UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 8, 2024

 

10X CAPITAL VENTURE ACQUISITION CORP. III
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Cayman Islands

 

001-41216

 

98-1611637

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer
Identification No.)

 

1 World Trade Center, 85th Floor    

New York, New York

 

10007

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(212) 257-0069
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
   
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
   
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Units, each consisting of one Class A ordinary share, par value $0.0001, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   VCXB.U   NYSE American LLC
Class A ordinary shares, par value $0.0001 per share   VCXB   NYSE American LLC
Warrants, each whole warrant exercisable for one Class A ordinary share, each at an exercise price of $11.50 per share   VCXB WS   NYSE American LLC

 

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).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

Departure of Hans Thomas as Chief Executive Officer

 

On January 9, 2024, Hans Thomas and 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (“10X III”) agreed that Mr. Thomas will no longer serve as 10X III’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2024. Mr. Thomas will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of 10X III (the “Board”).

 

Appointment of David Weisburd as Chief Executive Officer

 

On January 9, 2024, the Board appointed David Weisburd as 10X III’s Chief Executive Officer, effective January 9, 2024.

 

Mr. Weisburd has been 10X III’s Chief Operating Officer, Head of Origination and a member of the Board since February 2021. Mr. Weisburd founded the venture capital firm Growth Technology Partners in May 2015 and served as general partner until December 2019, when the firm was acquired by 10X Capital Holdings LLC (“10X Capital”). The portfolio companies of Growth Technology Partners include 23andMe, CaaStle, Circle, Palantir, Pipefy, Punchh, Ripple, Tonal, Vicarious and Wish. Mr. Weisburd now serves as General Partner and co-head of venture capital at 10X Capital, where he has led the firm’s investments into Robinhood, Compass Therapeutics, HeadSpace and DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG). Mr. Weisburd also serves as a partner of Flight VC, an investment syndicate with over 2700 members across Silicon Valley and other tech hubs including Boston, Los Angeles, and New York, and whose members range from angel investors to entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Flight VC has a prolific track record investing in companies including Betterment, Carta, Cruise Automotive, Discord, Dollar Shave Club, Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY), LinkedIn, Paypal, Inc. (Nasdaq: PYPL), Rent the Runway, and many others. In addition to his direct investment activity, Mr. Weisburd has also conducted a substantial amount of secondary market investment into companies such as Lyft, Inc. (Nasdaq: LYFT), One Medical Group (Nasdaq: ONEM), Space X, and Spotify (NYSE: SPOT). Prior to his venture capital career, Mr. Weisburd was on the founding teams of two venture-backed technology startups, isocket (acquired by Magnite (Nasdaq: MGNI)) and RoomHunt (acquired by RentLingo). Mr. Weisburd received a BS in management and entrepreneurship from Indiana University — Kelley School of Business, an MBA from Dartmouth — Tuck School of Business, and a masters in psychology from Harvard University.

 

There are no family relationships between Mr. Weisburd and any director or executive officer of 10X III. In addition, Mr. Weisburd has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

 

10X III did not enter into an employment agreement with Mr. Weisburd in connection with his appointment as Chief Executive Officer.

 

Departure of Oliver Wriedt as President and Head of Capital Markets

 

On January 9, 2024, Oliver Wriedt and 10X III agreed that Mr. Wriedt will no longer serve as 10X III’s President and Head of Capital Markets, effective January 9, 2024.

 

Appointment of Osman Ahmed as President

 

On January 9, 2024, the Board appointed Osman Ahmed as 10X III’s President, effective January 9, 2024.

 

Mr. Ahmed is a Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at 10X Capital. He has over 12 years of principal investment, advisory, and operating experience. Prior to joining 10X Capital, Mr. Ahmed was the CEO of Founder SPAC, a $321M special purpose acquisition company focused on digital transformation. Founder SPAC successfully completed its merger with Rubicon Technologies (NYSE: RBT) in August 2022. Previously, Mr. Ahmed was an investor at KCK Group, a private markets investor. He also served as CFO of Beehive Industries, a KCK Group Portfolio company. Mr. Ahmed previously has held roles at Volition Capital, Scale Venture Partners, and Stifel Financial (NYSE: SF). Throughout his career, Mr. Ahmed has executed leveraged buyout, special situations, and growth equity investments in technology, business services, industrials, and healthcare. Prior closed deals include: Harvest Food Distributors, Sherwood Food Distributors, Hibernia Networks (acquired by GTT), RingCentral (NYSE: RNG), TraceLink, Al Fakher Tobacco, Better.com (NASDAQ: BETR), and others. He currently sits on the board of directors of Rubicon Technologies (NYSE: RBT) and serves as the company’s lead independent director and sits on the board of directors of African Agriculture Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: AAGR). Mr. Ahmed holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

 

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There are no family relationships between Mr. Ahmed and any director or executive officer of 10X III. In addition, Mr. Ahmed has no direct or indirect material interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

 

10X III did not enter into an employment agreement with Mr. Ahmed in connection with his appointment as President.

 

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

 

In connection with the officer resignations and appoints described in Item 5.02 above, 10X III issued a press release announcing the planned changes, a copy of which is also being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.

 

The information contained in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information set forth in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

Item 8.01. Other Events.

 

In connection with Mr. Ahmed’s appointment as President of 10X III, as described in Item 5.02 above, on January 9, 2024, Mr. Ahmed entered into the following agreements with 10X III:

 

A joinder agreement to the letter agreement, dated January 9, 2024 (the “Joinder to the Letter Agreement”), pursuant to which Mr. Ahmed became a party to that certain letter agreement, dated January 11, 2022, between 10X III, 10X Capital SPAC Sponsor III LLC, a Cayman Islands limited liability company (the “Sponsor”), and other insiders signatory thereto, wherein Mr. Ahmed has agreed to be bound by and comply with the provisions of that certain letter agreement applicable to insiders in the same manner as if Mr. Ahmed were an original signatory thereto and in such capacity as an insider therein; and

 

An indemnity agreement, dated January 9, 2024, (the “Indemnity Agreement”), between 10X III and Mr. Ahmed, providing Mr. Ahmed contractual indemnification substantially in the form previously presented to the Board in addition to the indemnification provided for in 10X III’s second amended and restated memorandum and articles of association, as amended.

 

The foregoing descriptions of the Joinder to the Letter Agreement and the Indemnity Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entireties by reference to the Joinder to the Letter Agreement and the form of Indemnity Agreement, copies of which are attached hereto as Exhibits 10.1 and 10.2, respectively, and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

10.1   Joinder to the Letter Agreement, dated January 9, 2024, between 10X III, the Sponsor and Osman Ahmed.
10.2   Form of Indemnity Agreement (Incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.6 to Amendment No. 1 to 10X III’s Registration Statement on Form S-l (File No. 333-253868), filed with the SEC on June 2, 2021).
99.1*   Press Release, dated January 8, 2024.
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

*Furnished herewith.

 

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SIGNATURE

 

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: January 9, 2024

 

  10X CAPITAL VENTURE ACQUISITION CORP. III
     
  By: /s/ David Weisburd
  Name:  David Weisburd
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

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Exhibit 10.1

 

Execution Version

 

JOINDER to LETTER Agreement

 

This Joinder to Letter Agreement (this “Joinder”) is made this 9th day of January, 2024, by Osman Ahmed (the “Officer”), in respect of that certain Letter Agreement (the “Letter Agreement”), dated as of January 11, 2022, by and among 10X Capital SPAC Sponsor III LLC (the “Sponsor”), 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (the “Company”), and each of the other parties thereto. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Letter Agreement.

 

RECITALS:

 

WHEREAS, the Company desires to appoint the Officer as President of the Company and the Officer has accepted such offer and agrees to be bound by the binding provisions of the Letter Agreement.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, for and in good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, Officer agrees as follows:

 

1.Officer hereby agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the Letter Agreement as a party thereunder.

 

2.This Joinder shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflicts of law provision or rule that would cause the application of the domestic substantive laws of any other jurisdiction.

 

 

 

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Joinder has been executed and delivered by the undersigned as of the date set forth above.

 

  /s/ Osman Ahmed
  Name:  Osman Ahmed

 

Signature Page to Joinder to Letter Agreement

 

 

 

 

  ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED BY:
     
  10X CAPITAL VENTURE ACQUISITION CORP. III
     
  By: /s/ David Weisburd
  Name: David Weisburd
  Title: Chief Executive Officer

 

  10X CAPITAL SPAC SPONSOR III LLC
     
  By: /s/ David Weisburd
  Name:  David Weisburd
  Title: Manager

 

Signature Page to Joinder to Letter Agreement

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibit 99.1

 

10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III Announces Expected Change in Management

 

NEW YORK, NY (United States), Jan. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (“10X III”) (NYSE American:VCXB), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, announced today that, subject to approval by the board of directors, it expects David Weisburd, the current Chief Operating Officer and Head of Origination, to succeed Hans Thomas as Chief Executive Officer of 10X III, and expects Osman Ahmed to succeed Oliver Wriedt as President. Mr. Thomas will remain as Chairman of the board of directors.

 

About 10X Capital

 

10X Capital is an alternative asset management firm leveraging advancements in data analytics & AI to generate signals, deliver insights, and drive returns across asset classes.  10X Capital is amongst the most active venture capital firms globally, aligning Wall Street & Silicon Valley by bringing institutional capital to high growth opportunities in private & public markets. For more information, visit https://www.10XCapital.com.

 

10X Capital Venture Acquisition Corp. III (NYSE American: VCXB.U, VCXB, VCXB WS) is a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by 10X Capital, focused on identifying high growth businesses domestically and abroad and bringing them to the public markets. For more information visit https://www.10xspac.com/spaciii.

 

Additional Information and Where to Find It

 

As previously announced on August 9, 2023, 10X III has entered into a merger agreement with American Gene Technologies International Inc., a Delaware corporation (“AGT”), for a business combination that would result in the combined company being a publicly listed company (the public company following the business combination to be renamed “Addimmune”). In connection with the proposed transaction, the parties have filed a registration statement on Form S-4 (“Form S-4”), which includes a proxy statement/prospectus of 10X III, along with other documents regarding the proposed transaction. 10X III’s shareholders and other interested persons are advised to read the preliminary proxy statement/prospectus and the amendments thereto and the definitive proxy statement and documents incorporated by reference therein filed in connection with the proposed business combination, as these materials will contain important information about AGT, 10X III and the proposed business combination. Promptly after the Form S-4 is declared effective by the SEC, 10X III will mail the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and a proxy card to each shareholder entitled to vote at the meeting relating to the approval of the transactions and other proposals set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus. The Form S-4, the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about AGT and 10X III will be available without charge at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). Copies of the definitive proxy statement/prospectus can be obtained, when available, without charge, from 10X III’s website https://www.10xspac.com/spaciii. BEFORE MAKING ANY VOTING OR INVESTMENT DECISION, INVESTORS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE FORM S-4 AND THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

AGT, 10X III and certain of their respective directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from 10X III’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination. You can find more information about 10X III’s directors and executive officers in 10X III’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2022 (the “Annual Report”), which was filed with the SEC on May 22, 2023, as modified or supplemented by any Form 3 or Form 4 filed with the SEC since the date of such filing. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitation and a description of their direct and indirect interests is included in the proxy statement/prospectus. Shareholders, potential investors and other interested persons should read the proxy statement/prospectus carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from the sources indicated above.

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This press release shall not constitute a solicitation of a proxy, consent, or authorization with respect to any securities or in respect of the proposed business combination. This press release shall also not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any states or jurisdictions in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.

 

 

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We intend such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “will,” “expect,” “anticipated,” “estimated,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “outlook” or words of similar meaning. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, conditions or results, and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside 10X III’s control, that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Important factors, among others, that may affect actual results or outcomes include those factors discussed in the Annual Report, any subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and in any subsequent filings with the SEC, including the Form S-4 and the proxy statement/prospectus which forms a part thereof relating to the business combination. 10X III does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

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