SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 19, 2021
ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
|(State or Other Jurisdiction
||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer|
|of Incorporation)||Identification No.)|
125 Townpark Drive, Suite 300
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
|Title of each class||Trading Symbol(s)||Name of each exchange on which|
|Units, each consisting of one share
of Class A common stock, $0.0001
par value, and one-half of one
|SUAC.U||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Class A common stock, $0.0001
|SUAC||The New York Stock Exchange|
|Redeemable warrants||SUAC.WS||The New York Stock Exchange|
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
As previously disclosed, on November 19, 2021, ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) consummated its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 30,000,000 units (the “Units”), including the issuance of 3,500,000 Units as a result of the underwriter’s exercise in full of its over-allotment option. Each Unit consists of one share of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.0001 per share (“Class A Common Stock”), and one-half of one redeemable warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”), with each whole Warrant entitling the holder thereof to purchase one share of Class A Common Stock for $11.50 per share, subject to adjustment. The Units were sold at a price of $10.00 per Unit, generating gross proceeds to the Company of $300,000,000.
Simultaneously with the closing of the IPO, the Company completed the private sale of an aggregate of 1,350,000 units (the “Private Placement Units”) at a purchase price of $10.00 per Private Placement Unit, to ShoulderUp Technology Sponsor LLC (the “Sponsor”), generating gross proceeds to the Company of $13,500,000 (the “Private Placement”).
A total of $306,00,000, comprised of $300,000,000 of the proceeds received from the IPO and $6,000,000 from the sale of the Private Placement Units (which amount includes $11,200,000 of deferred underwriting commissions), was placed in a U.S.-based trust account maintained by Continental Stock Transfer & Trust Company, acting as trustee. Except with respect to interest earned on the funds held in the trust account that may be released to the Company to pay its taxes, the funds in the trust account will not be released from the trust account until the earliest to occur of: (i) the completion of the Company’s initial business combination, (ii) the redemption of the Company’s public shares if the Company has not completed its initial business combination within 18 months from the closing of the IPO (such 18-month period may be extended by an additional three months for a total of up to 21 months by depositing into the trust account an amount equal to $0.10 per unit) or during any extension period that may apply as a result of an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation, subject to applicable law, and (iii) the redemption of the Company’s public shares properly tendered in connection with a stockholder vote to amend the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to modify the substance or timing of its obligation to redeem 100% of its public shares if the Company does not complete its initial business combination within 18 months from the closing of the IPO, or any permissible extension period, or with respect to any other provisions relating to stockholders’ rights or pre-initial business combination activity.
An audited balance sheet as of November 19, 2021 reflecting receipt of the proceeds upon consummation of the IPO and the Private Placement has been issued by the Company and is included as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Audited Balance Sheet of ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp. as of November 19, 2021|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ShoulderUp Technology Acquisition Corp.|
|Dated: November 26, 2021||By:||/s/ Phyllis Newhouse|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|