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): February 2, 2021


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-39096   83-2242651
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


1550 Larimer Street, #246, Denver, Colorado   80202 
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (888) 932-6537


Not Applicable
(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 registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   KERN   NASDAQ Capital Market
Warrants to purchase one share of Common Stock   KERNW   NASDAQ Capital Market


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Item 8.01 Other Events.


On February 2, 2021, Akerna Corp. (the “Company”) and all the holders (the “Holders”) of its outstanding senior secured convertible notes issued on June 9, 2020 (the “Notes”), agreed, in connection with the Company’s installment notice for the February 1, 2021 installment amount, to increase the installment amount for February 1, 2021, in the aggregate, by $4,400,000 (the “Increased Installment Amount”), and the Holders have elected to defer the Increased Installment Amount from February 1, 2021 to March 1, 2021, with the Increased Installment Amount and such deferral being effective as of January 31, 2021.


As previously disclosed in the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on December 23, 2020, pursuant to the waiver between the Company and the Holders, dated December 23, 2020, the Company and the Holders agreed that the Company could waive the installment scheduled principal amount for any installment date by setting forth in the installment notice for that installment date an installment amount greater than the installment scheduled principal amount due and payable on the next installment date.







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.


Dated: February 3, 2021 AKERNA CORP.
  By: /s/ Jessica Billingsley

Name: Jessica Billingsley

Title:   Chief Executive Officer