Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

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Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions

Note 15 — Related Party Transactions

 

Forever 8 Fund, LLC

 

On November 17, 2020, the Company, through its subsidiary, Edison Nation, LLC (the “Vendor”), entered into an Inventory Management Agreement (the “Agreement”) with the Forever 8 Fund, LLC (“F8”), an entity which our President holds a 45% ownership interest. Under the terms of the Agreement, F8 desires to maintain inventory of and sell to Vendor certain Products pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the Agreement. As consideration for the inventory management services provided under this Agreement, Vendor agrees to pay F8 a fee for each unit of each Product sold on a Platform determined in accordance with the fee schedule set forth in the applicable Product Schedule (the “Fee Schedule”) based on the Age of Inventory Sold set forth on the Fee Schedule (the “F8 Fees”). Prior to the signing of the agreement, F8 advanced the Vendor $239,283 that was utilized to pay for deposits with the Vendors factories. This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue in full force and effect until January 31, 2022 (the “Initial Term”), unless terminated earlier as provided in this Agreement. The balance outstanding at December 31, 2020 is $155,768.

 

NL Penn Capital, LP and SRM Entertainment Group LLC

 

As of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, due to related party consists of net amounts due to SRM Entertainment Group LLC (“SRM LLC”) and NL Penn Capital, LP (“NL Penn”), the majority owner of both, which are owned by Chris Ferguson, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. The amount due to NL Penn was assigned to TXC Services, LLC. The amount due to related parties is related to the acquisitions of Pirasta, LLC and Best Party Concepts, LLC offset by operating expenses that were paid by SRM and the Company on behalf of SRM LLC and NL Penn. As of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the net amount due to related parties was $32,452 and $17,253, respectively. Such amounts are due currently. NL Penn and affiliated entities may lend additional capital to the Company pursuant to terms and conditions similar to the current working capital lenders to the Company such as Franklin Capital. In addition, the Company borrows working capital from Franklin Capital, and Mr. Ferguson is a personal guarantor on the working capital facility provided to the Company by Franklin Capital. Please see Note 17 — Discontinued Operations for further information.

 

Enventys Partners, LLC

 

On August 1, 2018, the Company entered into a one-year letter agreement with Enventys Partners, LLC, a North Carolina limited liability company (“Enventys”), whereby Enventys agreed to provide services to the Company as an independent contractor in the areas of product development and crowdfunding campaign marketing. During the term of the Enventys Agreement, the Company shall pay Enventys a fixed fee of $15,000 per month for product development assistance, including design research, mechanical engineering and quality control planning. Depending on the success of each campaign, the Company may also pay Enventys a commission of up to ten percent of the total funds raised in the applicable campaign. Louis Foreman, who is a member of the Company’s board of director, is also the Chief Executive Officer and the largest equity holder of Enventys. We incurred fees of approximately $97,500 related to the services performed by Enventys for the year ended December 31, 2019. During 2019, the Company and Enventys agreed to the cancellation of the agreement. The balance outstanding at December 31, 2020 is $105,424.