Software Acq II U 1/2W
Software 1 SAQN - CURI Curiosity Stream
Spac term 18 months.
Trust IPO - $10.00 - $150.0 million or $172.5 million if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full
Jonathan Huberman, our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has over 25 years of high-tech business leadership experience. He is currently the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Software Acquisition Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SAQN), which we refer to throughout this prospectus as SAQN, a blank check company which raised an aggregate of $149.5 million in its initial public offering (including exercise of the over-allotment option) in November 2019, which in August 2020 announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with respect to its initial business combination with CuriosityStream, Inc., or CuriosityStream, a global streaming media service that provides factual content on demand, which is currently expected to close in the 4th quarter of 2020. From 2017 to 2019 Mr. Huberman was Chief Executive Officer of Ooyala (“Ooyala”), a provider of media workflow automation, delivery and monetization solutions, which he and Mike Nikzad, our Vice President of Acquisitions and director, acquired from Telstra in 2018. Together with Mr. Nikzad, they turned around an underperforming company and sold Ooyala’s three core business units to Invidi Technologies, Brightcove (NASDA:BCOV) and Dalet (EPA: DLT), major players in the same sector. Previously, Mr. Huberman served as the Chief Executive Officer of Syncplicity, a SaaS enterprise data management company, which he sourced and acquired from EMC and engineered an exit to Axway (EPA: AXW). Prior to this, Mr. Huberman was the Chief Executive Officer of Tiburon, an enterprise software company serving the public safety sector which he sold to Tritech Systems, and before that he was the Chief Executive Officer at Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a consumer and distributed enterprise storage solutions provider. After Iomega was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2008, Mr. Huberman served as President of the Consumer and Small Business Division of EMC. In addition to his experience leading turnarounds and exits at five technology companies, Mr. Huberman spent nine years as an investor for the Bass Family interests where he led investments in private and public companies. He also had senior roles leading the operations of the technology investments of the Gores Group and Skyview Capital.
Mike Nikzad, our Vice President of Acquisitions and a director, has over two decades of business leadership experience in software, technology and consumer electronics companies, where he has worked on numerous corporate turnarounds and exits. He is currently the Vice President of Acquisitions and a Director of SAQN. Mr. Nikzad was President and Chief Operating Officer at Ooyala until its sale. Prior to Ooyala, in the last five years Mr. Nikzad has held C-suite positions and led company operations at Syncplicity, a SaaS enterprise data management company, and NewNet Communication Technologies, a telecommunications company, as well as serving as an Operating Partner at SilverStream Capital. Prior to this, he also held management and executive positions in EMC Corp’s (NYSE: EMC) Consumer and Small Business division and at Iomega Corporation, a consumer and distributed enterprise storage solutions provider.
Our board of directors will also include Andrew Nikou, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OpenGate Capital Management, LLC (“OpenGate”), a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth; C. Matthew Olton, the Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Tenable Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:TENB), a cyber exposure protection provider and previously Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Ventures,
at Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC).; Stephanie Davis, a Senior Client Partner at Korn Ferry where she leads the Private Equity/Technology practice in North America and is a member of the Chief Executive Officer & Board practices; Steven Guggenheimer, a Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) responsible for its artificial intelligence business as well as Microsoft’s engagement with its independent software vendor partners; and Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which designs and operates large-scale incentive competitions and the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community. Each of our directors is a director of SAQN.