Maturity Date, if the closing price of the Common Stock equals or exceeds 175% of the Conversion Price for 20 out of the 30 consecutive trading days ending immediately preceding the delivery of the notice of the Company’s election to convert the Note, the Note will be convertible into shares of Common Stock at the option of the Company, upon delivery of a written notice to the FTX Ventures electing to convert the Note or all or any portion of the outstanding principal amount of the Note. At any time prior to the Maturity Date, the Company may, in its sole discretion and upon delivery of a written notice to the FTX Ventures electing to prepay the Note, prepay the Note without penalty by paying the FTX Ventures 100% of the Redemption Price.
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Concurrently, the digital banking platform also received a $100m investment from FTX Ventures, a $2bn venture fund.
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The note bears an annual interest rate of 3.00% (compounded semi-annually).
FTX US will be the exclusive cryptocurrency partner of the Dave platform and will introduce digital assets to the Dave trading platform.
Dave’s went public in January through a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) merger with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, valued at up to $4 billion.
Brett Harrison, President of FTX USA, expressed his delight at the investment and stated that both parties share the same vision, commenting:
“We consistently look to align with companies that share our vision, have unique and disruptive business models, and can help drive widespread adoption of digital assets. Dave is a great fit as they check all three boxes.
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Dave members to use competitors’ services; investigations, claims, disputes, enforcement actions, litigation and/or other regulatory or legal proceedings; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Dave’s business; the possibility that Dave may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors; and those factors discussed in Dave’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 11, 2022 and subsequent Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q under the heading “Risk Factors,” filed with the SEC and other reports and documents Dave files from time to time with the SEC.
The initial conversion price of the Note is $10.00 per share of Common Stock, subject to customary adjustments (the “Conversion Price”).
FTX US will serve as the Company’s exclusive partner for cryptocurrencies, and the parties are currently exploring ways to introduce digital asset payments into Dave’s platform, while continuing to improve the customer experience for Dave members.
“This is an exciting milestone for our Company, our shareholders and all Dave members,” said Jason Wilk, Chief Executive Officer of Dave. “We believe blockchain technology has the potential to level the financial playing field across the globe. By aligning with a world-class leader such as FTX US, we are in position to enter the digital asset arena, explore new growth opportunities, and improve the member experience.
West Realm Shires Services, Inc., the U.S.-based owner and operator of the FTX crypto exchange, has invested $100 million in a strategic partnership with banking app Dave.
The company received a $100 million investment from the exchange of a $2 billion venture capital fund- FTX Ventures.
Dave CEO Jason Wilk said about the partnership：
“We believe blockchain technology has the potential to level the financial playing field across the globe. By aligning with a world-class leader such as FTX US, we are in position to enter the digital asset arena, explore new growth opportunities, and improve the member experience.”
The investment was made through unsecured convertible notes, a type of short-term debt, from FTX Ventures, a venture fund with over $2 billion.
Dave’s financial tools, including its debit card and spending account, help millions of customers bank, budget, access ExtraCash before payday, find work and build credit. For more information, visit www.dave.com.
Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “feel,” “believes,” expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “intends,” “should,” “is to be,” or the negative of such terms, or other comparable terminology and include, among other things, the quotations of our Chief Executive Officer and statements regarding Dave’s future performance and other future events that involve risks and uncertainties.
FTX US is a pioneer in the cryptocurrency ecosystem, and we look forward to working with them long-term to enhance stakeholder value through digital assets.”
FTX US President Brett Harrison commented, “We consistently look to align with companies that share our vision, have unique and disruptive business models, and can help drive widespread adoption of digital assets. Dave is a great fit as they check all three boxes. We see significant growth opportunities ahead for both of our companies and are excited to be working with Dave.”
The $100 million investment was made pursuant to an unsecured convertible note (the “Note”), which bears interest at a rate of 3.00% per year (compounded semi-annually). Interest may be paid in-kind or in cash, at the Company’s option.