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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 10, 2018



Veritone, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38093   47-1161641

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

575 Anton Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)

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


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



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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On December 10, 2018, Veritone, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it had received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Apis Capital Management, on behalf of its private equity fund, Apis Ventures LLC (collectively, “Apis”), to acquire all outstanding shares of Veritone common stock for $10.26 per share in cash. The Company’s Board of Directors is evaluating Apis’ proposal, and has raised questions regarding Apis’ ability to consummate the proposed transaction. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.    Description
99.1    Press Release dated December 10, 2018.


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


Date: December 10, 2018

    Veritone, Inc.
    By:   /s/ Jeffrey B. Coyne
      Jeffrey B. Coyne
      Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary