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Description of Business, Liquidity and Capital Resources

Description of Business, Liquidity and Capital Resources
9 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business, Liquidity and Capital Resources

Note 1 - Description of Business, Liquidity and Capital Resources


Description of Business


Akerna Corp., herein referred to as the Company, we, our or Akerna, through our wholly owned subsidiary MJ Freeway, LLC, or MJF, provides enterprise software solutions that enable regulatory compliance and inventory management. Our proprietary, broad and growing suite of solutions are adaptable for industries in which interfacing with government regulatory agencies for compliance purposes is required, or where the tracking of organic materials from seed or plant to end products is desired. We developed products intended to assist states in monitoring licensed businesses' compliance with state regulations, and to help state-licensed businesses operate in compliance with such law. We provide our regulatory software platform, Leaf Data Systems®, to state government regulatory agencies, and our commercial software platform, MJ Platform®, to state-licensed businesses. Through our controlled subsidiary, solo sciences inc., we provide an innovative, next-generation solution for state and national governments to securely track product and waste throughout the supply chain with solo*TAG. The integration of MJ Platform® and solo*CODEresults in technology for consumers and brands that brings a consumer-facing mark designed to highlight authenticity and signify transparency.


We consult with clients on a wide range of areas to help them maintain compliance with state law. Our project-focused consulting services help clients obtain licensing to initiate or expand their business operations. Our advisory engagements include service offerings focused on compliance requirement assessments, readiness and best practices, compliance monitoring systems, application processes, inspection readiness and business plan and compliance reviews. We typically provide our consulting services to clients in emerging markets that are seeking consultation on newly introduced licensing regimes and assistance with the regulatory compliant build-out of operations.


The accompanying financial statements and related notes reflect the historical results of MJF prior to the mergers completed in June 2019, or the Mergers, with MTech Acquisition Corp., or MTech, and other related entities, which resulted in the combined company, and do not include the historical results of MTech prior to the completion of the Mergers.


Liquidity and Capital Resources


Since our inception, we have incurred recurring operating losses, used cash from operations, and relied on capital raising transactions to continue ongoing operations. Although we have continuing negative cash flow from operations, the cash outflow since the Mergers is partially attributable to approximately $1.8 million in costs incurred in connection with specific transactions, including the Mergers and acquisitions completed or expected to close within the next twelve months. The transaction costs we expect to occur over the next twelve months are far less than the costs incurred during the nine months ended March 31, 2020. In addition, we are implementing a cost reduction plan during the fourth quarter 2020 that we expect to reduce recurring operating expenses between $2 million and $3 million annually. We anticipate our current cash will be sufficient to meet the working capital requirements for the next twelve months. From time to time, we may pursue various strategic business opportunities. These opportunities may include investment in or ownership of additional technology companies through direct investments, acquisitions, joint ventures and other arrangements. We can provide no assurance that we will successfully identify such opportunities or that, if we identify and pursue any of these opportunities, any of them will be consummated. Consequently, we may raise additional equity or debt capital or enter into arrangements to secure necessary financing to fund the completion of such strategic business opportunities, although no assurance can be provided that we will be successful in completing a future capital raise. The sale of additional equity could result in additional dilution to our existing stockholders, and financing arrangements may not be available to us, or may not be available in sufficient amounts or on acceptable terms. Our future operating performance will be subject to future economic conditions and to financial, business and other factors, many of which are beyond our control.