Equity Method Investment and Related Party Transaction
|6 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
|Equity Method Investment and Related Party Transaction
Note 8- Equity Method Investment and Related Party Transaction
Investment in and License Agreement with Zol Solutions, Inc.
On October 7, 2019, we participated in an offering of preferred stock of Zol Solutions, Inc. (“ZolTrain”) along with other investors in which we purchased 203,000 shares of Series Seed Preferred Stock (the “ZolTrain Preferred”) for a purchase price of $250,000, which represents a noncontrolling interest in ZolTrain.
The ZolTrain Preferred is convertible into shares of common stock of ZolTrain at a conversion rate of $1.232 per share at the option of the holder and contains certain anti-dilution protection in the event of certain future issuances of securities by ZolTrain. We are entitled to vote the number of common shares in which the ZolTrain Preferred is convertible into at any meeting of the ZolTrain stockholders.Do
The ZolTrain Preferred also provides us with rights of first refusal with respect to newly issued securities of ZolTrain as well as issued and outstanding securities of ZolTrain that are offered to third parties. In connection with the agreement, Nina Simosko, our Chief Revenue Officer, was appointed as one of three members of ZolTrain’s board of directors. Ms. Simosko may only be removed from the ZolTrain board by us and we retain the right to fill the vacancy.
We have determined that ZolTrain is a VIE for accounting purposes. However, we are not required to consolidate ZolTrain in our financial statements because we are not ZolTrain’s primary beneficiary. As of December 31, 2020, our maximum exposure to loss was equal to the carrying value of our initial investment of $250,000. We have concluded that the ZolTrain Preferred is in-substance common stock because the liquidation preference provided is not substantive, the equity method of accounting is applicable to in-substance common stock. As a result of our representation on the board of directors, we determined that we can exert significant influence over the day to day operations of ZolTrain therefore; we account for this investment using the equity method of accounting, which requires we recognize our share of the ZolTrain operations in our results of operations. For the six months ended December 31, 2020 we have recognized equity in loss of investee of $16,336 which represents our share of ZolTrain's losses since our investment.
Subsequent to our investment, we entered into a nonexclusive license/reseller agreement with ZolTrain, effective October 24, 2019, to provide ZolTrain’s online cannabis training platform as a co-branded integration option into our MJ Platform and Leaf Data Systems, which is a related party transaction. ZolTrain will share subscription-based revenue generated from our customers with us. The amount of the share of the revenue for each of us and ZolTrain will depend on both (a) the number of training modules accessed by a customer and (b) which party created the accessed content. In addition to the revenue sharing arrangement, the license/reseller agreement provides us with the right to receive additional consideration from ZolTrain in the form of an equity earnout if certain revenue milestones are achieved during 2020, 2021, and 2022. Our ability to recognize revenue from the additional earnout consideration in the future will mainly depend on whether it becomes probable that such revenue milestones will be achieved. For the six months ended December 31, 2020 and the years ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, we have not recognized any revenue from this agreement.