Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  




Our Business


References in this document to the “Company,” “Verb,” “we,” “us,” or “our” are intended to mean Verb Technology Company, Inc., individually, or as the context requires, collectively with its subsidiaries on a consolidated basis. Verb conducts its operations through various subsidiaries.


On April 12, 2019, the Company acquired Sound Concepts Inc. (“Sound Concepts”). The acquisition was intended to augment and diversify Verb’s internet and Software-as-a-Service (“SaaS”) business. Sound Concepts is now known as Verb Direct, LLC.


On September 4, 2020, Verb Acquisition Co., LLC (“Verb Acquisition”), a subsidiary of the Company, acquired Ascend Certification, LLC, dba SoloFire (“SoloFire”). The acquisition was intended to augment and diversify Verb’s internet and SaaS business (see Note 3).


On October 18, 2021, the Company established verbMarketplace, LLC (“Market LLC”), a Nevada limited liability company. Market LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company established for our MARKET platform.


We are a SaaS applications platform developer. Our platform is comprised of a suite of interactive video-based sales enablement business software products marketed on a subscription basis. Our applications, available in both mobile and desktop versions, are offered as a fully integrated suite, as well as on a standalone basis, and include verbCRM, our Customer Relationship Management (“CRM”) application, verbLEARN, our Learning Management System application, verbLIVE, our Live Stream eCommerce application, verbPULSE, our business/augmented intelligence notification and sales coach application, and verbTEAMS, our self-onboarding video-based CRM and content management application for professional sports teams, small business, and solopreneurs, with seamless synchronization with Salesforce, that also comes bundled with verbLIVE, and more recently, we introduced verbMAIL, our interactive video-based sales communication tool integrated into Microsoft Outlook.


We provide certain non-digital services to some of our enterprise clients such as printing and fulfillment services. We design and print welcome kits and starter kits for their marketing needs and provide fulfillment services, which consist of managing the preparation, handling and shipping of our client’s custom-branded merchandise they use for marketing purposes at conferences and other events, and product sample packs that verbCRM users order through the app for automated delivery and tracking to their customers and prospects. We use the term “client” and “customer” interchangeably.


Going Concern


The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the settlement of liabilities and commitments in the normal course of business. As reflected in the accompanying consolidated financial statements, during the year ended December 31, 2021, the Company incurred a net loss of $34,486,000 and used cash in operations of $25,862,000. These factors raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern within one year after the date of the financial statements being issued.


Subsequent to December 31, 2021, the Company entered into the following financing agreements (see Note 22):


Equity financing:


On January 12, 2022, the Company entered into a common stock purchase agreement (the “Common Stock Purchase Agreement”) with Tumim Stone Capital LLC (the “Investor”). Pursuant to the agreement, the Company has the right, but not the obligation, to sell to the Investor, and the Investor is obligated to purchase, up to $50,000,000 of newly issued shares (the “Total Commitment”) of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (the “Common Stock”) from time to time during the term of the agreement, subject to certain limitations and conditions. The Total Commitment is inclusive of 607,287 shares of Common Stock, valued at $750,000 at the time of issuance (the “Commitment Shares”), issued to the Investor as consideration for its commitment to purchase shares of Common Stock under the Common Stock Purchase Agreement.



The Common Stock Purchase Agreement initially precludes the Company from issuing and selling more than 14,747,065 shares of its Common Stock, including the Commitment Shares, which number of shares equals 19.99% of the Common Stock issued and outstanding immediately prior to the execution of the agreement, unless the Company obtains stockholder approval to issue additional shares, or unless certain exceptions apply.


Debt financing:


On January 12, 2022, the Company also entered into a securities purchase agreement with three institutional investors (collectively, the “Note Holders”) providing for the sale and issuance of an aggregate original principal amount of $6,300,000 in convertible notes due 2023 (each, a “Note,” and, collectively, the “Notes,” and such financing, the “Note Offering”). The Company and the Note Holders also entered into a security agreement, dated January 12, 2022, in connection with the Note Offering, pursuant to which the Company granted a security interest to the Note Holders in substantially all of its assets.


The Company received $6,000,000 in gross proceeds from the sale of the Notes. The Note Offering closed on January 12, 2022. The Notes bear interest of 6.0% per annum, have an original issue discount of 5.0%, mature 12 months from the closing date, and have an initial conversion price of $3.00, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances as set forth in the Notes.


Beginning on May 12, 2022, the Company is required to make nine monthly principal payments of $333,333, plus accrued interest, to the Note Holders, with the remaining principal amount of $3,300,000, plus accrued interest, due on the maturity date.


There is no assurance that we will ever be profitable or that debt or equity financing will be available to us in the amounts, on terms, and at times deemed acceptable to us, if at all. The issuance of additional equity securities by us would result in a significant dilution in the equity interests of our current stockholders. Obtaining commercial loans, assuming those loans would be available, would increase our liabilities and future cash commitments. If we are unable to obtain financing in the amounts and on terms deemed acceptable to us, we may be unable to continue our business, as planned, and as a result may be required to scale back or cease operations for our business, the results of which would be that our stockholders would lose some or all of their investment. The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classifications of liabilities that may result should we be unable to continue as a going concern.




As of the date of this filing, there continues to be widespread concern regarding the ongoing impacts and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the regions in which the Company operates. Our sales team reported a higher level of interest in our digital products and services during the year ended December 31, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. However, our non-digital services have been negatively impacted during the year ended December 31, 2021. Although the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have not been material to date, a prolonged downturn in economic conditions could have a material adverse effect on our customers and demand for our services. The Company has not observed any impairments of its assets or a significant change in the fair value of its assets due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, it is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its effects on the Company’s business or results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity.



As of December 31, 2021, we continue to actively communicate with and listen to our customers to ensure we are responding to their needs in the current environment with innovative solutions that will not only be beneficial now but also over the long-term. We monitor developments related to COVID-19 and remain flexible in our response to the challenges presented by the pandemic. To mitigate the adverse impact COVID-19 may have on our business and operations, we implemented a number of measures in the year ended December 31, 2021 to protect the health and safety of our employees, as well as to strengthen our financial position. These efforts include eliminating, reducing, or deferring non-essential expenditures, as well as complying with local and state government recommendations to protect our workforce.