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IRON SPARK I INC.

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IRON SPARK I : MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (form 10-Q)

08/13/2021 | 05:14pm EST

References in this report (the "Quarterly Report") to "we," "us" or the "Company" refer to Iron Spark I Inc. References to our "management" or our "management team" refer to our officers and directors, and references to the "Sponsor" refer to Iron Spark I LLC. The following discussion and analysis of the Company's financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed financial statements and the notes thereto contained elsewhere in this Quarterly Report. Certain information contained in the discussion and analysis set forth below includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report includes "forward-looking statements" that are not historical facts and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected and projected. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this Quarterly Report including, without limitation, statements in this "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" regarding the Company's financial position, business strategy and the plans and objectives of management for future operations, are forward-looking statements. Words such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "seek" and variations and similar words and expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance, but reflect management's current beliefs, based on information currently available. A number of factors could cause actual events, performance or results to differ materially from the events, performance and results discussed in the forward-looking statements. For information identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, please refer to the Risk Factors section of the Company's final prospectus for its Initial Public Offering (as defined below) filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The Company's securities filings can be accessed on the EDGAR section of the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except as expressly required by applicable securities law, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Overview

We are a blank check company incorporated on January 22, 2021 as a Delaware corporation and formed for the purpose of effectuating a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses, which we refer to throughout this Quarterly Report as our "initial business combination". We intend to effectuate our initial business combination using cash from the proceeds of our initial public offering (the "Initial Public Offering") and the private placement of the Private Placement Shares (as defined below), the proceeds of the sale of our shares in connection with our initial business combination (pursuant to forward purchase agreements or backstop agreements we may enter into following the consummation of the Initial Public Offering or otherwise), shares issued to the owners of the target, debt issued to bank or other lenders or the owners of the target, or a combination of the foregoing.

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Results of Operations

We have neither engaged in any operations nor generated any operating revenues to date. Our only activities for the period from January 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021 were organizational activities, those necessary to prepare for the Initial Public Offering, described below, and, after the Initial Public Offering, identifying a target company for a business combination. We do not expect to generate any operating revenues until after the completion of our initial business combination. We generate non-operating income in the form of interest income on cash and cash equivalents held after the Initial Public Offering. We incur expenses as a result of being a public company (for legal, financial reporting, accounting and auditing compliance), as well as for due diligence expenses.

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of $151,972, which resulted entirely from operating and formation costs. For the period from January 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021, we had a net loss of $153,272, which resulted entirely from operating and formation costs.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

On June 11, 2021, we consummated the Initial Public Offering of 15,000,000 shares of Class A common stock (the "Public Shares") at $10.00 per Public Share, generating gross proceeds of $150,000,000.

Simultaneously with the closing of the Initial Public Offering, the Sponsor purchased an aggregate of 1,090,000 shares of Class A common stock at a price of $10.00 per share (the "Private Placement Shares"), generating gross proceeds of $10,900,000.

On June 16, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised their over-allotment option and purchased an additional 1,680,000 shares (the "Over-Allotment Shares"), and the sale of an additional 100,800 shares (the "Over-Allotment Private Placement Shares") at $10.00 per share, generating total gross proceeds of $17,808,000.

For the period from January 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021, net cash used in operating activities was $668,381, which was due to our net loss of $153,272 and changes in working capital of $515,109.

For the period from January 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021, net cash used in investing activities of $173,472,000 was the result of the amount of net proceeds from the Initial Public Offering and the private placement sale of ss being deposited to the Trust Account.

For the period from January 22, 2021 (inception) through June 30, 2021, net cash provided by financing activities was $175,148,894, which was comprised of the net proceeds from the initial public offering, net of underwriter's discount paid of $163,464,000, proceeds from the sale of private placement shares of $11,908,000, proceeds from the advance from a related party of $60,000 and proceeds from the sale of common stock to the Sponsor of $25,000, offset in part by payment of offering costs of $308,106.

As of June 30, 2021, we had cash of $1,008,513 held outside the trust account. We intend to use the funds held outside the trust account primarily to identify and evaluate target businesses, perform business due diligence on prospective target businesses, travel to and from the offices, plants or similar locations of prospective target businesses or their representatives or owners, review corporate documents and material agreements of prospective target businesses, and structure, negotiate and complete a business combination.

In order to finance transaction costs in connection with a Business Combination, the Sponsor or an affiliate of the Sponsor or certain of the Company's directors and officers may, but are not obligated to, loan us funds as may be required ("Working Capital Loans").


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We do not believe we will need to raise additional funds following the Initial Public Offering in order to meet the expenditures required for operating our business prior to our initial business combination. However, if our estimates of the costs of identifying a target business, undertaking in-depth due diligence and negotiating an initial business combination are less than the actual amount necessary to do so, we may have insufficient funds available to operate our business prior to our initial business combination. Moreover, we may need to obtain additional financing either to complete our business combination or because we become obligated to redeem a significant number of public shares upon completion of our business combination, in which case we may issue additional securities or incur debt in connection with such business combination. In addition, we intend to target businesses larger than we could acquire with the net proceeds of our Initial Public Offering and the sale of the private placement shares and may as a result be required to seek additional financing to complete such proposed initial business combination. Subject to compliance with applicable securities laws, we would only complete such financing simultaneously with the completion of our business combination. If we are unable to complete our initial business combination because we do not have sufficient funds available to us, we will be forced to cease operations and liquidate the trust account. In addition, following our business combination, if cash on hand is insufficient, we may need to obtain additional financing in order to meet our obligations.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

We did not have any off-balance sheet arrangements as of June 30, 2021.

Contractual Obligations

Due to Related Party

An affiliate of the Sponsor has paid $22,020 to cover certain operating costs and offering costs on behalf of the Company. The outstanding balance is due on-demand.

Registration Rights

The holders of the Founder Shares and Private Placement Shares that may be issued upon conversion of Working Capital Loans will have registration rights to require the Company to register a sale of any of its securities held by them pursuant to a registration rights agreement. The holders of these securities are entitled to make up to three demands, excluding short form demands, that the Company register such securities. In addition, the holders have certain "piggy-back" registration rights with respect to registration statements filed subsequent to the completion of a business combination. The Company will bear the expenses incurred in connection with the filing of any such registration statements.

Underwriting Agreement

The Company granted the underwriter a 45-day option to purchase up to 2,250,000 additional shares of Class A common stock to cover over-allotments at the Initial Public Offering price, less the underwriting discounts and commissions. On June 16, 2021, the underwriters partially exercised the over-allotment option and purchased an additional 1,680,000 Over-Allotment Shares for an aggregate purchase price of $16,800,000.

The underwriter was paid a cash underwriting fee of $0.20 per share, or $3,336,000 in the aggregate, upon the closing of the Initial Public Offering. In addition, $0.35 per share, or $5,838,000 in the aggregate will be payable to the underwriter for deferred underwriting commissions. The deferred fee will become payable to the underwriter from the amounts held in the Trust Account solely in the event that the Company completes a Business Combination, subject to the terms of the underwriting agreement.

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of condensed financial statements and related disclosures in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and income and expenses during the periods reported. Actual results could materially differ from those estimates. We have identified the following critical accounting policies:

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Common stock subject to possible redemption

The Company accounts for its common stock subject to possible redemption in accordance with the guidance in Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 480 Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity. Common stock subject to mandatory redemption is classified as a liability instrument and is measured at fair value. Conditionally redeemable common stock (including common stock that features redemption rights that are either within the control of the holder or subject to redemption upon the occurrence of uncertain events not solely within the Company's control) is classified as temporary equity. At all other times, common stock is classified as stockholders' equity. The Company's common stock features certain redemption rights that are considered to be outside of the Company's control and subject to occurrence of uncertain future events. As of June 30, 2021, 16,406,423 shares of Class A common stock subject to possible redemption are presented at redemption value as temporary equity, outside of the stockholders' equity section of the Company's condensed balance sheet.

Net Loss Per Common Share

Net loss per common share is computed by dividing net loss by the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the period, excluding shares of common stock subject to forfeiture. Weighted average shares were reduced for the effect of an aggregate of 142,500 shares of Class B common stock that were subject to forfeiture if the over-allotment option was not exercised by the underwriter. At June 30, 2021, the Company did not have any dilutive securities and other contracts that could, potentially, be exercised or converted into shares of common stock and then share in the earnings of the Company. As a result, diluted loss per share is the same as basic loss per share for the period presented.

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Joshua L. Spear Chief Executive Officer & Director
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