dallas.

$200,000

Q3: Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees for new office in Las Vegas and Atlanta.

$200,000

Q4: Invest in computers, equipment, software licensing fees for new office in Atlanta.

$200,000

Total

$4,800,000

 

 
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Additional expanded insurance coverage secured / Business development

Q1: Secure leases, set up furniture and equipment for office in New York.

$400,000

Q1: Allocate reserves for additional insurance coverage.

$25,000,000

Q1: Liquidate commission obligations.

$2,000,000

Q2: Secure leases, establish furniture & equipment and infrastructure for office in Dallas and Chicago.

$400,000

Q3: Secure leases, establish furniture & equipment and infrastructure for office in Las Vegas and Atlanta.

$400,000

TOTAL

$28,200,000

Operational staff and regional office expansion consisting of a regional operation support in office locations planned to rollout as follows:

Q2: Go live at the New York and Orlando location by starting production –This cost represents the salaries and related expenses for a team of payroll specialists and management staff at the location in New York and Orlando

$200,000

Q2: Maintain and operate the New York and Orlando location and incur rent for this location.

$75,000

Q3: Go live at the locations in Dallas and Chicago – Incur payroll costs for payroll specialists and management staff at locations in New York, Orlando, Dallas and Chicago.

$400,000

Q3: Maintain and operate locations in New York, Orlando, Dallas and Chicago and incur rent for these locations.

$150,000

Q4: Incur payroll costs for payroll specialists and management staff at locations in New York, Orlando, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Las Vegas.

$600,000

Q4: Maintain and operate locations in New York, Orlando, Dallas, Atlanta Chicago and Las Vegas and incur rent for these locations.

$225,000

TOTAL

$1,650,000

Working Capital

$2,578,000

TOTAL PROCEEDS

$46,400,000.00

 

 
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During the time period before this Offering closes, and thereafter, if the offering does not close for any reason, including failure to receive the Minimum Offering Proceeds, we will finance the above activities from internal cash flow. Therefore, we cannot currently predict when each of the above activities will occur if the offering does not close, but the actions, timing and cost will in general follow the Minimum Proceeds table above.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Our financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Offering Circular 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. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon its ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations, and the Company's ability to raise additional capital as required. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred operating losses of $41,770, and utilized $51,350 in operating cash flows . Further, during the six-month period ending from September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the Company incurred operating losses of $200,414 and utilized $131,772 in operating cash flows.

 

Our auditors have indicated that these conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from this uncertainty.

 

Since inception, our principal sources of operating funds have been cash proceeds from operational income as well as the sale of Common Stock to initial investors known to management and principal shareholders of the Company. We expect that our current income and cash on hand will fund our existing operations. However, we will need to raise additional capital in order execute our business plan and growth goals for at least the next twelve-month period thereafter. If the Company is unable to raise sufficient additional funds, it will have to execute a slower than planned growth path, reduce overhead and scale back its business plan until sufficient additional capital is raised to support further operational expansion and growth. There can be no assurance that such a plan will be successful.

 

Business Plan Targets

  

Because there is substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern and specifically if we are unable to generate significant revenue or secure additional financing, we may be unable to implement our business plan, grow our business and meet our third year target objectives in our business plan. Accordingly, no investor should rely on any assumption that the Company will meet its business plan targets in making an investment decision concerning the Shares in this Offering.

 

Credit Facilities

 

We do not have any credit facilities or other access to bank credit.

 

Capital Expenditures

 

We do not have any contractual obligations for ongoing capital expenditures at this time. We do, however, purchase equipment and software necessary to conduct our operations on an as needed basis.

 

Contractual Obligations, Commitments and Contingencies

 

We do not have any material ongoing material contracts that extend beyond a one-year period or which are not cancellable sooner.

 

 
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Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We did not have during the periods presented, and we do not currently have, any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

In the ordinary course of our business, we are not exposed to market risk of the sort that may arise from changes in interest rates or foreign currency exchange rates, or that may otherwise arise from transactions in derivatives.

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires our management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and 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 period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. The Company's significant estimates and assumptions include the fair value of the Company's common stock, stock-based compensation, the recoverability and useful lives of long-lived assets, and the valuation allowance relating to the Company's deferred tax assets.

 

Contingencies

 

Certain conditions may exist as of the date the financial statements are issued, which may result in a loss to the Company, but which will only be resolved when one or more future events occur or fail to occur. The Company's management, in consultation with its legal counsel as appropriate, assesses such contingent liabilities, and such assessment inherently involves an exercise of judgment. In assessing loss contingencies related to legal proceedings that are pending against the Company or unasserted claims that may result in such proceedings, the Company, in consultation with legal counsel, evaluates the perceived merits of any legal proceedings or unasserted claims, as well as the perceived merits of the amount of relief sought or expected to be sought therein. If the assessment of a contingency indicates it is probable that a material loss has been incurred and the amount of the liability can be estimated, then the estimated liability would be accrued in the Company's financial statements. If the assessment indicates a potentially material loss contingency is not probable, but is reasonably possible, or is probable, but cannot be estimated, then the nature of the contingent liability, together with an estimate of the range of possible loss, if determinable and material, would be disclosed. Loss contingencies considered remote are generally not disclosed unless they involve guarantees, in which case the guarantees would be disclosed.

 

Relaxed Ongoing Reporting Requirements

 

Upon the completion of this offering, we expect to elect to become a public reporting company under the Exchange Act. If we elect to do so, we will be required to publicly report on an ongoing basis as an "emerging growth company" (as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012, which we refer to as the JOBS Act) under the reporting rules set forth under the Exchange Act. For so long as we remain an "emerging growth company", we may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other Exchange Act reporting companies that are not "emerging growth companies", including but not limited to:

 

·

not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act;

 

·

taking advantage of extensions of time to comply with certain new or revised financial accounting standards;

 

·

being permitted to comply with reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements; and

 

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being exempt from the requirement to hold a non-binding advisory vote on executive compensation and stockholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.

 

We expect to take advantage of these reporting exemptions until we are no longer an emerging growth company. We would remain an "emerging growth company" for up to five years, although if the market value of our Common Stock that is held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any June 30 before that time, we would cease to be an "emerging growth company" as of the following December 31.

 

 
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If we elect not to become a public reporting company under the Exchange Act, we will be required to publicly report on an ongoing basis under the reporting rules set forth in Regulation A for Tier 2 issuers. The ongoing reporting requirements under Regulation A are more relaxed than for "emerging growth companies" under the Exchange Act. The differences include, but are not limited to, being required to file only annual and semiannual reports, rather than annual and quarterly reports. Annual reports are due within 120 calendar days after the end of the issuer's fiscal year, and semiannual reports are due within 90 calendar days after the end of the first six months of the issuer's fiscal year.

 

In either case, we will be subject to ongoing public reporting requirements that are less rigorous than Exchange Act rules for companies that are not "emerging growth companies", and our stockholders could receive less information than they might expect to receive from more mature public companies.

 

OUR BUSINESS

 

The Company is a leading provider of employment law compliance solutions for employers of ("gig") shift/gig workers and the shift/gig workers themselves in the nextGEN Gig Economy. For us, nextGEN Gig Economy means an environment in which shift or other part-time/temporary positions are common, and businesses, in our case currently restaurant and hospitality businesses, contract with independent workers for less than full-time engagements such as shift work. The trend toward a Gig Economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be less than full time independent contractors.

 

A significant problem for employers in the Gig Economy is compliance with new regulations imposed by the ACA as well as worker's compensation and other traditional employment compliance issues. This problem has become greater as Employers cut workers hours below 30 hours/week to avoid mandatory ACA health insurance requirements for all workers.

 

For Gig/Shift Workers, the significant problem is difficulty in finding other jobs/gigs to replace hours lost when their employer reduces their hours and makes them less than full time employees.

 

We believe ShiftPixy has the ideal solution for both of these groups and each of their problems via a service offering that entails two principal elements (that we refer to collectively as our "Ecosystem"), as follows:

 

· ShiftPixy Employer Solution:ShiftPixy absorbs the employer's Gig/Shift Workers as ShiftPixy Employees and makes those employees available to the former employer to work the same jobs, as employees of ShiftPixy..

 

 

· ShiftPixy Gig/Shift Worker Solution:Shifters employed by one of ShiftPixy's clients can now access other shift work with other ShiftPixy clients. When the new mobile Shifter App is completed and released in September, not only ShiftPixy shift employees but also shift employees outside the ShiftPixy Ecosystem can access available shift jobs at all ShiftPixy clients.

 

As part of our marketing strategy and because we believe what we are doing is so new and creative, we are also now onboarding clients in a traditional staffing company model through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Shift Human Capital Management, Inc., and then we intend to migrate these companies to the new nextGEN ShiftPixy Solution. In addition, we are joining the hot topic/dialogue currently going on in the nextGEN Gig Economy about companies such as Uber and others who have been targeted by plaintiff's, attorneys and government agencies for allegedly mischaracterizing employees as independent contractors. We believe that our ShiftPixy business model is perfect solution for these companies because we embrace the compliance obligations associated with being an employer.

 

 
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ShiftPixy currently operates in Los Angeles/Southern California but plans to open the following additional physical offices upon completion of our offering, assuming we raise the maximum offering. If we raise less than the maximum offering, we will roll out these offices in the following order:

 

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First, New York and then Orlando

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Next, after the above cities are open, Dallas and then Chicago

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Finally, after all the above cities are open, Las Vegas and then Atlanta

 

These markets collectively account for or allow us to cover 53% of the employers with 50 or more employees in the restaurant/hospitality sector. (Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau).

 

ShiftPixy and its subsidiary currently serve an aggregate of approximately 155 clients and with an aggregate of approximately 3,517 worksite employees, including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services. None of these clients represents more than 10% of our annualized revenues for fiscal year 2016.

 

ShiftPixy's anticipated business and revenue growth will result from the following factors:

 

Large Potential Market

 

We believe there is a large potential market for ShiftPixy's services. Current statistics show that there are over 7.2 million employees in restaurants that employ more than 50 employees. There are close to 5.1 million persons employed in the hospitality industry with employers that have over 50 employees. (Both from Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau) Most restaurant establishments have a 90% Shifter/variable hour worker and 10% full-time worker ratio . (National Restaurant Association website "Facts at a Glance")

 

ShiftPixy's initial market focus is Los Angeles/Southern California, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Denver, and Phoenix. These markets account for 53% of the employers with 50 or more employees in this sector. (Statistics of US Businesses Employment and Payroll 2012; US Census Bureau)

 

The Staffing Industry

 

The staffing industry is made up of staffing providers, recruitment or placement providers and co-employment providers or PEOs each with its own service model and emphasis. Temporary staffing providers typically serve customer demands for flexible non-permanent workers for short or project work periods for midmarket and larger clients. Recruitment providers focus on locating, screening and presenting candidates for open positions for clients with open positions. Co-employers or PEOs provide a human resource management function for typically small employers with fewer than 50 employees.

 

 
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ShiftPixy is trying to position itself in the market as a part-time/temporary staffing provider , delivering a flexible regular staff solution to its clients. ShiftPixy generally engages clients with 100 to 500 employees where the engagement is at the ownership level of the business unlike the typical part-time/temporary staffing industry engagement with businesses with over 500 employees and conducted at the human resource management level rather than the ownership level.

 

ShiftPixy is positioned as the employer rather than co-employer in the PEO engagement. The employer liabilities are shared or divided in a co-employer engagement. In contrast, ShiftPixy's client engagement the risks and liabilities are primarily with ShiftPixy. The co-employment or PEO provider typically targets businesses with 50 of fewer full-time employees , while ShiftPixy's target market are businesses with 100 to 500 employees with large part-time workforces.

 

In contrast to recruitment or placement firms, ShiftPixy as the employer of shift work personnel provided to its clients, recruits for its own staffing demands and not as a recruiter for personnel who become employees of a client.

 

Compliance Challenges Presented by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  

The ACA presents significant part-time/temporary staffing management challenges to this target market with many part - time workers. With a majority of the personnel working between 28 to 35 hours as part time or Shifter/variable hour employees (National Business Group on Health statement to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, January 2014) and with the turnover rates most of these establishments experience, there are operational, reporting, employee tracking and cost concerns that we believe many of these businesses are not prepared to deal with. Because ACA compliance is a new experience for these businesses, many employers in these sectors are still not aware of or concerned with the size of the storm that ACA compliance-related penalties, reporting requirements, and increased cost really is. We believe this lack of preparedness and planning may overwhelm them in the years to come.

 

The ACA compliance requirements for employers in this sector are daunting. Employers who have a tough enough time managing the fast pace of the restaurant and hospitality environment are now subjected to tracking employee hours with employees becoming eligible for benefits at various times in the year as well as having to be more precise with scheduling so that employees don't exceed the 30-hour threshold which makes them full-time employees eligible for benefits under the ACA.

 

If a restaurant or hospitality business has 50 or more full-time equivalent employees, under the ACA it must offer benefits to full-time employees. This requires employers to manage and monitor carefully the number of hours worked by each employee and have a system that can give them real-time information on variable hour/shift employees that suddenly become eligible for coverage under the ACA. Failure to offer eligible employees a minimum essential benefit under the ACA will likely result in significant fines.

  

The complexity of compliance and the significant financial risk for non-compliance is shown in the following example using calculations based upon Healthcare.gov, IRS Notice 2015-87:

 

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Assume a restaurant has 120 employees, of which 45 meet the definition of full-time employees and the remainder do not and are considered part-time employees (Under the ACA rules, generally an employee is considered full-time if he or she is reasonably expected to work on average at least 30 hours per week, or 120 hours per month.)

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Next, the restaurant must determine whether it has 50 or more full-time equivalent employees. We start with the 45 actual full-time employees. We then add the additional equivalent full-time employees. the number of equivalent full-time employees, which is done by taking the hours worked by all part-time employees in a week and dividing that by 30. For our example we assume that all part-time employees work 25 hours per week, but if they all work different total hours under 30 hours per week, one can see how this calculation becomes more complex for the restaurant. We start by multiplying the 25 hours per week by the total number of part time employees. 25 hours X 75 part-time employees = 1875 . Now we have to divide this number by 30, and we get 63 equivalent full-time employees.

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The restaurant then has 108 equivalent full-time employees under the ACA and thus the employer has to offer its 45 actual full-time employees minimum essential coverage.

 

 
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Assume the restaurant fails to offer its 45 full-time employees minimum essential coverage. What is the penalty?

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The penalty is $2,160 per full-time employees (minus 30) .

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So what's the total penalty? $32,400 ($2,160 X 15), a very significant amount determined after a very complex calculation.

 

The calculation above is correct based upon the assumptions about the employer in this example. However, because this is a very complex area, penalties may vary if there are different assumptions about an employer, such as having seasonal workers as defined in IRS or ACA regulations. This is just how complex the issue is: Seasonal workers are taken into account in determining the number of full-time employees. However, if an employer's workforce exceeds 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) for 120 days or fewer during a calendar year, and the employees in excess of 50 who were employed during that period of no more than 120 days were seasonal workers, the employer is not considered an applicable large employer. Seasonal workers are workers who perform labor or services on a seasonal basis as defined by the Secretary of Labor, and retail workers employed exclusively during holiday seasons. For this purpose, employers may apply a reasonable, good faith interpretation of the term "seasonal worker."

 

To add to the complexity there are other kinds of penalties. If the restaurant offered a minimum essential plan but it did not meet the requirements of minimum value as defined by ACA, the restaurant would incur a $3,240 penalty for any employee that applies for a subsidy.

 

It is just this kind of complexity that is solved by an employer retaining ShiftPixy.

 

The ShiftPixy Solution

  

The ShiftPixy approach to the staffing business is to offer a Gig Economy focused employment law and regulation compliance solution through a comprehensive human resources outsourcing solution through an active client engagement and supported by our Provider Services Platform. We call this our ShiftPixy ecosystem. Within the ShiftPixy ecosystem we are the employer providing workers to a client while the client continues to direct the day-to-day job-related duties of our employees. Our services also include key HR management and employee benefits functions, including HR administration, employee benefits, and employer liability management, into a single-source solution:

 

Access to Contingent/shift Workers. Through the ShiftPixy engagement, we provide job provider clients with access to:

 

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qualified and available contingent/shift workers

 

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workforce balancing to assure ACA compliance

 

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planned scheduling and management tools to balance regular and contingent/shift work shifts

 

 
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Human Capital Management. We offer a variety of comprehensive HR administration services, such as:

 

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employee recruitment and selection

 

·

payroll and tax administration

 

·

time and attendance management

 

·

benefits administration

 

·

employee training and development

 

·

online HR management tools

 

·

employee leave administration

 

Employer Liability Management. We help manage and limit employment related risks and related costs by providing:

 

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a workers' compensation program

 

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unemployment claims management

 

·

safety compliance guidance and access to safety training

 

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access to employment practices liability insurance

 

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guidance on compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations

 

 
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Service Contracts

 

The Company enters into written service contracts with its customers. Among other things, these contracts provide that the Company will have various duties, including the following:

 

a.

Recruit, screen, interview, and assign its employees ("Assigned Employees") to perform the type of work described, per position under Client's supervision at the locations specified ;

b.

Pay Assigned Employees' wages and provide them with the benefits that ShiftPixy offers to them ;

c.

Pay, withhold, and transmit payroll taxes; provide unemployment insurance and workers' compensation, non-owned auto insurance, benefits; and handle unemployment and workers' compensation claims involving Assigned Employees; and

d.

To the extent Client elects to preserve current employee qualification for ACA and keep them on their current plan, ShiftPixy will process deductions and credits and reimburse Client for total amount each invoice.

 

There are also obligations and requirements upon clients to ensure that the working relationship between the Company and its clients is smooth, efficient and successful.

 

Suppliers

 

As a staffing company, ShiftPixy is considered the employer of shift workers. As such, we have to develop and maintain relationships with various insurance providers to provide the required coverage for persons who are considered our employees. Currently we have insurance providers for the following types of insurance lines:

   

·Commercial General Liability – Zurich

 

 

·Umbrella – Zurich

 

 

·Worker's Compensation – Security National.

 

Shift Human Capital Management, as a separate entity carries a separate Worker's Compensation policy thorough Technology Insurance Company. For CGL/Umbrella, it is covered until August 4, 2017 under the parent policies.

  

Pricing

 

Pricing for services is dependent on several variables ranging from credit, risk exposure, payment terms, payment methods, volume, and potential for growth. Applicable pricing is specified in customer services agreements. The Company typically charges client by marking up the pay of employees or through other bill rates (i.e. the Company charges the client an hourly rate that is a premium (mark-up) to the hourly wage that the Company pays to the employee).

 

 
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The mark-up charged by the Company on employees provided varies for a number of reasons. For example, in some arrangements, the marked-up rate charged to the client includes compensation, all taxes, unemployment charges, workers' compensation costs and an administrative fee for the Company. Notably, unemployment withholding and other charges vary by State and these differences impact this mark-up. In addition, workers' compensation cost codes are assigned to the employee based on the job description, which is a significant variable in costs. The Company might charge a higher mark-up to compensate for situations with higher workers' compensation costs. Pricing and the rate of mark-up is also impacted by the relationship of the Company with the applicable customer. Clients that provide a large volume of business (typically over 75 employees) would generally receive discounted rates. On the other hand, clients at which employees have consistently incurred injuries or clients which have a history of injuries in their business will generally be charged an additional mark-up rate to counteract this expected cost and potential liability. Finally, the Company also offers clients discounts when clients refer new employees to the Company.

 

Marketing

 

Many times we are introduced to potential clients by our insurance providers. The worker's compensation component of our services has been the driver for the introductions from our property and casualty agent network. We have found that initially clients are drawn to our system in a desire to outsource worker's compensation coverage for their shift workers. Once we provide these services to our clients, we market the various other aspects of our system as described above.

 

Our marketing efforts are also focused on recent new demands due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) were forcing a new insurance compliance layer into the marketplace for our potential clients with 50 or more employees who are mandated by the ACA to provide health insurance coverage to any employee working over 30 hours per week. As we studied this issue, we observed that employee part-time shift work was increasing. Our shift employees working for our clients are offered health insurance coverage as mandated by the ADA.

 

Currently we market our services ourselves through our management. As our business grows, we plan to hire agent relationship managers to expand and support our alliances with insurance agents and advisors. These managers will be independent contractors and paid on a commission basis.

 

Potential New Marketing Opportunity

 

We have seen a potential new market based upon the issue of worker misclassification in the Gig Economy. Gig Economy companies such as Uber regularly classify the people working for them as "independent contractors" rather than "employees" for jobs (gigs). The companies can pay much less for services and in regulatory requirements if their workers are classified as independent contractors. Under state and federal employment laws, workers classified as employees are much more expensive for these companies. However, increasing litigation against Uber and others has increased awareness about this issue. ShiftPixy provides a solution by absorbing workers for these types of Gig Economy companies as employees of ShiftPixy, eliminating any risk of litigation, fines and other worker misclassification problems for these types of Gig Economy companies which become ShiftPixy clients.

 

Future ShiftPixy Shifter Services Mobile App

 

We are developing a ShiftPixy Shifter Services Mobile App, functioning as a proprietary application layer allowing Shifter users to access shift work opportunities that match their skill and interest levels. The Mobile App would bring the user into the ShiftPixy system as an attractive way to balance their availability, need and lifestyle with available shift opportunities. The Mobile App is being designed to allow Shifters to "enhance" their personal skills profile to access a wider range of opportunity.

  

Initially, the only Shifters that would be able to access this system as currently being developed are Shifters who are employees of our employer clients. Ultimately we hope to be able to modify this system to allow Shifters who are not employees of our clients to access this system as well, but we have not begun development of this aspect of this system and cannot predict when, if ever, we will be able to add this feature.

 

Our ShiftPixy Mobile App is presently in development. This completion of this unique schedule intermediation platform is critical to closing the gate on the ShiftPixy ecosystem. The base iteration in development will access our processing and data management platforms and cost $2,500,000 to complete. We currently estimate that we will complete this Mobile App in September 2016. However, other than the proceeds of this offering, we have no agreement, commitment or understanding to secure the needed additional capital.

  

 
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We would generate revenue from the Mobile App as follows: Mobile app users will be charged between $4.99 to $9.99 per month to use the mobile app to access shift opportunities. The more shift opportunities accessed and worked by a user the lower their monthly fee.

 

ShiftPixy Human Capital Management

 

We formed this subsidiary in response to the need to have worker's compensation policies written in the names of the clients (as may be required by some states) and otherwise in response to client needs for only administrative and processing services rather than the full-service, assumption of employee program offered by ShiftPixy. Under this subsidiary, under circumstances wherein the client remains as the sole employer of the subject employees, we act as a payroll processor, human resources consultant, administrator of worker's compensation coverages and claims. For administrative reasons, we believe that providing these services through a separate legal entity seemed advisable and required, and thus we formed the subsidiary to provide these services.

 

These services are also available to businesses in all industries, not just the restaurant and hospitality industries. We hope that this mechanism may become a way to onboard new clients into the ShiftPixy ecosystem when eligible clients to whom we are providing these services recognize the value of the services provided by ShiftPixy, the parent. At February 29, 2016, ShiftableHR had no clients, but as of June 1, 2016, ShiftableHR had 135 clients with 2,795 total full-time employees, including employees for whom we provide only payroll administration services.

 

Intellectual Property

 

The backbone for our business is software called "HRPyramid," provided by PrismHR (F.W. Davidson & Company, Inc. d/b/a PrismHR) under an Application Service Provider Agreement as assigned to us by XccelerateHR on April 1, 2016. The agreement allows us to use this software so long as the agreement remains in effect. The agreement, as assigned, provides for one year renewal terms, ending March 1 of each subsequent year, with automatic one year renewals unless otherwise terminated (which can be effected by either party with at least 30 days' notice prior to renewal). Thus, the agreement will renew on March 1, 2017, for another one year term unless otherwise terminated.

    

Our proprietary ShiftPixy software with related mobile applications is currently being developed under agreement with Kadima Ventures. We are seeking patent registration with regard to elements of our software, and we are also seeking trademark registration of the name ShiftPixy, but no formal filings have been made. Our agreement with Kadima Ventures acknowledges that the software as well as the patent(s) being developed is a work made for hire for ShiftPixy, Inc. The copyright in the software as well as the patent(s) belong to ShiftPixy. 

 

Our principal shareholders, Scott Absher and Steve Holmes have assigned to ShiftPixy all of their rights in anything developed and any and all other types of intellectual property related to the Mobile Shifter App.

    

Competition

 

The market in which we compete is comprised of many business service and software service providers who deliver one or more of the aspects of our service platform. Insurance carriers provide similar coverages built into our program. In our markets there are as many as a one hundred insurance carriers providing the insurance coverage programs ShiftPixy provides.

  

Payroll and outsource service providers provide similar processing and support platforms. There are hundreds of platform service providers in the market some of the largest of which are ADP, Paychex, Insperity and TriNet.

 

There are staffing companies which provide flex staffing for industry which deliver similar solutions to our market. There are hundreds of staffing service providers in the market some of the largest of which are Allegis Group, Adecco, Randstad Holding, Manpower Group and Kelly Services.

 

There are many software based solutions delivering similar processes and SaaS solutions to the market. Some of the largest are SAP, Oracle, Zenefits, Kronos and Ceridian.

 

 
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Because ShiftPixy is a startup, we are very small by comparison to any of the companies in the market delivering one or more of the services we provide. ShiftPixy competes by having a more focused market target where many competitors tend to generalize or focus on very large clients or small business. ShiftPixy has also arranged its service deliverables to be very attractive and unique to our target market with our focus on shift service employees.

 

Industry Regulation

 

Our business is subject to a wide range of complex laws and regulations. In addition, many of our solutions are designed to assist clients with their compliance with certain laws and regulations that apply to them.

 

Many states regulate entities offering the employment related services such as those offered by us directly or through our subsidiary and require licenses as a prerequisite to operation of such enterprises in their respective jurisdictions. There can be no assurance that either ShiftPixy or its subsidiary, Shift Human Capital Management, Inc., will be successful in either securing or maintaining a license or licenses in compliance with a particular state's laws and regulations. Further, many states require variously that worker's compensation policies offered by employment related firms such as ours to be managed according to strict rules and/or that unemployment insurance filings be administered according to strict rules. ShiftPixy and its subsidiary, Shift Human Capital Management, Inc., endeavor to comply with all of the nuances of such laws and regulations, as in the event of a material noncompliance event, a state may decline or withdraw a license to either ShiftPixy or its subsidiary.

 

As a provider of business outsourcing solutions, our systems contain a significant amount of sensitive data related to clients, employees of our clients, vendors and our employees. We are, therefore, subject to compliance obligations under federal and state privacy and data security-related laws, including in the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 with respect to our COBRA and insurance services. We are also subject to foreign, federal and state security breach notification laws with respect to both our own employee data and client employee data. Additionally, the changing nature of privacy laws in the United States could impact our processing of personal information of our employees and on behalf of our clients.

 

As part of our payroll and payroll tax management services, we move client funds to taxing authorities and our clients' employees via electronic transfer, direct deposit, and check. Certain elements of our U.S. money transmission activities, including our electronic payment and prepaid access (payroll pay card) offerings, are subject to certain licensing requirements. In addition, our U.S. prepaid access (payroll card) offering is subject to the anti-money laundering and reporting provisions of The Bank Secrecy Act of 1970. Our employee screening and selection services business offers background checking services that are subject to the Fair Credit Reporting Act. We are subject to various state licensing requirements due to the nature of employer status with some of clients' worksite employees, we may assume certain obligations and responsibilities of an employer under federal and state tax, insurance and employment laws.

 

In addition, we sometimes offer solutions that assist our clients in complying with certain laws and regulations that apply to them. Although the laws and regulations apply to our clients and not to ShiftPixy, changes in such laws or regulations may affect our operations, products and services. For example, our solutions help clients manage their compliance with certain requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in the United States. Our COBRA administration services and flexible spending account services in the United States are designed to comply with relevant federal guidelines relating to, respectively, employers' benefits continuation obligations and the requirements of Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code.

 

The foregoing description does not include an exhaustive list of the laws and regulations governing and impacting our business. Changes in laws and regulations that may decrease our revenues and earnings.

 

Legal Proceedings

 

We may from time to time be involved in various claims and legal proceedings of a nature we believe are normal and incidental to employee staffing business. These matters may include product liability, intellectual property, employment, personal injury cause by our employees, and other general claims. We accrue for contingent liabilities when it is probable that a liability has been incurred and the amount can be reasonably estimated. We are not presently a party to any legal proceedings that, in the opinion of our management, are likely to have a material adverse effect on our business. Regardless of outcome, litigation can have an adverse impact on us because of defense and settlement costs, diversion of management resources and other factors.

 

 
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Employees

 

We currently have the following employees in our business office:

 

Operational Staff:

Clerical/administrative – 25  

Executive Officer Management -1  

Non Executive Officer Operational Management – 4

Sales – 6

 

We have one member of operational management who is not an Executive Officer in that he is neither president nor vice president in charge of a principal business unit, division or function (such as sales, administration or finance) and has no policy making functions for us. All of such duties are currently performed only by Scott Absher as our sole executive officer.

 

ShiftPixy Employees that are working for our Clients – 2,501

 

DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY

 

We have recently secured a new long-term lease for our office space at 1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618. Our landlord is Olen Commercial Realty Corporation. Our lease is for a five-year term and for 8,500 square feet. The monthly rental rate escalating from approximately $9,000 to $23,000 per month. This lease began on May 1, 2016 and will expire on June 14, 2021. We consider that this space is sufficient for our current needs, although as we open other offices in other cities, we will need to secure leases in those cities as well. 

 

MANAGEMENT

 

The following table sets forth information regarding our executive officers, directors and significant employees, including their ages as of May 2016:

 

Name and Principal Position

Age

Term of Office

Scott W. Absher – CEO/CFO/Director

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Since June 2015

 

Scott W. Absher joined us as CEO/CFO/Director upon formation in June 2015. Since February 2010 he has also been President of Struxurety, a business insurance advisory company. As a member of the board, Mr. Absher contributes significant industry-specific experience and expertise on our insurance products and services. He contributes his knowledge of the company and a deep understanding of all aspects of our business, products and markets, as well substantial experience developing corporate strategy, assessing emerging industry trends, and business operations.

 

Family Relationships

 

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

 

 
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Involvement in certain legal proceedings.

 

None of the following events have occurred during the past five years and which are material to an evaluation of the ability or integrity of any director or executive officer:

 

 

(1)A petition under the federal bankruptcy laws or any state insolvency law was filed by or against, or a receiver, fiscal agent or similar officer was appointed by a court for the business or property of such person, or any partnership in which he was general partner at or within two years before the time of such filing, or any corporation or business association of which he was an executive officer at or within two years before the time of such filing; or

 

 

 

 

(2)Such person was convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses).

 

Administrative Order and Settlement with State Securities Commissions

 

On June 25, 2013, the Alabama Securities Commission issued a Cease and Desist Order (the "Order") against Scott W. Absher "Respondent". The Order asserted that in March 2011, that Mr. Absher had spoken to an Alabama resident who was an investor in a California business Mr. Absher was considering acquiring. Mr. Absher has said that he was unaware that the acquisition candidate and its investors had poor history with the Alabama Securities Commission or that speaking with the Alabama investors in the business would be construed as a "sales" conversation. The Alabama Order stated that the respondent was to cease and desist from further offers or sales of any security in the State of Alabama.

 

Board Composition

 

Our board of directors currently consists of one member and is authorized to have up to three members. Each director of the Company serves until the next annual meeting of stockholders and until his successor is elected and duly qualified, or until his earlier death, resignation or removal. Our board is authorized to appoint persons to the offices of Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Chief Executive Officer, one or more vice presidents, a Treasurer or Chief Financial Officer and a Secretary and such other offices as may be determined by the board.

 

We have no formal policy regarding board diversity. In selecting board candidates, we seek individuals who will further the interests of our stockholders through an established record of professional accomplishment, the ability to contribute positively to our collaborative culture, knowledge of our business and understanding of our prospective markets.

 

Director Independence

 

Rule 5605 of the NASDAQ Listing Rules requires a majority of a listed company's board of directors to be comprised of independent directors within one year of listing. In addition, the NASDAQ Listing Rules require that, subject to specified exceptions, each member of a listed company's audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees be independent and that audit committee members also satisfy the independence criteria set forth in Rule 10A-3 under the Exchange Act.

 

Our board of directors has established committees, to be in effect prior to one year from the date of listing. We have no independent directors. In making such determinations, our board considered the relationships that each such person has with our Company and all the other facts and circumstances our board deemed relevant in determining independence, including the beneficial ownership of our capital stock by each such person. We intend to add additional independent directors and adopt the policies and procedures set forth below in order to meet listing requirements of a national securities exchange, in accordance with the phase-in provisions of NASDAQ Rule 5615(b).

 

 
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Board Committees

 

Prior to one year from the date of listing, our board will establish three standing committees — audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance — each of which will operate under a charter that has been approved by our board. We intend to appoint persons to the Board of Directors and committees of the Board of Directors as required meeting the corporate governance requirements of a national securities exchange, in accordance with the phase-in provisions of NASDAQ Rule 5615(b). We intend to appoint directors in the future so that we have a majority of our directors who will be independent directors.

 

Audit Committee

 

Prior to one year from the date of listing, we will appoint three members of our Board of Directors to the audit committee, one of whom will qualify as an audit committee financial expert within the meaning of SEC regulations and the NASDAQ Listing Rules. In making a determination on which member will qualify as a financial expert, our board expects to consider the formal education and nature and scope of such members' previous experience. As described above, we expect to rely on the phase-in provisions of NASDAQ Rule 5615(b) such that at least one member of the audit committee will be independent upon listing, at least two members of the audit committee will be independent within 90 days after listing and the entire audit committee will be independent within one year following listing.

 

Our audit committee will assist our board of directors in its oversight of our accounting and financial reporting process and the audits of our consolidated financial statements. Our audit committee's responsibilities will include:

 

·

appointing, approving the compensation of, and assessing the independence of our registered public accounting firm;

 

·

overseeing the work of our registered public accounting firm, including through the receipt and consideration of reports from such firm;

 

·

reviewing and discussing with management and the registered public accounting firm our annual and quarterly consolidated financial statements and related disclosures;

 

·

monitoring our internal control over financial reporting, disclosure controls and procedures and code of business conduct and ethics;

 

·

overseeing our internal accounting function;

 

·

discussing our risk management policies;

 

·

establishing policies regarding hiring employees from our registered public accounting firm and procedures for the receipt and retention of accounting-related complaints and concerns;

 

·

meeting independently with our internal accounting staff, registered public accounting firm and management;

 

·

reviewing and approving or ratifying related party transactions; and

 

·

preparing the audit committee reports required by SEC rules.

 

 
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Compensation Committee

 

Prior to one year from the date of listing, we will appoint at least two members of our Board of Directors to the compensation committee. Our compensation committee will assist our board of directors in the discharge of its responsibilities relating to the compensation of our executive officers. The compensation committee's responsibilities will include:

 

·

reviewing and approving corporate goals and objectives with respect to Chief Executive Officer compensation;

 

·

making recommendations to our board with respect to the compensation of our Chief Executive Officer and our other executive officers;

 

·

overseeing evaluations of our senior executives;

 

·

review and assess the independence of compensation advisers;

 

·

overseeing and administering our equity incentive plans;

 

·

reviewing and making recommendations to our board with respect to director compensation;

 

·

reviewing and discussing with management our "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" disclosure; and

 

·

preparing the compensation committee reports required by SEC rules.

 

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

 

Prior to one year from the date of listing, we will appoint at least two members of our Board of Directors to the nominating and corporate governance committee. The nominating and corporate governance committee's responsibilities will include:

 

·

identifying individuals qualified to become board members;

 

·

recommending to our board the persons to be nominated for election as directors and to be appointed to each committee of our board of directors;

 

·

reviewing and making recommendations to the board with respect to management succession planning;

 

·

developing and recommending corporate governance principles to the board; and

 

·

overseeing periodic evaluations of board members.

 

 
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Board Leadership Structure and Risk Oversight

 

The board of directors oversees our business and considers the risks associated with our business strategy and decisions. The board currently implements its risk oversight function as a whole. Each of the board committees when established will also provide risk oversight in respect of its areas of concentration and reports material risks to the board for further consideration.

 

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

 

Prior to one year from the date of listing, we will be adopting a written code of business conduct and ethics that applies to our directors, officers and employees, including our principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer or controller, or persons performing similar functions. We will post on our website a current copy of the code and all disclosures that are required by law or NASDAQ rules in regard to any amendments to, or waivers from, any provision of the code.

 

EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

 

The following table represents information regarding the total compensation of executive officers and directors of the Company during the period from formation on June 3, 2015 to August 31, 2015:

 

Name and Principal Position

 

Cash

Compensation

($)

 

 

Other

Compensation
($)

 

 

Total

Compensation

($)

 

Scott W. Absher, CEO/CFO

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

12,000

 

J. Stephen Holmes (1)

 

 

12,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

12,000

 

 

(1) Mr. J. Stephen Holmes was an officer and director of the Company until his resignation on July 1, 2015.

 

We currently have an oral agreement to pay Mr. Absher $31,250 per month, payable biweekly. This replaces the consulting agreement, which ended in April 2016, with his company Struxurety which drew a $12,000 monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for Mr. Absher's role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy.

 

During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company paid $12,000 in professional fees under a consulting agreement with Mr. Holmes for management consulting services. This agreement was also ended in April 2016.

 

Mr. Absher and Mr. Holmes have each signed a waiver and release for all amounts not paid (which amounts are $24,000 each) under their consulting agreements which were in effect for the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to the end of their consulting agreements in April 2016.

  

CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

Upon formation, we issued Scott Absher, CEO and COO of ShiftPixy, 25,000,000 shares of Common Stock at par value of $.0001 per share, or $2,500. As of January 27, 2016 we also issued Mr. Absher an option to acquire 25,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock at $.0001 per share.

 

 
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Mr. Absher is also the Principal at Struxurety, a consulting company. Struxurety drew a $12,000 monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for Mr. Absher's role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy. Mr. Absher has transitioned to being a ShiftPixy employee when this consulting agreement with Struxurety terminated in April 2016. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company paid $12,000 in professional fees under this agreement with Struxurety. During the six-month period ended February 29, 2016, we paid $72,000 under this Agreement.

 

J. Stephan Holmes, a significant shareholder of ShiftPixy, was also the COO at XccelerateHR, LLC, a company that provided payroll processing services to ShiftPixy. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred $1,109 in fees to XccelerateHR.

 

Mr. Holmes resigned as COO at XccelerateHR on March 31, 2016. XccelerateHR has confirmed that under Mr. Holmes' agreement with XccelerateHR, when he resigned as COO, his full ownership interest, direct or indirect, was forfeited to XccelerateHR . During the six-month period ended February 29, 2016, we paid XccelerateHR $3,216 under the payroll processing agreement. In addition to these fees paid to XccelerateHR, ShiftPixy incurred $9,776 in batch processing and check fees to XccelerateHR during the period from September 1, 2016 to February 29, 2016. The amount was due and outstanding to XccelerateHR as of February 29, 2016.

 

Upon formation, we issued Mr. Holmes 25,000,000 shares of Common Stock at par value of $.0001 per share, or $2,500. As of January 27, 2016 we also issued Mr. Holmes an option to acquire 25,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock at $.0001 per share.

 

On April 1, 2016, we signed an Independent Sales Representative Agreement with XccelerateHR under which they will procure clients for ShiftPixy. They will be paid commissions of 20% of Administrative Fees of Active Clients, as defined in the Agreement. The agreement is for one year and automatically renews unless terminated by either party. The Agreement contains the following provisions:

  

 

1. The Commissions payable hereunder are anticipated to be approximately $25,000 per month.

 

 

 

 

2. Notwithstanding anything in the Agreement or this Addendum to the contrary, ShiftPixy shall have the right, but not the obligation, at any time, to liquidate its obligation to pay Commissions to Producer by paying a one-time sum, as the "Final Commissions." Such one-time sum shall be negotiated by the parties as a multiple of the gross annual Administrative Fees.

 

 

 

 

3. The parties acknowledge that ShiftPixy has also paid in connection herewith an advance against future Commissions in the amount of $300,000 (the "Advance"). Payments of such Commissions shall resume beginning 12 months after the date of the Advance.

 

 
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This matter and the entire set of transactions related thereto was clarified in correspondence between the parties as follows:

 

 

(1) As a means to preserve certain client relationships in connection with the attempted seamless enrollment of such clients with SHCM from XHR, and to maintain worker's compensation insurance coverage with regard to the subject employees, ShiftPixy paid certain worker's compensation premium deposits and other expenses, including miscellaneous payroll related expenses, the total of which, amounting to $374,789.24 (lines 3 + 4 on the attached Exhibit A), effectively benefitted XHR,

 

 

 

 

(2) since ShiftPixy had agreed to pay XHR certain commissions in connection with the enrollment of such clients with SHCM, the parties elected to treat $300,000 of such expenses as an advance against the commissions to be payable from ShiftPixy to XHR (calculating from April 1, 2016, which amount has been offset to date by $100,000, representing commissions for April, May, June and July of 2016), and

 

 

 

 

(3) the balance of the amount owing from XHR to ShiftPixy (apart from the advance against commissions), $74,789.24, may be reduced by certain offsets totaling $85,838.99 (subject to documentation requests , noted below) (line 5 on Exhibit A), leaving a net credit to XHR of $11,049.75 (apart from the advance against commissions), which sum will be separately addressed by the parties as their relationship progresses; if such credit is not otherwise applied against any other amounts owing, ShiftPixy can apply the credit against the advance.

 

The parties also acknowledge d , and Sheila Guarderas, individually, also acknowledges, that (a) ShiftPixy has paid to Sheila Guarderas the sum of $15,000 as a "referral fee" associated with the enrollment of clients with ShiftPixy, and (b) such $15,000 fee is considered to be a credit to ShiftPixy for purposes of this document such that the $11,049.75 amount noted above, due to XHR by ShiftPixy, is hereby adjusted to a credit due to ShiftPixy by XHR in the amount of $3,950.25.

 

The parties also acknowledge d that ShiftPixy has requested supporting documentation in the nature of fixed asset schedules for the following expense item [s] , and the same will be considered open pending ShiftPixy's receipt and acknowledgement of documentation supporting the same: Invoice or purchase document for pressure seal machine and 2 check printers (including 1 HP laserjet).

 

The parties also separately acknowledge d that (a) XHR needs to use the HR Pyramid software in the future for certain processing requirements, and/or XHR may request that ShiftPixy assist XHR in using the software to respond to client inquiries associated with client accounts for periods prior to 4/1/2016, and/or XHR and ShiftPixy will cooperate to secure for XHR and/or ShiftPixy, as appropriate, a right to access legacy (pre-4/1/2016) data, and (b) there are some minor open issues regarding payroll tax withholding amounts in connection with payrolls processed by XHR for ShiftPixy, which amounts have not yet been fully reconciled, and the same are accordingly considered to be an open issue between the parties until finally resolved.

 

As a final matter, Sheila Guarderas, individually, and Chestnut Investors, LLC, a California limited liability company, acknowledge that ShiftPixy paid two $5,000 rent payments (for the months of April and May of 2016) to Sheila Guarderas; such payments should have been paid to Chestnut Investors, LLC, as the actual landlord of the property leased. Sheila Guarderas, as a member of Chestnut Investors, LLC, agrees to apply such payments to Chestnut Investors, LLC, and Chestnut Investors, LLC, agrees that the rent for such months has been paid in full.

 

 
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Exhibit A is as follows:

 

Exhibit A

 

4/1/2016 ShiftPixy Client Payroll

 

$173,481.76

 

 

ShiftPixy posted 4/1 payroll through XHR BOW Account.

4/1/2016 Wire to ShiftPixy

 

$(100,000.00)

 

For ShiftPixy 4/1 client payments received at XHR

4/1/2016 Net Due to ShiftPixy

 

$73,481.76

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/19/2016 ShiftPixy wire to Prosight

 

$99,243.68

 

 

Wire for XHR WC Premiums due to Prosight

4/25/2016 ShiftPixy wire in to XHR

 

$26,194.21

 

 

Wire to XHR to cover the credit on acct below.

4/25/2016 XHR credit from AM Trust

 

$(26,194.21)

 

Refund checks converted by AM Trust to CR for ShiftPixy's use

5/10/2016 ShiftPixy wire in to XHR

 

$200,000.00

 

 

Workers Compensation and Invoice Payment

4/25/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

 

$11,431.33

 

 

Inv 201633

4/26/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

 

$(11,431.33)

 

Inv 201633

5/19/2016 Shiftable Vac/Holiday Club

 

$7,405.20

 

 

e mail

5/19/2016 Wire for Vac/Hol Club

 

$(7,405.20)

 

e mail

5/10/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

 

$7,221.01

 

 

Inv 201634

5/10/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

 

$(7,221.01)

 

Inv 201634

5/25/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

 

$14,538.36

 

 

Inv 201635

5/25/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

 

$(14,538.36)

 

Inv 201635

Other Items

 

$299,243.68

 

 

 

 

Total Agreed Upon Items

 

$372,725.44

 

 

Confirming e mail received by ShiftPixy 6/3/2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invoice from ShiftPixy

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/10/2016 Inv from ShiftPixy

 

$4,127.60

 

 

HRP Prorated fees June August 2016 (2 seats)

Credit only need 1 seat

 

$(2,063.80)

 

XHR only needs 1 seat.

Due to ShiftPixy

 

$2,063.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invoices to ShiftPixy

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/10/2016 Equipment Purchase

 

$(500.00)

 

Shiftable owes XHR

4/1/2016 HRP Subscription Fees

 

$(18,886.27)

 

Prorated

4/1/2016 HRP License Fee

 

$(16,236.69)

 

Prorated

5/23/2016 Pressure Seal Checks

 

$(340.11)

 

1.000 per box 7 2/3 boxes left

5/23/2016 MICR Toner

 

$(420.12)

 

$389+ 8% tax =$420.12

5/23/2016 Deposit Bal on WC Policies

 

$(36,567.30)

 

Prorated

4/30/2016 AP Shared Expenses

 

$(3,112.50)

 

 

7/16/2016 Batch and Check Fees

 

$(9,776.00)

 

 

Due from ShiftPixy

 

$(85,838.99)

 

 

Net due to ShiftPixy Before BPO prepaid

 

$288,950.25

 

 

 

 

 
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In addition, during the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company paid $12,000 in professional fees under a consulting agreement with Mr. Holmes for management consulting services. During the six-month period ended February 29, 2016, we paid $72,000 under this Agreement.

 

Struxurety/Mr. Absher and Mr. Holmes have each signed a waiver and release for all amounts not paid under these agreements ($24,000 each) from the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to the end of the Agreements in April 2016.

  

To the best of our knowledge, from inception to our initial fiscal year end on August 31, 2015, and for the six month period ended February 29, 2016, other than as set forth above, there were no material transactions, or series of similar transactions, or any currently proposed transactions, or series of similar transactions, to which we were or are to be a party, in which the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and in which any director or executive officer, or any security holder who is known by us to own of record or beneficially more than 5% of any class of our Common Stock, or any member of the immediate family of any of the foregoing persons, has an interest (other than compensation to our officers and directors in the ordinary course of business).

 

Statement of Policy

 

Our board of directors recognizes the fact that transactions with related persons present a heightened risk of conflicts of interests and/or improper valuation (or the perception thereof). Prior to one year from the date of listing on NASDAQ, our board of directors will adopt a written policy on transactions with related persons in conformity with the requirements for issuers having publicly held common stock listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market. Under the policy any related-person transaction, and any material amendment or modification of a related-person transaction, will be required to be reviewed and approved or ratified by a committee of the board of directors composed solely of independent directors who are disinterested, or by the disinterested members of the board of directors and any employment relationship or transaction involving an executive officer and any related compensation will be required to be recommended by the Compensation Committee to the board of directors for its approval.

 

In connection with the review and approval or ratification of a related-person transaction:

 

·

the management must disclose to the audit committee or another independent body of the board of directors, as applicable, the name of the related person and the basis on which the person is a related person, the material terms of the related-person transaction, including the approximate dollar value of the amount involved in the transaction, and all the material facts as to the related person's direct or indirect interest in, or relationship to, the related-person transaction;

 

·

the management must advise the audit committee or another independent body of the board of directors, as applicable, whether the related-person transaction complies with the terms of our agreements governing any material outstanding indebtedness that limit or restrict our ability to enter into a related-person transaction;

 

·

the management must advise the audit committee or another independent body of the board of directors, as applicable, whether the related-person transaction will be required to be disclosed in our applicable filings under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act and related rules, and, to the extent required to be disclosed, management must ensure that the related-person transaction is disclosed in accordance with such Acts and related rules; and

 

·

management must advise the audit committee or another independent body of the board of directors, as applicable, whether the related-person transaction constitutes a "personal loan" for purposes of Section 402 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

 

In addition, the related-person transaction policy will provide that the audit committee or another independent body of the board of directors, as applicable, must consider whether any approval or ratification of a related-person transaction involving a non-employee director or director nominee would compromise the director or director nominee's status as an "independent", "outside", or "non-employee" director, as applicable, under the rules and regulations of the SEC, the NASDAQ Capital Market and the Internal Revenue Code.

 

 
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PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS

 

The following table sets forth certain information known to us regarding beneficial ownership of our capital stock as of August 11, 2016 for (i) all executive officers and directors as a group and (ii) each person, or group of affiliated persons, known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than ten percent (10%) of our capital stock. The percentage of beneficial ownership in the table below is based on 52,427,600 shares of common stock deemed to be outstanding as of August 11, 2016. In addition, shares of common stock that may be acquired by the stockholder within 60 days of August 11, 2016, pursuant to the exercise of stock options are deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of such shareholder, but are not deemed to be outstanding for the purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person shown in the table.

 

Name of Beneficial Owner [1]

 

Number of Shares
Beneficially

Owned

 

 

Number of Shares Acquirable

 

 

Percent of Class before

Offering

 

 

Percent of Class after

Offering

 

Scott W. Absher

 

 

25,000,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

47.68 %

 

 

 

Stephan Holmes

 

 

25,000,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

47.68 %

 

 

 

All Executive Officers and Directors as a Group [1 person]

 

 

25,000,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

47.68 %

 

 

 

________________ 

[1]

The business address for all the persons named in the table is 1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618.

 

 
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DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES

 

Securities Being Offered

 

The following is a summary of the rights of our capital stock as provided in our articles of incorporation and bylaws. For more detailed information, please see our articles of incorporation and bylaws, which have been filed as exhibits to the offering statement of which this offering circular is a part.

 

General

 

Our authorized capital stock consists of 750,000,000 shares of common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of which approximately 52,427,600 shares are issued and outstanding as of May 1, 2016. Our authorized capital stock also includes 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, par value $0.0001, none of which are issued or outstanding. Under Wyoming law and generally under state corporation laws, the holders of our common and preferred stock will have limited liability pursuant to which their liability is limited to the amount of their investment in us.

 

Common Stock

 

Voting Rights. The holders of the common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held of record on all matters submitted to a vote of the shareholders. Wyoming law provides for cumulative voting for the election of directors. As a result, any shareholder may cumulate his or her votes by casting them all for any one director nominee or by distributing them among two or more nominees. This may make it easier for minority shareholders to elect a director.

 

Dividends. Subject to preferences that may be granted to any then outstanding preferred stock, holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably such dividends as may be declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available therefor as well as any distributions to the shareholders. The payment of dividends on the common stock will be a business decision to be made by our board of directors from time to time based upon results of our operations and our financial condition and any other factors that our board of directors considers relevant. Payment of dividends on the common stock may be restricted by loan agreements, indentures and other transactions entered into by us from time to time.

 

Liquidation Rights. In the event of our liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of common stock are entitled to share ratably in all of our assets remaining after payment of liabilities and the liquidation preference of any then outstanding preferred stock.

 

Absence of Other Rights or Assessments. Holders of common stock have no preferential, preemptive, conversion or exchange rights. There are no redemption or sinking fund provisions applicable to the common stock. When issued in accordance with our articles of incorporation and law, shares of our common stock are fully paid and not liable to further calls or assessment by us.

 

Preferred Stock

 

Our board of directors is authorized by our articles of incorporation to establish classes or series of preferred stock and fix the designation, powers, preferences and rights of the shares of each such class or series and the qualifications, limitations or restrictions thereof without any further vote or action by our shareholders. Any shares of preferred stock so issued would have priority over our common stock with respect to dividend or liquidation rights. Any future issuance of preferred stock may have the effect of delaying, deferring or preventing a change in our control without further action by our shareholders and may adversely affect the voting and other rights of the holders of our common stock.

 

At present we have no plans to issue any shares of preferred stock except currently exercisable options to acquire up to 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock as described below, or to adopt any additional new series, preferences or other classification of preferred stock.

 

 
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Options and Warrants

 

At June 30, 2016, non-affiliate investors own 2,027,600 warrants, each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one share of common stock at a price of $2.00 per share and 2,027,600 additional warrants, each warrant entitling the holder to acquire one share of common stock at a price of $3.00 per share. The exercise period for the $2.00 warrants is within one year of the subscription date, the earliest in June 2015 and the most recent in May 2016, and the exercise period for the $3.00 warrant is within two years of the subscription date. As of the date of this Offering Circular, none of these warrants has been exercised.

 

There are options held by Mr. Absher and Mr. Holmes entitling each to purchase 25,000,000 shares of the Preferred Stock of the Corporation at $0.0001 per share par value (the "Preferred Stock") with the following general rights, preferences, privileges and restrictions, as amended and restated:

 

 

A. No Dividends: Holders of Preferred Stock shall not be entitled to receive annual or other dividends.

 

 

 

 

B. Liquidation Preference: In the event of any liquidation or winding up of the Company, the holders of the Preferred Stock will not be entitled to receive in preference to the holders of Common Stock an amount equal to their purchase price under this Option, subject to proportional adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, and the like on a pro rata basis with the Common Stock("Liquidation Amount").

 

 

 

 

C. No Conversion:The holders of the Preferred Stock will not have the right to convert their Preferred Stock at any time into shares of Common Stock.

 

 

 

 

D. Certain Antidilution Protection: There is antidilution protection to the Voting Rights of the Preferred Stock solely subject to proportional adjustment for stock splits, stock dividends, recapitalizations, and the like and not for other matters such as additional stock issuances or price adjustments.

 

 

 

 

E. Voting Rights:
 

 

1. Other than Directors. The holders of each share of Preferred Stock will have a right to that number of votes equal to one share of Common Stock.

 

 

 

 

2. Directors. The holders of Preferred Stock voting separately shall be entitled to elect such number of directors as to be a majority of the Board. The remaining directors shall be elected by the Preferred Stock and Common Stock voting together.

 

 

 

 

3. Protective Provisions: Consent of the holders of 75% of the Voting Rights of the outstanding Preferred Stock shall be required for: (i) any amendment or change of the rights, preferences, privileges, or powers of, or the restrictions provided for the benefit of, the Preferred Stock; (ii) increases or decreases the authorized number of shares of Common or Preferred Stock; (iii) any action that authorizes, creates, or issues shares of any class of stock having preferences superior to or on parity with the Preferred Stock; (iv) any action that reclassifies any outstanding shares into shares having preferences or priority as to dividends or assets senior to or on parity with the preference of the Preferred Stock; (v) any amendment of the Company's Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws that adversely affects the rights of the Preferred Stock; (vi) any merger or consolidation of the Company with one or more other corporations in which the shareholders of the Company immediately after such merger or consolidation hold stock representing less than a majority of the voting power of the outstanding stock of the surviving corporation; (vii) the sale of all or substantially all the Company's assets; (viii) the liquidation or dissolution of the Company; (ix) the declaration or payment of a dividend on the Common Stock (other than a dividend payable solely in shares of Common Stock); (x) the license by the Company of any of its Technology of such a manner as to have the same economic effect as a sale or disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company; (xi) the repurchase by the Company of any shares of its capital stock, except redemption or repurchase of shares of common stock from employees or consultants upon termination of their employment or service pursuant to agreements providing for such repurchase; or (xii) changes the authorized size of the Company's Board unless required during a future financing.

 

 
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F. This Option may only be exercised upon the following events:

 

 

1. The acquisition of a Controlling interest by a shareholder other than the Original Holders hereunder.
 

 

a. Controlling interest" defined."Controlling interest" means the ownership of outstanding voting shares of the Company sufficient to enable the acquiring person, directly or indirectly and individually or in association with others, to exercise one-fifth or more of all the voting power of the Company in the election of directors or any other business matter on which shareholders have the right to vote under Wyoming Law.
 

 

2. Prior to any proposed merger, consolidation (in which the Company's common stock is changed or exchanged) or sale of at least 50% of the Company's assets or earning power (other than a reincorporation).
 

 

G. The right to exercise this option shall terminate on December 31, 2023.

 

 

 

 

H. This Option is not assignable except to any person or entity deemed an Affiliate of the Option Holder as the term Affiliate is defined under SEC Rule 144.
 

Certain Anti-Takeover Effects

 

General. Certain provisions of Wyoming law may have an anti-takeover effect and may delay or prevent a tender offer or other acquisition transaction that a shareholder might consider to be in his or her best interest. The summary of the provisions of Wyoming law set forth below does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to Wyoming law.

 

The issuance of shares of preferred stock, the issuance of rights to purchase such shares, and the imposition of certain other adverse effects on any party contemplating a takeover could be used to discourage an unsolicited acquisition proposal. For instance, the issuance of our Series A Convertible Preferred Stock if the option to acquire such shares is exercised would impede a business combination by the voting rights that would enable a holder to block such a transaction. In addition, under certain circumstances, the issuance of preferred stock could adversely affect the voting power of holders of our common stock.

 

Under Wyoming law, a director, in determining what he reasonably believes to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, does not need to consider only the interests of the corporation's shareholders in any takeover matter but may also, in his discretion, may consider any of the following:

 

 

(i)The interests of the corporation's employees, suppliers, creditors and customers;

 

 

 

 

(ii)The economy of the state and nation;

 

 

 

 

(iii)The impact of any action upon the communities in or near which the corporation's facilities or operations are located;

 

 

 

 

(iv)The long-term interests of the corporation and its shareholders, including the possibility that those interests may be best served by the continued independence of the corporation; and

 

 

 

 

(v)Any other factors relevant to promoting or preserving public or community interests.

 

 
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The Options to acquire 50,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock as described above will, if exercised, deter a takeover.

 

Because our board of directors is not required to make any determination on matters affecting potential takeovers solely based on its judgment as to the best interests of our shareholders, our board could act in a manner that would discourage an acquisition attempt or other transaction that some, or a majority, of our shareholders might believe to be in their best interests or in which such shareholders might receive a premium for their stock over the then market price of such stock. Our board presently does not intend to seek shareholder approval prior to the issuance of currently authorized stock, unless otherwise required by law or applicable stock exchange rules.

 

DIVIDEND POLICY

 

Since our inception, we have not paid any dividends on our common stock, and we currently expect that, for the foreseeable future, all earnings (if any) will be retained for the development of our business and no dividends will be declared or paid. In the future, our Board of Directors may decide, at their discretion, whether dividends may be declared and paid, taking into consideration, among other things, our earnings (if any), operating results, financial condition and capital requirements, general business conditions and other pertinent facts.

 

SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE

 

Prior to this offering, there has been no market for our Common Stock. Future sales of substantial amounts of our Common Stock, or securities or instruments convertible into our Common Stock, in the public market, or the perception that such sales may occur, could adversely affect the market price of our Common Stock prevailing from time to time. Furthermore, because there will be limits on the number of shares available for resale shortly after this offering due to contractual and legal restrictions described below, there may be resales of substantial amounts of our Common Stock in the public market after those restrictions lapse. This could adversely affect the market price of our Common Stock prevailing at that time.

 

Upon completion of this offering, assuming the maximum amount of shares of Common Stock offered in this offering are sold, there will be ___________ shares of our Common Stock outstanding.

 

The ___________ shares of our Common Stock sold in this Offering will be freely tradable in the public market, except to the extent they are acquired by an "affiliate" of ours, as such term is defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act. Under Rule 405, an affiliate of a specified person is a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls or is controlled by, or is under common control with, the specified person. Any affiliate of ours that acquires our shares can only further transact in such shares in compliance with Rule 144 under the Securities Act, which imposes sales volume limitations and other restrictions on such further transactions. See "— Rule 144", below.

 

 

Other shares of our Common Stock not sold in this offering will be restricted securities as defined in Rule 144, and would tradable only if they are sold pursuant to a registration statement under the Securities Act or if they qualify for an exemption from registration, including under Rule 144. See "— Rule 144", below.

 

Finally, as a result of the lock-up agreements being entered into in connection with this offering, and described below under "Lock-Up Agreements", 50,000,000 shares of our Common Stock will be subject to the contractual lock-up provisions, subject to waiver, all as set forth in the lock-up agreements.

 

 
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Rule 144

 

In general, a person who has beneficially owned restricted shares of our Common Stock for at least twelve months, in the event we are a reporting company under Regulation A, or at least six months, in the event we have been a reporting company under the Exchange Act for at least 90 days before the sale, would be entitled to sell such securities, provided that such person is not deemed to be an affiliate of ours at the time of sale or to have been an affiliate of ours at any time during the 90 days preceding the sale. A person who is an affiliate of ours at such time would be subject to additional restrictions, by which such person would be entitled to sell within any three-month period only a number of shares that does not exceed the greater of the following:

 

·

1% of the number of shares of our Common Stock then outstanding; or

 

·

the average weekly trading volume of our Common Stock during the four calendar weeks preceding the filing by such person of a notice on Form 144 with respect to the sale;

 

provided that, in each case, we are subject to the periodic reporting requirements of the Exchange Act for at least 90 days before the sale. Rule 144 trades must also comply with the manner of sale, notice and other provisions of Rule 144, to the extent applicable.

 

Lock-Up Agreements

 

We and our officers, directors, and certain principal stockholders have agreed, or will agree, with the Underwriter, subject to certain exceptions, that, without the prior written consent of the Underwriter, we and they will not, directly or indirectly, during the period ending 180 days after the date of the Offering Circular:

 

·

offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant for the sale of, or otherwise dispose of or transfer any shares of the Common Stock or any securities convertible into or exchangeable or exercisable for the Common Stock, whether now owned or hereafter acquired by the undersigned or with respect to which the undersigned has or hereafter acquires the power of disposition; or

 

·

enter into any swap or any other agreement or any transaction that transfers, in whole or in part, the economic consequence of ownership of the Common Stock, whether any such swap or transaction is to be settled by delivery of the Common Stock or other securities, in cash or otherwise.

 

LEGAL MATTERS

 

Certain legal matters with respect to the shares of common stock offered hereby will be passed upon by Williams Securities Law Firm, P.A., Tampa FL. Michael T. Williams, Esq., principal of the firm, owns 200,000 shares of our Common Stock. Rimon, P.C. is representing the underwriter in this offering.

 

EXPERTS

 

The consolidated financial statements of the Company appearing elsewhere in this Offering Circular have been included herein in reliance upon the report, which includes an explanatory paragraph as to the Company's ability to continue as a going concern, of Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, P.C., an independent registered public accounting firm, appearing elsewhere herein, and upon the authority of that firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 

WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

 

We have filed with the SEC a Regulation A Offering Statement on Form 1-A under the Securities Act with respect to the shares of common stock offered hereby. This Offering Circular, which constitutes a part of the Offering Statement, does not contain all of the information set forth in the Offering Statement or the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. For further information about us and the common stock offered hereby, we refer you to the Offering Statement and the exhibits and schedules filed therewith. Statements contained in this Offering Circular regarding the contents of any contract or other document that is filed as an exhibit to the Offering Statement are not necessarily complete, and each such statement is qualified in all respects by reference to the full text of such contract or other document filed as an exhibit to the Offering Statement. Upon the completion of this offering, we will be required to file periodic reports, proxy statements, and other information with the SEC pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You may read and copy this information at the SEC's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, N.E., Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. You may obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330. The SEC also maintains an Internet website that contains reports, proxy statements and other information about issuers, including us, that file electronically with the SEC. The address of this site is www.sec.gov.

 

 
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INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

As of and for the Year Ended August 31, 2015

Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

F-2

 

Balance Sheet as of August 31, 2015

F-3

 

 

Statement of Operations from Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

F-4

 

Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity from Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

F-5

Statement of Cash Flows from Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

F-6

Notes to Financial Statements

F-7

 

 
F-1
 

 

PRITCHETT, SILER & HARDY, P.C.

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

1438 NORTH HIGHWAY 89, SUITE 130

FARMINGTON, UTAH 84025

_______________

(801) 447-9572 FAX (801) 447-9578

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

To the Board of Directors and Stockholders

ShiftPixy Inc. 

Irvine, CA

 

We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of ShiftPixy Inc. (the Company) as of August 31, 2015, and the related statements of operations, stockholders' equity, and cash flows from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit.

 

We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. Our audits included consideration of internal control over financial reporting as a basis for designing audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion. An audit also includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.

 

In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of ShiftPixy Inc. as August 31, 2015 and the results of its operations and cash flows from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America.

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 3 to the financial statements the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations, and has minimal working capital which raises substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plan in regard to these matters are also described in Note 3. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.

 

  

Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, P.C.

Farmington, Utah

May 25, 2016

 

 
F-2
 

 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Balance Sheet

As of August 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 31,
2015

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$103,650

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

16,129

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

119,779

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$119,779

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

 

$6,549

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

6,549

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

6,549

 

Stockholder's Equity

 

 

 

 

Common stock, authorized 750,000,000 shares; $0.0001 par value; 50,555,000 shares issued and outstanding as of August 31, 2015

 

5,056

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

154,984

 

Stock subscription receivable

 

 

(5,040)

Accumulated Deficit

 

 

(41,770)

Total Equity

 

 

113,230

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

$119,779

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited financial statements.

 

 
F-3
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Statement of Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

 

Revenue

 

$67,549

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

61,500

 

Gross Profit

 

 

6,049

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Professional Fees

 

 

26,520

 

Other General and Administrative Expenses

 

 

21,299

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

47,819

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) before income tax

 

 

(41,770)

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss)

 

$(41,770)

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

48,245,380

 

Basic and Diluted loss per share

 

 

(0.00)*

___________

* denotes a loss of less than $(0.01).

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited financial statements.

 

 
F-4
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

 

Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity

From inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

Paid-in

 

 

Stock

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

Number
of Shares

 

 

Par Value

($0.0001)

 

 

capital in
excess of par

 

 

subscription receivable

 

 

Accumulated

Deficit

 

 

stockholders'

equity

Balances, June 3, 2015 (Inception

 

 

-

 

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

 

$-

 

Founders shares issued

 

 

50,400,000

 

 

 

5,040

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(5,040)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Shares issued for cash and warrants

 

 

155,000

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

154,984

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

155,000

 

Net income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(41,770)

 

 

(41,770)

Balance on August 31, 2015

 

 

50,555,000

 

 

$5,056

 

 

$154,984

 

 

$(5,040)

 

$(41,770)

 

$113,230

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited financial statements.

 

 
F-5
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$(41,770)

Adjustments to reconcile Net Income to Net Cash provided by operations:

 

 

 

 

Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 

 

(Increase) in Prepaid expense

 

 

(16,129)

Accounts Payable

 

 

6,549

 

Net cash (used in) operating activities

 

 

(51,350)

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock with warrants

 

 

155,000

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

155,000

 

Net cash increase for period

 

 

103,650

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

-

 

Cash at end of period

 

$103,650

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$-

 

Income taxes paid

 

$-

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Founders' shares issued for stock subscription receivables

 

$5,040

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these audited financial statements.

 

 
F-6
 

 

ShiftPixy. Inc.

Notes to the Audited Financial Statements

For the Period from June 3, 2015 (Inception) to August 31, 2015

 

Note 1: Nature of operations

 

ShiftPixy. Inc (the "Company") was incorporated in the State of Wyoming on June 3, 2015. The Company is a specialized staffing service provider that contracts to provide workers primarily for part-time shift work clients with large contingent part-time workforce demands, primarily in the restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service trades. The Company's initial focus is on the restaurant industry in Southern California.

 

The Company also provides a "back office" human capital management platform for primary employee related duties including payroll, benefits and all regulatory administration and the containment of its risk.

 

Note 2: Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The Financial Statements of the Company are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. The Company maintains cash with a commercial bank. The deposits are made with a reputable financial institution and the Company does not anticipate realizing any losses from these deposits.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows paragraph 605-10-S99-1 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for revenue recognition. The Company will recognize revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. The Company considers revenue realized or realizable and earned when all of the following criteria are met: (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) the product has been shipped or the services have been rendered to the customer, (iii) the sales price is fixed or determinable, and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

The Company derives its revenues from providing a human capital management platform for primary employee related duties including payroll, benefits, all regulatory administration and regulatory risk containment. Revenues comprise 1) admin fees and delivery fees which are the fees charged to clients for providing payroll processing and temporary staffing services, and 2) gross wages which are the wages paid by ShiftPixy and collected from the clients. 3) Workers' compensation premiums collected from clients. For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 admin fees are reported on a net basis after accounting for processing fees paid by ShiftPixy. For the gross wages paid to client employees, the Company has concluded that gross reporting is appropriate because the company bears the risk for services that are not fully paid for by customers. Adjustments for garnishments, advances paid to employees by clients are reduced from the gross wages billed to ShiftPixy clients. For the payroll processing services provided through the company's platform; ShiftPixy recognizes revenues after a payroll is processed for the client. ShiftPixy recognizes revenues on workers' compensation insurance services as clients are invoiced for the workers' compensation payments.

 

 
F-7
 

 

During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015, all of the Company's revenues came from one customer located in Southern California.

 

Income tax

 

The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to FASB ASC 740, "Income Taxes". Under FASB ASC 740 deferred income taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carryforwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. The provision for income taxes represents the tax expense for the period, if any, and the change during the period in deferred tax assets and liabilities. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

 

FASB ASC 740 also provides criteria for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of uncertain tax positions. Under FASB ASC 740, the impact of an uncertain tax position on the income tax return may only be recognized at the largest amount that is more-likely-than-not to be sustained upon audit by the relevant taxing authority. At December 31, 2015 and 2014, there were no unrecognized tax benefits.

 

Net income (loss) per share

 

The Company utilizes FASB ASC 260, "Earnings per Share." Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing earnings (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share is computed similar to basic earnings per share except that the denominator is increased to include additional common share equivalents available upon exercise of stock options and warrants using the treasury stock method. Dilutive common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money share equivalents, which are calculated based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method, excluding any common share equivalents if their effect would be anti-dilutive for the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014, there were no potentially dilutive shares.

 

Cost of services:

 

Direct costs consist of payroll, payroll taxes, payroll processing and workers' compensation costs for the Client employees. Costs of workers' compensation are recognized as payments on the workers' compensation are made.

 

Note 3: Going Concern

 

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon its ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations, and the Company's ability to raise additional capital as required. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred operating losses of $41,770, and utilized $51,350 in operating cash flows.

 

These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from this uncertainty.

 

 
F-8
 

 

Note 4: Related parties

 

Scott Absher, CEO and COO of ShiftPixy is also the Principal at Struxurety, a consulting company. Scott Absher draws a monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for his role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy. Scott Absher will transition to being a ShiftPixy employee when this consulting agreement with Struxurety terminates. During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred $12,000 in professional fees.

 

J. Stephan Holmes, an advisor to and significant shareholder of ShiftPixy, is also the COO at XcelerateHR, a company that provides payroll processing services to ShiftPixy. All balances with related parties are current.

 

During the period from inception (June 3, 2015) to August 31, 2015, the Company incurred $12,000 in professional fees from J. Stephan Holmes, a significant shareholder, for management consulting services.

 

Note 5: Stockholders' Equity

 

The Company was incorporated on June 3, 2015 at which time the Company authorized 750,000,000 shares of common stock with $.00001 par value.

 

Common shares

 

On June 3, 2015, the Company issued 50,400,000 founders shares at par value of $.0001 per share.

 

From July 30, 2015 to August 31, 2015, the Company sold 155,000 shares of common stock at $1 per share. Each share includes one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share expiring one year from the subscription date, and a warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share expiring two years from the subscription date.

 

Warrants issued

 

From July 30, 2015 to August 31, 2015, the Company sold 155,000 shares of common stock to new investors which included one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share expiring one year from the subscription date, and a warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share expiring two years from the subscription date.

 

 
F-9
 

 

The following tables summarize our share warrants outstanding from June 3, 2015 to August 31, 2015:

 

 

 

From Inception (June 3, 2015) through August 31, 2015

 

 

 

Number of shares

 

 

Weighted average remaining life (years)

 

 

Weighted average exercise price

 

Warrants outstanding, June 3, 2015

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Issued

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

$2.50

 

(Exercised)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

--

 

(Cancelled)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Expired)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Warrants outstanding, August 31, 2015

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

$2.50

 

Warrants exercisable, August 31, 2015

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

$2.50

 

 

The following table summarizes information about warrants outstanding as of August 31, 2015:

 

Exercise price

 

 

Warrants Outstanding

 

 

Weighted average life of

outstanding warrants in years

 

$2.00

 

 

 

155,000

 

 

 

0.9

 

$3.00

 

 

 

155,000

 

 

 

1.9

 

$2.50

 

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

All warrants issued in the period ended August 31, 2015 were issued in conjunction with common shares. Total proceeds were allocated entirely to the shares as warrant fair values were deemed nominal. Significant assumptions utilized in determining the fair value of the warrants included a volatility rate of 20% to 22%, estimated term of the warrants, a risk-free interest rate of 0.33% to 0.69% and a dividend yield of 0%. The Company has not established a historic volatility rate, and management has reviewed volatility rates for a number of companies with similar operations to arrive at an estimated volatility rate for each warrant. The term of the warrants was assumed to range from one to two years, which is the contractual term of the warrants. The risk-free interest rate was determined utilizing the treasury rate with a maturity equal to the estimated term of the warrants. Finally, management assumed a zero forfeiture rate as the warrants granted were fully-vested upon purchase.

 

Note 6: Income tax

 

Current income taxes are based upon the year's income taxable for federal and state tax reporting purposes. Deferred income taxes (benefits) are provided for certain income and expenses, which are recognized in different periods for tax and financial reporting purposes.

 

Deferred tax assets and liabilities are computed for differences between the financial statements and tax bases of assets and liabilities that will result in taxable or deductible amounts in the future based on enacted tax laws and rates applicable to the period in which the differences are expected to affect taxable income. The Company's deferred income taxes arise from the temporary differences between financial statement and income tax recognition of net operating losses. These loss carryovers would be limited under the Internal Revenue Code should a significant change in ownership occur within a three year period.

 

 
F-10
 

 

As of August 31, 2015, the Company had net operating loss carryforwards of approximately $41,770 which begin to expire in 2029. The deferred tax assets arising from the net operating loss carryforwards are approximately $6,266 as of August 31, 2015. The ultimate realization of deferred tax assets is dependent upon the generation of future taxable income during the periods in which those temporary differences become deductible. Management considers the scheduled reversal of deferred tax liabilities, the projected future taxable income and tax planning strategies in making this assessment. Based on management's analysis, they concluded not to retain a deferred tax asset since it is uncertain whether the Company can utilize this asset in future periods. Therefore, they have established a full reserve against this asset. The change in the valuation allowance in 2015 and 2014 was approximately $6,266.

 

A reconciliation of the expected tax computed at the U.S. statutory federal income tax rate to the total benefit for income taxes at August 31, 2015 is as follows:

 

 

 

2015

 

Expected tax at 15%

 

$(6,266)

Change in valuation allowance

 

 

6,266

 

Provision for income taxes

 

$-

 

 

The Company's continuing practice is to recognize interest and/or penalties related to income tax matters in income tax expense. As of August 31, 2015, the Company had no accrued interest and penalties related to uncertain tax positions.

 

The Company is subject to taxation in the U.S. Our tax years for 2015 and forward are subject to examination by tax authorities. The Company is not currently under examination by any tax authority.

 

Management has evaluated tax positions in accordance with FASB ASC 740, and has not identified any tax positions, other than those discussed above, that require disclosure.

 

Note 7: Subsequent events:

 

From November 2015 to May 2016, the Company sold 1,874,600 shares of common stock at $1 per share. Each share includes one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share expiring one year from the subscription date, and a warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share expiring two years from the subscription date.

 

From January 20, 2016 to May 15, 2016, we received stock receivable proceeds for 50,400,000 shares issued to our founders at inception.

 

In January 2016, the board of directors authorized 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value. Scott Absher and J. Stephan Holmes were both issued an option to purchase 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock each.

 

Management was evaluated subsequent events pursuant to the requirements of ASC Topic 855 and has determined that other than listed below, no other subsequent events exist through the date of this filing.

 

 
F-11
 

 

INDEX TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

As of and for the Six Months Ended February 29, 2016

 

 

Consolidated Balance Sheet as of February 29, 2016 and August 31, 2015 (unaudited)

F-13

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Operations from September 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016 (unaudited)

F-14

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity from September 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016 (unaudited)

 

F-15

 

 

 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows from September 1, 2015 through February 29, 2016 (unaudited)

F-16

 

 

 

Notes to Financial Statements (unaudited)

F-17

 

 

 
F-12
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet (Unaudited)

As of February 29, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 29,
2016

 

 

August 31,
2015

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and equivalents

 

$ 271,212

 

 

$ 103,650

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

5,557

 

 

 

-

 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

-

 

 

 

16,129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

 

 

276,769

 

 

 

119,779

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed assets

 

 

16,577

 

 

 

-

 

Intangible assets

 

 

48,833

 

 

 

-

 

Other assets

 

 

4,375

 

 

 

-

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$ 346,554

 

 

$ 119,779

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts Payable

 

$ 56,711

 

 

$

 

Accounts payable to related party

 

 

9,776

 

 

$ 6,549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

 

 

66,487

 

 

 

6,549

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

 

 

66,487

 

 

 

6,549

 

Stockholder's Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock, authorized 50,000,000 shares; $0.0001 par value; 0 shares issued and outstanding as of February 29, 2016 and August 31, 2015

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Common stock, authorized 750,000,000 shares; $0.0001 par value; 50,917,500 and 50,555,500 shares issued and outstanding as of February 29, 2016 and August 31,2015, respectively

 

 

5,092

 

 

 

5,056

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

517, 449

 

 

 

154,984

 

Stock subscription receivable

 

 

(290 )

 

 

(5,040 )

Accumulated Deficit

 

 

(242,184 )

 

 

(41,770 )

Total Equity

 

 

280,067

 

 

 

113,230

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

$ 346,554

 

 

$ 119,779

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.

 

 
F-13
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended February 29, 2016

 

Revenue

 

$ 2,290,216

 

Cost of Goods Sold

 

 

2,099,152

 

Gross Profit

 

 

191,064

 

Expenses

 

 

 

 

Professional Fees

 

 

228,068

 

Other Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

 

 

163,410

 

Total Operating Expenses

 

 

391,478

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit (loss) before income tax

 

 

(200,414 )

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for income tax

 

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$ (200,414 )

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

 

 

50,644,019

 

Basic and Diluted loss per share

 

 

(0.00 )*

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.

 

 
F-14
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited)

From September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016

 

 

 

Common stock

 

 

Paid-in

 

 

Stock 

 

 

 

 

Total 

 

 

 

Number
of Shares

 

 

Par Value
($0.0001)

 

 

capital in
excess of par

 

 

subscription
receivable

 

 

Accumulated
Deficit

 

 

stockholders'
equity

 

Balances, August 31, 2015

 

 

50,555,000

 

 

$ 5,056

 

 

$ 154,984

 

 

$ (5,040 )

 

$ (41,770 )

 

$ 113,230

 

Shares issued for cash and warrants

 

 

362,500

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

362, 465

 

 

 

4,750

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

367,251

 

Net loss

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

(200,414 )

 

 

(200,414 )

Balance on February 29, 2016

 

 

50,917,500

 

 

$

5, 092

 

 

$

$ 517, 449

 

 

$ (290 )

 

$ (242,184 )

 

$ 280,067

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.

 

 
F-15
 

 

ShiftPixy Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the six months ended February 29, 2016

 

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

Net loss

 

$ (200,414 )

Adjustments to reconcile Net loss to Net Cash provided by operations:

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and Amortization

 

 

2,505

 

Changes in Operating Assets and Liabilities

 

 

 

 

(Increase) in Accounts Receivable

 

 

(5,556 )

Decrease in Prepaid Expenses

 

 

16,129

 

(Increase) in Other Asset

 

 

(4,374 )

Increase in Accounts payable

 

 

56,711

 

Increase in related party Accounts payables

 

 

3,227

 

Net cash (used in) operating activities

 

 

(131,772 )

INVESTING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Purchases of fixed assets

 

 

(16,916 )

Purchases of intangible assets

 

 

(51,000 )

Net cash (used in) investing activities

 

 

(67,916 )

FINANCING ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock with warrants

 

 

367,250

 

Net cash provided by financing activities

 

 

367,250

 

Net cash increase for period

 

 

167,562

 

Cash at beginning of period

 

 

103,650

 

Cash at end of period

 

$ 271,212

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL CASH FLOW INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Interest paid

 

$ -

 

Income taxes paid

 

$ -

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited financial statements.

 

 
F-16
 

 

ShiftPixy. Inc.

Notes to the Financial Statements (Unaudited)

For the Six months ended February 29, 2016

 

Note 1: Nature of operations

 

ShiftPixy. Inc (the "Company") was incorporated in the State of Wyoming on June 3, 2015. The Company is a specialized staffing service provider that contracts to provide workers primarily for part-time shift work clients with large contingent part-time workforce demands, primarily in the restaurant, hospitality and maintenance service trades. The Company's initial focus is on the restaurant industry in Southern California.

 

The Company also provides a "back office" human capital management platform for primary employee related duties including payroll, benefits and all regulatory administration and the containment of its risk.

 

Note 2: Summary of significant accounting policies

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The consolidated financial statements of the Company are prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

ShiftPixy. Inc. and its subsidiary - Shift Human Capital Management have been consolidated in the accompanying consolidated financial statements. All intercompany balances have been eliminated.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

Unaudited Interim Financial Statements

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP for interim consolidated financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments consisting of normal recurring entries necessary for a fair statement of the periods presented for: (a) the financial position; (b) the result of operations; and (c) cash flows, have been made in order to make the consolidated financial statements presented not misleading. The results of operations for such interim periods are not necessarily indicative of operations for a full year.

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. The Company maintains cash with a commercial bank. The deposits are made with a reputable financial institution and the Company does not anticipate realizing any losses from these deposits.

 

 
F-17
 

 

Revenue Recognition

 

The Company follows paragraph 605-10-S99-1 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification for revenue recognition. The Company recognizes revenue when it is realized or realizable and earned. The Company considers revenue realized or realizable and earned when all of the following criteria are met: (i) persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, (ii) the product has been shipped or the services have been rendered to the customer, (iii) the sales price is fixed or determinable, and (iv) collectability is reasonably assured.

 

The Company derives its revenues from providing a human capital management platform for primary employee related duties including payroll, benefits, all regulatory administration and regulatory risk containment. Revenues comprise 1) admin fees and delivery fees, which are the fees charged to clients for providing payroll processing and part-time/temporary staffing services, and 2) gross wages which are the wages paid by ShiftPixy and collected from the clients. 3) Worker's compensation premiums collected from clients 4) Tax arbitrage for SUTA and FUTA collected from clients from customers in contracts where ShiftPixy does not honor limits and taxes are bundled in the overall pricing. For the fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 admin fees are reported on a net basis after accounting for processing fees paid by ShiftPixy. For the gross wages paid to client employees, the Company has concluded that gross reporting is appropriate because the Company bears the risk for services that are not fully paid for by customers. Adjustments for garnishments, advances paid to employees by clients are reduced from the gross wages billed to ShiftPixy clients. For the payroll processing services provided through the company's platform; ShiftPixy recognizes revenues after a payroll is processed for the client. ShiftPixy recognizes revenues on worker's compensation insurance services as clients are invoiced for the worker's compensation payments.

 

Cost of services:

 

Direct costs consist of payroll, payroll taxes, payroll processing and worker's compensation costs for the Client employees. Costs of worker's compensation are recognized as payments on the worker's compensation are made.

 

Net income (loss) per share

 

The Company utilizes FASB ASC 260, "Earnings per Share." Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing earnings (loss) attributable to common stockholders by the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the reporting period. Diluted earnings per share is computed similar to basic earnings per share except that the denominator is increased to include additional common share equivalents available upon exercise of stock options and warrants using the treasury stock method. Dilutive common share equivalents include the dilutive effect of in-the-money share equivalents, which are calculated based on the average share price for each period using the treasury stock method, excluding any common share equivalents if their effect would be anti-dilutive for the year ended August 31, 2015 and the period ended February 29, 2016, there were no potentially dilutive shares.

 

Note 3: Going Concern

 

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applicable to a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is contingent upon its ability to achieve and maintain profitable operations, and the Company's ability to raise additional capital as required. During the period from September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the Company incurred operating losses of $200,414 and utilized $131,772 in operating cash flows.

 

These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts, or amounts and classification of liabilities that might result from this uncertainty.

 

 
F-18
 

 

Note 4: Related parties

 

Scott Absher, CEO and COO of ShiftPixy is also the Principal at Struxurety, a consulting company. Scott Absher draws a monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for his role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy. Scott Absher will transition to being a ShiftPixy employee when this consulting agreement with Struxurety terminates. During the six months ended September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the Company incurred $72,000 in professional fees.

 

J. Stephan Holmes, an advisor to and significant shareholder of ShiftPixy, is also the COO at XccelerateHR, a company that provides payroll processing services to ShiftPixy. During the six months ended September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the Company incurred $72,000 in professional fees from J. Stephan Holmes, for management consulting services.

 

All balances with related parties are current.

 

Note 5: Stockholders' Equity

 

The Company was incorporated on June 3, 2015 at which time the Company was authorized to issue 750,000,000 shares of common stock with $.0001 par value.

 

In January 2016, the board of directors authorized 50,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value. Scott Absher and J. Stephan Holmes were both issued an option to purchase 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock each.

 

Common shares

 

From September 1, 2015 to February 29, 2016, the company sold 362,500 shares of common stock at $1 per share. Each share includes one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share expiring one year from the subscription date, and a warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share expiring two years from the subscription date.

 

Warrants issued

 

The following tables summarize our share warrants outstanding as of February 29, 2016:

 

 

 

Number of
shares

 

 

Weighted average remaining life (years)

 

 

Weighted average exercise price

 

Warrants outstanding, September 1, 2015

 

 

310,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

$ 2.50

 

Issued

 

 

725,000

 

 

 

1.4

 

 

$ 2.50

 

(Exercised)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Cancelled)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

(Expired)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Warrants outstanding, February 29, 2016,

 

 

1,035,000

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

$ 2.50

 

Warrants exercisable, February 29, 2016,

 

 

1,035,000

 

 

 

1.2

 

 

$ 2.50

 

 

 
F-19
 

 

The following table summarizes information about warrants outstanding as of February 29, 2016:

 

Exercise price

Warrants Outstanding

 

 

Weighted average life of outstanding
warrants in years

 

$

2.00

 

 

 

517,500

 

 

 

1.0

 

$

3.00

 

 

 

517,500

 

 

 

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,035,000

 

 

 

1.5

 

 

All warrants issued in the period ended February 29, 2016 were issued in conjunction with common shares. Total proceeds were allocated entirely to the shares as warrant intrinsic values were deemed nominal.

 

Note 6: Subsequent events:

 

From March 2016 to August 2016, the Company sold 1,510,100 shares of common stock at $1 per share. Each share includes one warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $2 per share expiring one year from the subscription date, and a warrant to purchase a share of common stock at an exercise price of $3 per share expiring two years from the subscription date.

 

From March 31, 2016 to August 2, 2016 we received stock receivable proceeds of $290 for shares issued to our founders at inception.

 

During the period from April 2016 to May 2016; ShiftPixy, Inc. has paid $300,0000 as an advance payment of future commission obligations to Xccelerate HR as an independent producer for ShiftPixy.

 

Management was evaluated subsequent events pursuant to the requirements of ASC Topic 855 and has determined that other than listed below, no other subsequent events exist through the date of this filing.

 

 
F-20
 

 

PART III—EXHIBITS

 

Index to Exhibits

 

Exhibit No.

Exhibit Description

1.1

Form of Underwriting Agreement*

2.1

Articles of Incorporation

2.2

Bylaws

2.3

Amendment to Articles of Incorporation

2.4

 

Articles of Incorporation – SHCM*

2.5

 

Bylaws – SHCM*

3.1

Form of Underwriter Warrant**

3.2

Principal Shareholder Option

3.3

Shareholder Warrants

3.4

Amended Principal Shareholder Option*

4.1

Subscription Agreement*

6.1

Form of Client Agreement

6.2

Consulting Agreement - Struxurety

6.3

Consulting Agreement - Holmes

6.4

Xccelerate Agreement Business Processing Outsource

6.5

Xccelerate Independent Sales Representative Agreement*

6.6

Waiver of any Amounts Due Consulting Agreement – Struxurety*

6.7

Waiver of any Amounts Due Consulting Agreement – Holmes*

6.8

Agreement for HR software – Xccelerate PrismHR*

6.9

Assignment of HR Software – XccelerateShiftPixy PrismHR*

6.10

Kadima Agreement*

6.11

Assignment of Kadima Agreement and other IP – Holmes*

6.12

Assignment of Kadima Agreement and other IP – Absher*

6.13

Letter Agreement between ShiftPixy, XccelerateHR and its Affiliates with Exhibit A*

8.1

Escrow Agreement, dated [ ]**

11.1

Consent of Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, P.C.*

11.2

Consent of Williams Securities Law Firm, P.A. (included in Exhibit 12.1)*

12.1

Opinion of Williams Securities Law Firm, P.A.*

13.1

Test the Waters Materials as of Amendment 1*

__________ 

* filed herein

** to be filed by amendment

No asterisk = previously filed

 

 
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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation A, the issuer certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form 1-A and has duly caused this offering statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Irvine, State of California, on August 15, 2016.

 

(Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter):

ShiftPixy, Inc.

 

 

 

 

By (Signature and Title):

/s/ Scott W. Absher

 

 

Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer).

 

This offering statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

 

(Signature):

/s/ Scott W. Absher

(Title):

Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial Officer,

Principal Accounting Officer).

(Date):

August 15, 2016

 

SIGNATURES OF DIRECTOR:

 

/s/ Scott W. Absher

August 15, 2016

Scott W. Absher, Chairman

Date

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 1.1

 

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

 

Minimum: 2,000,000 Shares of Common Stock
Maximum: 6,666,666 Shares of Common Stock
$0.0001 par value per share

 

UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT

 

[ ● ], 2016

 

W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC

909 Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor

San Francisco, California 94133

 

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:

 

ShiftPixy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), proposes, subject to the terms and conditions contained in this Underwriting Agreement (this "Agreement"), to issue and sell a minimum of 2,000,000 shares and up to a maximum of 6,666,666 shares of its common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the "Common Stock"), to investors (collectively, the "Investors") in an initial public offering pursuant to Regulation A through you as underwriter (the "Underwriter"), acting on a best efforts basis only, in connection with such sales. The shares of Common Stock to be sold in this offering are referred to herein as the "Shares." The Shares are more fully described in the Offering Statement (as hereinafter defined).

 

The Company hereby confirms its agreements with the Underwriter concerning the purchase and sale of the Shares, as follows:

 

1. Agreement to Act on a Best Efforts Basis. On the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements of the Company herein contained and subject to all the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Underwriter agrees to act on a best efforts, min/max basis only, in connection with the issuance and sale by the Company of the Shares to the Investors. Under no circumstances will the Underwriter be obligated to underwrite or purchase any of the Shares for its own account or otherwise provide any financing. The Company will pay to the Underwriter a fee equal to six percent (6%) (the "Fee") of the gross offering proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the Shares as set forth on the cover page of the Final Offering Circular (as hereinafter defined). The retainer fees paid to the Underwriter by the Company in accordance with the Engagement Agreement, dated April 26, 2015, as amended (the "Retainer Fees"), will be credited toward the Fee.

 

 
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The Underwriter shall have the right to enter into selected dealer agreements with other broker-dealers participating in the Offering (each dealer being referred to herein as a "Dealer" and said dealers being collectively referred to herein as the "Dealers"). The Fee shall be re-allowable, in whole or in part, to the Dealers. The Company will not be liable or responsible to any Dealer for direct payment of compensation to any Dealer, it being the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Underwriter for payment of compensation to Dealers.

 

2. Delivery and Payment.

 

(a) On or after the date of this Agreement, the Company, the Underwriter and FundAmerica Securities, LLC (the "Escrow Agent") will enter into an Escrow Agreement substantially in the form included as an exhibit to the Offering Statement (the "Escrow Agreement"), pursuant to which an escrow account will be established, at the Company's expense, for the benefit of the Investors (the "Escrow Account").

 

(b) Prior to the initial closing date of the offering and any subsequent closing date, (i) each Investor will execute and deliver a Purchaser Questionnaire and Subscription Agreement (each, an "Investor Subscription Agreement") to the Company and the Company will make available to the Underwriter and the Escrow Agent copies of each such Investor Subscription Agreement; (ii) each Investor will transfer to the Escrow Account funds in an amount equal to the price per Share as shown on the cover page of the Final Offering Circular (as defined below) multiplied by the number of Shares subscribed by such Investor; (iii) subscription funds received from any Investor will be promptly transmitted to the Escrow Account in compliance with Rule 15c2-4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and (iv) the Escrow Agent will notify the Company and the Underwriter in writing whether the balance of the Escrow Account contains collected funds in the amount equal to the proceeds for the sale of at least 2,000,000 Shares offered hereby (the "Requisite Funds").

 

(1) If the Escrow Agent shall have received at least the Requisite Funds on or before 9:00 a.m., New York City time, on [_____], 2016, or at such other time(s) on such other date(s), not more than thirty (30) days thereafter, as may be agreed upon by the Company and the Underwriter (each such date, a "Closing Date"), the Escrow Agent will release the balance of the Escrow Account for collection by the Company and the Underwriter as provided in the Escrow Agreement and the Company shall deliver the Shares purchased on such Closing Date to the Investors, which delivery may be made through the facilities of the Depository Trust Company ("DTC") or via book entry with the Company's securities registrar and transfer agent, [_______] (the "Transfer Agent"). The initial closing (the "Closing") and any subsequent closing (each, a "Subsequent "Closing") shall take place at the office of the Underwriter or such other location as the Underwriter and the Company shall mutually agree. All actions taken at the Closing shall be deemed to have occurred simultaneously on the date of the Closing and all actions taken at any Subsequent Closing shall be deemed to have occurred simultaneously on the date of any such Subsequent Closing.

 

 
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(2) If the Requisite Funds have not been received immediately prior to the initial Closing Date, the offering will not proceed and the Escrow Agent will promptly return the funds to the investors without interest.

 

(3) On each Closing Date, the Company will issue to the Underwriter (and/or its designee) warrants to purchase that number of shares of Common Stock equal to five percent (5%) of the shares issued and sold by the Company on such Closing Date (adjusted upward to the nearest whole share) (the "Underwriter's Warrants"). The Underwriter's Warrants shall be in the form of Exhibit D attached hereto. The Underwriter's Warrants shall have an exercise price per share equal to one hundred fifteen percent (115%) of the price per Share as shown on the cover page of the Final Offering Circular (as defined below). The Underwriter's Warrants will be exercisable for a term of five years beginning on the Qualification Date (as defined below). The Underwriter understands and agrees that there are significant restrictions pursuant to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") Rule 5110 against transferring the Underwriter's Warrants and the underlying shares of Common Stock during the one hundred eighty (180) days after the Qualification Date and by its acceptance thereof shall agree that it will not sell, transfer, assign, pledge or hypothecate the Underwriter's Warrants, or any portion thereof, or be the subject of any hedging, short sale, derivative, put or call transaction that would result in the effective economic disposition of such securities for a period of one hundred eighty (180) days following the Qualification Date to anyone other than (i) an underwriter or selected dealer in connection with the offering contemplated hereby or (ii) a bona fide officer or partner of the Underwriter or of any underwriter or selected dealer; and only if any such transferee agrees to the foregoing lock-up restrictions.

 

3. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants and covenants to the Underwriter that:

 

(a) The Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") an offering statement on Form 1-A (File No. 024-10524) (collectively, with the various parts of such offering statement, each as amended as of the Qualification Date for such part, including any Offering Circular and all exhibits to such offering statement, the "Offering Statement") relating to the Shares pursuant to Regulation A as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Act"), and the other applicable rules, orders and regulations (collectively referred to as the "Rules and Regulations") of the Commission promulgated under the Act. As used in this Agreement:

 

(1) Applicable Time" means [__] (Eastern time) on the date of this Agreement;

 

(2) "Final Offering Circular" means the final offering circular relating to the public offering of the Shares as filed with the Commission pursuant to Regulation A of the Rules and Regulations;

 

 
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(3) "Preliminary Offering Circular" means any preliminary offering circular relating to the Shares included in the Offering Statement pursuant to Regulation A of the Rules and Regulations;

 

(4) "Pricing Disclosure Materials" means the most recent Preliminary Offering Circular and the materials identified in Schedule 2 hereto;

 

(5) "Qualification Date" means the date as of which the Offering Statement was or will be qualified with the Commission pursuant to Regulation A, the Act and the Rules and Regulations; and

 

(6) "Testing-the-Waters Communication" means any video or written communication with potential investors undertaken in reliance on Rule 255 of the Rules and Regulations.

 

(b) The Offering Statement has been filed with the Commission in accordance with the Act and Regulation A of the Rules and Regulations; no stop order of the Commission preventing or suspending the qualification or use of the Offering Statement, or any amendment thereto, has been issued, and no proceedings for such purpose have been instituted or, to the Company's, knowledge, are contemplated by the Commission.

 

(c) The Offering Statement, at the time it became qualified, as of the date hereof, and as of each Closing Date, conformed and will conform in all material respects to the requirements of Regulation A, the Act and the Rules and Regulations.

 

(d) The Offering Statement, at the time it became qualified, as of the date hereof, and as of each Closing Date, did not and will not, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading.

 

(e) The Preliminary Offering Circular did not, as of its date, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to the statements contained in the Preliminary Offering Circular as provided by the Underwriter in Section 8(ii).

 

(f) The Final Offering Circular will not, as of its date and on each Closing Date, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to the statements contained in the Final Offering Circular as provided by the Underwriter in Section 8(ii).

 

 
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(g) the Pricing Disclosure Materials and each Testing-the-Waters Communication, when considered together, did not, as of the Applicable Time, contain an untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, provided, however, that the Company makes no representation or warranty with respect to the statements contained in the Preliminary Offering Circular as provided by the Underwriter in Section 8(ii).

 

(h) As of the date hereof and as of each Closing Date, the Company is duly organized and validly existing as a corporation in good standing under the laws of the State of Delaware. The Company has full power and authority to conduct all the activities conducted by it, to own and lease all the assets owned and leased by it and to conduct its business as presently conducted and as described in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular. The Company is duly licensed or qualified to do business and in good standing as a foreign organization in all jurisdictions in which the nature of the activities conducted by it or the character of the assets owned or leased by it makes such licensing or qualification necessary, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing or have such power or authority would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on or affecting the business, prospects, properties, management, financial position, stockholders' equity, or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole (a "Material Adverse Effect"). Complete and correct copies of the certificate of incorporation and of the bylaws of the Company and all amendments thereto have been made available to the Underwriter, and no changes therein will be made subsequent to the date hereof and prior to any Closing Date.

 

(i) The Company has no subsidiaries, nor does it own a controlling interest in any entity other than those entities set forth on Schedule 4 to this Agreement (each a "Subsidiary" and collectively the "Subsidiaries"). Each Subsidiary has been duly organized and is validly existing and in good standing under the laws of its jurisdiction of formation. Each Subsidiary is duly qualified and in good standing as a foreign company in each jurisdiction in which the character or location of its properties (owned, leased or licensed) or the nature or conduct of its business makes such qualification necessary, except for those failures to be so qualified or in good standing which would not be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. All of the shares of issued capital stock of each corporate subsidiary, and all of the share capital, membership interests and/or equity interests of each subsidiary that is not a corporation, have been duly authorized and validly issued, are fully paid and non-assessable and are owned directly or indirectly by the Company, free and clear of any lien, encumbrance, claim, security interest, restriction on transfer, shareholders' agreement, proxy, voting trust or other defect of title whatsoever.

 

(j) The Company is organized in, and its principal place of business is in, the United States.

 

 
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(k) The Company is not subject to the ongoing reporting requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act and has not been subject to an order by the Commission denying, suspending, or revoking the registration of any class of securities pursuant to Section 12(j) of the Exchange Act that was entered within five years preceding the date the Offering Statement was originally filed with the Commission. The Company is not, and has not been at any time during the two-year period preceding the date the Offering Statement was originally filed with the Commission, required to file with the Commission the ongoing reports required by the Rules and Regulations under Regulation A

 

(l) The Company is not, nor upon completion of the transactions contemplated herein will it be, an "investment company" or an "affiliated person" of, or "promoter" or "principal underwriter" for, an "investment company," as such terms are defined in the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "Investment Company Act"). The Company is not a development stage company or a "business development company" as defined in Section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act. The Company is not a blank check company and is not an issuer of fractional undivided interests in oil or gas rights or similar interests in other mineral rights. The Company is not an issuer of asset-backed securities as defined in Item 1101(c) of Regulation AB.

 

(m) Neither the Company, nor any predecessor of the Company; nor any other issuer affiliated with the Company; nor any director or executive officer of the Company or other officer of the Company participating in the offering, nor any beneficial owner of 20% or more of the Company's outstanding voting equity securities, nor any promoter connected with the Company, is subject to the disqualification provisions of Rule 262 of the Rules and Regulations.

 

(n) The Company is not a "foreign private issuer," as such term is defined in Rule 405 under the Act.

 

(o) The Company has full legal right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement and the Escrow Agreement and perform the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby. This Agreement and the Escrow Agreement have each been authorized and validly executed and delivered by the Company and are each a legal, valid and binding agreement of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, subject to the effect of applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting creditors' rights generally and equitable principles of general applicability.

 

 
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(p) The issuance and sale of the Shares have been duly authorized by the Company, and, when issued and paid for in accordance with this Agreement, will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable and will not be subject to preemptive or similar rights. The holders of the Shares will not be subject to personal liability by reason of being such holders. The Shares, when issued, will conform to the description thereof set forth in the Final Offering Circular in all material respects.

 

(q) The Company has not authorized anyone other than the management of the Company and the Underwriter to engage in Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company reconfirms that the Underwriter has been authorized to act on its behalf in undertaking Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company has not distributed any Testing-the-Waters Communications other than those listed on Schedule 2 hereto.

 

(r) The financial statements and the related notes included in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular present fairly, in all material respects, the financial condition of the Company and its Subsidiaries as of the dates thereof and the results of operations and cash flows at the dates and for the periods covered thereby in conformity with United States generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), except as may be stated in the related notes thereto. No other financial statements or schedules of the Company, any Subsidiary or any other entity are required by the Act or the Rules and Regulations to be included in the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular. There are no off-balance sheet arrangements (as defined in Regulation S-K Item 303(a)(4)(ii)) that may have a material current or future effect on the Company's financial condition, changes in financial condition, results of operations, liquidity, capital expenditures or capital resources.

 

(s) Pritchett, Siler & Hardy, P.C. (the "Accountants"), who have reported on the financial statements and schedules described in Section 3(s), are registered independent public accountants with respect to the Company as required by the Act and the Rules and Regulations and by the rules of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The financial statements of the Company and the related notes and schedules included in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular comply as to form in all material respects with the requirements of the Act and the Rules and Regulations and present fairly the information shown therein.

 

(t) Since the date of the most recent financial statements of the Company included or incorporated by reference in the Offering Statement and the most recent Preliminary Offering Circular and prior to the Closing and any Subsequent Closing, other than as described in the Final Offering Circular (A) there has not been and will not have been any change in the capital stock of the Company or long-term debt of the Company or any Subsidiary or any dividend or distribution of any kind declared, set aside for payment, paid or made by the Company on any class of capital stock or equity interests, or any material adverse change, or any development that would reasonably be expected to result in a material adverse change, in or affecting the business, prospects, properties, management, financial position, stockholders' equity, or results of operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole (a "Material Adverse Change") and (B) neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has sustained or will sustain any material loss or interference with its business from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor disturbance or dispute or any action, order or decree of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, except in each case as otherwise disclosed in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular.

 

 
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(u) Since the date as of which information is given in the most recent Preliminary Offering Circular, neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has entered or will before the Closing or any Subsequent Closing enter into any transaction or agreement, not in the ordinary course of business, that is material to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole or incurred or will incur any liability or obligation, direct or contingent, not in the ordinary course of business, that is material to the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole, and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has any plans to do any of the foregoing.

 

(v) The Company and each Subsidiary has good and valid title in fee simple to all items of real property and good and valid title to all personal property described in the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular as being owned by them, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and claims except those that (1) do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and its Subsidiaries or (2) would not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect. Any real property described in the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular as being leased by the Company or any Subsidiary that is material to the business of the Company and its Subsidiaries taken as a whole is held by them under valid, existing and enforceable leases, except those that (A) do not materially interfere with the use made or proposed to be made of such property by the Company and its Subsidiaries or (B) would not be reasonably expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

(w) There are no legal, governmental or regulatory actions, suits or proceedings pending, either domestic or foreign, to which the Company is a party or to which any property of the Company is the subject, nor are there, to the Company's knowledge, any threatened legal, governmental or regulatory investigations, either domestic or foreign, involving the Company or any property of the Company that, individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely to the Company, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect or materially and adversely affect the ability of the Company to perform its obligations under this Agreement; to the Company's knowledge, no such actions, suits or proceedings are threatened or contemplated by any governmental or regulatory authority or threatened by others.

 

(x) The Company and each Subsidiary has, and at each Closing Date will have, (1) all governmental licenses, permits, consents, orders, approvals and other authorizations necessary to carry on its business as presently conducted except where the failure to have such governmental licenses, permits, consents, orders, approvals and other authorizations would not be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, and (2) performed all its obligations required to be performed, and is not, and at each Closing Date will not be, in default, under any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, voting trust agreement, loan agreement, bond, debenture, note agreement, lease, contract or other agreement or instrument (collectively, a "contract or other agreement") to which it is a party or by which its property is bound or affected and, to the Company's knowledge, no other party under any material contract or other agreement to which it is a party is in default in any respect thereunder. The Company and its Subsidiaries are not in violation of any provision of its organizational or governing documents.

 

 
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(y) The Company has obtained all authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration, exemption, qualification or decree of, any court or governmental authority or agency or any sub-division thereof that is required for the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder, in connection with the offering, issuance or sale of the Shares and the Underwriter's Securities under this Agreement or the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement as may be required under federal, state, local and foreign laws, the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder, state securities or Blue Sky laws, the rules and regulations of FINRA or the NASDAQ Capital Market ("NASDAQ").

 

(z) There is no actual or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened, enforcement action or investigation any governmental authority that has jurisdiction over the Company, and to its knowledge, the Company has received no notice of any pending or threatened claim or investigation against the Company that would provide a legal basis for any enforcement action, and the Company has no reason to believe that any governmental authority is considering such action.

 

(aa) Neither the execution of this Agreement, nor the issuance, offering or sale of the Shares, nor the consummation of any of the transactions contemplated herein, nor the compliance by the Company with the terms and provisions hereof or thereof will conflict with, or will result in a breach of, any of the terms and provisions of, or has constituted or will constitute a default under, or has resulted in or will result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary pursuant to the terms of any contract or other agreement to which the Company or any Subsidiary may be bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any Subsidiary is subject, except such conflicts, breaches or defaults as may have been waived or would not, in the aggregate, be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; nor will such action result in any violation, except such violations that would not be reasonably expected to have a Material Adverse Effect, of (1) the provisions of the organizational or governing documents of the Company or any Subsidiary, or (2) any statute or any order, rule or regulation applicable to the Company or any Subsidiary or of any court or of any federal, state or other regulatory authority or other government body having jurisdiction over the Company or any Subsidiary.

 

 
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(bb) There is no document or contract of a character required to be described in the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular or to be filed as an exhibit to the Offering Statement which is not described or filed as required. All such contracts to which the Company or any Subsidiary is a party have been authorized, executed and delivered by the Company or any Subsidiary, and constitute valid and binding agreements of the Company or any Subsidiary, and are enforceable against the Company in accordance with the terms thereof, subject to the effect of applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting creditors' rights generally and equitable principles of general applicability. None of these contracts have been suspended or terminated for convenience or default by the Company or any of the other parties thereto, and the Company has not received notice of any such pending or threatened suspension or termination.

 

(cc) The Company and its directors, officers or controlling persons have not taken, directly or indirectly, any action intended, or which might reasonably be expected, to cause or result, under the Act or otherwise, in, or which has constituted, stabilization or manipulation of the price of any security of the Company to facilitate the sale or resale of the Company's Common Stock.

 

(dd) Other than as previously disclosed to the Underwriter in writing, the Company, or any person acting on behalf of the Company, has not and, except in consultation with the Underwriter, will not publish, advertise or otherwise make any announcements concerning the distribution of the Shares, and has not and will not conduct road shows, seminars or similar activities relating to the distribution of the Shares nor has it taken or will it take any other action for the purpose of, or that could reasonably be expected to have the effect of, preparing the market, or creating demand, for the Shares.

 

(ee) No holder of securities of the Company has rights to the registration of any securities of the Company as a result of the filing of the Offering Statement or the transactions contemplated by this Agreement, except for such rights as have been waived or as are described in the Offering Statement.

 

(ff) No labor dispute with the employees of the Company or any Subsidiary exists or, to the knowledge of the Company, is threatened, and the Company is not aware of any existing or threatened labor disturbance by the employees of any of its or any Subsidiary's principal suppliers, manufacturers, customers or contractors.

 

 
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(gg) The Company and each of its subsidiaries: (i) are and have been in material compliance with all laws, to the extent applicable, and the regulations promulgated pursuant to such laws, and comparable state laws, and all other local, state, federal, national, supranational and foreign laws, manual provisions, policies and administrative guidance relating to the regulation of the Company and its subsidiaries except for such non-compliance as would not be reasonably expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) have not received notice of any ongoing claim, action, suit, proceeding, hearing, enforcement, investigation, arbitration or other action from any Regulatory Agency or third party alleging that any product operation or activity is in material violation of any laws and has no knowledge that any such Regulatory Agency or third party is considering any such claim, litigation, arbitration, action, suit, investigation or proceeding; and (iii) are not a party to any corporate integrity agreement, deferred prosecution agreement, monitoring agreement, consent decree, settlement order, or similar agreements, or has any reporting obligations pursuant to any such agreement, plan or correction or other remedial measure entered into with any Governmental Authority.

 

(hh) The business and operations of the Company, and each of its Subsidiaries, have been and are being conducted in compliance with all applicable laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, licenses, permits, approvals, plans, authorizations or requirements relating to occupational safety and health, or pollution, or protection of health or the environment (including, without limitation, those relating to emissions, discharges, releases or threatened releases of pollutants, contaminants or hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes into ambient air, surface water, groundwater or land, or relating to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of chemical substances, pollutants, contaminants or hazardous or toxic substances, materials or wastes, whether solid, gaseous or liquid in nature) of any governmental department, commission, board, bureau, agency or instrumentality of the United States, any state or political subdivision thereof, or any foreign jurisdiction ("Environmental Laws"), and all applicable judicial or administrative agency or regulatory decrees, awards, judgments and orders relating thereto, except where the failure to be in such compliance would not be reasonably expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect; and neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries has received any notice from any governmental instrumentality or any third party alleging any material violation thereof or liability thereunder (including, without limitation, liability for costs of investigating or remediating sites containing hazardous substances and/or damages to natural resources).

 

(ii) There has been no storage, generation, transportation, use, handling, treatment, Release or threat of Release of Hazardous Materials (as defined below) by or caused by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries (or, to the knowledge of the Company, any other entity (including any predecessor) for whose acts or omissions the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is or could reasonably be expected to be liable) at, on, under or from any property or facility now or previously owned, operated or leased by the Company or any of its Subsidiaries, or at, on, under or from any other property or facility, in violation of any Environmental Laws or in a manner or amount or to a location that could reasonably be expected to result in any liability under any Environmental Law, except for any violation or liability which would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect. "Hazardous Materials" means any material, chemical, substance, waste, pollutant, contaminant, compound, mixture, or constituent thereof, in any form or amount, including petroleum (including crude oil or any fraction thereof) and petroleum products, natural gas liquids, asbestos and asbestos containing materials, naturally occurring radioactive materials, brine, and drilling mud, regulated or which can give rise to liability under any Environmental Law. "Release" means any spilling, leaking, seepage, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, disposing, depositing, dispersing, or migrating in, into or through the environment, or in, into from or through any building or structure.

 

 
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(jj) The Company and its Subsidiaries own, possess, license or have other adequate rights to use, on reasonable terms, all material patents, patent applications, trade and service marks, trade and service mark registrations, trade names, copyrights, licenses, inventions, trade secrets, technology, know-how and other intellectual property necessary for the conduct of the Company's and each of its Subsidiary's business as now conducted (collectively, the "Intellectual Property"), except to the extent such failure to own, possess or have other rights to use such Intellectual Property would not result in a Material Adverse Effect. Except as set forth in the Final Offering Circular: (a) no party has been granted an exclusive license to use any portion of such Intellectual Property owned by the Company or its Subsidiaries; (b) to the knowledge of the Company, there is no infringement by third parties of any such Intellectual Property owned by or exclusively licensed to the Company or its Subsidiaries; (c) the Company is not aware of any defects in the preparation and filing of any of patent applications, as listed in Exhibit C, within the Intellectual Property; (d) to the knowledge of the Company, the patent applications, as listed in Exhibit C, within the Intellectual Property are being prosecuted so as to avoid the abandonment thereof; (e) to the knowledge of the Company, the patents, as listed in Exhibit C, within the Intellectual Property are being maintained and the required maintenance fees (if any) are being paid; (f) there is no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the Company's or any of its Subsidiaries' rights in or to any Intellectual Property, and the Company and its Subsidiaries are unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; (g) there is no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others challenging the validity or scope or enforceability of any such Intellectual Property, and the Company and its Subsidiaries are unaware of any facts which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim; and (h) there is no pending, or to the knowledge of the Company, threatened action, suit, proceeding or claim by others that the Company's or any of its Subsidiaries' business as now conducted infringes or otherwise violates any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary rights of others, and the Company and its Subsidiaries are unaware of any other fact which would form a reasonable basis for any such claim. To the knowledge of the Company, no opposition filings or invalidation filings have been submitted which have not been finally resolved in connection with any of the Company's patents and patent applications in any jurisdiction where the Company has applied for, or received, a patent.

 

(kk) Except as would not have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect, the Company and each Subsidiary (1) has timely filed all federal, state, provincial, local and foreign tax returns that are required to be filed by such entity through the date hereof, which returns are true and correct, or has received timely extensions for the filing thereof, and (2) has paid all taxes, assessments, penalties, interest, fees and other charges due or claimed to be due from the Company, other than (A) any such amounts being contested in good faith and by appropriate proceedings and for which adequate reserves have been provided in accordance with GAAP or (B) any such amounts currently payable without penalty or interest. There are no tax audits or investigations pending, which if adversely determined could have a Material Adverse Effect; nor to the knowledge of the Company are there any proposed additional tax assessments against the Company or any Subsidiary which could have, individually or in the aggregate, a Material Adverse Effect. No transaction, stamp, capital or other issuance, registration, transaction, transfer or withholding tax or duty is payable by or on behalf of the Underwriter to any foreign government outside the United States or any political subdivision thereof or any authority or agency thereof or therein having the power to tax in connection with (i) the issuance, sale and delivery of the Shares by the Company; (ii) the purchase from the Company, and the initial sale and delivery of the Shares to purchasers thereof; or (iii) the execution and delivery of this Agreement or any other document to be furnished hereunder. The Company, upon its conversion to a Delaware corporation prior to the initial Closing Date in accordance with Section 3(h) of this Agreement, will be an entity taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes.

 

 
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(ll) On each Closing Date, all stock transfer or other taxes (other than income taxes) which are required to be paid in connection with the sale and transfer of the Shares to be issued and sold on such Closing Date will be, or will have been, fully paid or provided for by the Company and all laws imposing such taxes will be or will have been fully complied with.

 

(mm) The Company and its Subsidiaries are insured with insurers with appropriately rated claims paying abilities against such losses and risks and in such amounts as are prudent and customary for the businesses in which they are engaged; all policies of insurance and fidelity or surety bonds insuring the Company, each Subsidiary or their respective businesses, assets, employees, officers and directors are in full force and effect; and there are no claims by the Company or its Subsidiary under any such policy or instrument as to which any insurance company is denying liability or defending under a reservation of rights clause; neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has been refused any insurance coverage sought or applied for; and neither the Company nor any Subsidiary has any reason to believe that it will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business at a cost that is not materially greater than the current cost. The Company has obtained director's and officer's insurance in such amounts as is customary for a similarly situated company engaging in an initial public offering of securities.

 

(nn) Neither the Company nor its Subsidiaries, nor any director, officer, agent or employee of either the Company or any Subsidiary has directly or indirectly, (1) made any unlawful contribution to any federal, state, local and foreign candidate for public office, or failed to disclose fully any contribution in violation of law, (2) made any payment to any federal, state, local and foreign governmental officer or official, or other person charged with similar public or quasi-public duties, other than payments required or permitted by the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction thereof, (3) violated or is in violation of any provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, or (4) made any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment.

 

(oo) The operations of the Company and its Subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance in all material respects with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, the money laundering statutes of all jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines, issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency (collectively, the "Money Laundering Laws") and no material action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its Subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

 

 
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(pp) Neither the Company nor any of its Subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent or employee of the Company or any of its Subsidiaries is currently subject to any U.S. sanctions (the "Sanctions Regulations") administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department ("OFAC"); and the Company will not directly or indirectly use the proceeds of the offering, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of financing the activities of any person currently subject to any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC or listed on the OFAC Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List. Neither the Company nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent or employee of the Company, is named on any denied party or entity list administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR"); and the Company will not, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of the offering of the Shares hereunder, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of financing the activities of any person currently subject to any Sanctions Regulations or to support activities in or with countries sanctioned by said authorities, or for engaging in transactions that violate the EAR.

 

(qq) The Company has not distributed and, prior to the later to occur of the last Closing Date and completion of the distribution of the Shares, will not distribute any offering material in connection with the offering and sale of the Shares other than each Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular, or such other materials as to which the Underwriter shall have consented in writing.

 

(rr) Each employee benefit plan, within the meaning of Section 3(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ("ERISA"), and all stock purchase, stock option, stock-based severance, employment, change-in-control, medical, disability, fringe benefit, bonus, incentive, deferred compensation, employee loan and all other employee benefit plans, agreements, programs, policies or other arrangements, whether or not subject to ERISA, that is maintained, administered or contributed to by the Company or any of its affiliates for employees or former employees, directors or independent contractors of the Company or its Subsidiaries, or under which the Company or any of its Subsidiaries has had or has any present or future obligation or liability, has been maintained in material compliance with its terms and the requirements of any applicable federal, state, local and foreign laws, statutes, orders, rules and regulations, including but not limited to ERISA and the Code; no prohibited transaction, within the meaning of Section 406 of ERISA or Section 4975 of the Code, has occurred which would result in a material liability to the Company with respect to any such plan excluding transactions effected pursuant to a statutory or administrative exemption; no event has occurred (including a "reportable event" as such term is defined in Section 4043 of ERISA) and no condition exists that would subject the Company to any material tax, fine, lien, penalty, or liability imposed by ERISA, the Code or other applicable law; and for each such plan that is subject to the funding rules of Section 412 of the Code or Section 302 of ERISA, no "accumulated funding deficiency" as defined in Section 412 of the Code has been incurred, whether or not waived, and the fair market value of the assets of each such plan (excluding for these purposes accrued but unpaid contributions) exceeds the present value of all benefits accrued under such plan determined using reasonable actuarial assumptions.

 

 
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(ss) No relationship, direct or indirect, exists between or among the Company or any Subsidiary, on the one hand, and the directors, officers, stockholders, customers or suppliers of the Company or any Subsidiary, on the other, which would be required to be disclosed in the Offering Statement, the Preliminary Offering Circular and the Final Offering Circular and is not so disclosed.

 

(tt) The Company has not sold or issued any securities that would be integrated with the offering of the Shares contemplated by this Agreement pursuant to the Act, the Rules and Regulations or the interpretations thereof by the Commission or that would fail to come within the safe harbor for integration under Regulation A.

 

(uu) The Shares have been approved for listing, subject to notice of issuance and approval of the Underwriter's Form 211 by FINRA relative to the Underwriter's quotation of the Shares, on the NASDAQ, under the symbol "PIXY."

 

(vv) Except as set forth in this Agreement, there are no contracts, agreements or understandings between the Company and any person that would give rise to a valid claim against the Company or the Underwriter for a brokerage commission, finder's fee or other like payment in connection with the offering of the Shares.

 

(ww) To the knowledge of the Company, there are no affiliations with FINRA among the Company's directors, officers or any five percent or greater stockholder of the Company or any beneficial owner of the Company's unregistered equity securities that were acquired during the 180-day period immediately preceding the initial filing date of the Offering Statement.

 

(xx) There are no outstanding loans, advances (except normal advances for business expenses in the ordinary course of business) or guarantees of indebtedness by the Company to or for the benefit of any of the officers or directors of the Company or any of their respective family members. The Company has not directly or indirectly, including through its Subsidiaries, extended or maintained credit, arranged for the extension of credit, or renewed any extension of credit, in the form of a personal loan to or for any director or executive officer of the Company or any of their respective related interests, other than any extensions of credit that ceased to be outstanding prior to the initial filing of the Offering Statement. No transaction has occurred between or among the Company and any of its officers or directors, stockholders, customers, suppliers or any affiliate or affiliates of the foregoing that is required to be described or filed as an exhibit to in the Offering Statement, the Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials or the Final Offering Circular and is not so described.

 

 
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(yy) The Company has the power to submit, and pursuant to Section 13 of this Agreement, has legally, validly, effectively and irrevocably submitted, to the personal jurisdiction of each United States federal court and California state court located in Orange County, California, U.S.A. (each, a "California Court"), and the Company has the power to designate, appoint and authorize, and pursuant to Section 13 of this Agreement, has legally, validly, effectively and irrevocably designated, appointed and authorized an agent for service of process in any action arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the Shares in any California Court, and service of process effected on such authorized agent will be effective to confer valid personal jurisdiction over the Company as provided in Section 13 hereof.

 

(zz) The Underwriter's Warrants have been duly authorized for issuance. The Company has reserved a sufficient number of shares of its Common Stock for issuance upon exercise of the Underwriter's Warrants and, when issued and paid for in accordance with the terms of the Underwriter's Warrants, such shares of Common Stock will be validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable (such shares of Common Stock, together with the Underwriter's Warrants, the "Underwriter's Securities"). The issuance of the Common Stock pursuant to the Underwriter's Warrants will not be subject to any preemptive rights, rights of first refusal or other similar rights to subscribe for or purchase securities of the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

 

4. Agreements of the Company.

 

(a) The Offering Statement has become qualified, and the Company will file the Final Offering Circular, subject to the prior approval of the Underwriter, pursuant to Rule 253 and Regulation A, within the prescribed time period and will provide a copy of such filing to the Underwriter promptly following such filing.

 

(b) The Company will not, during such period as the Final Offering Circular would be required by law to be delivered in connection with sales of the Shares by an underwriter or dealer in connection with the offering contemplated by this Agreement (whether physically or through compliance with Rules 251 and 254 under the Act or any similar rule(s)), file any amendment or supplement to the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular unless a copy thereof shall first have been submitted to the Underwriter within a reasonable period of time prior to the filing thereof and the Underwriter shall not have reasonably objected thereto in good faith.

 

(c) The Company will notify the Underwriter promptly, and will, if requested, confirm such notification in writing: (1) when any amendment to the Offering Statement is filed; (2) of any request by the Commission for any amendments to the Offering Statement or any amendment or supplements to the Final Offering Circular or for additional information; (3) of the issuance by the Commission of any stop order preventing or suspending the qualification of the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular, or the initiation of any proceedings for that purpose or the threat thereof; (4) of becoming aware of the occurrence of any event that in the judgment of the Company makes any statement made in the Offering Statement, the Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials or the Final Offering Circular untrue in any material respect or that requires the making of any changes in the Offering Statement, the Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials or the Final Offering Circular in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they are made, not misleading; and (5) of receipt by the Company of any notification with respect to any suspension of the qualification or exemption from registration of the Shares for offer and sale in any jurisdiction. If at any time the Commission shall issue any order suspending the qualification of the Offering Statement in connection with the offering contemplated hereby or in connection with sales of Common Stock pursuant to market making activities by the Underwriter, the Company will make every reasonable effort to obtain the withdrawal of any such order at the earliest possible moment. If the Company has omitted any information from the Offering Statement, it will use its best efforts to comply with the provisions of and make all requisite filings with the Commission pursuant to Regulation A, the Act and the Rules and Regulations and to notify the Underwriter promptly of all such filings.

 

 
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(d) If, at any time when the Final Offering Circular relating to the Shares is required to be delivered under the Act, the Company becomes aware of the occurrence of any event as a result of which the Final Offering Circular, as then amended or supplemented, would, in the reasonable judgment of counsel to the Company or counsel to the Underwriter, include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, or the Offering Statement, as then amended or supplemented, would, in the reasonable judgment of counsel to the Company or counsel to the Underwriter, include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, or if for any other reason it is necessary, in the reasonable judgment of counsel to the Company or counsel to the Underwriter, at any time to amend or supplement the Final Offering Circular or the Offering Statement to comply with the Act or the Rules and Regulations, the Company will promptly notify the Underwriter and will promptly prepare and file with the Commission, at the Company's expense, an amendment to the Offering Statement and/or an amendment or supplement to the Final Offering Circular that corrects such statement and/or omission or effects such compliance and will deliver to the Underwriter, without charge, such number of copies thereof as the Underwriter may reasonably request. The Company consents to the use of the Final Offering Circular or any amendment or supplement thereto by the Underwriter, and the Underwriter agrees to provide to each Investor, prior to the Closing and, as applicable, any Subsequent Closing, a copy of the Final Offering Circular and any amendments or supplements thereto.

 

(e) The Company will furnish to the Underwriter and their counsel, without charge (a) one conformed copy of the Offering Statement as originally filed with the Commission and each amendment thereto, including financial statements and schedules, and all exhibits thereto, and (b) so long as an offering circular relating to the Shares is required to be delivered under the Act or the Rules and Regulations, as many copies of each Preliminary Offering Circular or the Final Offering Circular or any amendment or supplement thereto as the Underwriter may reasonably request.

 

(f) If at any time following the distribution of any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication there occurred or occurs an event or development as a result of which such Written Testing-the-Waters Communication included or would include an untrue statement of a material fact or omitted or would omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing at that subsequent time, not misleading, the Company has or will promptly notify the Underwriter in writing and has or will promptly amend or supplement, at its own expense, such Written Testing-the-Waters Communication to eliminate or correct such untrue statement or omission.

 

(g) The Company will comply with any undertakings contained in the Offering Statement.

 

 
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(h) Prior to the sale of the Shares to the Investors, the Company will cooperate with the Underwriter and its counsel in connection with the registration or qualification, or exemption therefrom, of the Shares for offer and sale under the state securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as the Underwriter may reasonably request; provided, that in no event shall the Company be obligated to qualify to do business in any jurisdiction where it is not now so qualified or to take any action which would subject it to general service of process in any jurisdiction where it is not now so subject.

 

(i) The Company will apply the net proceeds from the offering and sale of the Shares in the manner set forth in the Final Offering Circular under the caption "Use of Proceeds."

 

(j) The Company will use its reasonable best efforts to ensure that the Shares are quoted for trading on the NASDAQ upon approval of the Underwriter's Form 211 filed with FINRA relative to the Underwriter's quotation of the Shares.

 

(k) The Company will not at any time, directly or indirectly, take any action intended, or which might reasonably be expected, to cause or result in, or which will constitute, stabilization of the price of the Shares to facilitate the sale or resale of any of the Shares.

 

(l) The Company will not, directly or indirectly, without the prior written consent of the Underwriter, offer to sell, sell, contract to sell, grant any option or warrant to purchase, make any short sale, or otherwise dispose of (or announce any offer, sale, grant of any option or warrant to purchase or other disposition), any shares of capital stock of the Company or securities convertible into, or exchangeable or exercisable for, shares of capital stock of the Company, (the "Lock-Up Securities") for a period of 180 days after the date of this Agreement (the "Lock-Up Period"), except with respect to (i) the Shares to be sold hereunder, (ii) the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon the exercise of stock options and warrants outstanding as of the date hereof and the issuance of Common Stock or stock options under any employee benefit or stock incentive plan of the Company existing on the date hereof, and described in the Final Offering Circular, (iii) the issuance of Common Stock or stock options under any non-employee director stock plan or dividend reinvestment plan described in the Final Offering Circular, or (iv) the issuance of any shares of Common Stock by the Company in connection with a licensing agreement, joint venture, acquisition or business combination or other collaboration or strategic transaction, provided, however that recipients of such shares of Common Stock agree to be bound by the terms of the lock-up letter described in Section 7(x) hereof and the sum of the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock so issued shall not exceed 10% of the total outstanding shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately following the consummation of this offering of Shares. If the Underwriter agrees to waive or release any Lock-Up Securities from the Lock-Up Period, the Company will announce the impending release or waiver by press release through a major news service at least two business days before the effective date of such release or waiver.

 

 
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5. Representations and Warranties of the Underwriter; Agreements of the Underwriter. The Underwriter represents and warrants and covenants to the Company that:

 

(a) The Underwriter agrees that it shall not include any "issuer information" (as defined in Rule 433 under the Act) in any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication used or referred to by such Underwriter without the prior consent of the Company (any such issuer information with respect to whose use the Company has given its consent, "Permitted Issuer Information"), provided that "issuer information" (as defined in Rule 433 under the Act) within the meaning of this Section 5 shall not be deemed to include information prepared by the Underwriter on the basis of, or derived from, "issuer information".

 

(b) The Underwriter is a member of FINRA and each of them and their respective employees and representatives have all required licenses and registrations to act under this Agreement, and each shall remain a member or duly licensed, as the case may be, during the Offering.

 

(c) Except for Participating Dealer Agreements, no agreement will be made by the Underwriter with any person permitting the resale, repurchase or distribution of any Shares purchased by such person.

 

(d) Except as otherwise consented to by the Company, the Underwriter has not and will not use or distribute any written offering materials other than the Preliminary Offering Circular, Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular. The Underwriter has not and will not use any "broker-dealer use only" materials with members of the public, or has not and will not make any unauthorized verbal representations or verbal representations which contradict or are inconsistent with the statements made in the Offering Statement in connection with offers or sales of the Shares.

 

6. Expenses.

 

(a) Whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated or this Agreement is terminated, the Company will pay, or reimburse if paid by the Underwriter, all costs and expenses incident to the performance of the obligations of the Company under this Agreement, including but not limited to costs and expenses of or relating to (i) the preparation, printing and filing of the Offering Statement (including each and every amendment thereto) and exhibits thereto, each Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials, the Final Offering Circular and any amendments or supplements thereto, including all fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel and accountants to the Company, (ii) the preparation and delivery of certificates representing the Shares (if any), (iii) furnishing (including costs of shipping and mailing) such copies of the Offering Statement (including each and every amendment thereto), each Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials, the Final Offering Circular, and all amendments and supplements thereto, as may be requested for use in connection with the direct placement of the Shares and market making activities of the Underwriter, (iv) all fees and expenses in connection with listing the Shares on the NASDAQ including any supplemental listing application, (v) any filings required to be made by the Underwriter with FINRA, and the fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel for the Underwriter in connection therewith, and in connection with any required review by FINRA, (vi) the registration or qualification of the Shares and the Underwriter's Securities (as defined in Section 3(aaa)) for offer and sale under the securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions designated pursuant to Section 4(j), including the fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel to the Underwriter in connection therewith and the preparation and printing of preliminary, supplemental and final Blue Sky memoranda, (vii) fees, disbursements and other charges of counsel to the Company, (viii) all transfer taxes, if any, with respect to the sale and delivery of the Shares by the Company to the Investors, (ix) fees and disbursements of the Accountants incurred in delivering the letter(s) described in Section 7(vii) of this Agreement and (x) the fees and expenses of the Escrow Agent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company shall have no obligation to pay or reimburse amounts incurred under (v) and (vi) above in excess of $30,000.

 

 
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(b) If this Agreement is terminated by the Underwriter in accordance with the provisions of Section 7, Section 9(i)(c), (d) or (f), the Company shall reimburse the Underwriter for all of its documented out-of-pocket expenses, up to a maximum reimbursement of $100,000 ("Reimbursable Expenses"); provided, that the amount of any Retainer Fees paid to the Underwriter will be credited to reduce the amount of Reimbursable Expense to be to the Underwriter.

 

7. Conditions of the Obligations of the Underwriter. The obligations of the Underwriter hereunder are subject to the following conditions:

 

(a) (i) No stop order suspending the qualification of the Offering Statement shall have been issued, and no proceedings for that purpose shall be pending or threatened by any securities or other governmental authority (including, without limitation, the Commission), (ii) no order suspending the effectiveness of the Offering Statement or the qualification or exemption of the Shares under the securities or Blue Sky laws of any jurisdiction shall be in effect and no proceeding for such purpose shall be pending before, or threatened or contemplated by, any securities or other governmental authority (including, without limitation, the Commission), (iii) any request for additional information on the part of the staff of any securities or other governmental authority (including, without limitation, the Commission) shall have been complied with to the satisfaction of the staff of the Commission or such authorities and (iv) after the date hereof no amendment or supplement to the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular shall have been filed unless a copy thereof was first submitted to the Underwriter and the Underwriter did not object thereto in good faith, and the Underwriter shall have received certificates of the Company, dated as of each Closing Date and signed by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to the effect of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii).

 

(b) Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular, (a) there shall not have been a Material Adverse Change, whether or not arising from transactions in the ordinary course of business, in each case other than as set forth in or contemplated by the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular and (b) the Company shall not have sustained any material loss or interference with its business or properties from fire, explosion, flood or other casualty, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor dispute or any court or legislative or other governmental action, order or decree, which is not set forth in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular, if in the reasonable judgment of the Underwriter any such development makes it impracticable or inadvisable to consummate the sale and delivery of the Shares to Investors and the delivery of the Underwriter's Securities as contemplated hereby.

 

(c) Since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular, there shall have been no litigation or other proceeding instituted against the Company or any of its officers or directors in their capacities as such, before or by any federal, state or local or foreign court, commission, regulatory body, administrative agency or other governmental body, domestic or foreign, which litigation or proceeding, in the reasonable judgment of the Underwriter, would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

 
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(d) Each of the representations and warranties of the Company contained herein shall be true and correct as of each Closing Date in all respects for those representations and warranties qualified by materiality and in all material respects for those representations and warranties that are not qualified by materiality, as if made on such date, and all covenants and agreements herein contained to be performed on the part of the Company and all conditions herein contained to be fulfilled or complied with by the Company at or prior to such Closing Date shall have been duly performed, fulfilled or complied with in all material respects.

 

(e) The Underwriter shall have received an opinion and 10b-5 negative assurances letter, dated as of each Closing Date, of Williams Securities Law Firm PA, as counsel to the Company, substantially in the form of Exhibit B hereto.

 

(f) At the Closing and at any Subsequent Closing, the Accountants shall have furnished to the Underwriter a letter, dated the date of its delivery (the "Comfort Letter"), addressed to the Underwriter and in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Underwriter containing statements and information of the type ordinarily included in accountants' "comfort letters" to Underwriter with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained in the Offering Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Materials and the Final Offering Circular.

 

(g) At the Closing and at any Subsequent Closing, there shall be furnished to the Underwriter a certificate, dated the date of its delivery, signed by each of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, in form and substance satisfactory to the Underwriter to the effect that each signer has carefully examined the Offering Statement, the Final Offering Circular and the Pricing Disclosure Materials, and that to each of such person's knowledge:

 

(1) As of the date of each such certificate, (x) the Offering Statement does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading and (y) neither the Final Offering Circular nor the Pricing Disclosure Materials contains any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading and (2) no event has occurred as a result of which it is necessary to amend or supplement the Final Offering Circular in order to make the statements therein not untrue or misleading in any material respect.

 

(2) Each of the representations and warranties of the Company contained in this Agreement were, when originally made, and are, at the time such certificate is delivered, true and correct in all respects for those representations and warranties qualified by materiality and in all material respects for those representations and warranties that are not qualified by materiality.

 

 
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(3) Each of the covenants required herein to be performed by the Company on or prior to the date of such certificate has been duly, timely and fully performed and each condition herein required to be complied with by the Company on or prior to the delivery of such certificate has been duly, timely and fully complied with.

 

(4) No stop order suspending the qualification of the Offering Statement or of any part thereof has been issued and no proceedings for that purpose have been instituted or are contemplated by the Commission.

 

(5) Subsequent to the date of the most recent financial statements in the Offering Statement and in the Final Offering Circular, there has been no Material Adverse Change.

 

(h) The Company shall have furnished or caused to be furnished to the Underwriter such certificates, in addition to those specifically mentioned herein, as the Underwriter may have reasonably requested as to the accuracy and completeness on any Closing Date of any statement in the Offering Statement, the Preliminary Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials or the Final Offering Circular, as to the accuracy on such Closing Date of the representations and warranties of the Company as to the performance by the Company of its obligations hereunder, or as to the fulfillment of the conditions concurrent and precedent to the obligations hereunder of the Underwriter.

 

(i) The Underwriter shall have received the lock-up letters referred to in Section 4(n) hereof substantially in the form of Exhibit A from each director, officer and stockholder of the Company named in Schedule 3 hereto.

 

(j) The Shares have been approved for quotation upon notice of issuance on the NASDAQ and subject to FINRA's approval of the Underwriter's Form 211 filed with FINRA relative to the quotation of the Shares.

 

(k) The Company shall have furnished or caused to be furnished to the Underwriter on each Closing Date satisfactory evidence of the good standing of the Company and the Subsidiaries in their respective jurisdiction of organization and their good standing as foreign entities in such other jurisdictions as the Underwriter may reasonably request, in each case in writing or any standard form of telecommunication from the appropriate governmental authorities of such jurisdictions.

 

(l) FINRA shall not have raised any objection with respect to the fairness or reasonableness of the plan of distribution, or other arrangements of the transactions, contemplated hereby.

 

 
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(m) On or after the Applicable Time there shall not have occurred any of the following: (a) a suspension or material limitation in trading in securities generally on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., NYSE MKT or NASDAQ; (b) a general moratorium on commercial banking activities declared by either Federal or New York authorities or a material disruption in commercial banking or securities settlement or clearance services in the United States; (c) the outbreak or escalation of hostilities involving the United States or the declaration by the United States of a national emergency or war or (d) the occurrence of any other calamity or crisis or any change in financial, political or economic conditions in the United States or elsewhere, if the effect of any such event specified in clause (c) or (d) in the judgment of the Underwriter makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering or the delivery of the Shares being delivered on any Closing Date on the terms and in the manner contemplated in the Final Offering Circular.

 

8. Indemnification.

 

(a) The Company shall indemnify and hold harmless the Underwriter and each of the Dealers, and each of their directors, officers, employees and agents and each person, if any, who controls the Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act (each an "Indemnified Party"), from and against any and all losses, claims, liabilities, expenses and damages, joint or several (including any and all investigative, legal and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with, and any amount paid in settlement of, any action, suit or proceeding or any claim asserted (whether or not such Indemnified Party is a party thereto)), to which it, or any of them, may become subject under the Act or other Federal or state statutory law or regulation, at common law or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, liabilities, expenses or damages arise out of or are based on (a) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement made by the Company in Section 3 of this Agreement, (b) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of any material fact contained in (1) any Preliminary Offering Circular, the Offering Statement or the Final Offering Circular or any amendment or supplement thereto, (2) the Pricing Disclosure Materials, (3) any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication or (4) any application or other document, or any amendment or supplement thereto, executed by the Company based upon written information furnished by or on behalf of the Company filed in any jurisdiction in order to qualify the Shares under the securities or Blue Sky laws thereof or filed with the Commission or any securities association or securities exchange (each, an "Application"), or (c) the omission or alleged omission to state in any Preliminary Offering Circular, the Offering Statement, the Final Offering Circular, the Pricing Disclosure Materials, or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or in any Permitted Issuer Information or any Application a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances in which they were made, not misleading; provided,however, that the Company will not be liable to the extent that such loss, claim, liability, expense or damage arises from the sale of the Shares in the offering to any person and is based solely on an untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance on and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by any Indemnified Party through the Underwriter expressly for inclusion in the Offering Statement, any Preliminary Offering Circular, the Final Offering Circular, or Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, or in any amendment or supplement thereto or in any Application, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Indemnified Party consists of the information described as such in subsection (ii) below. This indemnity agreement will be in addition to any liability which the Company may otherwise have.

 

 
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(b) The Underwriter will indemnify and hold harmless the Company against any losses, claims, damages or liabilities to which the Company may become subject, under the Act or otherwise, insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) that (a) arise out of or are based upon any untrue statement made by the Underwriter in Section 5 of this Agreement, (b) arise out of or are based upon any failure or alleged failure of the Underwriter to pay any compensation to a Dealer or Dealers, or (c) arise out of or are based solely upon an untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Offering Statement, any Preliminary Offering Circular or the Final Offering Circular, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, or arise out of or are based solely upon the omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statements therein not misleading, in each case to the extent, but only to the extent, that such untrue statement or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission was made in the Offering Statement, any Preliminary Offering Circular or the Final Offering Circular, or any amendment or supplement thereto, or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, in reliance upon and in conformity with written information furnished to the Company by the Underwriter expressly for use therein; and will reimburse the Company for any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by the Company in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim as such expenses are incurred. The Company acknowledges that, for all purposes under this Agreement, the statements set forth in the [__________] paragraphs under the caption "Underwriting" in any Preliminary Offering Circular and the Final Offering Circular constitute the only information relating to the Underwriter furnished in writing to the Company by the Underwriter expressly for inclusion in the Offering Statement, any Preliminary Offering Circular or the Final Offering Circular.

 

(c) Promptly after receipt by an Indemnified Party under subsection (i) or (ii) above of notice of the commencement of any action, such Indemnified Party shall, if a claim in respect thereof is to be made against the indemnifying party under such subsection, notify the indemnifying party in writing of the commencement thereof; but the omission so to notify the indemnifying party shall not relieve it from any liability which it may have to any Indemnified Party otherwise than under such subsection. In case any such action shall be brought against any Indemnified Party and it shall notify the indemnifying party of the commencement thereof, the indemnifying party shall be entitled to participate therein and, to the extent that it shall wish, jointly with any other indemnifying party similarly notified, to assume the defense thereof, with counsel satisfactory to such Indemnified Party (who shall not, except with the consent of the Indemnified Party, be counsel to the indemnifying party), and, after notice from the indemnifying party to such Indemnified Party of its election so to assume the defense thereof, the indemnifying party shall not be liable to such Indemnified Party under such subsection for any legal expenses of other counsel or any other expenses, in each case subsequently incurred by such Indemnified Party, in connection with the defense thereof other than reasonable costs of investigation. No indemnifying party shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Party, effect the settlement or compromise of, or consent to the entry of any judgment with respect to, any pending or threatened action or claim in respect of which indemnification or contribution may be sought hereunder (whether or not the Indemnified Party is an actual or potential party to such action or claim) unless such settlement, compromise or judgment (a) includes an unconditional release of the Indemnified Party from all liability arising out of such action or claim and (b) does not include a statement as to or an admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act, by or on behalf of any Indemnified Party.

 

 
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(d) If the indemnification provided for in this Section 8 is unavailable or insufficient to hold harmless an Indemnified Party under subsection (i) or (ii) above in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) referred to therein, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Party as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriter on the other from the offering of the Shares. If, however, the allocation provided by the immediately preceding sentence is not permitted by applicable law or if the Indemnified Party failed to give the notice required under subsection (iii) above, then each indemnifying party shall contribute to such amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Party in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only such relative benefits but also the relative fault of the Company on the one hand and the Underwriter on the other in connection with the statements or omissions which resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof), as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company on the one hand and the Underwriter on the other shall be deemed to be in the same proportion as the total net proceeds from the offering (before deducting expenses) received by the Company bears to the Fee received by the Underwriter. The relative fault shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company on the one hand or the Underwriter on the other and the parties' relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission. The Company and the Underwriter agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to this subsection (iv) were determined by pro rata allocation or by any other method of allocation which does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to above in this subsection (iv). The amount paid or payable by an Indemnified Party as a result of the losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or actions in respect thereof) referred to above in this subsection (iv) shall be deemed to include any legal or other expenses reasonably incurred by such Indemnified Party in connection with investigating or defending any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection (iv), the Underwriter will not be required to contribute any amount in excess of the Fee received by the Underwriter. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation.

 

9. Termination.

 

(a) The obligations of the Underwriter under this Agreement may be terminated at any time prior to the initial Closing Date, by notice to the Company from the Underwriter, without liability on the part of the Underwriter to the Company if, prior to delivery and payment for the Shares, in the sole judgment of the Underwriter: (a) there has occurred any material adverse change in the securities markets or any event, act or occurrence that has materially disrupted, or in the opinion of the Underwriter, will in the future materially disrupt, the securities markets or there shall be such a material adverse change in general financial, political or economic conditions or the effect of international conditions on the financial markets in the United States is such as to make it, in the judgment of the Underwriter, inadvisable or impracticable to market the Shares or enforce contracts for the sale of the Shares; (b) there has occurred any outbreak of hostilities or escalation thereof or other calamity or crisis or any change or development involving a prospective change in national or international political, financial or economic conditions, including without limitation as a result of terrorist activities, such as to make it, in the judgment of the Underwriter, inadvisable or impracticable to market the Shares or enforce contracts for the sale of the Shares; (c) trading in the Shares or any securities of the Company has been suspended or materially limited; (d) trading generally on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc., NYSE Amex or NASDAQ has been suspended or materially limited, or minimum or maximum ranges for prices for securities shall have been fixed, or maximum ranges for prices for securities have been required, by any of said exchanges or by such system or by order of the Commission, FINRA, or any other governmental or regulatory authority; (e) a banking moratorium has been declared by any state or Federal authority; or (f) in the judgment of the Underwriter, there has been, since the time of execution of this Agreement or since the respective dates as of which information is given in the Final Offering Circular, any material adverse change in the assets, properties, condition, financial or otherwise, or in the results of operations, business affairs or business prospects of the Company and its Subsidiaries considered as a whole, whether or not arising in the ordinary course of business.

 

 
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(b) The obligations of the parties under this Agreement shall be automatically terminated in the event that notice is given to the Escrow Agent as determined prior to the close of business on the latest date scheduled for receipt of the Requisite Funds, that the Requisite Funds have not been deposited by the Investors into the Escrow Account.

 

(c) If this Agreement is terminated pursuant to this Section, such termination shall be without liability of any party to any other party except as provided in Section 6 hereof.

 

10. Notices. Notice given pursuant to any of the provisions of this Agreement shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified, shall be mailed or delivered (i) if to the Company, at the office of the Company, 1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine CA 92618 Attn: Scott W. Absher, with copies to Williams Securities Law Firm PA, [Company Counsel Address], Attn: Michael Williams, Esq., or (ii) if to the Underwriter, at the office of W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC, 909 Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, California 94133, Attention: John Hullar, with copies to Rimon, P.C., 2479 East Bayshore Road, Suite 185, Palo Alto, CA 94303 Att: Frank Vargas, Esq. Any such notice shall be effective only upon receipt. Any notice under Section 8 may be made by facsimile or telephone, but if so made shall be subsequently confirmed in writing.

 

11. Survival. The respective representations, warranties, agreements, covenants, indemnities and other statements of the Company and the Underwriter set forth in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of them, respectively, pursuant to this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of (i) any investigation made by or on behalf of the Company, any of its officers or directors, the Underwriter or any controlling person referred to in Section 8 hereof and (ii) delivery of and payment for the Shares. The respective agreements, covenants, indemnities and other statements set forth in Sections 6, 7, 8 and 10 hereof shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination or cancellation of this Agreement.

 

12. Successors. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and shall be binding upon the Underwriter, the Company and their respective successors, and nothing expressed or mentioned in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any other person any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement, or any provisions herein contained, this Agreement and all conditions and provisions hereof being intended to be and being for the sole and exclusive benefit of such persons and for the benefit of no other person except that (i) the indemnification and contribution contained in Sections 8(i) and (iv) of this Agreement shall also be for the benefit of the directors, officers, employees and agents of the Underwriter and any person or persons who control the Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act and (ii) the indemnification and contribution contained in Sections 8(ii) and (iv) of this Agreement shall also be for the benefit of the directors of the Company, the officers of the Company who have signed the Offering Statement and any person or persons who control the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act. No purchaser of Shares shall be deemed a successor because of such purchase.

 

 
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13. Governing Law Provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California applicable to agreements made and to be performed in such state. Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of or based upon this Agreement or the transactions contemplated hereby ("Related Proceedings") may be instituted in the California Courts, and each party irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction (except for proceedings instituted in regard to the enforcement of a judgment of any such court (a "Related Judgment"), as to which such jurisdiction is non-exclusive) of such courts in any such suit, action or proceeding. Service of any process, summons, notice or document by mail to such party's address set forth above shall be effective service of process for any suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court. The parties irrevocably and unconditionally waive any objection to the laying of venue of any suit, action or other proceeding in the California Courts and irrevocably and unconditionally waive and agree not to plead or claim in any such court that any such suit, action or other proceeding brought in any such court has been brought in an inconvenient forum. The Company has irrevocably appointed [_____] pursuant to a Form U-2 Uniform Consent to Service of Process filed with the Secretary of State of the State of California, as its agent to receive service of process or other legal summons for purposes of any such suit, action or proceeding that may be instituted in any state or federal court in Orange County, California.

 

With respect to any Related Proceeding, each party irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, all immunity (whether on the basis of sovereignty or otherwise) from jurisdiction, service of process, attachment (both before and after judgment) and execution to which it might otherwise be entitled in the California Courts, and with respect to any Related Judgment, each party waives any such immunity in the California Courts or any other court of competent jurisdiction, and will not raise or claim or cause to be pleaded any such immunity at or in respect of any such Related Proceeding or Related Judgment, including, without limitation, any immunity pursuant to the United States Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, as amended.

 

The obligations of the Company pursuant to this Agreement in respect of any sum due to the Underwriter shall, notwithstanding any judgment in a currency other than United States dollars, not be discharged until the first business day following receipt by the Underwriter of any sum adjudged to be so due in such other currency, on which the Underwriter may in accordance with normal banking procedures purchase United States dollars with such other currency. If the United States dollars so purchased are less than the sum originally due to the Underwriter in United States dollars hereunder, the Company agrees as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify the Underwriter against such loss. If the United States dollars so purchased are greater than the sum originally due to the Underwriter hereunder, the Underwriter agrees to pay to the Company an amount equal to the excess of the dollars so purchased over the sum originally due to the Underwriter hereunder.

 

 
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14. Acknowledgement. The Company acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriter is acting solely in the capacity of an arm's length contractual counterparty to the Company with respect to the offering of Shares contemplated hereby. Additionally, the Underwriter is not advising the Company or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment, accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction with respect to the offering contemplated hereby or the process leading thereto (irrespective of whether the Underwriter has advised or is advising the Company on other matters). The Company has conferred with its own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the Underwriter shall have no responsibility or liability to the Company or any other person with respect thereto. The Underwriter advises that it and its affiliates are engaged in a broad range of securities and financial services and that it or its affiliates may have business relationships or enter into contractual relationships with purchasers or potential purchasers of the Company's securities. Any review by the Underwriter of the Company, the transactions contemplated hereby or other matters relating to such transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of the Underwriter and shall not be on behalf of, or for the benefit of, the Company.

 

15. Applicable Law. The validity and interpretations of this Agreement, and the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any provisions relating to conflicts of laws.

 

16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

 

17. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding between the parties hereto as to the matters covered hereby and supersedes all prior understandings, written or oral, relating to such subject matter.

 

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding, please sign and return to the Company one of the counterparts hereof, and upon the acceptance hereof by you as the Underwriter, this Agreement and such acceptance hereof shall constitute a binding agreement between the Underwriter and the Company.

 

Very truly yours,

SHIFTPIXY, INC.

By:

Name:

Title:

Accepted as of the date hereof:

W.R. HAMBRECHT + CO., LLC

By:

Name:

Title:

 

[Signature Page to Underwriting Agreement]

 

 
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SCHEDULE 1

 

PRICING INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 
30
 

 

SCHEDULE 2

 

WRITTEN TESTING-THE-WATERS COMMUNICATION

 

 

 

 

 
31
 

 

 

SCHEDULE 3

 

SUBSIDIARIES

 

1. BeautyKind Gives, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

 

 

 

 

 
32
 

 

EXHIBIT A

 

FORM OF LOCK-UP AGREEMENT

 

[To be provided]

 

 

 

 

 
33
 

 

EXHIBIT B

 

FORM OF OPINION AND 10B-5 OF COUNSEL TO THE COMPANY

 

[To be provided]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
34
 

 

EXHIBIT C

 

SCHEDULE OF MATERIAL PATENT RIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 
35
 

 

EXHIBIT D

 

FORM OF UNDERWRITER'S WARRANT

 

[To be provided]

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 2.4

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 2.5

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 3.4

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 4.1

 

SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT

 

Common Stock
In
ShiftPixy, Inc.

 

This Subscription Agreement relates to my/our agreement to purchase ________ shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share (the "Shares"), to be issued by ShiftPixy, Inc., a Wyoming corporation (the "Company"), for a purchase price of $XX.XX per Share, for a total purchase price of $___________ ("Subscription Price"), subject to the terms, conditions, acknowledgments, representations and warranties stated herein and in the Final Offering Circular for the sale of the Shares, dated ________, 2016 (the "Circular"). Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to them in the Circular.

 

Simultaneously with or subsequent to the execution and delivery hereof, I am making either an ACH authorization or a wire transfer pursuant to the escrow instructions set forth at www.___________.com, or delivered to me by my broker-dealer, in the amount of my Subscription Price, provided that if my broker-dealer or the underwriter have arranged to facilitate the funding of the Subcription Price to the escrow account (as described below) through a clearing agent, then I agree to deliver the funds for the Subscription Price pursuant to the instructions provided by such clearing agent, such broker-dealer or the underwriter. I understand that if I wish to purchase Shares, I must complete this Subscription Agreement and submit the applicable Subscription Price. Subscription funds will be held by and at an FDIC insured bank in compliance with SEC Rule 15c2-4, with funds released to the Company only after we have achieved the minimum offering amount as described in the Circular. The escrow account will be maintained by FundAmerica Securities, LLC as escrow agent. In the event that the Company does not achieve the minimum offering amount, then the Offered Shares will not be sold to investors pursuant to this offering and all funds will be returned to investors from escrow together with interest, if any. If any portion of the Shares is not sold in the offering, any funds paid by me for such portion of the Shares will be returned to me promptly.

 

In order to induce the Company to accept this Subscription Agreement for the Shares and as further consideration for such acceptance, I hereby make, adopt, confirm and agree to all of the following covenants, acknowledgments, representations and warranties with the full knowledge that the Company and its affiliates will expressly rely thereon in making a decision to accept or reject this Subscription Agreement:

 

 

1.Type of Ownership

 

Individual

Institution

 

 
 
 

 

 

2.Investor Information (You must include a permanent street address even if your mailing address is a P.O. Box.)

 

 

 

 

 

Individual/Beneficial Owner:

 

Name:

Social Security/Tax ID Number:

Street Address:

City:

Region:

Postal Code:

Country:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

 

 

 

Joint-Owner/Minor: (If applicable.)

  

Name:

Social Security/Tax ID Number:

Street Address:

City:

Region:

Postal Code:

Country:

Phone Number:

Email Address:

 

 

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3.Investor Eligibility Certifications

 

 

 

 

 

I understand that to purchase Shares, I must either be an "accredited investor" as such term is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act"), or I must limit my investment in the Shares to a maximum of: (i) 10% of my net worth or annual income, whichever is greater, if I am a natural person; or (ii) 10% of my revenues or net assets, whichever is greater, for my most recently completed fiscal year, if I am a non-natural person.

 

I understand that if I am a natural person I should determine my net worth for purposes of these representations by calculating the difference between my total assets and total liabilities. I understand this calculation must exclude the value of my primary residence and may exclude any indebtedness secured by my primary residence (up to an amount equal to the value of my primary residence). In the case of fiduciary accounts, net worth and/or income suitability requirements may be satisfied by the beneficiary of the account or by the fiduciary, if the fiduciary directly or indirectly provides funds for the purchase of the Shares.

 

I hereby represent and warrant that I meet the qualifications to purchase Shares because: 

 

The aggregate purchase price for the Common Stock I am purchasing in the Offering does not exceed 10% of my net worth or annual income, whichever is greater.

I am an accredited investor.

 

 

4.I understand that the Company reserves the right to, in its sole discretion, accept or reject this subscription, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, and to the extent not accepted, unused funds transmitted herewith shall be returned to the undersigned in full, with any interest accrued thereon.

 

 

 

 

5.I have received the Circular.

 

 

 

 

6.I accept the terms of the Articles of Incorporation of the Company, as amended.

 

 

 

 

7.I am purchasing the Shares for my own account.

 

 

 

 

8.I hereby represent and warrant that I am not on, and am not acting as an agent, representative, intermediary or nominee for any person identified on, the list of blocked persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Department of Treasury. In addition, I have complied with all applicable U.S. laws, regulations, directives, and executive orders relating to anti-money laundering, including but not limited to the following laws: (1) the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56; and (2) Executive Order 13224 (Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism) of September 23, 2001.

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

By making the foregoing representations you have not waived any right of action you may have under federal or state securities law. Any such waiver would be unenforceable. The company will assert your representations as a defense in any subsequent litigation where such assertion would be relevant. This subscription agreement and all rights hereunder shall be governed by, and interpreted in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wyoming without giving effect to the principles of conflict of laws.

 

 

 

 

9.

Digital ("electronic") signatures, often referred to as an "e-signature", enable paperless contracts and help speed up business transactions. The 2001 E-Sign Act was meant to ease the adoption of electronic signatures. The mechanics of this Subscription Agreement's electronic signature include your signing this Agreement below by typing in your name, with the underlying software recording your IP address, your browser identification, the timestamp, and a securities hash within an SSL encrypted environment. This electronically signed Subscription Agreement will be available to both you and the Company, as well as any associated brokers, so they can store and access it at any time, and it will be stored and accessible on the FundAmerica Technologies software tools platform and hosting provider, including backups. You and the Company each hereby consent and agree that electronically signing this Agreement constitutes your signature, acceptance and agreement as if actually signed by you in writing. Further, all parties agree that no certification authority or other third party verification is necessary to validate any electronic signature; and that the lack of such certification or third party verification will not in any way affect the enforceability of your signature or resulting contract between you and the Company. You understand and agree that your e-signature executed in conjunction with the electronic submission of this Subscription Agreement shall be legally binding and such transaction shall be considered authorized by you. You agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Subscription Agreement and you consent to be legally bound by this Subscription Agreement's terms and conditions. Furthermore, you and the Company each hereby agree that all current and future notices, confirmations and other communications regarding this Subscription Agreement specifically, and future communications in general between the parties, may be made by email, sent to the email address of record as set forth in this Subscription Agreement or as otherwise from time to time changed or updated and disclosed to the other party, without necessity of confirmation of receipt, delivery or reading, and such form of electronic communication is sufficient for all matters regarding the relationship between the parties. If any such electronically sent communication fails to be received for any reason, including but not limited to such communication being diverted to the recipient's spam filters by the recipient's email service provider, or due to a recipient's change of address, or due to technology issues by the recipient's service provider, the parties agree that the burden of such failure to receive is on the recipient and not the sender, and that the sender is under no obligation to resend communications via any other means, including but not limited to postal service or overnight courier, and that such communications shall for all purposes, including legal and regulatory, be deemed to have been delivered and received. No physical, paper documents will be sent to you, and if you desire physical documents then you agree to be satisfied by directly and personally printing, at your own expense, the electronically sent communication(s) and maintaining such physical records in any manner or form that you desire.

 

 

 

 

Your Consent is Hereby Given: By signing this Subscription Agreement electronically, you are explicitly agreeing to receive documents electronically including your copy of this signed Subscription Agreement as well as ongoing disclosures, communications and notices.

 

[SIGNATURE PAGE FOLLOWS]

 

 

4

 

 

SIGNATURES:

 

THE UNDERSIGNED HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ENTER INTO THIS SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE PERSON(S) OR ENTITY REGISTERED ABOVE.

 

Subscriber

Name:

Email:

Date:

Signature ID:

 

Issuer

Name:

Email:

Company:

Title:

Signature ID:

 

[Signature page of Subscription Agreement]

 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 6.5

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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EXHIBIT 6.6

 

Waiver and Release of any Amounts Due Under Consulting Agreement

 

The undersigned, Struxurety and its principal Scott W. Absher, do hereby waive and release ShiftPixy, Inc. from any amounts due and not paid under a consulting agreement with Struxurety which was to draw a $12,000 monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for Mr. Absher's role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy.

 

Struxurety

 

/s/ Scott W. Absher                                      

 

Scott W. Absher, Principal

 

/s/ Scott W. Absher                                    

 

Scott W. Absher, Individually

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EXHIBIT 6.7

 

Waiver and Release of any Amounts Due Under Consulting Agreement

 

The undersigned, J. Stephen Holmes, does hereby waive and release ShiftPixy, Inc. from any amounts due and not paid under a consulting agreement with him under which was to draw a $12,000 monthly retainer from ShiftPixy for his role in the early stage work completed for ShiftPixy.

 

Struxurety

 

/s/ J. Stephen Holmes                                

  

J. Stephen Holmes, Individually

shiftpixy_ex68.htm

EXHIBIT 6.8

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

shiftpixy_ex69.htm

EXHIBIT 6.9

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shiftpixy_ex610.htm

EXHIBIT 6.10

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shiftpixy_ex611.htm

EXHIBIT 6.11

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

shiftpixy_ex612.htm

EXHIBIT 6.12

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

shiftpixy_ex613.htm

EXHIBIT 6.13

 

1 Venture, Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92618

Tel (888) 798-9100

www.shiftpixy.com

 

 

August 4, 2016

 

XccelerateHR, LLC

Attn: Sheila Guarderas, President and CEO

702 Civic Center Dr.

Oceanside, CA 92054

 

Re:Acknowledgement Regarding Financial Transactions

 

Dear Ms. Guarderas:

 

In connection with a securities filing, we have been asked to confirm the nature of certain financial transactions between ShiftPixy, Inc. ("ShiftPixy"), and its affiliated organization, Shift Human Capital Management Inc. ("SHCM"), and XccelerateHR, LLC ("XHR").  We have represented to interested persons that (1) as a means to preserve certain client relationships in connection with the attempted seamless enrollment of such clients with SHCM from XHR, and to maintain worker's compensation insurance coverage with regard to the subject employees, ShiftPixy paid certain worker's compensation premium deposits and other expenses, including miscellaneous payroll related expenses, the total of which, amounting to $374,789.24 (lines 3 + 4 on the attached Exhibit A), effectively benefitted XHR, (2) since ShiftPixy had agreed to pay XHR certain commissions in connection with the enrollment of such clients with SHCM, the parties elected to treat $300,000 of such expenses as an advance against the commissions to be payable from ShiftPixy to XHR (calculating from April 1, 2016, which amount has been offset to date by $100,000, representing commissions for April, May, June and July of 2016), and (3) the balance of the amount owing from XHR to ShiftPixy (apart from the advance against commissions), $74,789.24, may be reduced by certain offsets totaling $85,838.99 (subject to documentation requests, noted below) (line 5 on Exhibit A), leaving a net credit to XHR of $11,049.75 (apart from the advance against commissions), which sum will be separately addressed by the parties as their relationship progresses; if such credit is not otherwise applied against any other amounts owing, ShiftPixy can apply the credit against the advance.

 

The parties also hereby acknowledge, and Sheila Guarderas, individually, also acknowledges, that (a) ShiftPixy has paid to Sheila Guarderas the sum of $15,000 as a "referral fee" associated with the enrollment of clients with ShiftPixy, and (b) such $15,000 fee is considered to be a credit to ShiftPixy for purposes of this document such that the $11,049.75 amount noted above, due to XHR by ShiftPixy, is hereby adjusted to a credit due to ShiftPixy by XHR in the amount of $3,950.25.

 

Acknowledgement Regarding Financial Transactions – 2016-08-04

 

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The parties also acknowledge that ShiftPixy has requested supporting documentation in the nature of fixed asset schedules for the following expense item, and the same will be considered open pending ShiftPixy's receipt and acknowledgement of documentation supporting the same: Invoice or purchase document for pressure seal machine and 2 check printers (including 1 HP laserjet).

 

The parties also hereby separately acknowledge that (a) XHR needs to use the HR Pyramid software in the future for certain processing requirements, and/or XHR may request that ShiftPixy assist XHR in using the software to respond to client inquiries associated with client accounts for periods prior to 4/1/2016, and/or XHR and ShiftPixy will cooperate to secure for XHR and/or ShiftPixy, as appropriate, a right to access legacy (pre-4/1/2016) data, and (b) there are some minor open issues regarding payroll tax withholding amounts in connection with payrolls processed by XHR for ShiftPixy, which amounts have not yet been fully reconciled, and the same are accordingly considered to be an open issue between the parties until finally resolved.

 

As a final matter, Sheila Guarderas, individually, and Chestnut Investors, LLC, a California limited liability company, hereby acknowledge that ShiftPixy paid two $5,000 rent payments (for the months of April and May of 2016) to Sheila Guarderas; such payments should have been paid to Chestnut Investors, LLC, as the actual landlord of the property leased.  Sheila Guarderas, as a member of Chestnut Investors, LLC, agrees to apply such payments to Chestnut Investors, LLC, and Chestnut Investors, LLC, agrees that the rent for such months has been paid in full.

 

If you, corporately and individually, are in agreement with our representations, please kindly acknowledge the same by affixing your signature in the appropriate places as indicated below.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

Scott W. Absher

 

President and CEO

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGED:

 

 

 

XccelerateHR, LLC

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Sheila Guarderas

 

 

Sheila Guarderas, CEO

 

 

 

 

/s/ Sheila Guarderas   

 

Sheila Guarderas, Individually

 

 

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGED:

 

 

 

 

Chestnut Investors, LLC

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Sheila Guarderas

 

 

Sheila Guarderas, Managing Member

 

 

Acknowledgement Regarding Financial Transactions – 2016-08-04

 

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Exhibit A

 

4/1/2016 ShiftPixy Client Payroll

$

173,481.76

ShiftPixy posted 4/1 payroll through XHR BOW Account.

4/1/2016 Wire to ShiftPixy

$

(100,000.00

)

For ShiftPixy 4/1 client payments received at XHR

4/1/2016 Net Due to ShiftPixy

$

73,481.76

4/19/2016 ShiftPixy wire to Prosight

$

99,243.68

Wire for XHR WC Premiums due to Prosight

4/25/2016 ShiftPixy wire in to XHR

$

26,194.21

Wire to XHR to cover the credit on acct below.

4/25/2016 XHR credit from AM Trust

$

(26,194.21

)

Refund checks converted by AM Trust to CR for ShiftPixy's use

5/10/2016 ShiftPixy wire in to XHR

$

200,000.00

Workers Compensation and Invoice Payment

4/25/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

$

11,431.33

Inv 201633

4/26/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

$

(11,431.33

)

Inv 201633

5/19/2016 Shiftable Vac/Holiday Club

$

7,405.20

e mail

5/19/2016 Wire for Vac/Hol Club

$

(7,405.20

)

e mail

5/10/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

$

7,221.01

Inv 201634

5/10/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

$

(7,221.01

)

Inv 201634

5/25/2016 Shiftable Payroll Inv

$

14,538.36

Inv 201635

5/25/2016 Payroll Wire to Shiftable

$

(14,538.36

)

Inv 201635

Other Items

$

299,243.68

Total Agreed Upon Items

$

372,725.44

Confirming e mail received by ShiftPixy 6/3/2016

Invoice from ShiftPixy

5/10/2016 Inv from ShiftPixy

$

4,127.60

HRP Prorated fees June August 2016 (2 seats)

Credit only need 1 seat

$

(2,063.80

)

XHR only needs 1 seat.

Due to ShiftPixy

$

2,063.80

Invoices to ShiftPixy

5/10/2016 Equipment Purchase

$

(500.00

)

Shiftable owes XHR

4/1/2016 HRP Subscription Fees

$

(18,886.27

)

Prorated

4/1/2016 HRP License Fee

$

(16,236.69

)

Prorated

5/23/2016 Pressure Seal Checks

$

(340.11

)

1.000 per box 7 2/3 boxes left

5/23/2016 MICR Toner

$

(420.12

)

$389+ 8% tax =$420.12

5/23/2016 Deposit Bal on WC Policies

$

(36,567.30

)

Prorated

4/30/2016 AP Shared Expenses

$

(3,112.50

)

7/16/2016 Batch and Check Fees

$

(9,776.00

)

Due from ShiftPixy

$

(85,838.99

)

Net due to ShiftPixy Before BPO prepaid

$

288,950.25

 

 

 

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shiftpixy_ex11.htm

EXHIBIT 11

 

CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

The Board of Directors
ShiftPixy, Inc.

Irvine, California

 

We hereby consent to the use in the Preliminary Offering Circular pursuant to Regulation A dated August 15, 2016 of our report dated May 25, 2016 relating to the financial statements of ShiftPixy, Inc. as of August 31, 2015 and for the period ended August 31, 2015, which appear in such Offering Circular. We also consent to the reference to us under the heading "Experts" in such Offering Circular.

 

/s/ PRITCHETT, SILER & HARDY, P.C.                           

 

Farmington, Utah
August 15, 2016

shiftpixy_ex13.htm

EXHIBIT 13

 

 

News Release

Contacts:

 

ShiftPixy Creates New GIG Economy Model Designed To Avoid Lawsuits; Solves the Independent Contractor Problem!

 

Company's Innovative Solution Has ShiftPixy Treating Their Workers As Full-Time Employees But They Remain as if they were still Independent Contractors To ShiftPixy's Clients.

 

IRVINE, CA – __/__/2016 –

 

ShiftPixy, Inc. ("ShiftPixyÒ or the "Company") a disruptive Next Gen GIG Economy provider of unique insurance products, regulatory compliance services, proprietary human administration tools and variable labor force provider, that plans to enable unemployed, under-employed or part-time and/or full-time individuals to apply for variable shift work from businesses in their local market, today announced that, it has created a new hybrid type worker classification status, designed to avoid the pitfalls inherent in trying to classify shift workers as independent contractors in the traditional GIG Economy model… pitfalls which can lead to crippling litigation.

 

Boston-based attorney Shannon Liss-Riordan, of Lichten & Liss-Riordan, (who) is representing plaintiffs in… cases against Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB)… recently settled a case with GIG Economy giant Uber for up to $100 million over alleged worker misclassification. (emphasis provided).
http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-grubhub-lawsuit-worker-misclassification-bsi-20160629-story.html

 

It is no secret that perhaps the majority of the major players in the GIG Economy (Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Postmates, Etc…) have been sued or threatened with litigation… or are rightfully worried about the increasing possibility of litigation that is inherent in the traditional employee as independent contractor classification in the GIG model.

(See "Which 'Gig Economy' Companies are Most Afraid of a Misclassification Lawsuit?")
http://blogs.uoregon.edu/liztippett/2016/04/26/gig-economy/ )

 

Many fear that loss of the gig workforce structure, either by a wave of class-action lawsuits, intervention by regulators, or through the collective action of disgruntled workers, and the gig economy as it now exists may be in serious jeopardy.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3042248/the-gig-economy-wont-last-because-its-being-sued-to-death

 

 
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Politicians are considering new legislation or regulations (see Hillary Clinton & Elizabeth Warren quotes below) and savvy litigation attorneys are pursuing (and winning) judgments that could put many traditional model GIG Economy companies out of business.

 

Hillary Clinton said last summer that GIG Economy companies like Uber and AirBnB… "rais[ed] hard questions about workplace protections...."
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/248639-uber-exec-says-clinton-will-embrace-gig-economy

 

"Sen. Elizabeth Warren… [has signaled that]… it may be time to overhaul regulations for companies that avoid paying benefits by classifying their workers as contractors." Warren said, "I think there is evidence that increasingly employers use independent contractors not in ways that were originally intended… and I think that's a real problem,".
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/243840-ubers-model-under-fire-from-washington

 

And the headlines echo with dire forecasts for the traditional GIG Economy:

 

The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3042248/the-gig-economy-wont-last-because-its-being-sued-to-death

 

Uber's business model under fire.

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/243840-ubers-model-under-fire-from-washington

 

Uber and the gig economy's existential litigation threat.

http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2016/04/06/uber-and-the-gig-economys-existential-litigation-threat/

 

Grubhub delivery drivers sue over contractor status.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/bluesky/originals/ct-grubhub-lawsuit-worker-misclassification-bsi-20160629-story.html

 

Why the Next Uber Wannabe Is Already Dead

The most valuable startups in America rely on independent contracts. Antiquated labor laws say they may be employees. The on-demand economy hangs in the balance.
http://www.inc.com/magazine/201511/jeff-bercovici/the-1099-bind.html

 

Good riddance, gig economy: Uber, Ayn Rand and the awesome collapse of Silicon Valley's dream of destroying your job.

http://www.salon.com/2016/03/27/good_riddance_gig_economy_uber_ayn_rand_and_the_awesome_collapse_of_silicon_valleys_dream_of_destroying_your_job/

 

Whether a company wins or loses a lawsuit… it still has burdened the company with lost time and revenues… not to mention the legal fees and significant size of potential damage awards.

 

Why all the litigation and talk of new legislation?

 

It's because the basic framework of the traditional GIG Economy model is flawed.

 

These GIG Economy companies regularly classify the people working for them as "independent contractors" rather than "employees" for jobs (gigs). The companies can pay much less for services and in regulatory requirements if their workers are classified as independent contractors. Under state and federal employment laws, workers classified as employees are much more expensive for these companies.

 

 
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Senator Elizabeth Warren recently said, "Long before anyone ever wrote an article about the 'gig economy,' corporations had discovered the higher profits they could wring out of an on-demand workforce made up of independent contractors".
https://www.thenation.com/article/elizabeth-warren-takes-on-the-gig-economy/

 

So the common thread of the problem in the lawsuits is that although a company may internally classify workers as independent contractors, under the same federal and state laws mentioned above… they are, in reality, employees… and THAT is the source of the many lawsuits.

 

At issue is the question of whether workers for companies like Uber are independent contractors, as the firms claim. Contractors don't get the same benefits and protections as employees. Advocates say that the companies have significant control over their workers — the measure of whether someone is an independent contractor or not. The companies argue that workers have flexibility over the work they do, including controlling their own hours and being able to work for competing companies at the same time.
http://thehill.com/policy/technology/248639-uber-exec-says-clinton-will-embrace-gig-economy

 

"They call them independent contractors but they set their pay, they screen them, they sometimes train them, they evaluate them, they discipline them, and all of those characteristics look an awful lot like an employer-employee relationship," said Rebecca Smith, deputy director of the National Employment Law Project.
http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/243840-ubers-model-under-fire-from-washington

 

"… it's safe to say that there are advantages to being an employee (security, safety laws, minimum wage, benefits) and that there are also advantages to being an independent contractor (freedom, independence). Similarly, there are advantages to hiring employees (quality control, dependable workers) and hiring contract workers (cheaper, don't need to guarantee work). Where platforms get into legally dubious territory is when they try to claim the advantages of both systems at the same time." (The Gig Economy Won't Last Because It's Being Sued To Death.)

http://www.fastcompany.com/3042248/the-gig-economy-wont-last-because-its-being-sued-to-death

 

ShiftPixy's evolution of the classic GIG model totally eliminates this key weakness in the standard model of treating workers as independent contractors.

 

ShiftPixy has embraced the next Gen structure for the GIG economy by making their workers (ShiftPixy calls them "Shifters") employees of ShiftPixy and lending them out to third party employers in need of additional workers.

 

The employers get the benefit of having a workforce without the compliance and regulatory burdens that normally accompany their hiring of a regular workforce, particularly ones that exist in industries with many part-time/shift workers such as the restaurant and hospitality industries, ShiftPixy's initial target market. ShiftPixy and NOT the operating business is the entity that employs these Shifters and handles ACA and other administrative and regulatory compliance matters that accompany the hiring of employees. ShiftPixy totally removes that burden from its operating business clients.

 

 
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Scott W. Absher, CEO of ShiftPixy said: "The ShiftPixy solution allows employers to avoid mandated regulatory costs and related burdens… it saves them both time and money… which is designed to give them a competitive edge. It also gives the misclassified independent contractor workers the opportunity to receive "full time" wages and healthcare coverage… to be treated as employees… because they ARE employees… they are ShiftPixy employees! The ShiftPixy Next Gen model is a "win-win" for the GIG Economy companies and workers alike. We believe the natural evolution from the classic model of GIG workers being problematically classified as independent contractors, is our best of both worlds model… They are our employees AND also remain working as if they were still independent contractors to ShiftPixy clients.

 

About ShiftPixy, Inc.

 

ShiftPixy was formed to take advantage of weaknesses in compulsory insurance markets and new compliance requirements for U.S. businesses where statutory requirements for business owners collide with extremely limited access to the required insurance coverage, particularly health care insurance coverage, and related regulatory compliance issues. ShiftPixy management has leveraged over 20 years of experience in developing and marketing alternative risk programs to address unique business insurance needs into the delivery of a unique and what we believe to be a highly desirable suite of services to merge coverage access with operational compliance and financial support.

 

ShiftPixy has developed proprietary technology and client engagement processes that enable the Company create high value on both the employer and the employee sides of the U.S. shift work chasm.

 

When launched in September, the ShiftPixy mobile app will allow available and qualified shift workers to connect with immediately available shifts from participating ShiftPixy Provider Clients through a simple mobile application. Shift workers or "Shifters" can find shift opportunities within their skill set and geographic range and pick up available shifts when they need the work. ShiftPixy processes the entire workflow on the provider side from offering open shifts, approving a Shifter based on their rich profile, to processing all of the payroll, insurance and regulatory demands for each shift hour worked.

 

The ShiftPixy Shifter platform secures and monetizes individuals seeking shift work based on need and availability matched to their specific skills and within their geographic range on a monthly fee basis for access.

 

***

 

For more information on ShiftPixy, please visit the Company's website at www.ShiftPixy.com.

 
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ShiftPixy has filed an Offering Circular for the offering of its securities on Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission but the Offering Circular has not yet become qualified. You may obtain a copy of the most recent version of the Preliminary Offering Circular with the following link:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1675634/000147793216010647/shiftpixy_1a.htm

 

No money or consideration is being solicited by the information in this or any other communication or information on our website, and, if sent, money will not be accepted and will be promptly returned. No offer by a potential investor to buy our securities can be accepted and, if made, any such offer can be withdrawn before qualification of this offering by the SEC. A potential investor's indication of interest does not create a commitment to purchase the securities we are offering. Any such indication of interest may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given and all other requirements to accept an investment from a potential investor are met after the offering qualification date.

 

The offering is being made only by means of the Offering Circular. The securities in our offering may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time our Offering Circular is qualified by the SEC. Any information in this or any other communication or on our website shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification for sale as provided in Regulation A+ in any such state or jurisdiction.

 

Corporate:

 

Scott W. Absher, CEO

ShiftPixy, Inc. 

1 Venture

Suite 150 

Irvine, CA 92618

Scott.absher@shiftpixy.com

 

 
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News Release

 

Contacts:

 

ShiftPixy Creates Innovative Solution To Employer/Employee Problems Created By Affordable Care Act (ACA); Revolutionizes "GIG Economy" Structure By Creating Its Own Proprietary Workforce To Lend Out To Third Party Employers.

 

The ShiftPixy Solution Allows Employers Who Choose To Reduce Employee Work Hours As Their Default Option To Avoid Mandated Regulatory Costs And Related Burdens; Gives Them The Ability To Maintain Workforce Levels While Providing Employees Opportunity To Receive "Full Time" Wages And Healthcare Coverage.

 

ShiftPixy Management explains why they believe that the Company has the potential to significantly increase revenues in the future.

 

ShiftPixy Has Filed A Regulation A+ Offering Circular with the SEC; Will Use A New SEC Regulatory Framework That Allows Non-Accredited Investors The Opportunity To Invest in SEC Registered A+ IPO Offerings.

 

IRVINE, CA – __/__/2016 –

 

ShiftPixy, Inc. ("ShiftPixyÒ or the "Company") a disruptive Next Gen GIG Economy provider of unique insurance products, regulatory compliance services, proprietary human administration tools and variable labor force provider, announced that its initial roll-out of its business model in Southern California. Building upon this success, the Company plans to release a new application in early September 2016, that will enable unemployed, under-employed or part-time and/or full-time individuals initially in the nation's restaurant and hospitality industry workforce, and ultimately in all business' workforce, to apply for variable shift work from businesses in their local market. Appropriately, this proprietary app is planned for release on Labor Day 2016.

 

The Company saw that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), while solving problems also inadvertently opened up a whole new market for labor services… and the Company also saw that the shortcomings in the much hyped new class of the service industry, the "GIG Economy," was not the way to tap into this vast new market.

 

The GIG Economy is a service industry where workers are expected to operate like mini-businesses. The influence of these kinds of service industry companies is growing. According to an analysis by Greylock Partners, the value of transactions over platforms such as car services Lyft and Uber, grocery delivery service Instacart and courier service Postmates could grow as large as $10 billion this year."

http://www.fastcompany.com/3042248/the-gig-economy-wont-last-because-its-being-sued-to-death

 

 
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Scott W. Absher, ShiftPixy Founder & CEO said: "As technology has advanced over the past decade, new internet-based employment platforms emerged which are often referred to collectively as the "Gig Economy." Many of these platforms, such as Uber (transportation) and Instacart (grocery delivery) regularly engage "contract workers" rather than "employees" for jobs (gigs). Among other reasons, his classification allows companies Uber to operate with 20% to 30% less in labor costs than competition having employees, leading to eye-popping numbers like Uber's $40 billion valuation or Instacart's latest $220 million round of funding. Many fear that loss of the gig workforce structure, either by a wave of class-action lawsuits, intervention by regulators, or through the collective action of disgruntled workers, and the gig economy may be in serious jeopardy.

8http://www.fastcompany.com/3042248/the-gig-economy-wont-last-because-its-being-sued-to-death

 

ShiftPixy's evolution of the classic GIG model, totally eliminates this key weakness in the standard model of treating workers as independent contractors.

 

ShiftPixy has embraced the next Gen structure for the GIG economy by making their workers (ShiftPixy calls them "Shifters") employees of ShiftPixy and lending them out to third party employers in need of additional workers.

 

The employers get the benefit of having a workforce without the compliance and regulatory burdens that normally accompany their hiring of a regular workforce, particularly ones that exist in industries with many part-time/shift workers such as the restaurant and hospitality industries, ShiftPixy's initial target market. ShiftPixy and NOT the operating business is the entity that employs these Shifters and handles ACA and other administrative and regulatory compliance matters that accompany the hiring of employees. ShiftPixy totally removes that burden from its operating business clients.

 

The need for the services the Company offers is an unintended result of and has been amplified by the compliance burdens placed upon employers of GIG Economy workers under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ShiftPixy recognized this need early on and saw it as an opportunity.

 

As shown by the studies below, the ACA's new compulsory insurance requirements for US business owners has caused companies to reduce the number of hours worked by employees as their default solution. However, that left them with a need for additional workers to fill the void.

 

As a result, employers require a greater number of employees who are each working fewer hours than before… and shift workers now need more opportunities to work for different companies in order to maintain their income level.

 

Scott W. Absher added: "The Affordable Care Act is affecting personnel decisions. A survey of more than 600 small business owners by the Society for Human Resource Management found that 20% of companies surveyed reported they have cut the number of workers they employ. Employers are not required to offer coverage for employees who work less than 30 hours per week. A related study found that 12% of employers nationwide plan to reduce workers' hours as a result of ACA1."

1 http://www.ncpa.org/pub/st356

 

 
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One direct casualty of ACA has been the shift worker, with full time employment with one employer becoming a thing of the past as employers dropped hours and shifts to bring their business into ACA compliance by having less than 50 full time employees. Full time employees not only include traditional full time workers working more than 30 hours per week but also requires employers to make complex calculations involving all part time workers to make sure they don't have part time workers constituting equivalent full time employees.

 

"There are approximately 26 million part time workers in the United States. Of these,

 

more than 6 million people are classified as "involuntary part-time workers," meaning that they would have preferred full-time employment, but were working part time because their hours had been cut back or because they were unable to find a full-time job2.

2 http://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/empsit_08072015.pdf

 

On the other side of the table, due to ACA, in order not to be subject to ACA insurance mandates job providers now had to have more people working fewer hours. The Company has seen that race to meet the new demands and covering new gaps are stressing small business as never before in the US. The new demands have made delivery and cash flows challenging for small employers who provide most of the US employment.

 

Scott W. Absher, Co-Founder & CEO added: "We have seen that the race to meet the new demands and covering new regulatory requirement gaps are stressing small business as never before. The new demands have made compliance, staffing, and cash flows more challenging for small employers who provide most of the US employment. To address these widespread pain points, ShiftPixy has established a unique and what we believe are a highly desirable suite of services that merge insurance coverage access, operational, compliance and financial support, along with intermediation of shift workers and available shifts at participating businesses.

 

One valuable aspect of ShiftPixy's services to employers is access to a large pool of qualified shift workers that are part of the Company's proprietary ecosystem. Many of these shifters will come into the ecosystem through their current employers who become ShiftPixy clients thus making ShiftPixy the employer of record for their workers. The Company intends to add to the ShiftPixy ecosystem others seeking employment (but not working for ShiftPixy employers) from Company marketing initiatives focused on continuously expanding the pool of available shift workers, initially from the new mobile app the Company will offer in September 2016. These activities will give employers a greater incentive to become ShiftPixy clients by making available to them a greater number of qualified, local shift workers to fill available shifts through marketing to potential shifters outside the ecosystem will occur simultaneously with onboarding additional shifters via new employer enrollment with ShiftPixy.

 

ShiftPixy will initially target the restaurant and hotel industries, a market comprised of 13 million workers. Management has also identified several additional markets such as New York, Chicago, Dallas and Orlando where ShiftPixy may in the future target for marketing through what it will promote as bringing the same high value type services to these industries as it is now bringing to the restaurant and hospitality industries.

 

 
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The ShiftPixy Next Gen model for the GIG Economy which we believe the natural evolution from the classic model of GIG workers being problematically classified as independent contractors to their becoming full-time employees ShiftPixy that provides these workers to ShiftPixy clients, their former employers.

 

ShiftPixy is already generating significant revenue, and has the realistic potential to achieve what few startups can in a short period of time – generate significant annual revenues.

 

Asher added: "Management has leveraged its expertise and long standing market alliances within the property and casualty producer community to assemble a large backlog of potential Provider Clients for what we believe to be the Company's unique platform and programs. ShiftPixy now is in the position of being able to select rather than inviting Provider Clients into its proprietary program which we believe will enable ShiftPixy to grow more rapidly and select clients that may add more profitably to our operations."

 

The Company stated that its proprietary mobile shifter app will be released on Labor Day 2016.

 

Absher added: "We call a prospective employee a "Shifter." We have designed our ShiftPixy mobile app to be the primary entrance into the ShiftPixy ecosystem for a Shifter who was not an employee of an company that became a ShiftPixy client. The user experience on this app is being designed to provide a simple mobile access and opportunity management tool for Shifters to select and manage their shift opportunities. ShiftPixy intends to collect nominal monthly user fees from Shifter participation in the ShiftPixy ecosystem via this app. The ShiftPixy app will also serve as a gateway for Shifters to access perks and benefits an employee of a large company would enjoy. These perks may include health dental and vision coverages, 401(k) or IRA access, and a variety of discounts."

 

Media expenditures are planned to support the launch of the mobile Shifter access application. Additionally, the Company's electronic marketing plan focuses on generating message buzz around the ACA enforcement actions we expect in 2016 will show up in the form of penalties in 2016 for the unprepared employers of 2015. These penalties are steep, potentially in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more and we expect will gain a great deal of national attention. When this happens, the Company intends to produce a significant volume of publicity around the ShiftPixy compliance solution within the trade and financial media to attempt to attract additional clients.

 

Our planned B2B digital message program will track hot subject matter surrounding ACA enforcement and compliance and produce additional content we will use to elevate ShiftPixy as an innovative employer solution to these ACA problems

 

The Company also reported that it has filed with the SEC an Offering Circular on Form 1-A under new Regulation A+. This new SEC regulation allows not only just wealthy accredited or institutional investors but also non-accredited investors… everyday people… the opportunity to invest in A+ IPO's. For more information go to:
https://wrhambrecht.com/ipos/shiftpixy-inc-regulation-a-ipo/

 

 
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About ShiftPixy, Inc.

 

ShiftPixy was formed to take advantage of weaknesses in compulsory insurance markets and new compliance requirements for U.S. businesses where statutory requirements for business owners collide with extremely limited access to the required insurance coverage, particularly health care insurance coverage, and related regulatory compliance issues. ShiftPixy management has leveraged over 20 years of experience in developing and marketing alternative risk programs to address unique business insurance needs into the delivery of a unique and what we believe to be a highly desirable suite of services to merge coverage access with operational compliance and financial support.

 

ShiftPixy's management team discovered that recent new demands due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were forcing a new compliance layer into the marketplace for our existing and potential Provider Clients which we were forced to aid in addressing for them. Due to the compliance and risk areas of expertise that were core to our client delivery, mastery of an effective solution such as the one we have developed has become essential.

 

In the work to master and incorporate a means to effectively address the new ACA compliance demands as part of our core service platform we observed that shift work was now very vulnerable. The direct casualty of ACA was the shift worker who is now seeing full time employment with one employer becoming a thing of the past as small employers dropped hours and shifts to bring their business into ACA compliance. The shift worker has now become part of the under-employed and forgotten millions in the US economy.

 

One the other side of the ACA impact were the job providers who now had to have more people working fewer hours. The race to meet the new demands and covering new gaps are stressing small business as never before in the US. The new demands have made delivery and cash flows challenging for small employers who provide most of the US employment. CITATION?

 

ShiftPixy management realized that they were in the prefect position to intermediate a better solution to meet the needs on both the provider and shift worker sides of the new Next Gen labor reality in the US. ShiftPixy has developed proprietary technology and client engagement processes that enable the Company create high value on both the employer and the employee sides of the U.S. shift work chasm.

 

When launched in September, the ShiftPixy mobile app allows available and qualified shift workers to connect with immediately available shifts from participating ShiftPixy Provider Clients through a simple mobile application. Shift workers or "Shifters" can find shift opportunities within their skill set and geographic range and pick up available shifts when they need the work. ShiftPixy processes the entire workflow on the provider side from offering open shifts, approving a Shifter based on their rich profile, to processing all of the payroll, insurance and regulatory demands for each shift hour worked.

 

The ShiftPixy provider platform secures and monetizes long-term Provider Client relationships under annual agreements which are not passive or transactional but active and vital to our client's success. Our product suite is designed to meet critical operational and financial needs and are specifically focused to exploit what we see as the current market weakness, with our goal of placing our value proposition very high with the Provider Clients we target. The ShiftPixy Shifter platform secures and monetizes individuals seeking shift work based on need and availability matched to their specific skills and within their geographic range on a monthly fee basis for access.

 

 
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ShiftPixy management has leveraged not only its expertise but also its long-standing market alliances within the property and casualty producer community to assemble a very large backlog of Provider Clients anxious for the planned launch of our unique platform and programs. The Company has the unique position of allowing rather than inviting Provider Clients into its proprietary program which allows ShiftPixy to grow rapidly and select Provider Clients profitably.

 

Our goal for our small business Provider Client business owners is to liberate them to do what they do best, provide high quality service to their customers. Our dedication and mastery of the "dailies" for our Provider Clients and ability to guide through small course corrections keep our Provider Clients on a path free of surprises or risks from failure to attend to and cure small issues before they take root and grow to expensive obstacles to the growth of the business. The resultant freedom our Provider Clients find now allows them to dedicate their focus to the growth of their business. These are truly liberating tools for small business owners on many significant business and personal levels.

 

ShiftPixy's primary Client Provider service engagement is contractual and allows Client Providers coverage access, operational and processing bandwidth from which we extract regular residual fee income monthly. Management is developing other high value touch points designed to strengthen and further monetize these Provider client engagements. Shifter user engagements will be monetized by charging for the services but keep the charges at low levels intended to drive mobile app utilization and community growth through not only shift access and opportunity management but personal access to perks an employee of a large corporation might enjoy due to the ShiftPixy economy of scale.

 

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For more information on ShiftPixy, please visit the Company's website at www.ShiftPixy.com.

 

 
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ShiftPixy has filed an Offering Circular for the offering of its securities on Form 1-A with the Securities and Exchange Commission but the Offering Circular has not yet become qualified. You may obtain a copy of the most recent version of the Preliminary Offering Circular with the following link:
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1675634/000147793216010647/shiftpixy_1a.htm

 

No money or consideration is being solicited by the information in this or any other communication or information on our website, and, if sent, money will not be accepted and will be promptly returned. No offer by a potential investor to buy our securities can be accepted and, if made, any such offer can be withdrawn before qualification of this offering by the SEC. A potential investor's indication of interest does not create a commitment to purchase the securities we are offering. Any such indication of interest may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of its acceptance is given and all other requirements to accept an investment from a potential investor are met after the offering qualification date.

 

The offering is being made only by means of the Offering Circular. The securities in our offering may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time our Offering Circular is qualified by the SEC. Any information in this or any other communication or on our website shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to qualification for sale as provided in Regulation A+ in any such state or jurisdiction.

 

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