Annual report [Section 13 and 15(d), not S-K Item 405]



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UNITED STATES




SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION




Washington, D.C. 20549







Form 10‑K















ANNUAL REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934







For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020





OR














TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934






For the transition period from_____________ to _____________.






Commission file number


000-53316















SOBR Safe, Inc.





(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




































Delaware








26-0731818




(State or other jurisdiction of



incorporation or organization)







(I.R.S. Employer



Identification No.)














885 Arapahoe Road




Boulder, CO












80302




(Address of principal executive offices)







(Zip Code)









Registrant’s telephone number, including area code


(303) 443-4430





Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:






















Title of each class







Name of each exchange on which registered













None







None








Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:







Common Stock, par value $0.001




(Title of class)





Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. Yes ☐     No ☒





Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Act. Yes ☐     No ☒





Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒     No ☐





Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files) Yes ☒     No ☐





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Large accelerated filer








Accelerated filer








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Smaller reporting company














Emerging growth company












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Aggregate market value of the voting and non-voting stock held by non-affiliates as of June 30, 2020: $13,497,633 as based on last reported sales price of such stock ($2.90) on June 30, 2020. The voting stock held by non-affiliates on that date consisted of 4,654,356 shares of common stock.






Applicable Only to Registrants Involved in Bankruptcy Proceedings During the Preceding Five Years:





Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Sections 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act of 1934 subsequent to the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes ☐     No ☐






Applicable Only to Corporate Registrants:





Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the registrant’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. As of March 31, 2021, there were 25,965,203 shares of common stock, $0.00001 par value, issued and outstanding.






Documents Incorporated by Reference





List hereunder the following documents if incorporated by reference and the Part of the Form 10-K (e.g., Part I, Part II, etc.) into which the document is incorporated: (1) Any annual report to security holders; (2) Any proxy or information statement; and (3) Any prospectus filed pursuant to rule 424(b) or (c) of the Securities Act of 1933. The listed documents should be clearly described for identification purposes (e.g., annual report to security holders for fiscal year ended December 24, 1980).

None.










































SOBR Safe, Inc.








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PART I





















ITEM 1 –





BUSINESS







3








ITEM 1A –





RISK FACTORS







9








ITEM 1B –





UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS







19








ITEM 2 ‑





PROPERTIES







19








ITEM 3 ‑





LEGAL PROCEEDINGS







19








ITEM 4 –





MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES







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PART II





















ITEM 5 –





MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES







20








ITEM 6 –





SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA







26








ITEM 7 –





MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION







26








ITEM 7A –





QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK







37








ITEM 8 –





FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA







F-1








ITEM 9 –





CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE







37








ITEM 9A –





CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES







38








ITEM 9B –





OTHER INFORMATION







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PART III





















ITEM 10 –





DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNACE







40








ITEM 11 –





EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION







45








ITEM 12 –





SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS







51








ITEM 13 ‑





CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE







52








ITEM 14 –





PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES







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PART IV





















ITEM 15 ‑





EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES







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PART I







Special Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements





This Annual Report includes forward‑looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). These statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions, and on information currently available to management. Forward‑looking statements include the information concerning possible or assumed future results of operations of the Company set forth under the heading “Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition or Plan of Operation.” Forward‑looking statements also include statements in which words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “consider,” or similar expressions are used.





Forward‑looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. The Company's future results and shareholder values may differ materially from those expressed in these forward‑looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on any forward‑looking statements.







ITEM 1 – BUSINESS







Corporate History





We were incorporated under the name Imagine Media, Ltd. on August 10, 2007. From inception through early 2009, our business was to publish and distribute Image Magazine, a monthly entertainment guide for the Denver, Colorado area. We generated only limited revenue and essentially abandoned our business plan in January 2009.





On September 19, 2011, we, Imagine Media, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, acquired approximately 52% of the outstanding shares of TransBiotec, Inc., (“TBT”) from TBT’s directors in exchange for 12,416,462 shares of our common stock. The accounting for this transaction was identical to that resulting from a reverse acquisition, except that no goodwill, or other intangibles were recorded, as the members of TransBioTec retained the majority of the outstanding common stock of Imagine Media LTD after the share exchange. These directors of TBT were Charles Bennington, Devadatt Mishal, Nicholas Limer, and Sam Satyanarayana. At the time, these shares represented approximately 52% of our outstanding common stock. TBT was a California corporation. In connection with this transaction, two of our officers resigned and Charles Bennington and Nicholas Limer were appointed as directors and as our President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, and our Secretary, respectively, and Ronald Williams was appointed as our Chief Technology Officer.





On January 17, 2012, our Board of Directors amended our Certificate of Incorporation changing our name from Imagine Media, Ltd. to TransBiotec, Inc. On January 31, 2012, we acquired approximately 45% of the remaining outstanding shares of TBT in exchange for 10,973,678 shares of our common stock. In connection with this transaction, two of our directors resigned and Sam Satyanarayana, Ronald Williams and Devadatt Mishal were appointed directors. Because of the September 2011 and January 2012 acquisitions of TBT common stock, we currently own approximately 99% of the outstanding shares of TBT, and we control its Board of Directors and officer positions. The remaining approximately 2% is owned by non-affiliated individuals that did not participate in the share exchange.



















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Because of the acquisition, TBT’s business is our business and, unless otherwise indicated, any references to “us” or “we” include the business and operations of TBT. Due to our approximately 99% ownership of TBT, the approximately 1% non-controlling interest is combined with ours in the attached financial statements.





On March 9, 2020, in connection with our transaction with IDTEC, LLC (as detailed herein) our Board of Directors approved the amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 2020 and stockholders holding 52.24% of our then outstanding voting stock approved the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation was for the purpose of, among other things, (i) changing our name from “TransBiotec, Inc.” to “SOBR Safe, Inc.”, (ii) effecting a 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split of our common stock, and (iii) decreasing our authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares, and became effective with the State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.





As a result of the reverse stock split effected by our Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, every 33.26 shares of our outstanding common stock prior to the effect of that amendment were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock, and the number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the time was reduced from 266,097,657 (pre-split) to approximately 8,000,000 (post-split). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and any of our stockholders that would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will instead receive one additional share of our common stock in lieu of the fractional share. The reverse stock split did not in itself affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of our common stock, except to the extent that any fractional share is rounded up to the nearest whole share. As a result of the reverse stock split all share figures included in this Annual Report have been adjusted to reflect the stock split.





At the open of trading on June 8, 2020, our new name and reverse stock split went effective with OTC Markets, and we began trading on the “OTC Pink Current Information” tier of OTC Markets on a post reverse stock split basis. Our ticker symbol for the quotation of our common stock is now “SOBR”. On November 16, 2020, we began trading on the “OTCQB” tier of OTC Markets.





Our offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80302, telephone number (303) 449-7235.






Business Overview






General





We intend to create substance-free environments by integrating and commercializing critical substance detection technologies. These technologies will be integrated within our robust and scalable data platform producing predictive analytics and statistical user data. Our mission is to save lives, accelerate intervention, increase productivity, create significant economic benefit and positively impact behavior. To that end, we developed the scalable, patented SOBRSafe™ software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification, a solution that has anticipated applications in school buses, commercial vehicle fleets and facility access control, as well as addiction treatment and managed care.



















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Currently, our plan is to deploy our SOBRSafe™ technology in two initial devices: the SOBRtab™ wearable band and the SOBRCheck™ system.













SOBRtab™





SOBRtab™ is a transdermal, alcohol-detecting wearable band containing our SOBRSafe™ technology for ongoing, real-time alcohol monitoring, with predictive heart rate monitoring.









SOBRCheck™



















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SOBRCheck™ is our centralized access control product. When installed in manufacturing facilities, warehouses and more, SOBRCheck™ enables a rapid, hygienic finger scan, with real-time results delivered securely to the employer for any necessary corrective action.





The SOBRSafe™ technology can also be deployed across numerous additional devices for various uses. Currently, additional devices for our SOBRSafe™ alcohol detection technology we are exploring include possible integrations with existing law enforcement technologies to enhance public safety. In addition, we are proactively evaluating other emerging detection technologies for alcohol, cannabis, opioids, human health and more.





Statistical analytics and predictive user data is another potential valuable asset. We believe our device portfolio approach could yield a highly valuable information asset. The opportunity to collect millions of data points over time could enable the development of predictive analytics for perpetual safety improvement (and associated cost savings capture). And by demonstrating substance-free environments, employers could deliver a data-driven argument for lowering insurance premiums, and we could potentially partner with insurance providers to mandate use of the SOBRSafe™ devices and/or technology.





In addition to focusing on the development, marketing and commercialization of the SOBRCheck™ and SOBRtab™ devices, we are also constantly reviewing synergistic technologies and businesses for potential partnerships, including licensing the SOBRSafe™ technology.






The Substance Abuse Problem





Our management believes the key to developing a successful product is to find a potential solution to a consumer need that is not being adequately addressed with technologies in the current marketplace. When that need also involves a potential solution for a societal crisis like the impact of substance abuse on the workplace and individual lives then the motivation is even stronger and the potential results that much more impactful.





Through crime, lost work productivity and healthcare expenses, the annual cost of alcohol abuse in the U.S. is estimated to be $249 billion. One- half of all industrial accidents involve alcohol, and commercial fleets suffer from over 11,000 alcohol-related accidents each year. We believe we have a solution that addresses this problem, and we anticipate in the second quarter 2021 our technology will be available for use in commercial fleet management, school bus safety and workplace access control in manufacturing facilities and warehouses.






Competitive Advantages





SOBRSafe™ is currently the only

preventative

transdermal (touch-based) alcohol detection system in the U.S. market – we seek to eliminate the possibility of alcohol-related accidents before they occur, not simply punish the offender post-fact. Companies like SCRAM, BACTRACK, BI TAD, Soberlink, Smart Start, Intoxalock and others are focused on the judicially-mandated market, i.e. breathalyzers for blood alcohol content (BAC) measurement, or court-ordered ankle monitors. Only SOBRSafe™ provides the data needed to get ahead of an issue, not simply react to its consequences.





Our SOBRCheck™ device is a patent-pending touch-based identity verification and alcohol detection system that utilizes our SOBRSafe™ system. A user places two fingers on the sensors above; one sensor reads specific data points under the skin (not just relying on a finger print) to confirm identity, and the other senses ethanol secreted via sweat through the pores of the fingertip.



















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Marketing





We have developed a marketing plan that includes 1) multi-channel investor relations, 2) popular and trade media public relations, 3) advocacy group alignment, 4) video-centric social media outreach, 5) deploying savvy business development partners specific to and expert in the market segments/applications defined above and 6) and continual research around the potential integration of detection technology for THC and opiates, to name a few.





We have successfully conducted one pilot program with an international employer, and are in advanced discussion on multiple additional pilot-to-revenue programs. We are working to execute three pilots in the manufacturing space in Q1 2021, in order to perfect the user experience and interface, enrollment process and data collection/management methodology.






Research and Development





Our SOBRSafe™ system for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification has been completed and tested. Based on the results of the testing, including in one pilot program, we believe the system is ready for manufacturing in high volume to be included in our various platforms.





We are currently pursuing multiple generations of the SOBRtab™ wearable band, each with successively advanced capabilities. Our CTO is also proactively evaluating emerging technologies including light, nano sensors, optics, ECG and more to most accurately detect alcohol, cannabis, opioids and determinants of human health. The current iteration of our SOBRtab™ wearable integrates health monitoring and predictive analytics into a high fashion wearable band.





The SOBRCheck

TM

patent pending, multiuser, touch-based alcohol detection platform with identity detection performed outstanding in human trials and is currently being tooled up for manufacturing.






Intellectual Property





We currently have the following patent and patent applications related to our SOBRSafe™ system and related devices:



















1)



U.S. Patent No. 9,296,298, titled “Alcohol detection system for vehicle driver testing with integral temperature compensation”, which expires in 2032.


2)



Provisional Patent Application No. 63,014,776, titled “Non-invasive Transdermal Alcohol Screening System”


3)



Provisional Patent Application No. 63,109,134, titled “Wearable Data Collection Device w/Non-Invasive Sensing”






We are applying for trademarks related to the SOBRSafe™ system, SOBRCheck™ and SOBRtab™.






Government Regulation





At the present time, only the judicially-mandated market is regulated. Devices sold into this market must be approved by state government agencies. Since we utilize a unique Go/No Go methodology that simply alerts to the presence of alcohol (as opposed to measuring a discrete BAC), information that may be used at the discretion of the employer (or counselor, parent, etc.), we do not believe we will be subject to any government regulation.



















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Employees





As of December 31, 2020, we have seven employees, including Kevin Moore, our Chief Executive Officer; David Gandini, our Chairman, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Chief Revenue Officer; and Dean Watson, our Chief Technology Officer.







Human Capital Resources






As noted above, we only have a small number of employees. The remainder of our workforce is consultants due to the nature of our business. As it relates to our employees and the consultants that work with us:






Oversight and Management





Our executive officers are tasked with leading our organization in managing employment-related matters, including recruiting and hiring, onboarding and training, compensation planning, talent management and development. We are committed to providing team members with the training and resources necessary to continually strengthen their skills. Our executive team is responsible for periodically reviewing team member programs and initiatives, including healthcare and other benefits, as well as our management development and succession planning practices. Management periodically reports to the Board regarding our human capital measures and results that guide how we attract, retain and develop a workforce to enable our business strategies.






Diversity, Equity and Inclusion





We believe that a diverse workforce is critical to our success, and we continue to monitor and improve the application of our hiring, retention, compensation and advancement processes for women and underrepresented populations across our workforce, including persons of color, veterans and LGBTQ to enhance our inclusive and diverse culture. We continue to invest in recruiting diverse talent.






Workplace Safety and Health





A vital part of our business is providing our workforce with a safe, healthy and sustainable working environment. We focus on implementing change through workforce observation and feedback channels to recognize risk and continuously improve our processes.





Importantly during 2020, our focus on providing a positive work environment on workplace safety have enabled us to preserve business continuity without sacrificing our commitment to keeping our colleagues and workplace visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We took immediate action at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic to enact rigorous safety protocols in our facilities by improving sanitation measures, implementing mandatory social distancing, use of facing coverings, reducing on-site workforce through staggered shifts and schedules, remote working where possible, and restricting visitor access to our locations. We believe these actions helped minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our workforce.







Corporate Information






Our corporate offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80302, telephone number (844) 762-7723.






Available Information





We are a fully reporting issuer, subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Our Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports, and other filings can be obtained from the SEC’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days during the hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may also obtain information on the operation of the Public Reference Room by calling the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330. The Commission maintains an Internet site that contains reports, proxy and information statements, and other information regarding issuers that file electronically with the Commission at

http://www.sec.gov

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ITEM 1A. – RISK FACTORS.






As a smaller reporting company, we are not required to provide a statement of risk factors. However, we believe this information may be valuable to our shareholders for this filing. We reserve the right to not provide risk factors in our future filings. Our primary risk factors and other considerations include:







We have a limited operating history and historical financial information upon which you may evaluate our performance.






You should consider, among other factors, our prospects for success in light of the risks and uncertainties encountered by companies that, like us, are in their early stages of development. We may not successfully address these risks and uncertainties or successfully implement our existing and new products. If we fail to do so, it could materially harm our business and impair the value of our common stock. Even if we accomplish these objectives, we may not generate the positive cash flows or profits we anticipate in the future. We were incorporated in Delaware on August 10, 2007. Our business to date business focused on developing and improving our product, filing patents, and hiring management and staff personnel. Unanticipated problems, expenses and delays are frequently encountered in establishing a new business and developing new products. These include, but are not limited to, inadequate funding, lack of consumer acceptance, competition, product development, and inadequate sales and marketing. The failure by us to meet any of these conditions would have a materially adverse effect upon us and may force us to reduce or curtail operations. No assurance can be given that we can or will ever operate profitably.







We may not be able to meet our future capital needs.






To date, we have not generated any revenue and we have limited cash liquidity and capital resources. Our future capital requirements will depend on many factors, including our ability to develop our products, cash flow from operations, and competing market developments. We will need additional capital in the near future. Any equity financings will result in dilution to our then-existing stockholders. Sources of debt financing may result in high interest expense. Any financing, if available, may be on unfavorable terms. If adequate funds are not obtained, we will be required to reduce or curtail operations.







If we cannot obtain additional funding, our product development and commercialization efforts may be reduced or discontinued and we may not be able to continue operations.






We have historically experienced negative cash flows from operations since our inception and we expect the negative cash flows from operations to continue for the foreseeable future. Unless and until we are able to generate revenues, we expect such losses to continue for the foreseeable future. As discussed in our financial statements, there exists substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern.





Product development efforts are highly dependent on the amount of cash and cash equivalents on hand combined with our ability to raise additional capital to support our future operations through one or more methods, including but not limited to, issuing additional equity or debt.





In addition, we may also raise additional capital through additional equity offerings, and licensing our future products in development. While we will continue to explore these potential opportunities, there can be no assurances that we will be successful in raising sufficient capital on terms acceptable to us, or at all, or that we will be successful in licensing our future products. Based on our current projections, we believe we have insufficient cash on hand to meet our obligations as they become due based on current assumptions. The uncertainties surrounding our future cash inflows have raised substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern.



















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Our business plan, which is focused on the development and commercialization of alcohol detection devices, is dependent upon our SOBR® Safe™ technology. If that technology proves to be ineffective at detecting alcohol in person’s system through secretions from their skin, it would significantly impact our business.






Our business plan, which is focused on the development and commercialization of alcohol detection devices, is dependent upon our SOBR® Safe™ technology. In the event that technology proves to be ineffective at detecting alcohol in person’s system through secretions from their skin, it would significantly impact our business.







Some of our planned products for our SOBR® Safe™ technology require us to integrate our technology with technologies owned by third-party companies. In the event the technologies do not integrate well together or in the event there are issues with the third-party technologies, it could cause those products to fail or not be as effective as planned.






We are planning to integrate our SOBR® Safe™ technology with certain technologies owned by third-parties in certain of our planned products. In the event the technologies do not integrate well together or in the event there are issues with the third-party technologies, it could cause those products to fail or not be as effective as planned. If this were to occur it would significantly, negatively impact our business and future business plans.










The coronavirus pandemic is causing disruptions in the workplace, which will have negative repercussions on our business if they continue for an extended period time.






We are closely monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and the directives from federal and local authorities regarding not only our workforce, but how it impacts companies we work with for the development of the devices that will contain our SOBRSafe™ technology. As a result of state and localities implementation of social distancing and “work from home” regulations more and more companies have been forced to either shut down, slow down or alter their work routines. Since the development and testing of the devices containing our SOBRSafe™ technology is a “hands on” process these alternative work arrangements could significantly slow down our anticipated schedules for the development, marketing and leasing/sale of our SOBR device, which could have a negative impact our business.







Because we face intense competition, we may not be able to operate profitably in our markets.






The market for devices containing our SOBRSafe™ technology is highly competitive and is becoming more so, which could hinder our ability to successfully market our products. We may not have the resources, expertise or other competitive factors to compete successfully in the future. We expect to face additional competition from existing competitors and new market entrants in the future. Many of our competitors have greater name recognition and more established relationships in the industry than we do. As a result, these competitors may be able to:































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develop and expand their product offerings more rapidly;






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adapt to new or emerging changes in customer requirements more quickly;






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take advantage of acquisition and other opportunities more readily; and






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devote greater resources to the marketing and sale of their products and adopt more aggressive pricing policies than we can.




















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If our products do not gain expected market acceptance, prospects for our sales revenue may be affected.






We intend to use the SOBR Safe™ technology in various platforms in the preventative, B2B market, as opposed to the judicially-mandated individual user market. Currently, most alcohol sensing devices are breath analyzers and ankle bracelets employed in the judicially-mandated market where the use is usually required by law as a punishment for committing a crime. We will be asking companies and institutions that have an interest in monitoring whether their employees or contractors have alcohol in their systems due to their job responsibilities (such as fleet and school bus drivers, factory machinists, forklift operators, etc.), to adopt a new requirement that their employees or contractors must abide in order to remain employed. While we believe this will be attractive to many companies and industries, we must achieve some level of market acceptance to be successful. If we are unable to achieve market acceptance, our investors could lose their entire investment.







If critical components become unavailable or contract manufacturers delay their production, our business will be negatively impacted.






Currently, we manufacture the limited number of SOBRCheck™ prototype devices we have developed by applying our proprietary know-how to “off the shelf” parts and components. However, if we are successful in our growth plan, eventually we will have to contract out our manufacturing of the devices. At that time, the stability of component supply will be crucial to determining our manufacturing process. Due to the fact we currently manufacture the device from “off the shelf” parts and components, all of our critical devices and components are supplied by certain third-party manufacturers, and we may be unable to acquire necessary amounts of key components at competitive prices.





If we are successful in our growth, outsourcing the production of certain parts and components would be one way to reduce manufacturing costs. We plan to select these particular manufacturers based on their ability to consistently produce these products according to our requirements in an effort to obtain the best quality product at the most cost effective price. However, the loss of all or one of these suppliers or delays in obtaining shipments would have an adverse effect on our operations until an alternative supplier could be found, if one may be located at all. If we get to that stage of growth, such loss of manufacturers could cause us to breach any contracts we have in place at that time and would likely cause us to lose sales.







If our contract manufacturers fail to meet our requirements for quality, quantity and timeliness, our business growth could be harmed.






We eventually plan to outsource the manufacturing of devices utilizing the SOBR® Safe™ alcohol detection system to contract manufacturers. These manufacturers will procure most of the raw materials for us and provide all necessary facilities and labor to manufacture our products. If these companies were to terminate their agreements with us without adequate notice, or fail to provide the required capacity and quality on a timely basis, we would be delayed in our ability or unable to process and deliver our products to our customers.



















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Our products could contain defects or they may be installed or operated incorrectly, which could reduce sales of those products or result in claims against us.






Although we have quality assurance practices to ensure good product quality, defects still may be found in the future in our future products.





End-users could lose their confidence in our products our company when they unexpectedly use defective products or use our products improperly. This could result in loss of revenue, loss of profit margin, or loss of market share.







If we are unable to recruit and retain qualified personnel, our business could be harmed.






Our growth and success highly depend on qualified personnel. Competition in the industry could cause us difficulty in recruiting or retaining a sufficient number of qualified technical personnel, which could harm our ability to develop new products. If we are unable to attract and retain necessary key talents, it would harm our ability to develop competitive product and retain good customers and could adversely affect our business and operating results.







We may be unable to adequately protect our proprietary rights.






We currently have one “use” patent covering the SOBR® Safe™ alcohol detection system and/or the SOBR devices and two others pending with the USPTO. These are not patents over the components of the device, but instead covering the use of those components in the SOBR device. Our ability to compete partly depends on the superiority, uniqueness and value of our intellectual property. To protect our proprietary rights, we will rely on a combination of patent, copyright and trade secret laws, confidentiality agreements with our employees and third parties, and protective contractual provisions. Despite these efforts, any of the following occurrences may reduce the value of our intellectual property:




































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Our applications for patents relating to our business may not be granted and, if granted, may be challenged or invalidated;








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Issued patents may not provide us with any competitive advantages;








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Our efforts to protect our intellectual property rights may not be effective in preventing misappropriation of our technology;








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Our efforts may not prevent the development and design by others of products or technologies similar to or competitive with, or superior to those we develop; or








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Another party may obtain a blocking patent and we would need to either obtain a license or design around the patent in order to continue to offer the contested feature or service in our products.










We may become involved in lawsuits to protect or enforce our patents that would be expensive and time consuming.






In order to protect or enforce our patent rights, we may initiate patent litigation against third parties. In addition, we may become subject to interference or opposition proceedings conducted in patent and trademark offices to determine the priority and patentability of inventions. The defense of intellectual property rights, including patent rights through lawsuits, interference or opposition proceedings, and other legal and administrative proceedings, would be costly and divert our technical and management personnel from their normal responsibilities. An adverse determination of any litigation or defense proceedings could put our pending patent applications at risk of not being issued.





Furthermore, because of the substantial amount of discovery required in connection with intellectual property litigation, there is a risk that some of our confidential information could be compromised by disclosure during this type of litigation. For example, during the course of this kind of litigation, confidential information may be inadvertently disclosed in the form of documents or testimony in connection with discovery requests, depositions or trial testimony. This disclosure could have a material adverse effect on our business and our financial results.



















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The internal controls we utilize to produce reliable financial reports have material weaknesses. If we continue to have material weaknesses in our internal controls, we may not be able to report our financial results accurately or timely or to detect fraud, which could have a material adverse effect on our business.






An effective internal control environment is necessary for us to produce reliable financial reports and is an important part of our effort to prevent financial fraud. We are required to periodically evaluate the effectiveness of the design and operation of our internal controls over financial reporting. Based on these evaluations, we have concluded in this report, as well as our prior reports, that we have material weaknesses in our internal controls and enhancements, modifications, and changes to our internal controls are necessary in order to eliminate these weaknesses. There are inherent limitations on the effectiveness of internal controls, including collusion, management override, and failure of human judgment. In addition, control procedures are designed to reduce rather than eliminate business risks. If we continue to fail to maintain an effective system of internal controls we may be unable to produce reliable, timely financial reports or prevent fraud, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, including subjecting us to sanctions or investigation by regulatory authorities, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any such actions could result in an adverse reaction in the financial markets due to a loss of confidence in the reliability of our financial statements, which could cause the market price of our common stock to decline or limit our access to capital.







We may not be able to identify, negotiate, finance or close future acquisitions.






One component of our growth strategy focuses on acquiring additional technologies, companies and/or assets. We may not, however, be able to identify, audit, or acquire technologies, companies and/or assets on acceptable terms, if at all. Additionally, we may need to finance all or a portion of the purchase price for an acquisition by incurring indebtedness. There can be no assurance that we will be able to obtain financing on terms that are favorable, if at all, which will limit our ability to acquire additional companies or assets in the future. Failure to acquire additional companies or assets on acceptable terms, if at all, would have a material adverse effect on our ability to increase assets, revenues and net income and on the trading price of our common Stock.







We may acquire businesses without any apparent synergies with our current operations of alcohol detection devices.






In an effort to diversify our sources of revenue and profits, we may decide to acquire businesses without any apparent synergies with our current alcohol detection device operations. For example, we believe that the acquisition of technologies unrelated to alcohol detection devices may be an important way for us to enhance our stockholder value. Notwithstanding the critical importance of diversification, some members of the investment community and research analysts would prefer that micro-cap or small-cap companies restrict the scope of their activity to a single line of business, and may not be willing to make an investment in, or recommend an investment in, a micro-cap or small-cap company that undertakes multiple lines of business. This situation could materially adversely impact our company and the trading price of our stock.







We may not be able to properly manage multiple businesses.






We may not be able to properly manage multiple businesses. Managing multiple businesses would be more complicated than managing a single line of business, and would require that we hire and manage executives with experience and expertise in different fields. We can provide no assurance that we will be able to do so successfully. A failure to properly manage multiple businesses could materially adversely affect our company and the trading price of our stock.



















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We may not be able to successfully integrate new acquisitions.






Even if we are able to acquire additional technologies, companies and/or assets, we may not be able to successfully integrate those companies or assets. For example, we may need to integrate widely dispersed operations with different corporate cultures, operating margins, competitive environments, computer systems, compensation schemes, business plans and growth potential requiring significant management time and attention. In addition, the successful integration of any companies we acquire will depend in large part on the retention of personnel critical to our combined business operations due to, for example, unique technical skills or management expertise. We may be unable to retain existing management, finance, engineering, sales, customer support, and operations personnel that are critical to the success of the integrated company, resulting in disruption of operations, loss of key information, expertise or know-how, unanticipated additional recruitment and training costs, and otherwise diminishing anticipated benefits of these acquisitions, including loss of revenue and profitability. Failure to successfully integrate acquired businesses could have a material adverse effect on our company and the trading price of our stock.







Our acquisitions of businesses may be extremely risky and we could lose all of our investments.






We may invest in other technology businesses or other risky industries. An investment in these companies may be extremely risky because, among other things, the companies we are likely to focus on: (1) typically have limited operating histories, narrower product lines and smaller market shares than larger businesses, which tend to render them more vulnerable to competitors’ actions and market conditions, as well as general economic downturns; (2) tend to be privately-owned and generally have little publicly available information and, as a result, we may not learn all of the material information we need to know regarding these businesses; (3) are more likely to depend on the management talents and efforts of a small group of people; and, as a result, the death, disability, resignation or termination of one or more of these people could have an adverse impact on the operations of any business that we may acquire; (4) may have less predictable operating results; (5) may from time to time be parties to litigation; (6) may be engaged in rapidly changing businesses with products subject to a substantial risk of obsolescence; and (7) may require substantial additional capital to support their operations, finance expansion or maintain their competitive position. Our failure to make acquisitions efficiently and profitably could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations, financial condition and the trading price of our stock.







Future acquisitions may fail to perform as expected.






Future acquisitions may fail to perform as expected. We may overestimate cash flow, underestimate costs, or fail to understand risks. This could materially adversely affect our company and the trading price of our Stock.







Competition may result in overpaying for acquisitions.






Other investors with significant capital may compete with us for attractive investment opportunities. These competitors may include publicly-traded companies, private equity firms, privately held buyers, individual investors, and other types of investors. Such competition may increase the price of acquisitions, or otherwise adversely affect the terms and conditions of acquisitions. This could materially adversely affect our company and the trading price of our stock.



















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We may have insufficient resources to cover our operating expenses and the expenses of raising money and consummating acquisitions.






We have limited cash to cover our operating expenses and to cover the expenses incurred in connection with money raising and a business combination. It is possible that we could incur substantial costs in connection with money raising or a business combination. If we do not have sufficient proceeds available to cover our expenses, we may be forced to obtain additional financing, either from our management or third parties. We may not be able to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms, if at all, and neither our management nor any third party is obligated to provide any financing. This could have a negative impact on our company and our stock price.







The nature of our proposed future operations is speculative and will depend to a great extent on the businesses which we acquire.






While management typically intends to seek a merger or acquisition of privately held entities with established operating histories, there can be no assurance that we will be successful in locating an acquisition candidate meeting such criteria. In the event we complete a merger or acquisition transaction, of which there can be no assurance, our success if any will be dependent upon the operations, financial condition and management of the acquired company, and upon numerous other factors beyond our control. If the operations, financial condition or management of the acquired company were to be disrupted or otherwise negatively impacted following an acquisition, our company and our stock price would be negatively impacted.







We may make actions that will not require our stockholders’ approval.






The terms and conditions of any acquisition could require us to take actions that would not require stockholder approval. In order to acquire certain companies or assets, we may issue additional shares of common or preferred stock, borrow money or issue debt instruments including debt convertible into capital stock. Not all of these actions would require our stockholders’ approval even if these actions dilute our shareholders’ economic or voting interest.







Our investigation of potential acquisitions will be limited.






Our analysis of new business opportunities will be undertaken by or under the supervision of our executive officers and directors. Inasmuch as we will have limited funds available to search for business opportunities and ventures, we will not be able to expend significant funds on a complete and exhaustive investigation of such business or opportunity. We will, however, investigate, to the extent believed reasonable by our management, such potential business opportunities or ventures by conducting a so-called “due diligence investigation”. In a so-called “due diligence investigation”, we intend to obtain and review materials regarding the business opportunity. Typically such materials will include information regarding a target business’ products, services, contracts, management, ownership, and financial information. In addition, we intend to cause our officers or agents to meet personally with management and key personnel of target businesses, ask questions regarding the company’s prospects, tour facilities, and conduct other reasonable investigation of the target business to the extent of our limited financial resources and management and technical expertise. Any failure of our typical “due diligence investigation” to uncover issues and problems relating to potential acquisition candidates could materially adversely affect our company and the trading price of our stock.



















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We will have only a limited ability to evaluate the directors and management of potential acquisitions.






We may make a determination that our current directors and officers should not remain, or should reduce their roles, following money raising or a business combination, based on an assessment of the experience and skill sets of new directors and officers and the management of target businesses. We cannot assure you that our assessment of these individuals will prove to be correct. This could have a negative impact on our company and our stock price.







We may be dependent on outside advisors to assist us.






In order to supplement the business experience of management, we may employ accountants, technical experts, appraisers, attorneys or other consultants or advisors. The selection of any such advisors will be made by management and without any control from shareholders. Additionally, it is anticipated that such persons may be engaged by us on an independent basis without a continuing fiduciary or other obligation to us.







We may be unable to protect or enforce the intellectual property rights of any target business that we acquire or the target business may become subject to claims of intellectual property infringement.






After completing a business combination, the


procurement and protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and trade secrets may be critical to our success.


We will likely rely on a combination of copyright, trademark, trade secret laws and contractual restrictions to protect any proprietary technology and rights that we may acquire. Despite our efforts to protect those proprietary technology and rights, we may not be able to prevent misappropriation of those proprietary rights or deter independent development of technologies that compete with the business we acquire. Litigation may be necessary in the future to enforce our intellectual property rights, to protect our trade secrets, or to determine the validity and scope of the proprietary rights of others. It is also possible that third parties may claim we have infringed their patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights. Claims or litigation, with or without merit, could result in substantial costs and diversions of resources, either of which could have an adverse effect on our competitive position and business. Further, depending on the target business or businesses that we acquire, it is likely that we will have to protect trademarks, patents, and domain names in an increasing number of jurisdictions, a process that is expensive and may not be successful in every location. These factors could negatively impact our company and the trading price of our stock.







Integrating acquired businesses may divert our management’s attention away from our day-to-day operations and harm our business.






Acquisitions generally involve significant risks, including the risk of overvaluation of potential acquisitions and risks in regard to the assimilation of personnel, operations, products, services, technologies, and corporate culture of acquired companies. Dealing with these risks may place a significant burden on our management and other internal resources. This could materially adversely affect our business and the trading price of our stock.







We may fail to manage our growth effectively.






Future growth through acquisitions and organic expansion would place a significant strain on our managerial, operational, technical, training, systems and financial resources. We can give you no assurance that we will be able to manage our expanding operations properly or cost effectively. A failure to properly and cost-effectively manage our expansion could materially adversely affect our company and the trading price of our stock.



















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The management of companies we acquire may lose their enthusiasm or entrepreneurship after the sale of their businesses.






We can give no assurance that the management of future companies we acquire will have the same level of enthusiasm for the operation of their businesses following their acquisition by us, or if they cease performing services for the acquired businesses that we will be able to install replacement management with the same skill sets and determination. There also is always a risk that management will attempt to reenter the market and possibly seek to recruit some of the former employees of the business, who may continue to be key employees of ours. This could materially adversely affect our business and the trading price of our Stock.







Our management has discretion as to how to use any proceeds from the sale of securities.






We reserve the right to use the funds obtained from the sale of our securities for purposes our management deems to be in the best interests of the company and our stockholders in order to address changed circumstances or opportunities. As a result of the foregoing, our success will be substantially dependent upon the discretion and judgment of management with respect to application and allocation of the net proceeds from the sale of our securities.







The issuance of additional common stock and/or the resale of our issued and outstanding common stock could cause substantial dilution to investors.






Our Articles of Incorporation authorize the issuance of up to 100,000,000 shares of common stock and 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock. Our Board of Directors has the authority to issue additional shares of common stock and to issue options and warrants to purchase shares of our common stock without shareholder approval. Future issuances of common stock could represent further substantial dilution to investors. In addition, the Board of Directors could issue large blocks of voting stock to fend off unwanted tender offers or hostile takeovers without further stockholder approval.







Our common stock has been thinly traded and we cannot predict the extent to which a trading market will develop.






Our common stock is quoted on the OTBQB-tier of OTC Markets. Our common stock is thinly-traded compared to larger more widely known companies. Thinly traded common stock can be more volatile than common stock trading in an active public market. We cannot predict the extent to which an active public market for our common stock will develop or be sustained.







Our common stock has a limited trading market, which could affect your ability to sell shares of our common stock and the price you may receive for our common stock.






Our common stock is currently traded in the over-the-counter market and “bid” and “asked” quotations regularly appear on OTC Markets under the symbol “SOBR” There is only limited trading activity in our securities. We have a relatively small public float compared to the number of our shares outstanding. Accordingly, we cannot predict the extent to which investors’ interest in our common stock will provide an active and liquid trading market. Due to our limited public float, we may be vulnerable to investors taking a “short position” in our common stock, which would likely have a depressing effect on the price of our common stock and add increased volatility to our trading market. The volatility of the market for our common stock could have a materially adverse effect on our business, results of operations and financial condition. There cannot be any guarantee that an active trading market for our securities will develop or, if such a market does develop, will be sustained. Accordingly, investors must be able to bear the financial risk of losing their entire investment in our common stock.



















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Our common stock is quoted only on OTC Markets, which may have an unfavorable impact on our stock price and liquidity. In addition, our shareholders may experience substantial difficulty in locating a brokerage firm to deposit shares of our Company for sale into the public marketplace.






Our common stock is quoted on OTC Markets under the ticker symbol “SOBR”. OTC Markets is a significantly more limited market than the New York Stock Exchange or The NASDAQ Stock Market. The quotation of our shares on OTC Markets may result in a less liquid market available for existing and potential stockholders to trade shares of our common stock, could depress the trading price of our common stock, and could have a long-term adverse impact on our ability to raise capital in the future. Additionally, since we are a “penny stock” quoted over-the-counter and not on a national exchange, our shareholders may experience substantial difficulty in finding a brokerage firm willing to deposit our common stock into a brokerage account for sale into the public marketplace and/or the fees may be substantially higher for transactions involving our common stock compared to companies that are traded on a national exchange like the New York Stock Exchange or The NASDAQ Stock Market.







Future sales of our common stock in the public market could lower the price of our common stock and impair our ability to raise funds in future securities offerings.






Future sales of a substantial number of shares of our common stock in the public market, or the perception that such sales may occur, could adversely affect the then prevailing market price of our common stock and could make it more difficult for us to raise funds in the future through a public offering of its securities.







The market price of our common stock may be volatile and may be affected by market conditions beyond our control.






The market price of our common stock is subject to significant fluctuations in response to, among other factors:





























































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variations in our operating results and market conditions specific to Biomedical Industry companies;






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changes in financial estimates or recommendations by securities analysts;






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announcements of innovations or new products or services by us or our competitors;






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the emergence of new competitors;






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operating and market price performance of other companies that investors deem comparable;






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changes in our board or management;






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sales or purchases of our common stock by insiders;






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commencement of, or involvement in, litigation;






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changes in governmental regulations; and






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general economic conditions and slow or negative growth of related markets.






In addition, if the market for stocks in our industry, or the stock market in general, experience a loss of investor confidence, the market price of our common stock could decline for reasons unrelated to our business, financial condition or results of operations. If any of the foregoing occurs, it could cause the price of our common stock to fall and may expose us to lawsuits that, even if unsuccessful, could be costly to defend and a distraction to the board of directors and management.



















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Because we are subject to the “penny stock” rules, the level of trading activity in our stock may be reduced.






Our common stock is traded on the OTC Markets. Broker-dealer practices in connection with transactions in “penny stocks” are regulated by certain penny stock rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Penny stocks, like shares of our common stock, generally are equity securities with a price of less than $5.00, other than securities registered on certain national securities exchanges or quoted on NASDAQ. The penny stock rules require a broker-dealer, prior to a transaction in a penny stock not otherwise exempt from the rules, to deliver a standardized risk disclosure document that provides information about penny stocks and the nature and level of risks in the penny stock market. The broker-dealer also must provide the customer with current bid and offer quotations for the penny stock, the compensation of the broker-dealer and its salesperson in the transaction, and, if the broker-dealer is the sole market maker, the broker-dealer must disclose this fact and the broker-dealer's presumed control over the market, and monthly account statements showing the market value of each penny stock held in the customer's account. In addition, broker-dealers who sell these securities to persons other than established customers and “accredited investors” must make a special written determination that the penny stock is a suitable investment for the purchaser and receive the purchaser's written agreement to the transaction. Consequently, these requirements may have the effect of reducing the level of trading activity, if any, in the secondary market for a security subject to the penny stock rules, and investors in our common stock may find it difficult to sell their shares.







ITEM 1B – UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS






None.







ITEM 2 – PROPERTIES






Our executive offices, consisting of approximately 250-500 square feet, are located at 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, Colorado 80302. We do not own our own manufacturing facility but plan to outsource with third party manufacturing companies for our manufacturing.







ITEM 3 ‑ LEGAL PROCEEDINGS






On December 6, 2006, Orange County Valet and Security Patrol, Inc. filed a lawsuit against us in Orange County California State Superior Court for Breach of Contract in the amount of $11,164. A default judgment was taken against us in this matter. In mid-2013 we learned the Plaintiff’s perfected the judgment against us, but we have not heard from the Plaintiffs as of December 2020. In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC, LLC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.





We currently have one outstanding judgment against us involving a past employee of the Company. The matter is under the purview of the State of California, Franchise Tax Board, Industrial Health and Safety Collections. We currently owe approximately $28,786 plus accrued interest, to our ex-employee for unpaid wages under these Orders and are working to get this amount paid off. In the event we pay any money related to this lawsuit, IDTEC, LLC agreed, in connection with us closing the asset purchase transaction with IDTEC, to pay the amount for us in exchange for shares of our common stock.





In the ordinary course of business, we are from time to time involved in various pending or threatened legal actions. The litigation process is inherently uncertain and it is possible that the resolution of such matters might have a material adverse effect upon our financial condition and/or results of operations. However, in the opinion of our management, other than as set forth herein, matters currently pending or threatened against us are not expected to have a material adverse effect on our financial position or results of operations.







ITEM 4 – MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES






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ITEM 5 ‑ MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES







Market Information





Our common stock is currently quoted on OTC Markets’ OTCQB-tier under the symbol “SOBR.” We were quoted on OTC Markets on March 18, 2009 and quoted on OTCQB in November 16, 2020. The following table sets forth the high and low bid information for each quarter within the fiscal years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, as best we could estimate from publicly-available information. The information reflects prices between dealers, and does not include retail markup, markdown, or commission, and may not represent actual transactions. The below information has been adjusted for our 1-for-33.26 reverse split of our common stock that went effective on OTC Markets at the open of market on June 8, 2020.



























































































































































Fiscal Year


Ended












Bid Prices








December 31,








Period








High











Low


































2019







First Quarter






$

0.53







$

0.05











Second Quarter






$

0.32







$

0.13











Third Quarter






$

1.08







$

0.14











Fourth Quarter






$

2.82







$

0.24






































2020







First Quarter






$

2.66







$

1.08











Second Quarter






$

3.00







$

1.14











Third Quarter






$

3.99







$

1.90











Fourth Quarter






$

3.00







$

2.50









The Securities Enforcement and Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990 requires additional disclosure relating to the market for penny stocks in connection with trades in any stock defined as a penny stock. The Commission has adopted regulations that generally define a penny stock to be any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to a few exceptions which we do not meet. Unless an exception is available, the regulations require the delivery, prior to any transaction involving a penny stock, of a disclosure schedule explaining the penny stock market and the risks associated therewith. There are no limitations on dividends.






Holders





As of December 31, 2020, there were 25,922,034 shares of our common stock outstanding held by approximately 170 holders of record and numerous shares held in brokerage accounts. Of these shares, 4,654,356 were held by non-affiliates. As of June 30, 2020, there were 4,654,356 shares held by non-affiliates, which we valued at $13,497,633, based on our closing share price of $2.90 on June 30, 2020.  As of March 26, 2021, there were 25,965,203 shares of our common stock outstanding held by approximately 175  holders of record and numerous shares held in brokerage accounts.




















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Stock Options, Warrants and Convertible Debentures





In March 2021, in connection with a $2M securities offering under Rule 506 of Regulation D, we issued convertible promissory notes totaling $600,000 to nine non-affiliated investors. The notes mature two years from the date of issuance, carry an interest rate of 12% per annum, and can be converted into shares of our common stock at $3.00 per share. The investors were also issued warrants to acquire an aggregate of 300,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $3.00 per share, which expire two years from the date of issuance.





In October 2020, we entered into an Advisory Agreement with Steven Beabout, a member of our Board of Directors, under which he agreed to provide us with strategic legal advice in relation to certain business and legal matters for a period of sixteen (16) months. In exchange for his services, we agreed to issue him 75,000 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.





In November 2020, in consideration of Steven Beabout’s work as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors, we agreed to issue Mr. Beabout 90,000 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.





In connection with closing the transaction with IDTEC detailed herein, we issued a convertible promissory note totaling approximately $1,500,000 to IDTEC. The promissory note was convertible any time by the holder into shares of our common stock at a conversion price of $0.50 per share, subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share. On November 17, 2020, IDTEC converted the total of $1,551,514 of principal and interest due under the promissory note into 3,103,028 shares of our common stock.





At the closing of the same transaction, we also issued Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to IDTEC, under which IDTEC can purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.50 per share.





On December 12, 2019, in connection with the closing of the first $1,000,000 investment into our Series A-1 Preferred Stock, we issued First Capital Ventures a three-year stock warrant to purchase 144,318 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $1.039 per share.





On October 25, 2019, we granted Charles Bennington, one of our officers and directors, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.





On October 25, 2019, we granted Nick Noceti, our Chief Financial Officer at the time, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of the Company’s common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.





On October 25, 2019, we granted Gary Graham, one of our directors at the time, an option to acquire 24,053 shares of our common stock under our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan. The stock option has an exercise price of $0.2634 and vests quarterly over a one-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock option has a five-year term.



















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On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, we granted an option to Kevin Moore under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $0.2634, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the employment agreement. A total of 411,572 options were vested as of December 31, 2020. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued during the year ended December 31, 2020.





On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer. Under the terms of the agreement, we granted David Gandini stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Agreement. David Gandini was also granted an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) to vest as follows: (i) 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019 to vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten-year term. A total of 521,146 options were vested as of December 31, 2020. None of the vested stock options have been exercised and no shares have been issued during the year ended December 31, 2020.





On October 25, 2019, we granted stock options to four non-affiliated individuals and entities to acquire an aggregate of 192,424 shares of our common stock. The stock options were issued under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $0.2634 vesting quarterly over a two-year period commencing January 1, 2020. The stock options have either a two year or five-year term.





On October 27, 2019, we entered into a patent purchase agreement under which the Company granted stock options to a non-affiliated party to acquire 96,212 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.039 and vested upon grant. The stock option has a five-year term. As of December 31, 2020, 45,906 of these stock options have been exercised.






Dividends





There have been no cash dividends declared on our common stock and we do not anticipate paying cash dividends on our common stock in the foreseeable future. Common stock dividends are not limited and are declared at the sole discretion of our Board of Directors.





Our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock earns cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum, payable in cash or common stock at the option of the Company on June 30 and December 31 of each year. If paid in common stock, the common stock will be valued at the average of the closing price for the five business days prior to the dividend payment date. The Preferred shareholders will participate in any common stock dividends on an as converted basis. During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, $107,880 and $0, respectively, in dividends were declared for holders of our 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock. The $107,880 in dividends were paid through the issuance of 43,169 shares of our common stock.






Securities Authorized for Issuance Under Equity Compensation Plans





On October 24, 2019, our 2019 Equity Incentive Plan went effective. The plan was approved by our Board of Directors and the holders of a majority of our voting stock on September 9, 2019. The plan’s number of authorized shares is 3,848,467. As of December 31, 2020, there were stock options granted to acquire 2,521,992 shares of common stock at exercise prices from $0.2634 to $3.30 per share under the plan. As of December 31, 2020, the plan had 1,202,168 vested shares and 1,319,754 non-vested shares. The stock options are held by our officers, directors and certain key employees and consultants.



















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Preferred Stock





On August 8, 2019, we entered into an 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock Investment Agreement with First Capital Ventures, LLC (“FCV”), and its assignee. We desired to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 from the sale of our 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock and FCV intended to raise between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000 (net after offering expenses) in a special purchase vehicle (“SPV”) created by FCV to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We granted FCV and its assigns, the exclusive right to purchase the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We agreed to pay $26,196 in legal and other expenses of the SPV subsequent to the day in which we receive a minimum of $1,000,000 from the sale of 1,000,000 shares of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock. We also agreed to cancel all shares of our issued and outstanding Series A Preferred Stock, immediately following the closing date. In accordance with the August 8, 2019, Investment Agreement with FCV, on December 9, 2019, our Board of Directors created a class of preferred stock designated as 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock comprising of 2,000,000 shares. The rights and preferences of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock are as follows: (a) dividend rights of 8% per annum based on the original issuance price of $1 per share, (b) liquidation preference over our common stock, (c) conversion rights into shares of our common stock at $1 per share (not to be affected by any reverse stock split in connection with the IDTEC APA), (d) redemption rights such that we have the right, upon thirty (30) days written notice, at any time after one year from the date of issuance, to redeem the all or part of the Series A-1 Preferred Stock for 150% of the original issuance price, (e) no call rights by us, and (f) each share of Series A Convertible Preferred stock will vote on an “as converted” basis. On December 12, 2019, we entered into a Series A-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with SOBR SAFE, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and an entity controlled by Gary Graham, one of our Directors (“SOBR SAFE”), under which SOBR SAFE agreed to acquire One Million (1,000,000) shares of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock (the “Preferred Shares”), in exchange for One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) (the “Purchase Price”). We received the Purchase Price on December 12, 2019. In connection with the closing of the SPA, holders of our common stock representing approximately 52% of our then-outstanding common stock and voting rights signed irrevocable proxies to Gary Graham and/or Paul Spieker for the purpose of allowing Mr. Graham and/or Mr. Spieker to vote those shares on any matters necessary to close the transaction that was the subject of the certain Asset Purchase Agreement May 6, 2019, as amended.





On May 7, 2020 and November 30, 2020, we entered into Amendment No. 1 and Amendment No. 2 to the Investment Agreement with FCV, which amended the following terms of the Investment Agreement and the rights and preferences of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock: (a) increase the authorized Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock to 2,700,000 shares, (b) changing the conversion terms of the Series A-1 Stock from automatically convertible immediately upon our common stock having a closing bid price equal or greater than $2.00 per share for three (3) consecutive days of trading to the earliest of either (i) SOBR LLC submitting a written Notice of Conversion to us, or (ii) seven (7) days after we are quoted on the OTCQB-tier of OTC Markets, and (c) permitting all holders of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock on a Dividend Payment Date, regardless of when the Series A-1 Stock was acquired, to participate in full in any dividend payments.





Our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock earned cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum, payable in cash or common stock at the option of the Company on June 30 and December 31 of each year (each a “Dividend Payment Date”). If paid in common stock, the common stock will be valued at the average of the closing price for the five business days prior to the dividend payment date. The Preferred shareholders will participate in any common stock dividends on an as converted basis. As of November 30, 2020, we had one holder of our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock, SOBR Safe, LLC, and we owed $107,880 in accrued dividends to the holder of our Series A-1 Preferred Stock. On November 30, 2020, the holder of all our Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock converted the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock into 2,700,000 shares of our common stock. Pursuant to the conversion, we issued the holder an additional 43,169 shares of our common stock as payment for all unpaid dividends.



















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As of December 31, 2020, we did not have any shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock outstanding.





On November 20, 2015, our Board of Directors authorized a class of stock designated as preferred stock with a par value of $0.00001 per share comprising 25,000,000 shares, 3,000,000 shares of which were classified as Series A Convertible Preferred stock. In each calendar year, the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock are entitled to receive, when, as and if, declared by the Board of Directors, out of any of our funds and assets legally available, non-cumulative dividends, in an amount equal to any dividends or other Distribution on the common stock in such calendar year (other than a Common Stock Dividend). No dividends (other than a Common Stock Dividend) shall be paid and no distribution shall be made with respect to the common stock unless dividends shall have been paid or declared and set apart for payment to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock simultaneously. Dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock shall not be mandatory or cumulative, and no rights or interest shall accrue to the holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock by reason of the fact that we shall fail to declare or pay dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock, except for such rights or interest that may arise as a result of us paying a dividend or making a distribution on the common stock in violation of the terms. The holders of each share of Series A Convertible Preferred stock then outstanding shall be entitled to be paid, out of the Available Funds and Assets, and prior and in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of common stock, and equal in preference to any payment or Distribution (or any setting part of any payment or Distribution) of any Available Funds and Assets on any shares of any other series of preferred stock that have liquidation preference, an amount per share equal to the Original Issue Price of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock plus all declared but unpaid dividends on the Series A Convertible Preferred stock. A reorganization, or any other consolidation or merger of the Company with or into any other corporation, or any other sale of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company, shall not be deemed a liquidation, dissolution, or winding up of the company. Shares of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock are convertible at a 35% discount rate to the average closing price per share of our common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last fifteen (15) trading days immediately prior to conversion. However, no conversions of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock to shares of common stock can occur unless the average closing price per share of our common stock (either as listed on a national exchange or as quoted over-the-market) for the last fifteen (15) trading days immediately prior to conversion is at least five cents ($0.05). The shares of Series A Convertible Preferred stock vote on an “as converted” basis. The right of conversion is limited by the fact the holder of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock may not convert if such conversion would cause the holder to beneficially own more than 4.9% of our common stock after giving effect to such conversion.





As of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, we had no issued shares of Series A Convertible Preferred stock.





As a condition of the 8% Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock agreement, the outstanding shares of our Series A Convertible Preferred stock were cancelled as of December 31, 2019. During the year ended December 31, 2019 and 2018, no dividends were declared for holders of the Series A Convertible Preferred stock.



















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Recent Issuance of Unregistered Securities





During the three months ended December 31, 2020, we issued the following unregistered securities:





On November 17, 2020, we received a Notice of Conversion from IDTEC, LLC, informing us that IDTEC desired to convert its 10% convertible promissory note dated June 6, 2020, in the principal amount of $1,485,189 into shares of our common stock. As of November 17, 2020, we owed IDTEC a total of $1,551,514 in principal and interest under the promissory note. Under the terms of the promissory note, the principal and interest due under the note is convertible into shares of our common stock at $0.50 per share. As a result, on December 7, 2020, we issued IDTEC 3,103,028 shares of our common stock. These shares were issued with a standard Rule 144 restrictive legend. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. The investor was sophisticated, familiar with our operations, and there was no solicitation.





On December 7, 2020, we sent a Notice of Automatic Conversion and Calculation of Dividend Shares to SOBR Safe, LLC, notifying them that under the terms governing the shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock the 2,700,000 shares of Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock owned by SOBR Safe, LLC automatically converted into 2,700,000 shares of our common stock. In addition, as a result of the conversion of the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock we owed SOBR Safe, LLC accrued dividends totaling $107,880, which we could pay in cash or in shares of our common stock based on the price of common stock on the applicable dividend dates. Our management and Board of Directors elected to pay SOBR Safe, LLC the accrued dividends in shares of our common stock. Based on the price of our common stock on the applicable dividend dates, we owed SOBR Safe, LLC 43,169 share of our common stock in full satisfaction of the accrued dividends. As a result, on December 15, 2020, we issued SOBR Safe, LLC 2,743,169 shares of our common stock. These shares were issued with a standard Rule 144 restrictive legend. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. The investor was sophisticated, familiar with our operations, and there was no solicitation.





Under an Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore dated October 25, 2019, we agreed to issue Mr. Moore an aggregate of 72,159 shares of our common stock for services provided to us for October 2019, November 2019 and December 2019 (24,053 per month). We never issued the shares. As a result, on December 15, 2020, we issued Mr. Moore 72,159 shares of our common stock. These shares were issued with a standard Rule 144 restrictive legend. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933. The investor was is one of our officers and directors, sophisticated, familiar with our operations, and there was no solicitation.





If our stock is listed on an exchange, we will be subject to the Securities Enforcement and Penny Stock Reform Act of 1990 which requires additional disclosure relating to the market for penny stocks in connection with trades in any stock defined as a penny stock. The Commission has adopted regulations that generally define a penny stock to be any equity security that has a market price of less than $5.00 per share, subject to a few exceptions which we do not meet. Unless an exception is available, the regulations require the delivery, prior to any transaction involving a penny stock, of a disclosure schedule explaining the penny stock market and the risks associated therewith.






Purchases of Equity Securities





During the year ended December 31, 2020, we did not purchase any of our equity securities.



















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ITEM 6 – SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA






As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.







ITEM 7 - MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION







Disclaimer Regarding Forward Looking Statements





Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis or Plan of Operations contains not only statements that are historical facts, but also statements that are forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are, by their very nature, uncertain and risky. These risks and uncertainties include international, national and local general economic and market conditions; demographic changes; our ability to sustain, manage, or forecast growth; our ability to successfully make and integrate acquisitions; raw material costs and availability; new product development and introduction; existing government regulations and changes in, or the failure to comply with, government regulations; adverse publicity; competition; the loss of significant customers or suppliers; fluctuations and difficulty in forecasting operating results; changes in business strategy or development plans; business disruptions; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability to protect technology; and other risks that might be detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.





Although the forward-looking statements in this Annual Report reflect the good faith judgment of our management, such statements can only be based on facts and factors currently known by them. Consequently, and because forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results and outcomes may differ materially from the results and outcomes discussed in the forward-looking statements. You are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in this report and in our other reports as we attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, and results of operations and prospects.







Overview






We intend to create substance-free environments by integrating and commercializing critical substance detection technologies. These technologies will be integrated within our robust and scalable data platform producing statistical analytics and predictive user data. Our mission is to save lives, accelerate intervention, increase productivity, create significant economic benefit and positively impact behavior. To that end, we developed the scalable, patented SOBRSafe™ software platform for non-invasive alcohol detection and identity verification, a solution that has anticipated applications in school buses, commercial vehicle fleets and facility access control, as well as addiction treatment and managed care.





Currently, our plan is to deploy our SOBRSafe™ technology in two initial devices: the SOBRtab™ wearable band and the SOBRCheck™ system. SOBRtab™ is a transdermal, alcohol-detecting wearable band containing our SOBRSafe™ technology for ongoing, real-time alcohol monitoring, with predictive heart rate monitoring. SOBRCheck™ is our centralized access control product. When installed in manufacturing facilities, warehouses and more, SOBRCheck™ enables a rapid, hygienic finger scan, with real-time results delivered securely to the employer for any necessary corrective action. The SOBRSafe™ technology can also be deployed across numerous additional devices for various uses. Currently, additional devices for our SOBRSafe™ alcohol detection technology we are exploring include possible integrations with existing law enforcement technologies to enhance public safety. In addition, we are proactively evaluating other emerging detection technologies for alcohol, cannabis, opioids, human health and more.



















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Statistical analytics and predictive user data is another potential valuable asset. We believe our device portfolio approach could yield this highly valuable information asset. The opportunity to collect millions of data points over time could enable the development of predictive analytics for perpetual safety improvement (and associated cost savings capture). And by demonstrating substance-free environments, employers could deliver a data-driven argument for lowering insurance premiums and we could potentially partner with insurance providers to mandate use of the SOBRSafe™ devices and/or technology.





In addition to focusing on the development, marketing and commercialization of the SOBRCheck™ and SOBRtab™ devices, we are also constantly reviewing synergistic technologies and businesses for potential partnerships, including licensing of the SOBRSafe™ technology.





On June 5, 2020, we closed the transaction (the “Transaction”) that was the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement dated May 6, 2019 (and Amendment No. 1 dated March 9, 2020, together the “APA”) with IDTEC, LLC (“IDTEC”), under which IDTEC agreed to provide personnel, experience, and access to funding to assist with the development of our SOBR device, as well as to sell to us certain robotics assets, which our management believes are synergistic with our current assets, in exchange for 12,000,000 shares of our common stock after giving effect to the reverse stock split effected in connection with closing the transaction. The closing of the Transaction was subject to several conditions precedent, primarily: (i) we had to be current in our reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (ii) we had to complete a reverse stock split of our common stock such that approximately 8,000,000 shares were outstanding immediately prior to closing the transaction, (iii) we could only have outstanding convertible instruments as set forth in the APA, (iv) our authorized common stock had to be reduced to 100,000,000 shares, and (v) we could not have more than approximately $125,000 in current liabilities. Effective with the closing of the transaction all of the closing conditions had been met, modified or waived by IDTEC, and we issued the 12,000,000 shares to IDTEC in exchange for IDTEC providing access to personnel, experience, funding to assist with the development of our SOBR device, as well as the robotics assets. The description of the APA set forth in this report is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document and the amendment, which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.12, respectively.





In advance of closing the Transaction, IDTEC and a few other affiliated parties (i) loaned funds directly to us, (ii) spent funds for the general costs related to the transaction, and/or (iii) spent funds to further develop and enhance the current SOBR product. As a result of closing the transaction, all the funds spent by IDTEC for any reason related to the transaction were turned into a convertible promissory note. These note totaled approximately $1,500,000 at closing, carry a simple interest rate of 10% per annum, are due upon demand, and may be convertible into shares of our common stock at $0.50 per share (after giving effect to the reverse stock split and subject to anti-dilution protection against any future securities we may issue at an effective price of less than $0.50 per share) at the discretion of the holder. The promissory note is due on demand of the holder. The repayment of this promissory note is secured by a first priority security lien or security interest in our patents, trademarks, tradenames and other intellectual property described in Exhibit A of the promissory note. The convertible promissory notes we issued are in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 10.13.





As noted above, in connection with the closing of the Transaction, both companies had certain closing conditions under the APA that had to be met. At closing, some of the closing conditions under the APA were either waived and/or modified by the parties. In order to document those modifications and waivers, we entered into a Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement with IDTEC. The description of the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement set forth in this report is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.14.



















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One of the closing conditions that was the subject of the Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement was the requirement that we have under $125,000 in permitted liabilities (not including aged liabilities) after closing of the Transaction. At closing we had approximately $158,000 in non-permitted liabilities under the APA. As a result, we issued a Warrant to Purchase Common Stock to IDTEC (the “Warrant”), under which IDTEC will purchase up to 320,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) at an exercise price of $0.50 per share, if either (i) we are forced to pay a non-permitted liability, then we may force IDTEC to exercise the Warrant and pay the exercise price to pay the non-permitted liability, but only in an amount sufficient to pay the non-permitted liability (which are listed on Exhibit A of the Warrant), or (ii) if IDTEC otherwise elects to exercise the Warrant and acquire some or all of the shares underlying the Warrant. The Warrant expires five years after the date of issuance. The description of the Warrant set forth in this report is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of that document, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.15.







Corporate Overview






We were incorporated under the name Imagine Media, Ltd. in August 2007 to publish and distribute Image Magazine, a monthly guide and entertainment source for the Denver, Colorado area. We generated only limited revenue and essentially abandoned the business plan in January 2009. On September 19, 2011, we, Imagine Media, Ltd., a Delaware corporation, acquired approximately 52% of the outstanding shares of TransBiotec, Inc. (the “Company” or “TBT”), a California corporation, from TBT’s directors in exchange for 373,315 shares of our common stock.





On January 17, 2012, our Board of Directors amended our Certificate of Incorporation changing our name from Imagine Media, Ltd. to TransBiotec, Inc.





On January 31, 2012, we acquired approximately 45% of the remaining outstanding shares of TBT in exchange for 329,936 shares of our common stock.





With the acquisitions in September 2011 and January 2012 of TBT common stock, we own approximately 99% of the outstanding shares of TBT.





As a result of the acquisitions, TBT’s business is our business, and, unless otherwise indicated, any references to “we” or “us” include the business and operations of TBT.





On March 9, 2020, in connection with our transaction with IDTEC, LLC (as detailed herein) our Board of Directors approved the amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation on March 9, 2020 and stockholders holding 52.24% of our then outstanding voting stock approved the amendment to our Articles of Incorporation. The Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation was for the purpose of, among other things, (i) changing our name from “TransBiotec, Inc.” to “SOBR Safe, Inc.”, (ii) effecting a 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split of our common stock, and (iii) decreasing our authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares to 100,000,000 shares, and became effective with the State of Delaware on April 24, 2020.





As a result of the reverse stock split effected by our Certificate of Amendment to our Certificate of Incorporation, every 33.26 shares of our outstanding common stock prior to the effect of that amendment were combined and reclassified into one share of our common stock, and the number of outstanding shares of our common stock at the time was reduced from 266,097,657 (pre-split) to approximately 8,000,000 (post-split). No fractional shares were issued in connection with the reverse stock split, and any of our stockholders that would have been entitled to receive a fractional share as a result of the reverse stock split will instead receive one additional share of our common stock in lieu of the fractional share. The reverse stock split will not in itself affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of our common stock, except to the extent that any fractional share is rounded up to the nearest whole share.



















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At the open of trading on June 8, 2020, our new name and reverse stock split went effective with OTC Markets, and we began trading on the “OTC Pink Current Information” tier of OTC Markets on a post reverse stock split basis. Our ticker symbol for the quotation of our common stock is now “SOBR”. On November 16, 2020, we began trading on the “OTCQB” tier of OTC Markets.





Our corporate offices are located at 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, CO 80302, telephone number (844) 762-7723.





The following discussion:




















o



summarizes our plan of operation; and





o



analyzes our financial condition and the results of our operations for the year ended December 31, 2020.






This discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our financial statements included as part of this Annual Report.







Results of Operations for the Years Ended December 31, 2020 and 2019








Summary of Results of Operations
















































































































































































































































































Year Ended




December 31,














2020











2019







Revenue






$

-







$

-
































Operating expenses:























































General and administrative









632,426










232,178





Stock-based compensation expense









273,443










44,082





Management salaries and consulting fees









1,370,681










498,246





Research and development









633,050










12,787





Total operating expenses









2,909,600










787,293
































Operating loss









(2,909,600

)







(787,293

)





























Other income (expense):




























Loss on debt extinguishment, net









(224,166

)







-





Loss on disposal of property and equipment









(39,434

)







-





Gain on fair value adjustment – derivatives









60,650










4,150





Interest expense









(141,512

)







(457,505

)


Amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature









(1,407,675

)







(11,509

)


Asset impairment adjustment









(25,320,555

)







-





Total other (expense), net









(27,072,692

)







(464,864

)





























Net loss






$

(29,982,292

)




$

(1,252,157

)




















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Operating Loss; Net Loss





Our net loss increased by $28,730,135 from $1,252,157 to $29,982,292, from year ended December 31, 2019 compared to the year ended December 31, 2020. Our operating loss increased by $2,122,307, from $787,293 to $2,909,600 for the same periods. The change in our net loss for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to the prior year period, is primarily a result of an asset impairment expense related to the assets we acquired from IDTEC during the year ended December 31, 2020, as well as us having increases in stock-based compensation expense, management salaries and consulting fees, research in development, loss on extinguishment of debt, loss on disposal of equipment, interest expense, and amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature, all of which are primarily related to our increased operations and management team in connection with the closing of the transaction with IDTEC; offset by gains on fair value adjustment – derivatives, share issuances, and extinguishment/forgiveness of debt. The changes are detailed below.






Revenue





We have not had any revenues since our inception. Since September 2011, we have been involved in the development of our patented SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing, testing and marketing of SOBR®Check™, our unique alcohol sensor technology. Although we have not had any sales to date, we are planning to be ready to commercialize the SOBR®Check™ device in the second quarter of 2021.






General and Administrative Expenses





General and administrative expenses increased by $400,248, from $232,178 for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $632,426 for the year ended December 31, 2020, primarily due to increases in legal, accounting and other professional fees.






Stock-Based Compensation Expense





We had stock-based compensation expense increased by $229,361, to $273,443 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $44,082 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The stock-based compensation expense for both years was related to the issuance of our common stock as compensation to certain consultants and employees.






Management Salaries and Consulting Fees





Management salaries and consulting fees increased by $872,435, to $1,370,681 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $498,246. The management salaries and consulting fees in both years were related to salaries and fees paid to our management and consultants, which includes our new management team we hired in connection with the transaction with IDTEC.






Research and Development





Research and development was $633,050 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $12,787 for the year ended December 31, 2019. The research and development in both years was related to expenses to developing our SOBR® Safe™ system, including, but not limited to, the developing and testing of SOBRCheck, our unique alcohol sensor technology.



















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Loss on Debt Extinguishment





Loss on extinguishment of debt, net was $224,166 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019. This increase was due to us converting several notes payable with conversion prices less than the fair market price on the conversion date during the year ended December 31, 2020, but none during the year ended December 31, 2019.






Loss on Disposal of Property and Equipment





Loss on disposal of property and equipment was $39,434 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019. This loss on disposal of property and equipment during the year ended December 31, 2020 was related to equipment acquired in the IDTEC transaction.






Gain on Fair Value Adjustment – Derivatives





Gain on fair value adjustment – derivatives was $60,650 for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $4,150 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For both periods the amounts are related to us having an outstanding financial instrument that contained an embedded derivative liability. The gain related to the instrument being tied to the price of our common stock.






Interest Expense





Interest expense decreased by $315,993, from $457,505 for the year ended December 31, 2019 to $141,512 for the year ended December 31, 2020. For both periods these amounts are largely due to the interest on outstanding debt. The decrease between the two periods is largely related to the fact that during 2020 we converted many of the instruments that we were paying interest on in 2019.






Amortization of Interest – Beneficial Conversion Feature





During the year ended December 31, 2020, we had amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature expense of $1,407,675 compared to $11,509 during the year ended December 31, 2019. The expense in 2020 was related to a convertible note payable of $1,485,189 and was accounted for as amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature. The expense in 2019 was related to the amortized discount on convertible non-related party notes payable.






Asset Impairment Adjustment





We had an asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555 in the year ended December 31, 2020. We did not have an asset impairment adjustment in the year ended December 31, 2019. The asset impairment adjustment in 2020 was related to the value of the stock we issued to IDTEC that was attributed to the robotic assets we acquired from IDTEC versus the value of the assets. When we negotiated the transaction with IDTEC in early-to-mid-2019, we agreed to issue IDTEC 12,000,000 shares of our common stock (post-split) in exchange for the consideration they were transferring to us at the close of the transaction. At the time we negotiated the transaction and signed the Asset Purchase Agreement, our common stock was trading at a lower price than what it was trading at when we closed the transaction and issued the shares. As a result, during the year ended December 31, 2020, we impaired the value of the robotic assets we received in the transaction.



















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Liquidity and Capital Resources








Introduction






During the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, because of our operating losses, we did not generate positive operating cash flows. Our cash on hand as of December 31, 2020 was $232,842 and our monthly cash flow burn rate is approximately $100,000. We are currently satisfying our cash needs from proceeds from the sales of our securities. We currently do not believe we will be able to satisfy our cash needs from our revenues for some time and there is no guarantee we will be successful in the future satisfying these needs through the proceeds from the sales of our securities.





Our cash, current assets, total assets, current liabilities, and total liabilities as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, are as follows:



















































































































December 31,




2020















December 31,




2019















Change





































Cash






$

232,842







$

681,759







$

(448,917

)


Total Current Assets









348,072










690,813










(342,741

)


Total Assets









3,986,573










690,813










3,295,760





Total Current Liabilities









947,089










4,283,934










(3,336,845

)


Total Liabilities






$

947,089







$

4,283,934







$

(3,336,845

)






Our current assets decreased by $342,741 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019, due to us having less cash on hand, partially offset by an increase in prepaid expenses. Our total assets increased by $3,295,760 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019, due to value of our SOBRSafe Technology and associated intellectual property as of December 31, 2020.





Our current liabilities and total liabilities decreased by $3,336,845 as of December 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019. This decrease was primarily due to a significant decreases in our accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable, derivative liabilities, notes payable – current – related party, related party payables, and our preferred stock subscription payable. The significant decreases in our related party payables and accrued interest payable in 2020 was largely due to the conversion of a portion of those payables into shares of our common stock. The decrease in our preferred stock subscriptions payable is due to the Company issuing the Series A-1 Convertible Preferred Stock in 2020 for the $1,000,000 of cash from the offering that was received in 2019 and recorded as a subscription payable at December 31, 2019.






Cash Requirements





We had cash available as of December 31, 2020 of $232,842 and $681,759 on December 31, 2019. Based on our operating cash flow estimates, cash on hand and current monthly burn rate of approximately $100,000, we believe we have sufficient cash on hand for three months of operations, and we will need to continue borrowing from our shareholders and other related parties, and/or raise money from the sales of our securities, to fund future operations.





On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization (“WHO”) announced a global health emergency because of a new strain of coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China (the “COVID-19 outbreak”) and the risks to the international community as the virus spreads globally beyond its point of origin. In March 2020, the WHO classified the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, based on the rapid increase in exposure globally. The full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to evolve as of the date of this Annual Report. Management is actively monitoring the global situation on its financial condition, liquidity, operations, suppliers, industry, and workforce. Given the daily evolution of the COVID-19 outbreak and the global responses to curb its spread, we are not able to estimate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on our results of operations, financial condition, or liquidity for fiscal year 2021. However, if the pandemic continues, it will have an adverse effect on our results of future operations, financial position, and liquidity in year 2021.



















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Sources and Uses of Cash






Operations





We had net cash used for operating activities of $2,191,533 for the year ended December 31, 2020, as compared to net cash used for operating activities of $543,956 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For the period in 2020, the net cash used in operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $29,982,292 and change in fair value of derivative liability of $60,650, offset by a loss on debt extinguishment, net of $224,166, loss on disposal of property and equipment of $39,434, depreciation and amortization of $232,194, amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature of $1,407,675, stock warrants expense of $219,670, stock options expense of $239,478, stock-based compensation expense of $54,283, and asset impairment adjustment of $25,320,555, and changes in our assets and liabilities of prepaid expenses of $3,515, other assets of ($8,680), accounts payable of $113,158, accrued expenses of ($4,666), accrued interest payable of $26,677, and related party payables of ($24,706). In 2019, the net cash used for operating activities consisted primarily of our net loss of $1,252,157, and change in fair value of derivative liability of ($4,150), interest expense – debt discount of $64,800, stock warrants expense of $159,961, stocks options expense of $95,567, amortization – debt discount of $5,920, amortization of interest – beneficial conversion feature of $5,589, stock based-compensation expense of $44,082 in addition to changes in assets and liabilities of accounts payable of $22,166, accrued expenses of ($1,165), stock subscriptions payable of $78,353, accrued interest payable of $160,772, related party payables of $72,369, and prepaid expenses of $3,937.






Investments





We had proceeds from disposal of property and equipment of $951 during the year ended December 31, 2020, compared to $0 for the year ended December 31, 2019.






Financing





Our net cash provided by financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2020 was $1,741,665, compared to $1,225,626 for the year ended December 31, 2019. For 2020, our financing activities related to proceeds from offering of preferred stock – related parties of $1,700,000, and proceeds from notes payable – non-related parties of $41,665. For 2019, our financing activities related to proceeds from offering of preferred stock – related parties of $1,000,000, proceeds from issuances of common stock – non-related parties of $39,000, and proceeds from notes payable – related parties of $186,626.






Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates





Our consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The preparation of our audited consolidated financial statements and related disclosures require our management to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the audited consolidated financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reported period. We base such estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis. Our actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions and conditions.



















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While our significant accounting policies are described in more detail in the notes to our audited consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this annual report on Form 10-K, we believe that the following accounting policies are those most critical to the judgments and estimates used in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements.






Use of Estimates



The preparation of audited consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Specifically, such estimates were made by the Company for the valuation of derivative liability, stock compensation and beneficial conversion feature expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates.






Concentration of Credit Risk



Certain financial instruments potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash deposits. Cash held in operating accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or FDIC, insurance limits. Accounts at each institution are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) up to $250,000. While the Company monitors cash balances in our operating accounts on a regular basis and adjust the balances as appropriate, these balances could be impacted if the underlying financial institutions fail. To date, the Company has experienced no loss or lack of access to our cash; however, the Company can provide no assurances that access to our cash will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets. At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $0 and $431,759 in excess of the FDIC insured limit, respectively.






Financial Instruments



Pursuant to ASC Topic 820,

Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures

and ASC 825,

Financial Instruments

, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 and 825 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 and 825 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:






Level

1



Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.






Level

2



Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets: quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.



















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Level 3



Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.





The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable, notes payable, related party payables, convertible debentures, and other payables. Pursuant to ASC 820 and 825, the fair value of our derivative liabilities is determined based on “Level 3” inputs. We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.






Beneficial Conversion Features



From time to time, the Company may issue convertible notes that may contain an embedded beneficial conversion feature. A beneficial conversion feature exists on the date a convertible note is issued when the fair value of the underlying common stock to which the note is convertible into is in excess of the remaining unallocated proceeds of the note after first considering the allocation of a portion of the note proceeds to the fair value of the warrants, if related warrants have been granted. The intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a debt discount with a corresponding amount to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the note using the effective interest method.






Derivative Instruments



The fair value of derivative instruments is recorded and shown separately under current liabilities. Changes in fair value are recorded in the consolidated statement of operations under other income (expense).





The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the embedded conversion option at its fair value as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into warrant agreements, for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, the Company has adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. For stock-based derivative financial instruments, the Company uses a Monte Carlo Simulation model to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates. The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date.





The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instruments are initially recorded at their fair values and are then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the consolidated statements of operations.



















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Stock-based Compensation



The Company follows the guidance of the accounting provisions of ASC 718 Share-based Compensation (“ASC 718”), which requires the use of the fair-value based method to determine compensation for all arrangements under which employees and others receive shares of stock or equity instruments (warrants and options). The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options-pricing model that uses assumptions for expected volatility, expected dividends, expected term, and the risk-free interest rate. The Company has not paid dividends historically and does not expect to pay them in the future. Expected volatilities are based on weighted averages of the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock estimated over the expected term of the options. The expected term of options granted is derived using the “simplified method” which computes expected term as the average of the sum of the vesting term plus the contract term as historically the Company had limited activity surrounding its options. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the period of the expected term.






New Pronouncements





In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12,

Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes

(“ASU 2019-12”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740,

Income Taxes

,


and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Most amendments within the standard are required to be applied on a prospective basis, while certain amendments must be applied on a retrospective or modified retrospective basis. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2019-12 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.





In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06,

Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity,

which address issues identified as a result of the complexity associated with applying generally accepted accounting principles for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. This amendment is effective for public business entities that meet the definition of a SEC filer, excluding entities eligible to be smaller reporting companies as defined by the SEC, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021, including interim periods within those fiscal years. For all other entities, the amendments are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-06 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.





In October 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-08,

Codification Improvements to Subtopic 310-20, Receivables-Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs,

amendments the guidance in ASU No. 2017-08, (Subtopic 310-20):

Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities

, which addresses multiple call dates of a callable debt security. This amendment is effective for public business entities, for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early application is not permitted. The Company is evaluating the effects, if any, of the adoption of ASU 2020-08 guidance on the Company's financial position, results of operations and cash flows.







Off Balance Sheet Arrangements






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ITEM 7A – QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK






As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this Item.






ITEM 8 ‑ FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA





For a list of financial statements and supplementary data filed as part of this Annual Report, see the Index to Financial Statements beginning at page F-1 of this Annual Report.







ITEM 9 ‑ CHANGES IN AND DISAGREEMENTS WITH ACCOUNTANTS ON ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE






On January 1, 2021, the audit practice of Hall & Company Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, Inc. (“Hall”), an independent registered public accounting firm, was combined with Macias Gini & O’Connell (“MGO”) in a transaction pursuant to which Hall combined its operations with MGO, and certain members of Hall joined MGO either as employees or partners of MGO. On February 19, 2021, Hall informed us that as a result of the merger with MGO, Hall was resigning as our independent auditors. On February 23, 2021, our Board of Directors approved the engagement of MGO as our independent registered public accounting firm.





Prior to engaging MGO, we did not consult with MGO regarding the application of accounting principles to a specific completed or proposed transaction or regarding the type of audit opinions that might be rendered by MGO on our financial statements, and MGO did not provide any written or oral advice that was an important factor considered by us in reaching a decision as to any such accounting, auditing or financial reporting issue.





The Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm of Hall regarding our financial statements for the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 did not contain any adverse opinion or disclaimer of opinion and were not qualified or modified as to uncertainty, audit scope or accounting principles, except that such audit report did include an explanatory paragraph regarding substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern.





During the years ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 and during the interim period from the end of the most recently completed year through (date of resignation), the date of resignation, there were no disagreements with Hall on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure or auditing scope or procedures, which disagreements, if not resolved to the satisfaction of Hall, would have caused Hall to make reference to such disagreement in its report.



















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ITEM 9A - CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES







(a) Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures





We carried out an evaluation, under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (our Principal Accounting Officer), of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined) in Exchange Act Rules 13a – 15(c) and 15d – 15(e)). Based upon that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, who are our principal executive officer and principal financial officers, respectively, concluded that, as of the end of the period ended December 31, 2020, our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective (1) to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and (2) to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to us, including our chief executive and chief financial officers, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.





Our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (our Principal Accounting Officer) do not expect that our disclosure controls or internal controls will prevent all error and all fraud. No matter how well conceived and operated, our disclosure controls and procedures can provide only a reasonable level of assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints, and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within the Company have been detected. These inherent limitations include the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty, and that breakdowns can occur because of a simple error or mistake. Additionally, controls can be circumvented if there exists in an individual a desire to do so. There can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions.





Furthermore, smaller reporting companies face additional limitations. Smaller reporting companies employ fewer individuals and find it difficult to properly segregate duties. Often, one or two individuals control every aspect of the company's operation and are in a position to override any system of internal control. Additionally, smaller reporting companies tend to utilize general accounting software packages that lack a rigorous set of software controls.






(b) Management’s Annual Report on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting





Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. Internal control over financial reporting is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) promulgated under the Exchange Act, as amended, as a process designed by, or under the supervision of, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (our Principal Financial Officer), and effected by our board of directors, management and other personnel, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States and includes those policies and procedures that:

























Pertain to the maintenance of records that in reasonable detail accurately and fairly reflect our transactions and any disposition of our assets;
















Provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and




















Provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.






















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A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2020. In making this assessment, our management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework. Based on this assessment, Management has identified the following three material weaknesses that have caused management to conclude that, as of December 31, 2020, our disclosure controls and procedures, and our internal control over financial reporting, were not effective at the reasonable assurance level:





1. We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.





2. We have not documented our internal controls. We have limited policies and procedures that cover the recording and reporting of financial transactions and accounting provisions. As a result, we may be delayed in our ability to calculate certain accounting provisions. While we believe these provisions are accounted for correctly in the attached audited financial statements, our lack of internal controls could lead to a delay in our reporting obligations. We were required to provide written documentation of key internal controls over financial reporting beginning with our fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have written documentation of our internal controls and procedures on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.





3. Effective controls over the control environment were not maintained. Specifically, a formally adopted written code of business conduct and ethics that governs our employees, officers, and directors was not in place. Additionally, management has not developed and effectively communicated to our employees its accounting policies and procedures. This has resulted in inconsistent practices. Further, our Board of Directors does not currently have any director that qualifies as an audit committee financial expert as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K. Since these entity level programs have a pervasive effect across the organization, management has determined that these circumstances constitute a material weakness.





To address these material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Accordingly, we believe that the consolidated financial statements included in this report fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.






(c) Remediation of Material Weaknesses





In order to remediate the material weakness in our documentation, evaluation and testing of internal controls, we hope to hire additional qualified and experienced personnel to assist us in remedying these material weaknesses.






(d) Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting





There have been no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, such internal control over financial reporting.







ITEM 9B – OTHER INFORMATION






None.



















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PART III








ITEM 10 – DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE







Directors and Executive Officers





The following table sets forth the names and ages of our directors, director nominees, and executive officers as of March 26, 2021, the principal offices and positions with the Company held by each person and the date such person became a director or executive officer of the Company. The executive officers of the Company are elected annually by the Board of Directors. The directors serve one-year terms until their successors are elected. The executive officers serve terms of one year or until their death, resignation, or removal by the Board of Directors. Unless described below, there are no family relationships among any of the directors and officers.
















































































Name










Age










Position(s)




Kevin Moore







60







Chief Executive Officer and Director



















David Gandini







63







Chief Financial Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, Secretary, Chairman of the Board, and Director



















Charles Bennington







76







Director



















Ford Fay







60







Director



















J. Steven Beabout







67







Director









Kevin Moore

has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2019 and on our Board of Directors since November 2019. Prior to his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Moore has been a private investor. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Moore was the President of Moore Holdings, Inc. and Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks, LLC. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Moore was the Managing Member of Vans Equipment Denver LLC, Managing Member of Vans Equipment South LLC, Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks LLC, and President of Moore Holdings, Inc. The Vans equipment companies are heavy equipment sale and rental companies, which initially started as a "greenfield" project during the Great Recession and grew to a very successful multi-location business serving the Colorado region. Prior to 2014, Mr. Moore was the President of Moore Holdings, Inc. and Managing Member of Vans Silver Peaks, LLC. Prior to joining Van’s Equipment Company, Mr. Moore was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Summit Quality, an international quality management and sales organization that secured over $50 million per year in revenue for its clients. Prior to that endeavor, Mr. Moore was the Chief Executive Officer and owner of Automotive Testing Technologies. While in this position, he led a team that quadrupled testing revenue in four years, and then successfully sold the business to a competitor. Mr. Moore is currently an active business and real estate investor through Moore Holdings Incorporated.





Mr. Moore serves on the Board of Directors for SOBRSafe, Four Seasons Golf, RDM Holdings and the Shining Stars Foundation. He also participates in the University of Colorado MBA mentorship program and established the Shining Stars Young Adult mentorship program that supports young adults’ social and professional aspirations in a positive manner.



















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We have an Employment Agreement with Mr. Moore. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Moore will serve as our Chief Executive Officer until October 24, 2022, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Moore performed services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company for October 2019, November 2019 and December 2019, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term.






David Gandini

has served as our Chief Revenue Officer since October 2019 and our Chief Financial Officer since June 5, 2020, and on our Board of Directors since November 2019. Mr. Gandini has been consulting regarding our business development since December 2018. Since September 2018, Mr. Gandini has also been a managing partner with First Capital Advisory Services, where he is responsible for capital creation, new business acquisition, business strategy and development, and partnership revenue generation. From 2014 to August 2017, Mr. Gandini was President of Alchemy Plastics, Inc., Englewood Colorado where he was responsible for US manufacturing, sales, and strategic partnerships. From 2001 until 2014, when the company was acquired, Mr. Gandini served as the President of IPS Denver, a bank card personalization and packaging entity where he managed the company and market transformations to become a leader in the U.S. secured gift market space with revenues of $46M. Prior to his engagement at IPS, Mr. Gandini was the Chief Operations Officer at First World Communications, a major U.S. Internet and Data Center provider, and participated in its successful IPO in 2000 raising over $200M. Previously, Mr. Gandini founded Pace Network Services providing carrier SS7 signaling to U.S. long distance providers and facilitated a successful exit to ICG Communications on the heels of co-founding Detroit based Digital Signal in the fiber optic long haul market sector where me managed a successful exit to SP Telecom.





Mr. Gandini graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications. He was a scholarship NCAA Division Hockey athlete, a member of the US Junior National Team, and a US Junior All American.





We have an Employment Agreement with Mr. Gandini. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Gandini will serve as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2022, unless he is terminated pursuant to the termination provisions set forth in his agreement. Under the terms of his Employment Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term.



















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Charles Bennington

has been a director since April 2005 and our President since April 2017. He was previously our Chief Executive Officer and Secretary from January 2018 to October 2019. Mr. Bennington was our President and Principal Executive and our Financial and Accounting Officer from December 2006 to September 2016 and our Secretary from July 2013 to September 2016. Between May 2005 and December 2006, Mr. Bennington was our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bennington holds a Degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Miami, Ohio. Mr. Bennington’s over 35 years of experience from positions held in senior executive management and/or as a member of the Board of Directors, combined with the fact he was TBT’s President at the time we acquired TBT and had experience with managing TBT’s development of the SOBR™ device, led us to believe Mr. Bennington is an ideal director for our company considering where we are in our development, as well as our dependence on successfully implementing a strategy to further develop the SOBR™ device and attempt to sell it in various marketplaces.






Ford B. Fay

has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2020. Mr. Fay is currently the Director at Crown Castle International Corp., a large fiber-based telecommunications company. In this position Mr. Fay manages all aspects of Network Access Life Cycle for the company. He has held this position since 2020. From 2017 to 2020, Mr. Fay was a principal with Eagle Bay Advisors, LLC, a telecommunications consulting firm. In this position, Mr. Fay assisted clients with cost and efficiency improvements in Access Management across the life cycle spectrum of Access. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Fay was the Vice President, Access Management for Zayo Communications. In this position Mr. Fay created and managed most aspects of offnet costs, such as, vendor selection, contracting, procurement, quoting, operationalization, vendor management, offnet ordering, offnet grooming and optimization. In this position, Mr. Fay also planned and executed the network integrations of the $1.4B acquisition of Electric Lightwave and the $350M acquisition of Canadian-based Allstream. Mr. Fay received his Bachelor of Science in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University, and his Master of Business Administration from University of Rochester, Simon School of Business.






J. Steven Beabout

has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2020. Since 2018, Mr. Beabout has been consulting with various startup companies and involved in real estate investing. From 2016-2018, Mr. Beabout was General Counsel of Tectonic, LLC, a SaaS company specializing in big data analytics and customer relationship management (CRM). In this position, Mr. Beabout was in charge of Tectonic’s legal department and negotiated deals with large companies like Coca-Cola, Anhueser-Busch and Wyndham Hotels. From 1996 to 2015, Mr. Beabout was General Counsel and a member of the strategic management team (executive vice-president) of Starz, a company listed on NASDAQ that competes with HBO and Netflix. During his time there, Mr. Beabout assisted with other key management personnel to grow the business from a start-up with $100M in losses to a multi-billion dollar public company. As part of strategic management team, Mr. Beabout was involved in the company’s strategic business decisions and as General Counsel he was responsible for all legal aspects of business, including, but not limited to, negotiation of billion dollar plus contacts with major studios (Universal, Disney and Sony), and distributors (Comcast, Time- Warner, DIRECTV, DISH Networks, Netflix, etc.), human resources and related matters, general corporate matters, post-IPO public board matters, and reviewing filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.







Term of Office






Our directors hold office until the next annual meeting or until their successors have been elected and qualified, or until they resign or are removed. Our Board of Directors appoints our officers, and our officers hold office until their successors are chosen and qualify, or until their resignation or their removal.



















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Family Relationships






There are no family relationships among our directors or officers.






Involvement in Certain Legal Proceedings





Our directors and executive officers have not been involved in any of the following events during the past ten years:























































1.




Other than the involuntary bankruptcy proceeding mentioned herein, no bankruptcy petition has been filed by or against any business of which such person was a general partner or executive officer either at the time of the bankruptcy or within two years prior to that time;
















2.




any conviction in a criminal proceeding or being subject to a pending criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations and other minor offenses);
















3.




being subject to any order, judgment, or decree, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any court of competent jurisdiction, permanently or temporarily enjoining, barring, suspending or otherwise limiting his involvement in any type of business, securities or banking activities;
















4.




being found by a court of competent jurisdiction (in a civil action), the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have violated a federal or state securities or commodities law, and the judgment has not been reversed, suspended, or vacated;
















5.




being the subject of, or a party to, any federal or state judicial or administrative order, judgment, decree, or finding, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, relating to an alleged violation of: (i) any federal or state securities or commodities law or regulation; or (ii) any law or regulation respecting financial institutions or insurance companies including, but not limited to, a temporary or permanent injunction, order of disgorgement or restitution, civil money penalty or temporary or permanent cease-and-desist order, or removal or prohibition order; or (iii) any law or regulation prohibiting mail or wire fraud or fraud in connection with any business entity; or


















6.




being the subject of, or a party to, any sanction or order, not subsequently reversed, suspended or vacated, of any self-regulatory organization (as defined in Section 3(a)(26) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934), any registered entity (as defined in Section 1(a)(29) of the Commodity Exchange Act), or any equivalent exchange, association, entity or organization that has disciplinary authority over its members or persons associated with a member.









Committees





Our Board of Directors held two meeting during the year ended December 31, 2020, which occurred on August 24, 2020 and November 18, 2020. All other proceedings of the Board of Directors for the year ended December 31, 2020 were conducted by resolutions consented to in writing by the Board of Directors and filed with the minutes of the proceedings of our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors has a separately designated compensation committee, consisting of Steven Beabout, Ford Fay and Charles Bennington. Our Board of Directors does not have nominating or audit committees or committees performing similar functions. We also do not have a written nominating, compensation or audit committee charter. Our Board of Directors does not believe that it is necessary to have nominating or audit committees because it believes that the functions of such committees can be adequately performed by the Board of Directors.



















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We do not have any defined policy or procedural requirements for shareholders to submit recommendations or nominations for directors. The Board of Directors believes that, given the stage of our development, a specific nominating policy would be premature and of little assistance until our business operations develop to a more advanced level. Our company does not currently have any specific or minimum criteria for the election of nominees to the Board of Directors and we do not have any specific process or procedure for evaluating such nominees. The Board of Directors will assess all candidates, whether submitted by management or shareholders, and make recommendations for election or appointment.





A shareholder who wishes to communicate with our Board of Directors may do so by directing a written request addressed to our president at the address appearing on the first page of this Offering Memorandum.







Audit Committee Financial Expert






Our Board of Directors has determined that it does not have an audit committee member that qualifies as an “audit committee financial expert” as defined in Item 407(d)(5)(ii) of Regulation S-K. We believe that the audit committee members are collectively capable of analyzing and evaluating our financial statements and understanding internal controls and procedures for financial reporting. In addition, we believe that retaining an independent director who would qualify as an “audit committee financial expert” would be overly costly and burdensome and is not warranted in our circumstances given the early stages of our development and the fact that we have not generated revenues to date.







Nomination Procedures For Appointment of Directors






As of December 31, 2020, we did not effect any material changes to the procedures by which our stockholders may recommend nominees to our Board of Directors.






Code of Ethics





We do not have a code of ethics.






Section 16(a) Beneficial Ownership





Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 requires the Company’s directors and executive officers and persons who own more than ten percent of a registered class of the Company’s equity securities to file with the SEC initial reports of ownership and reports of changes in ownership of common stock and other equity securities of the Company. Officers, directors and greater than ten percent shareholders are required by SEC regulations to furnish the Company with copies of all Section 16(a) forms they file.



















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During the most recent fiscal year, to the Company’s knowledge, the following delinquencies occurred:































































































Name








No. of Late




Reports











No. of Transactions Reported Late











No. of




Failures to File







Charles Bennington









1










1










0





Kevin Moore









1










1










0





David Gandini









1










1










0





Ford Fay









1










1










0





Steven Beabout









1










1










0











ITEM 11 ‑ EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION






The particulars of compensation paid to the following persons:



































(a)




all individuals serving as our principal executive officer during the year ended December 31, 2020;
















(b)




each of our two most highly compensated executive officers other than our principal executive officer who were serving as executive officers at December 31, 2020 who had total compensation exceeding $100,000; and
















(c)




up to two additional individuals for whom disclosure would have been provided under (b) but for the fact that the individual was not serving as our executive officer at December 31, 2020, who we will collectively refer to as the named executive officers, for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, are set out in the following summary compensation table:






















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Executive Officers and Directors





The following tables set forth certain information about compensation paid, earned or accrued for services by (i) the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and (ii) all other executive officers who earned in excess of $100,000 in the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 (“Named Executive Officers”):




















































































































































































































































































































































SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE







Name


and Principal


Position










Year










Salary




($)

(1)
















Bonus




($)










Stock




Awards




($)










Option




Awards




($)

(9)
















Non-Equity




Incentive




Plan




Compensa-


tion




($)








Change in




Pension




Value and




Nonqualified




Deferred




Compensation


Earnings




($)










All




Other




Compensa




-tion




($)













Total




($)







Kevin Moore, CEO

(2)









2020









213,000








-0-







-0-







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-












213,000











2019









39,508








-0-







-0-









240,779








-0-







-0-







-0-












280,287



















































































David Gandini, CFO, CRO and Secretary

(3)









2020









185,000








-0-







-0-







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-












185,000











2019









29,417








-0-







-0-









215,018








-0-







-0-







-0-












244,435



















































































Charles Bennington, Former Chief Executive







2020









50,000


(5)






-0-







-0-







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-










50,000







Officer, CFO, and Secretary

(4)







2019







-0-










-0-







-0-









4,163








-0-







-0-









60,000

(6)







64,163



















































































Nick Noceti, Former CFO

(7)









2020










16,500




(8)






-0-







-0-







-0-










-0-







-0-









16,500

(8)







16,500


(8)









2019







-0-










-0-







-0-









4,163








-0-







-0-









66,000

(8)







66,000


(8)





__________









































(1)



Includes amounts paid and/or accrued.


(2)



Mr. Moore was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer on October 25, 2019.


(3)



Mr. Gandini was appointed as our Chief Revenue Officer on October 25, 2019.


(4)




Mr. Bennington resigned as our Chief Executive Officer on October 25, 2019 and resigned as our President and Secretary on June 5, 2020.




(5)



Includes amounts paid to Mr. Bennington as compensation for serving on our Board of Directors and as a consultant.


(6)



Amounts accrued for Mr. Bennington’s role on the Board of Directors


(7)



Nick Noceti was appointed to the role of CFO in 2018 and resigned effective June 5, 2020.


(8)



Includes amounts paid for accounting services.


(9)



Includes value of all granted options based on exercise price of options.




















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Employment Contracts






On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer (the “Moore Agreement”). Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore will serve as our Chief Executive Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Moore’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Moore Agreement. Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore performs services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month until the IDTEC Transaction closes, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term. We will be issuing Mr. Moore a stock option agreement for the options he was issued under the Moore Agreement.





On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer (the “Gandini Agreement”). Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will serve as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Gandini’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Gandini Agreement. Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term. We will be issuing Mr. Gandini a stock option agreement for the options he was issued under the Gandini Agreement.





The foregoing description of the key terms of the above-agreements is qualified in its entirety by the full text of the related documents, which are filed as Exhibit 10.8 – 10.10 to this Annual Report.



















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Director Compensation






The following table sets forth director compensation for 2020:











































































































































































































































































Name










Fees Earned or Paid in Cash




($)















Stock Awards




($)










Option Awards




($)










Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation




($)










Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings




($)










All Other Compensation




($)










Total




($)


























































Charles Bennington









50,000



(1)







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-









50,000



(1)





























































David Gandini







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-
































































Kevin Moore







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-
































































Ford Fay







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-
































































Steven Beabout







-0-










-0-





(2)




-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-





(2





























































Gary Graham

(3)







-0-










-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-







-0-

























(1)



Includes amounts paid to Mr. Bennington as compensation for serving on our Board of Directors and as a consultant and is the same $50,000 listed in the Summary Compensation Table above.


(2)



Does not include 90,000 restricted stock units issued to Mr. Beabout for his services as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of our Board of Directors since those restricted stock units have not vested.


(3)



Mr. Graham resigned from our Board of Directors effective August 6, 2020.






We have no formal plan for compensating our directors for their service in their capacity as directors, although such directors may receive restricted stock units or stock options to purchase common shares as awarded by our Board of Directors or (as to future stock options) a compensation committee which may be established. Directors are entitled to reimbursement for reasonable travel and other out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with attendance at meetings of our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors may award special remuneration to any director undertaking any special services on our behalf other than services ordinarily required of a director.



















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Outstanding Equity Awards






The following table sets forth certain information concerning outstanding stock awards held by the Named Executive Officers on December 31, 2020:










































































































































































































































































































































































































































Option Awards











Stock Awards








Name








Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options




(#)




Exercisable











Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Options




(#)




Unexercisable











Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Securities Underlying Unexercised Unearned Options




(#)











Option Exercise Price




($)











Option Expiration Date











Number of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested




(#)











Market Value of Shares or Units of Stock That Have Not Vested




($)











Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Number of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested




(#)











Equity Incentive Plan Awards: Market or Payout Value of Unearned Shares, Units or Other Rights That Have Not Vested




($)



























































































Charles Bennington

(1)









24,053










0










0







$

0.2635








March 31, 2025

(1)












0










0










0










0

















































































































Kevin Moore

(2)









411,572










0










646,757







$

0.2635








December 22, 2029

(2)












0










0










0










0

















































































































David Gandini

(3)









521,146










0










439,970







$

0.2635








November 1, 2029

(3)












0










0










0










0

















































































































Ford Fay









25,000










0










0







$

0.2635








March 31, 2025

(4)












0










0










0










0

















































































































Steven Beabout









0










0










0










0











N/A












0










0










165,000










477,300



(5)






























(1)



Under the terms of Mr. Bennington’s stock option grant, the options expire five (5) years from the date of vesting. His options vest in equal installments quarterly over two year commencing with the January 1, 2020 quarter. As a result, the first 100,000 options vested on March 31, 2020 and will expire on March 31, 2025.


(2)



Under the terms of Mr. Moore’s stock option grant, the options expire ten (10) years from the date of vesting. His options vest in equal installments monthly over a three year period. As a result, the first 977,777 monthly options vested on December 22, 2019 and expire on December 22, 2029.


(3)



Under the terms of Mr. Gandini’s stock option grant, the options expire ten (10) years from the date of vesting. Mr. Gandini had 190,419 options vest on November 1, 2019. As a result, those initial options expire on November 1, 2029.


(4)



Under the terms of Mr. Fay’s stock option grant, the options expire five (5) years from the date of vesting. His options vest in equal installments quarterly over one year commencing with the January 1, 2020 quarter. As a result, the first 6,250 options vest on March 31, 2020 and will expire on March 31, 2025.


(5)



Market price based on grant date but the restricted stock units do not vest until the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.




















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Aggregated Option Exercises






No option exercises during the year ended December 31, 2020.







Long-Term Incentive Plan






Currently, our company does not have a long-term incentive plan in favor of any director, officer, consultant or employee of our company.






Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and Director Independence





We have not entered into or been a participant in any transaction in which a related person had or will have a direct or indirect material interest in an amount that exceeds the lesser of $120,000 or 1% of the average of the Company’s total assets for the last three completed fiscal years.





We do not have a written policy concerning the review, approval, or ratification of transactions with related persons.





We do not have an audit, compensation, or nominating committee.





Currently, none of our directors are considered independent. Because our common stock is not currently listed on a national securities exchange, we have used the definition of “independence” of The NASDAQ Stock Market to make this determination. NASDAQ Listing Rule 5605(a)(2) provides that an “independent director” is a person other than an officer or employee of the company or any other individual having a relationship that, in the opinion of the company’s Board of Directors, would interfere with the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the responsibilities of a director. The NASDAQ listing rules provide that a director cannot be considered independent if:


































































·



the director is, or at any time during the past three years was, an employee of the company;















·



the director or a family member of the director accepted any compensation from the company in excess of $120,000 during any period of 12 consecutive months within the three years preceding the independence determination (subject to certain exclusions, including, among other things, compensation for board or board committee service);















·



a family member of the director is, or at any time during the past three years was, an executive officer of the company;















·



the director or a family member of the director is a partner in, controlling stockholder of, or an executive officer of an entity to which the company made, or from which the company received, payments in the current or any of the past three fiscal years that exceed 5% of the recipient’s consolidated gross revenue for that year or $200,000, whichever is greater (subject to certain exclusions);















·



the director or a family member of the director is employed as an executive officer of an entity where, at any time during the past three years, any of the executive officers of the company served on the compensation committee of such other entity; or















·



the director or a family member of the director is a current partner of the company’s outside auditor, or at any time during the past three years was a partner or employee of the company’s outside auditor, and who worked on the company’s audit.






None of our directors are considered independent because they each serve as an executive officer of the Company, or recently served as an executive officer of the company, or own more than 10% of our outstanding voting securities.



















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ITEM 12 ‑ SECURITY OWNERSHIP OF CERTAIN BENEFICIAL OWNERS AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS






The following table sets forth, as of March 26, 2021, certain information with respect to our equity securities owned of record or beneficially by (i) each Officer and Director of the Company; (ii) each person who owns beneficially more than 5% of each class of the Company’s outstanding equity securities; and (iii) all Directors and Executive Officers as a group.



































































































































































































































































Title of Class










Name and Address




of Beneficial Owner

(2)











Nature of




Beneficial Ownership










Amount















Percent




of Class

(1)









































Common Stock







Kevin Moore

(3)









CEO and Director









571,925



(4)









2.2

%









































Common Stock







David Gandini

(3)









CFO, Chief Revenue Officer, Secretary and Director









1,581,278



(5)









6.0

%









































Common Stock







Charles Bennington

(3)







Director









482,011



(6)









1.9

%









































Common Stock







Ford Fay

(3)









Director









25,000



(7)









1

%









































Common Stock







Steven Beabout

(3)









Director









25,482



(8)









1

%









































Common Stock







Gary Graham



6400 S. Fiddlers Green



Circle, Suite 525



Greenwood Village, CO



80111








5% Holder









11,322,575



(9)









43.6

%









































Common Stock







Michael A. Lanphere



400 N. Tustin Ave.,



Suite 225



Santa Ana, CA 92705








5% Holder









2,883,306










11.1

%















































All Officers and Directors as a Group (5 persons)















2,685,696


(10)








9.9

%




___________

















































































(1)



Unless otherwise indicated, based on 25,965,203 shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding. Shares of Common Stock subject to options or warrants currently exercisable, or exercisable within 60 days, are deemed outstanding for purposes of computing the percentage of the person holding such options or warrants, but are not deemed outstanding for the purposes of computing the percentage of any other person.








(2)



Unless indicated otherwise, the address of the shareholder is 885 Arapahoe Road, Boulder, Colorado 80302.








(3)



Indicates one of our officers or directors.








(4)



Includes vested stock options to acquire 499,766shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.2634 per share.








(5)



Includes vested stock options to acquire 581,278 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.2634 per share.








(6)



Includes vested stock options to acquire 24,053 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.2635 per share, which have a 5-year term.








(7)



Includes vested stock options to acquire 25,000 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.2635 per share, which have a 5-year term.








(8)



Mr. Beabout also has interests in IDTEC, LLC and SOBR Safe, LLC, both of which own shares of our common stock. Mr. Beabout does not have a controlling interest in either entity so the stock owned by those entities is not reflected in his ownership. Does not include 165,000 restricted stock units owned by Mr. Beabout since those restricted stock units have not vested.








(9)



Includes vested stock options to acquire 9,021 shares of our Common Stock at an exercise price of $0.2634 per share. Includes shares owned in the name of IDTEC, LLC and SOBR Safe, LLC, both of which are controlled by a limited liability company that is controlled by Mr. Graham. IDTEC, LLC and SOBR Safe, LLC, invested in over $4.2M in exchange for the securities issued to those entities.








(10)



Includes an aggregate of 1,130,097 vested options to purchase our Common Stock that are owned by our officers and directors, which amount is also added to our outstanding Common Stock for the percentage calculation.




















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The issuer is not aware of any person who owns of record, or is known to own beneficially, five percent or more of the outstanding securities of any class of the issuer, other than as set forth above. The issuer is not aware of any person who controls the issuer as specified in Section 2(a)(9) of the Investment Company Act of 1940. There are no classes of stock other than Common Stock. The Company does not have an investment advisor.







ITEM 13 ‑ CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS AND RELATED TRANSACTIONS, AND DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE








Employment Contracts






On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. Kevin Moore to serve as our Chief Executive Officer (the “Moore Agreement”). Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore will serve as our Chief Executive Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Moore’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Moore Agreement. Under the terms of the Moore Agreement, Mr. Moore performs services for us that are customary and usual for a chief executive officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) 24,053 shares of our common stock per month until the IDTEC Transaction closes, (ii) thereafter, an annual base salary of $213,000, (iii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, and (iv) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 1,058,329 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 29,398 shares during the three-year term of the Moore Agreement. The stock options have a ten year term. We will be issuing Mr. Moore a stock option agreement for the options he was issued under the Moore Agreement.





On October 25, 2019, we entered into an Employment Agreement with Mr. David Gandini to serve as our Chief Revenue Officer (the “Gandini Agreement”). Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will serve as our Chief Revenue Officer until October 24, 2022, unless either (i) the transaction that is the subject of that certain Asset Purchase Agreement with IDTEC, LLC, a Colorado limited liability company (the “IDTEC Transaction”), has not closed by January 31, 2020, in which case Mr. Gandini’s employment will terminate immediately, or (ii) he is terminated pursuant to the other termination provisions set forth in the Gandini Agreement. Under the terms of the Gandini Agreement, Mr. Gandini will perform services for us that are customary and usual for a chief revenue officer of a company, in exchange for: (i) an annual base salary of $185,000, (ii) sales bonuses based on the Company’s sales, (iii) an incentive stock options under our 2019 Equity Compensation Plan to acquire 721,588 shares of our common stock, at an exercise price of $0.2634, which is equal to 110% of the fair market value of our common stock on October 25, 2019, with the stock options to vest in 36 equal monthly installments of 20,045 shares during the three-year term of the Gandini Agreement, and (iv) an aggregate of 240,530 additional option shares (the “Pre-Vesting Option Shares”) shall vest as follows: 200,439 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the ten months ended October 31, 2019, shall vest on November 1, 2019; and (ii) the remaining 40,091 Pre-Vesting Option Shares representing the monthly vesting option shares for the two months ended December 31, 2019 shall vest on January 1, 2020. The stock options have a ten year term. We will be issuing Mr. Gandini a stock option agreement for the options he was issued under the Gandini Agreement.



















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Other Agreements






In October 2020, we entered into an Advisory Agreement with Steven Beabout, a member of our Board of Directors, under which he agreed to provide us with strategic legal advice in relation to certain business and legal matters for a period of sixteen (16) months. In exchange for his services, we agreed to issue him 75,000 restricted stock units. The restricted stock units were issued under our 2019 Equity Plan and vest upon the earlier of (i) the expiration of any lock-up period that includes any of our securities owned by the Advisor after the uplift of the Corporation to a national exchange (NASDAQ, NYSE, etc.) or (ii) January 1, 2023.





On April 6, 2020, we issued 38,437 shares of our common stock to Nick Noceti, our former Chief Financial Officer, in exchange for amounts due to him for accounting fees included in accounts payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $127,840. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact the investor was known to our management team, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations.





On April 7, 2020, we issued 6,831 shares of our common stock to Charles Bennington, one of the Company’s directors and a former executive officer, in exchange for amounts due for Board of Director fees included in accounts payable. The amount of the debt reduction, and therefore the purchase price of the shares, was $9,656. The issuance of the shares was exempt from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, due to the fact the investor is on our Board of Directors, is a sophisticated investor and familiar with our operations.





On or about August 28, 2019, we issued 420,927 shares of our common stock to Charles Bennington, one of our current directors, pursuant to the terms of a Common Stock Purchase Agreement under which Bennington agreed to forgive $595,000 in accrued salary we owed to him in exchange for the shares. The shares were issued with a standard restrictive legend.






Corporate Governance





As of December 31, 2020, our Board of Directors consisted of Charles Bennington, David Gandini, Kevin Moore, Ford Fay and Steven Beabout. As of December 31, 2020, three of our directors qualified as an “independent director” as the term is used in NASDAQ rule 5605(a)(2), namely Charles Bennington, Ford Fay and Steven Beabout.



















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ITEM 14 – PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTING FEES AND SERVICES







Audit Fees





The aggregate fees billed for the two most recently completed fiscal periods ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019 for professional services rendered by Hall & Company for the audit for the years ended December 31, 2020 December 31, 2019, quarterly reviews of our interim consolidated financial statements in 2020 and 2019 and services normally provided by the independent accountant in connection with statutory and regulatory filings or engagements for these fiscal periods were as follows:














































































Year Ended




December 31,




2020











Year Ended




December 31,




2019







Audit Fees






$

24,370







$

61,620





Audit Related Fees






$

23,950







$

0





Tax Fees






$

0







$

0





All Other Fees






$

0







$

0






Total






$

48,320







$

61,620









In the above table, “audit fees” are fees billed by our company’s external auditor for services provided in auditing our company’s annual financial statements for the subject year. “Audit-related fees” are fees not included in audit fees that are billed by the auditor for assurance and related services that are reasonably related to the performance of the audit review of our company’s financial statements. “Tax fees” are fees billed by the auditor for professional services rendered for tax compliance, tax advice and tax planning. “All other fees” are fees billed by the auditor for products and services not included in the foregoing categories.






Policy on Pre-Approval by Audit Committee of Services Performed by Independent Auditors





The Board of Directors pre-approves all services provided by our independent auditors. All of the above services and fees were reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors before the respective services were rendered.





The Board of Directors has considered the nature and amount of fees billed by and Hall & Company and believes that the provision of services for activities unrelated to the audit is compatible with maintaining Hall & Company’s independence.



















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PART IV








ITEM 15 ‑ EXHIBITS, FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES







(a)(1)Financial Statements





For a list of financial statements and supplementary data filed as part of this Annual Report, see the Index to Financial Statements beginning at page F-1 of this Annual Report.






(a)(2)Financial Statement Schedules





We do not have any financial statement schedules required to be supplied under this Item.






(a)(3)Exhibits





Refer to (b) below.






(b)Exhibits



































































































































































































































































































































Item No.








Description














3.1 (1)






Articles of Incorporation of Imagine Media, Ltd.












3.2 (2)






Articles of Amendment to Articles of Incorporation to TransBiotec, Inc.














3.3 (3)








Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation filed with the State of Delaware on May 25, 2017














3.4 (6)








Amended and Restated Bylaws of SOBR Safe, Inc.














3.5 (10)








Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Incorporation of TransBiotec, Inc. changing name to SOBR Safe, Inc., effecting 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split and decreasing authorized common stock to 100M shares














10.1 (4)








Asset Purchase Agreement dated May 6, 2019 between IDTEC, LLC and TransBiotec, Inc.














10.2 (5)








Common Stock Purchase Agreement with Charles Bennington dated August 23, 2019














10.3 (5)








Share Exchange Agreement with Michael Lanphere dated August 23, 2019














10.4 (5)








Share Exchange Agreement with Vernon Justus dated August 23, 2019














10.5 (5)








Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Agreement with Michael Lanphere dated August 23, 2019














10.6 (5)








Debt Conversion and Common Stock Purchase Agreement with Devadatt Mishal dated August 23, 2019














10.7 (6)








TransBiotec, Inc. 2019 Equity Incentive Plan














10.8 (6)








Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore dated October 25, 2019














10.9 (8)








Amended Employment Agreement with Kevin Moore dated November 26, 2019














10.10 (6)








Employment Agreement with David Gandini dated October 25, 2019














10.11 (7)








Series A-1 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreement by and between TransBiotec, Inc. and SOBR SAFE, LLC dated December 12, 2019 (with Series A-1 Preferred Stock Certificate of Designation attached)














10.12 (9)








Amendment No. 1 to Asset Purchase Agreement dated March 23, 2020 by and between IDTEC, LLC and TransBiotec, Inc.














10.13 (10)








Form of Convertible Promissory Note Issued to IDTEC, LLC at Close of Asset Purchase Transaction














10.14 (10)








Waiver Under Asset Purchase Agreement and Post-Closing Covenant Agreement dated June 5, 2020 by and between IDTEC, LLC and TransBiotec, Inc.














10.15 (10)








Warrant to Purchase Common Stock dated June 5, 2020 issued to IDTEC, LLC














10.16*








Advisory Agreement with Steven Beabout dated October 9, 2020














31.1*








Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Executive Officer (filed herewith)














31.2*








Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification of Chief Accounting Officer (filed herewith)














32.1*








Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer (filed herewith).














32.2*








Section 1350 Certification of Chief Accounting Officer (filed herewith).













101.INS **







XBRL Instance Document











101.SCH **







XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document











101.CAL **







XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document











101.DEF **







XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document











101.LAB **







XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document











101.PRE **







XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document






_____________













*



Filed herewith.


**




XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or a part of a registrati0n statement or prospectus for purposes of Sections 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.


















































(1)



Incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form SB-2, filed with the Commission on January 31, 2008


(2)



Incorporated by reference from our Registration Statement on Form S-1, filed with the Commission on November 6, 2012


(3)



Incorporated by reference from our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Commission on February 6, 2019


(4)



Incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on May 14, 2019.


(5)



Incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on September 10, 2019.


(6)



Incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on November 19, 2019


(7)



Incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Commission on December 23, 2019


(8)



Incorporated by reference from our Annual Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Commission on April 17, 2020


(9)



Incorporated by reference from our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2020, filed with the Commission on May 26, 2020


(10)



Incorporated by reference from our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on June 11, 2020




















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SIGNATURES





In accordance with Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, the registrant caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.










































































SOBR Safe, Inc.































Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ Kevin Moore













Kevin Moore










Its:




Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)



















Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ David Gandini













David Gandini










Its:




Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) and Secretary











In accordance with the Exchange Act, this report has been signed below by the following persons on behalf of the registrant and in the capacities and on the dates indicated.













































































































Dated:  March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ Kevin Moore













Kevin Moore, Director and Chief Executive Officer (Principal Executive Officer)



















Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ David Gandini













David Gandini










Its:




Director, Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) and Secretary



















Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ Charles Bennington













Charles Bennington, Director































Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ Ford Fay













Ford Fay, Director































Dated: March 30, 2021




By:





/s/ Steven Beabout













Steven Beabout, Director

























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ITEM 8 - FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA








INDEX



































































































Page



















Financial Statements:


























Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm







F-4








Consolidated Balance Sheets







F-5








Consolidated Statement of Operations







F-6








Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)







F-7








Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows







F-8








Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements







F-9



















Supplementary Data

























Not applicable































F-1






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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM






To the Board of Directors and Shareholders


of SOBR Safe, Inc.







Opinion on the Financial Statements






We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of SOBR Safe, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the “Company”) as of December 31, 2020, and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ equity (deficit), and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of SOBR Safe, Inc. as of December 31, 2020, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.







Going Concern






The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the entity will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the entity has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a net capital deficiency that raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern. Management's plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.







Basis for Opinion






These financial statements are the responsibility of the entity’s management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to SOBR Safe, Inc. in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.





We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. SOBR Safe, Inc. is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity's internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no such opinion.





Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.







Critical Audit Matters






The critical audit matter communicated below is a matter arising from the current period audit of the financial statements that was communicated or required to be communicated to the audit committee and that: (1) relates to accounts or disclosures that are material to the financial statements and (2) involved our especially challenging, subjective, or complex judgments. The communication of critical audit matters does not alter in any way our opinion on the financial statements, taken as a whole, and we are not, by communicating the critical audit matter below, providing separate opinions on the critical audit matter or on the accounts or disclosures to which it relates.



















F-2






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Asset Purchase Transaction of Intellectual Technology, Certain Robotics Assets and Other Business-Related Assets and Impairment Assessments





The Company completed the purchase of certain assets from IDTEC, LLC on June 5, 2020 for a total consideration of $29,222,955. The Company’s assets are assessed for impairment annually, or more often if events or circumstances indicated that impairment may have occurred. If the fair value of the asset is less than its carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to the difference. In connection with its impairment assessments during the year-ended December 31, 2020, the Company recorded impairment charges of $25,320,555 related to its intellectual technology. Auditing the Company's estimate of fair value of the asset purchase transaction, as well as the fair value estimates used in the impairment assessments, is complex due to the significant management judgments and estimates required. Management valued the intellectual technology using a discounted cash-flow model analysis. Significant estimates and assumptions in estimating the fair value of the intellectual technology include future expected cash flows from product sales, customer contracts, revenue growth rate, customer ramp-up period, technology obsolescence rates, and discount rates, all of which are forward-looking and affected by expectations about economic, industry and company-specific factors.





The principal considerations for our determination that performing procedures relating to the valuation of the intellectual technology, robotics assets and office equipment acquired in the IDTEC, LLC asset acquisition is a critical audit matter are (i) a high degree of auditor judgment and subjectivity in performing procedures relating to the fair value measurement of the intellectual technology, robotic assets and office equipment due to the significant judgment by management when developing these estimates, (ii) the significant audit effort in evaluating the significant assumptions relating to the valuation of the intellectual technology related to the revenue growth rate, the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates, and (iii) the audit effort involved the use of professionals with specialized skill and knowledge.





Addressing the matter involved performing procedures and evaluating audit evidence in connection with forming our overall opinion on the financial statements. These procedures included, among others, obtaining an understanding of the Company’s acquisition accounting and impairment assessments for the intellectual technology, robotics assets and office equipment; reading the asset purchase agreement; and testing management’s process for determining the fair value of these assets at acquisition and as part of the impairment assessments, including evaluating the appropriateness of the valuation methods (the Company’s use of the discounted cash flows method), testing the completeness and accuracy of underlying data used in the methods to develop the projected financial information, and evaluating the reasonableness of the significant assumptions related to the revenue growth rate, the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates. Evaluating the reasonableness of the revenue growth rate and the customer ramp-up period involved considering current industry data and market and economic trends. Evaluating the reasonableness of the technology obsolescence rates involved considering the benchmarking of peer companies and other market participant considerations. Professionals with specialized skill and knowledge were used to assist in evaluating the appropriateness of valuation methods and the reasonableness of the customer ramp-up period, the technology obsolescence rates, and the discount rates.





/s/ Macias Gini & O’Connell LLP





We have served as SOBR Safe, Inc. auditor since 2021.





Irvine, CA



March 31, 2021



















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REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM




To the Board of Directors and Shareholders


of SOBR Safe, Inc.







Opinion on the Financial Statements






We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of SOBR Safe, Inc. and Subsidiaries (the "Company") as of December 31, 2019 and the related consolidated statements of operations, changes in stockholders’ deficit and cash flows for the year then ended, and the related notes (collectively referred to as the "financial statements"). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Company as of December 31, 2019, and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.







Substantial Doubt About the Company’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern






The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern. As discussed in Note 2 to the financial statements, the Company has suffered recurring losses from operations and has a working capital deficit and stockholders’ deficit, and in all likelihood, will be required to make significant future expenditures in connection with continuing marketing efforts along with general and administrative expenses. As of December 31, 2019, the Company has an accumulated deficit of $19,511,168, carrying loans of principal and interest in default totaling $1,440,193. During the year ended December 31, 2019, the Company also experienced negative cash flows from operating activities of $543,956. It appears these principal conditions or events, considered in the aggregate, indicate it is probable that the entity will be unable to meet its obligations as they become due within one year after the date the financial statements are issued.  Management’s plans in regard to these matters are also described in Note 2. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty.







Basis for Opinion






These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the Company's financial statements based on our audit. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) ("PCAOB") and are required to be independent with respect to the Company in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.





We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. The Company is not required to have, nor were we engaged to perform, an audit of its internal control over financial reporting. As part of our audit we are required to obtain an understanding of internal control over financial reporting but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. Accordingly, we express no opinion.





Our audit included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audit also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.








We served as the Company’s auditor from 2018 through 2021.





Irvine, CA



April 16, 2020



















F-4






Table of Contents


















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































SOBR SAFE, Inc.






CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS





























December 31,











December 31,














2020











2019





























ASSETS












































Current assets






















Cash






$

232,842







$

681,759





Prepaid expenses









115,230










9,054






Total current assets









348,072










690,813
































SOBR Safe Intellectual Technology, net of accumulated amortization of $224,854 at December 31, 2020









3,629,821










-
































Other assets









8,680










-






Total Assets






$

3,986,573







$

690,813

































LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
























































Current liabilities




























Accounts payable






$

101,308







$

213,880





Accrued expenses









313,032










419,836





Accrued interest payable









134,444










674,041





Related party payables









28,624










905,443





Derivative liabilities









-










60,650





Common

s

tock subscriptions payable









253,688










79,624





Preferred

s

tock subscriptions payable









-










1,000,000





Notes payable - current - related parties









11,810

*







760,886


*




* Includes unamortized debt discount related to detached





warrants of none and $8,656 at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively




























Notes payable - current - non-related parties









104,183










169,574






Total current liabilities









947,089










4,283,934

































Total Liabilities









947,089










4,283,934






Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)




























Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 19,300,000 shares authorized, no shares issued or outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019









-










-





Series A Convertible Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 3,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019









-










-





Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock, $0.00001 par value; 2,700,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019









-










-





Common stock, $0.00001 par value; 100,000,000 shares authorized; 25,922,034 and 6,452,993 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively, after 1-for-33.26 reverse stock split









260










65





Additional paid-in capital









52,693,974










15,971,392





Accumulated deficit









(49,601,220

)







(19,511,168

)


Total SOBR Safe, Inc. stockholders' equity (deficit)









3,093,014










(3,539,711

)


Noncontrolling interest









(53,530

)







(53,410

)






























Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)









3,039,484










(3,593,121

)






























Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)






$

3,986,573







$

690,813









The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.



















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SOBR SAFE, Inc.






CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS















For The Year Ended














December 31,











December 31,














2020











2019







Revenues






$

-







$

-
































Operating expenses:




























General and administrative









632,426










232,178





Stock-based compensation expense









273,443










44,082





Management salaries and consulting fees









1,370,681










498,246





Research and development









633,050










12,787





Total operating expenses









2,909,600










787,293
































Loss from operations









(2,909,600

)







(787,293

)





























Other income (expense):




























Loss on debt extinguishment, net









(224,166

)







-





Loss on disposal of property and equipment









(39,434

)







-





Gain on fair value adjustment - derivatives









60,650










4,150





Interest expense









(141,512

)







(457,505

)


Amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature









(1,407,675

)







(11,509

)


Asset impairment adjustment









(25,320,555

)







-





Total other expense, net









(27,072,692

)







(464,864

)





























Loss before provision for income taxes









(29,982,292

)







(1,252,157

)





























Provision for income taxes









-










-





Provision for income tax









-










-

































Net loss









(29,982,292

)







(1,252,157

)


Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest









120










3,125






Net loss attributable


to SOBR Safe, Inc.









(29,982,172

)







(1,249,032

)


Dividends on convertible preferred stock









(107,880

)







-






Net loss attributable to common stockholders






$

(30,090,052

)




$

(1,249,032

)





























Basic and diluted loss per common share






$

(1.95

)




$

(0.23

)





























Weighted average number of common shares outstanding









15,399,208










5,081,122









The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.



















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SOBR SAFE, Inc.






CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)














































































Common Stock











Preferred Stock





























Stockholders'









































Amount


($0.00001




















Amount


($0.00001













Additional




Paid-in











Accumulated











Equity


(Deficit)




SOBR




Safe,











Noncontrolling











Total




Stockholders'




Equity














Shares











Par)











Shares











Par)











Capital











Deficit











Inc.











Interest











(Deficit)




























































































Balances at January 1, 2019










3,510,255









$



35












1,388,575









$



14









$



14,888,941









$



(18,262,136



)






$



(3,373,146



)






$



(50,285



)






$



(3,423,431



)



Common stock issued for cash









1,065,982










11










-










-










38,989










-










39,000










-










39,000





Common stock issued for executive compensation









420,926










4










-










-










59,496










-










59,500










-










59,500





Common stock issued due to stock warrants exercise









1,038,339










11











-












-











146,763










-










146,774










-










146,774





Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible preferred stock





































































-






















-










-





to common stock









417,491










4










(1,388,575

)







(14

)







(1,329,550

)







-










(1,329,560

)







-










(1,329,560

)


Paid-in capital - fair value of stock warrants granted










-












-












-












-











160,544










-










160,544










-










160,544





Paid-in capital - fair value of related party stock options vested










-












-












-












-











71,655










-










71,655










-










71,655





Paid-in capital - fair value of non-related party stock options granted










-












-












-












-











23,912










-










23,912










-










23,912





Paid-in capital - gain on related party executive compensation conversion










-












-












-












-











535,500










-










535,500










-










535,500





Paid-in capital - gain on related party debt conversion










-












-












-












-











39,992










-










39,992










-










39,992





Paid-in capital - gain on related party preferred stock conversion










-












-












-












-











1,329,561










-










1,329,561










-










1,329,561





Paid-in capital - beneficial conversion feature










-












-












-












-











5,589










-










5,589










-










5,589





Net loss










-












-












-












-











-










(1,249,032

)







(1,249,032

)







(3,125

)







(1,252,157

)



Balances at December 31, 2019










6,452,993









$



65












-









$



-









$



15,971,392









$



(19,511,168



)






$



(3,539,711



)






$



(53,410



)






$



(3,593,121



)



Common stock issued for compensation









1,025










-










-











-











20,800











-











20,800










-










20,800





Common stock issued for executive compensation









72,159










1










-










-










76,479










-










76,480










-










76,480





Common stock issued due to stock warrants exercise









454,097










4










-










-










65,724










-










65,728










-










65,728





Common stock issued for asset purchase









12,000,000










120










-










-










27,119,880










-










27,120,000










-










27,120,000





Common stock issued to settle accounts payable and accrued expenses









159,395










2










-










-










265,675










-










265,677










-










265,677





Common stock issued to settle related party payables









260,150










3










-










-










579,811










-










579,814










-










579,814





Common stock issued to settle related party debt









648,739










6










-










-










826,958










-










826,964










-










826,964





Common stock issued to settle non-related party debt









70,448










1










-










-










166,525










-










166,526










-










166,526





Common stock issued upon conversion of related party debt and accrued interest









3,103,028










31










-










-










1,551,483










-










1,551,514










-










1,551,514





Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible preferred stock to common stock









2,700,000










27










(2,700,000

)







(27

)







-










-










-










-










-





Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock issued for cash









-










-










2,700,000










27










2,699,973










-










2,700,000










-










2,700,000





Paid-in capital - fair value of stock options vested









-










-










-










-










239,476










-










239,476










-










239,476





Paid-in capital - fair value of stock warrants granted









-










-










-










-










915,124










-










915,124










-










915,124





Paid-in capital - gain on related party payables conversion









-










-










-










-










272,299










-










272,299










-










272,299





Paid-in capital - gain on related party debt conversion









-










-










-










-










124,291










-










124,291










-










124,291





Paid-in capital - loss on debt extinguishment









-










-










-










-










390,409










-










390,409










-










390,409





Paid-in capital - beneficial conversion feature









-










-










-










-










1,407,675










-










1,407,675










-










1,407,675





Dividends - Series A-1 Convertible Preferred stock









-










-










-










-










-










(107,880

)







(107,880

)







-










(107,880

)


Net loss









-










-










-










-










-










(29,982,172

)







(29,982,172

)







(120

)







(29,982,292

)



Balances at December 31, 2020










25,922,034









$



260












-












-









$



52,693,974









$



(49,601,220



)






$



3,093,014









$



(53,530



)






$



3,039,484










The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.



















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SOBR SAFE, Inc.






CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS















For The Year Ended














December 31,














2020











2019





























Operating Activities:






















Net loss









(29,982,292

)




$

(1,252,157

)





























Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:






























Depreciation and amortization









232,194










-





Loss on debt extinguishment, net









224,166










-





Loss on disposal of property and equipment









39,434










-





Change in fair value of derivative liability









(60,650

)







(4,150

)


Interest expense-embedded conversion feature









-










64,800





Amortization-debt discount









8,656










5,920





Amortization of interest - beneficial conversion feature









1,407,675










5,589





Stock warrants expense









219,670










159,961





Stock options expense









239,478










95,567





Stock-based compensation expense









54,283










44,082





Asset impairment adjustment









25,320,555










-





Changes in assets and liabilities:




























Prepaid expenses









3,515










3,937





Other assets









(8,680

)







-





Accounts payable









113,158










22,166





Accrued expenses









(4,666

)







(1,165

)


Accrued interest payable









26,677










160,772





Related party payables









(24,706

)







72,369





Stock subscriptions payable









-










78,353

































Net cash used in operating activities









(2,191,533

)







(543,956

)






























Investing Activities:




























Proceeds from disposal of property and equipment









951










-

































Financing Activities:




























Proceeds from notes payable - related parties









-










186,626





Proceeds from notes payable - non-related parties









41,665










-





Proceeds from issuances of common stock - non-related parties









-










39,000





Proceeds from offering of preferred stock - related parties









1,700,000










1,000,000






Net cash provided by


financing activities











1,741,665










1,225,626

































Net Change In Cash









(448,917

)







681,670

































Cash At The Beginning Of The Period









681,759










89

































Cash At The End Of The Period






$

232,842







$

681,759

































Schedule Of Non-Cash Investing And Financing Activities:























































Prepaid expenses with common shares






$

122,162







$

-
































Issuance of common stock, stock warrants and convertible note for asset purchase






$

29,222,955







$

-
































Accounts payables and accrued expenses converted to capital






$

265,677







$

-
































Related party payables converted to capital






$

579,814







$

59,500
































Gain on related party payables converted to capital






$

272,299







$

575,492
































Related party debt converted to capital






$

2,378,478







$

-
































Related party debt converted to capital after exercise of cashless stock warrants






$

65,728







$

-
































Gain on related party debt converted to capital






$

124,291







$

-
































Non-related party debt converted to capital






$

166,526







$

-
































Shares issued for cash received in prior years






$

1,000,000







$

-
































Shares issued for executive compensation in prior year






$

76,480







$

-
































Gain on related party conversion of preferred stock into common stock






$

-







$

1,329,561
































Shares to be issued for accrued dividends






$

107,880







$

-
































Fair value of embedded conversion feature






$

-







$

64,800
































Intrinsic value-beneficial conversion feature






$

1,407,501







$

5,589
































Fair value of stock options granted






$

-







$

95,567
































Fair value of stock warrants granted






$

-







$

160,544
































Exercise of cashless stock warrants






$

-







$

146,774

































Supplemental Disclosure:























































Cash paid for interest






$

1,979







$

3,750
































Cash paid for income taxes






$

-







$

-









The accompanying notes are an integral part of the consolidated financial statements.



















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SOBR SAFE, Inc.





NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS





December 31, 2020






NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION, OPERATIONS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES





SOBR Safe, Inc. (“SOBR Safe”), formerly TransBiotec, Inc., was incorporated as Imagine Media, Ltd. in August, 2007 in the State of Delaware. A corporation also named TransBiotec, Inc. (“TransBiotec – CA”) was formed in the state of California July 4, 2004. Effective September 19, 2011 SOBR Safe was acquired by TransBiotec - CA in a transaction classified as a reverse acquisition as the shareholders of TransBiotec - CA retained the majority of the outstanding common stock of SOBR Safe after the share exchange. The consolidated financial statements represent the activity of TransBiotec - CA from July 4, 2004 forward, and the consolidated activity of SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA from September 19, 2011 forward. SOBR Safe and TransBiotec - CA are hereinafter referred to collectively as the “Company” or “We”. The Company has developed and plans to market and sell a non-invasive alcohol sensing system which includes an ignition interlock. The Company has not generated any revenues from its operations.





On March 23, 2020, the Company filed a Definitive 14-C providing notice that the Board of Directors has recommended, and that holders of a majority of the voting power of the Company’s outstanding stock voted, to approve the following.

























1.




To remove and re-elect four (4) directors to serve until the next Annual Meeting of Shareholders and thereafter until their successors are elected and qualified; and
















2.




To approve an amendment to the Company’s Certificate of Incorporation to: (a) change the Company’s name to SOBR SAFE, Inc., (b) decrease the Company’s authorized common stock from 800,000,000 shares, par value $0.00001 to 100,000,000 shares, par value $0.00001, and (c) effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding common stock at a ratio between 1-for-32 and 1-for-35 (with the exact ratio to be determined by the directors in their sole discretion without further approval by the shareholders).








The above actions taken by the Company’s stockholders became effective on or about May 21, 2020. The effective dates of the above actions were June 5, 2020 and April 20, 2020, respectively, and the actual reverse stock split ratio was 1-for-33.26. All share and per share amounts have been adjusted in these consolidated financial statements to reflect the effect of the reverse stock split.






Basis of Presentation



The accompanying audited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) as promulgated in the United States of America and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the presentation of annual financial information.





In management’s opinion, the audited consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments (including reclassifications and normal recurring adjustments) necessary to present fairly the financial position for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, and results of operations and cash flows for the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.






Principles of Consolidation



The accompanying audited consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its majority owned subsidiary, TransBiotec-CA. We have eliminated all intercompany transactions and balances between entities consolidated in these audited financial statements.



















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Use of Estimates



The preparation of audited consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  Specifically, such estimates were made by the Company for the valuation of the derivative liabilities, beneficial conversion feature expenses and intellectual technology. Actual results could differ from those estimates.






Financial Instruments



Pursuant to  Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) Topic 820,

Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures

and ASC 825,

Financial Instruments

, an entity is required to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. ASC 820 and 825 establishes a fair value hierarchy based on the level of independent, objective evidence surrounding the inputs used to measure fair value. A financial instrument’s categorization within the fair value hierarchy is based upon the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. ASC 820 and 825 prioritizes the inputs into three levels that may be used to measure fair value:






Level

1



Level 1 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.






Level

2



Level 2 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets: quoted prices for identical assets or liabilities in markets with insufficient volume or infrequent transactions (less active markets); or model-derived valuations in which significant inputs are observable or can be derived principally from, or corroborated by, observable market data.






Level 3



Level 3 applies to assets or liabilities for which there are unobservable inputs to the valuation methodology that are significant to the measurement of the fair value of the assets or liabilities.





The Company’s financial instruments consist primarily of cash, accounts payable, accrued expenses, accrued interest payable,  related party payables, notes payable, convertible debentures, and other liabilities. Pursuant to ASC 820 and 825, the fair value of our derivative liabilities is determined based on “Level 3” inputs. We believe that the recorded values of all of our other financial instruments approximate their current fair values because of their nature and respective maturity dates or durations.





The following table presents assets and liabilities that are measured and recognized at fair value as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019:



































































































































December 31, 2020
























































Level 1











Level 2











Level 3







Derivative liabilities






$

-







$

-







$

-













































December 31, 2019






















































































Level 1











Level 2











Level 3







Derivative liabilities






$

-







$

-







$

60,650























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Cash



The Company considers all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less as cash equivalents. The Company does not have any cash equivalents as of December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.






Prepaid Expenses



Amounts incurred in advance of contractual performance or coverage periods are recorded as prepaid assets and recognized as expense in the period service or coverage is provided.






Beneficial Conversion Features



From time to time, the Company may issue convertible notes that may contain a beneficial conversion feature. A beneficial conversion feature exists on the date a convertible note is issued when the fair value of the underlying common stock to which the note is convertible into is in excess of the remaining unallocated proceeds of the note after first considering the allocation of a portion of the note proceeds to the fair value of the warrants, if related warrants have been granted. The intrinsic value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a debt discount with a corresponding amount to additional paid-in capital. The debt discount is amortized to interest expense over the life of the note using the effective interest method.






Derivative Instruments



The Company evaluates all of its financial instruments to determine if such instruments are derivatives or contain features that qualify as embedded derivatives. For derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as liabilities, the derivative instruments are initially recorded at their fair values and are then re-valued at each reporting date, with changes in the fair value reported in the consolidated statements of operations under other income (expense). The accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments requires that the Company record the embedded conversion option at its fair value as of the inception date of the agreement and at fair value as of each subsequent balance sheet date. Any change in fair value is recorded as non-operating, non-cash income or expense for each reporting period at each balance sheet date. If the classification changes as a result of events during the period, the contract is reclassified as of the date of the event that caused the reclassification. As a result of entering into warrant agreements, for which such instruments contained a variable conversion feature with no floor, the Company has adopted a sequencing policy in accordance with ASC 815-40-35-12 whereby all future instruments may be classified as a derivative liability with the exception of instruments related to share-based compensation issued to employees or directors. For stock-based derivative financial instruments, the Company uses a Monte Carlo Simulation model to value the derivative instruments at inception and on subsequent valuation dates.





The classification of derivative instruments, including whether such instruments should be recorded as liabilities or as equity, is evaluated at the end of each reporting period. Derivative instrument liabilities are classified in the balance sheet as current or non-current based on whether or not net-cash settlement of the derivative instrument could be required within 12 months of the balance sheet date.






Preferred Stock



We apply the guidance enumerated in ASC 480 “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity” when determining the classification and measurement of preferred stock. Preferred shares subject to mandatory redemption (if any) are classified as liability instruments and are measured at fair value. We classify conditionally redeemable preferred shares (if any), which includes preferred shares that feature redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within our control, as temporary equity. At all other times, we classified our preferred shares in stockholders’ equity.






Minority Interest (Noncontrolling Interest)



A subsidiary of the Company has minority members representing ownership interests of 1.38% at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019. The Company accounts for these minority, or noncontrolling interests, pursuant to ASC 810-10-65 whereby gains and losses in a subsidiary with a noncontrolling interest are allocated to the noncontrolling interest based on the ownership percentage of the noncontrolling interest, even if that allocation results in a deficit noncontrolling interest balance.



















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Stock-based Compensation



The Company follows the guidance of the accounting provisions of ASC 718 “Share-based Compensation”, which requires the use of the fair-value based method to determine compensation for all arrangements under which employees and others receive shares of stock or equity instruments (warrants and options). The fair value of each option award is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options pricing model that uses assumptions for expected volatility, expected dividends, expected term, and the risk-free interest rate. The Company has not paid dividends historically and does not expect to pay them in the future. Expected volatilities are based on weighted averages of the historical volatility of the Company’s common stock estimated over the expected term of the options. The expected term of options granted is derived using the “simplified method” which computes expected term as the average of the sum of the vesting term plus the contract term as historically the Company had limited activity surrounding its options. The risk-free rate is based on the U.S. Treasury yield curve in effect at the time of grant for the period of the expected term.






Research and Development



The Company accounts for its research and development costs pursuant to ASC 730, whereby it requires the Company to disclose the amounts of costs for company and customer-sponsored research and development activities, if material. Research and development costs are expensed as incurred. The Company incurred research and development costs as it acquired new knowledge to bring about significant improvements in the functionality and design of its SOBR product. Research and development costs were $633,050 and $12,787 during the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.






Advertising and Marketing Costs



Advertising and marketing costs are charged to operations as incurred.  Advertising and marketing costs were $96,637 and $3,724 during the years ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively.






Income Tax



The Company accounts for income taxes pursuant to ASC 740. Under ASC 740 deferred taxes are provided on a liability method whereby deferred tax assets are recognized for deductible temporary differences and operating loss carry forwards and deferred tax liabilities are recognized for taxable temporary differences. Temporary differences are the differences between the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and their tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment. The Company has a deferred tax asset of approximately $2,830,000 and $1,832,000 that is offset by a 100% valuation allowance at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively. Therefore, the Company has not recorded any deferred tax assets or liabilities at December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019.






Net Loss Per Share



Basic net loss per share is computed by dividing the net loss attributable to common stockholders by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period.  Diluted  loss per share gives the effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period,  including stock options, warrants and convertible instruments.  Diluted net loss per share excludes all potentially issuable shares if their effect is anti-dilutive.  Because the effect of the Company’s dilutive securities is anti-dilutive, diluted net loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the periods presented.






Concentration of Credit Risk



Certain financial instruments potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk. Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentration of credit risk consist principally of cash deposits. Cash held in operating accounts may exceed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”), insurance limits. Accounts at each institution are insured by the FDIC up to $250,000. While the Company monitors cash balances in our operating accounts on a regular basis and adjust the balances as appropriate, these balances could be impacted if the underlying financial institutions fail. To date, the Company has experienced no loss or lack of access to our cash; however, the Company can provide no assurances that access to our cash will not be impacted by adverse conditions in the financial markets. At December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the Company had $0 and $431,759 in excess of the FDIC insured limit, respectively.



















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Related Parties



Related parties are any entities or individuals that, through employment, ownership or other means, possess the ability to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of the Company.






New Pronouncements



In December 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-12,

Simplifying the Accounting for Income Taxes

(“ASU 2019-12”), which simplifies the accounting for income taxes, eliminates certain exceptions within ASC 740,

Income Taxes

,


and clarifies certain aspects of the current guidance to promote consistency among reporting entities. ASU 2019-12 is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021. Most amendments within the standard are required