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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 17, 2017



Veritone, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38093   47-1161641

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

575 Anton Boulevard, Suite 900

Costa Mesa, California 92626

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 888-507-1737


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement

On November 17, 2017, Veritone, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an underwriting agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with Roth Capital Partners, LLC, as representative of the several underwriters named therein (the “Underwriters”), relating to an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) of 975,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”). The public offering price is $23.00 per share of Common Stock and the Underwriters have agreed to purchase the Common Stock pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement at a price of $21.62 per share. Under the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, the Company also granted to the Underwriters an option, exercisable in whole or in part at any time for a period of 30 days from the date of the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 146,250 shares of Common Stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

The Offering is being made pursuant to the Company’s effective registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-221570), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 17, 2017, and the registration statement on Form S-1 (File No. 333-221625) filed by the Company with the SEC on November 17, 2017, which became effective upon filing in accordance with Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Copies of the opinions of K&L Gates LLP relating to the legality of the issuance and sale of the shares of Common Stock in the offering are attached as Exhibits 5.1 thereto.

The net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be approximately $20.6 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by the Company, assuming no exercise by the Underwriters of their over-allotment option. The offering is expected to close on or about November 21, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

The Underwriting Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and agreements by the Company, customary conditions to closing, indemnification obligations of the Company and the Underwriters, including for liabilities under the Securities Act, other obligations of the parties and termination provisions. In addition, subject to certain exceptions, the Company, its officers, directors and certain stockholders, agreed not to sell or otherwise dispose of any shares of Common Stock held by them for a period ending 90 days after the date of the prospectus relating to the Offering without first obtaining the written consent of Roth Capital Partners, LLC, subject to certain exceptions.

The foregoing description of the terms of the Underwriting Agreement does not purport to be complete and is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by reference to, the Underwriting Agreement, which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The representations, warranties and covenants contained in the Underwriting Agreement were made only for purposes of such agreement and as of specific dates, were solely for the benefit of the parties to such agreement, and may be subject to limitations agreed upon by the contracting parties. Accordingly, the Underwriting Agreement is incorporated herein by reference only to provide investors with information regarding the terms of the Underwriting Agreement, and not to provide investors with any other factual information regarding the Company or its business, and should be read in conjunction with the disclosures in the Company’s periodic reports and other filings with the SEC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements related to the anticipated closing of the Offering and the amount of net proceeds expected from the Offering. The risks and uncertainties involved include the Company’s ability to satisfy certain conditions to closing on a timely basis or at all, market conditions, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company’s periodic reports and other filings with the SEC. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which are based on the Company’s current expectations and assumptions and speak only as of the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. The Company does not intend to revise or update any forward-looking statement in this Current Report on Form 8-K as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.


Item 8.01. Other Events.

On November 17, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing that it had priced the Offering. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.





1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated November 17, 2017, between Veritone, Inc. and Roth Capital Partners, LLC
99.1    Press Release of Veritone, Inc., dated November 17, 2017.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: November 17, 2017     Veritone, Inc.
    By:   /s/ Jeffrey B. Coyne

Jeffrey B. Coyne


Executive Vice President, General Counsel

and Secretary