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Washington, D.C. 20549











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






(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-41248   46-2482575

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1070 Terra Bella Avenue

Mountain View, California 94043

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (650) 924-1025


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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


¨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 registered   Trading symbol(s)   Name of each exchange
on which registered
Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share   KSCP   Nasdaq Capital Market


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 x


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 8.01. Other Events


On April 8, 2024, Knightscope, Inc. (the “Company”) filed a prospectus supplement to the prospectus included in the Company’s Registration Statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-269493), which was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 8, 2023 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, relating to the issuance and sale from time to time of up to $6.4 million of shares of Class A common stock of the Company, $0.001 par value per share (the “Shares”), pursuant to the At The Market Offering Agreement, dated February 1, 2023, between the Company and H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC.


This Current Report on Form 8-K shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Shares in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.


A legal opinion relating to the Shares is filed herewith as Exhibit 5.1.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


5.1   Opinion of Latham & Watkins LLP with respect to the legality of the securities being registered.
23.1   Consent of Latham & Watkins LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1 hereto).
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).







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.


  knightscope, INC.
Date: April 8, 2024 By: /s/ Apoorv S. Dwivedi                
  Name: Apoorv S. Dwivedi
  Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer





Exhibit 5.1












April 8, 2024






12670 High Bluff Drive

San Diego, California 92130

Tel: +1.858.523.5400 Fax: +1.858.523.5450




Austin Milan
Beijing Munich
Boston New York
Brussels Orange County
Century City Paris
Chicago Riyadh
Dubai San Diego
Düsseldorf San Francisco
Frankfurt Seoul
Hamburg Silicon Valley
Hong Kong Singapore
Houston Tel Aviv
London Tokyo
Los Angeles Washington, D.C.

Knightscope, Inc.

1070 Terra Bella Avenue

Mountain View, California 94043


Re:Registration Statement on Form S-3 (No. 333-269493); Shares of Class A Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share, having an aggregate offering price of up to $6,400,000


To the addressees set forth above:


We have acted as special counsel to Knightscope, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), in connection with the sale through H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC (“Agent”) as the sales agent from time to time by the Company of shares (the “Shares”) of Class A common stock of the Company, par value $0.001 per share (the “Common Stock”), having an aggregate offering price of up to $6,400,000, to be issued pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on February 1, 2023 (as so filed and amended, the “Registration Statement”), the base prospectus included in the Registration Statement (the “Base Prospectus”) and the related prospectus supplement, dated March 8, 2024, filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) promulgated under the Securities Act (together with the Base Prospectus, the “Prospectus”), and that certain At-The-Market Issuance Sales Agreement, dated as of February 1, 2023, by and between the Company and the Agent (the “Sales Agreement”).


The term “Shares” shall include any additional shares of common stock registered by the Company pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”), in connection with the offering contemplated by the Registration Statement. This opinion is being furnished in connection with the requirements of Item 601(b)(5) of Regulation S-K under the Act, and no opinion is expressed herein as to any matter pertaining to the contents of the Registration Statement or the Prospectus, other than as expressly stated herein with respect to the issue of the Shares.





April 8, 2024
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As such counsel, we have examined such matters of fact and questions of law as we have considered appropriate for purposes of this letter. With your consent, we have relied upon certificates and other assurances of officers of the Company and others as to factual matters without having independently verified such factual matters. We are opining herein as to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”), and we express no opinion with respect to any other laws.


Subject to the foregoing and the other matters set forth herein, it is our opinion that, as of the date hereof, when the Shares shall have been duly registered on the books of the transfer agent and registrar therefor in the name or on behalf of the purchasers, and have been issued by the Company against payment therefor (not less than par value) in the circumstances contemplated by the Sales Agreement, the issue and sale of the Shares will have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action of the Company, and the Shares will be validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable. In rendering the foregoing opinion, we have assumed that (i) the Company will comply with all applicable notice requirements regarding uncertificated shares provided in the DGCL and (ii) upon the issue of any of the Shares, the total number of shares of Common Stock issued and outstanding will not exceed the total number of shares of Common Stock that the Company is then authorized to issue under its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation.


This opinion is for your benefit in connection with the Registration Statement and may be relied upon by you and by persons entitled to rely upon it pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Act. We consent to your filing this opinion as an exhibit to the Registration Statement and to the reference to our firm in the Prospectus under the heading “Legal Matters.” In giving such consent, we do not thereby admit that we are in the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Act or the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder.


  /s/ Latham & Watkins LLP