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Related Parties

Related Parties
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Related Parties [Abstract]  
Related Parties

Note 10 — Related Parties


On August 25, 2023, the Company and its former Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) entered into a separation and release of claims agreement (the “Separation Agreement”) providing for the COO’s departure from his position to pursue other business opportunities. The effective date of the COO’s departure was August 25, 2023 (the “Separation Date”). Pursuant to the Separation Agreement, the COO is entitled to receive continued payment of his 2023 annual base salary for a period of 12 months, subject to his compliance with the Separation Agreement, including a release of claims in favor of the Company, certain restrictive covenants described below and the forfeiture to the Company by the COO of 1,704,223 shares of the Company’s Class A common stock. In addition, the Separation Agreement provides that the COO will not be granted further equity of the Company, including restricted stock units or earnout compensation; however, the COO remains eligible to receive certain earnout compensation as a former shareholder of PublicSq. Inc. Subject to eligibility, the Separation Agreement provides for continued payment by the Company of the Company’s share of COBRA premiums for the COO’s health benefit coverage for a period of up to 12 months following the Separation Date. The Separation Agreement also provides for, among other things, non-disclosure and non-solicitation obligations applicable to the COO and mutual non-disparagement obligations.


In August 2023, the Company signed a one-year strategic consulting agreement with a consulting company that is controlled by a board member. The consulting company was engaged by the Company to provide strategic advice and assistance to the Company in connection with capital markets strategy, acquisition strategy, investor relations strategy, and other strategic matters for a fixed fee of $80,000 per month plus expenses. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has incurred and paid $160,000 relating to this agreement.


In June 2023, the Company signed a consulting agreement with a board member to provide advisory services to EveryLife. In exchange the board member receives $10,000 per month and 40,000 RSUs to vest at the completion of the consulting agreement. As of September 30, 2023, the Company has incurred and paid $40,000 relating to this agreement.