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

FORM 10-Q

☒ .   QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017

☐   .TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from ____________ to____________

Commission File Number: 000-53661

GROTE MOLEN, INC.
(Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter)

Nevada
20-1282850
(State or Other Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer I.D. No.)

10615 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(855) 807-8776
(Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the Registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes ☒ . No ☐

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Date File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes ☒ . No ☐

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See definition of "large accelerated filer," "accelerated filer" and "smaller reporting company" in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer
 ☐
Accelerated filer
.☐
Non-accelerated filer
 ☐    . (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
Smaller reporting company
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(aq) of the Exchange Act.  Yes      . No ☒ .

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ☐. No ☒ .

APPLICABLE ONLY TO CORPORATE ISSUERS

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

The number of shares outstanding of each of the Registrant's classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date:
 
Class
Outstanding as of May 15, 2017
Common Capital Voting Stock, $0.001 par value per share
30,878,620 shares



FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, Financial Statements and Notes to Financial Statements contain forward-looking statements that discuss, among other things, future expectations and projections regarding future developments, operations and financial conditions. All forward-looking statements are based on management's existing beliefs about present and future events outside of management's control and on assumptions that may prove to be incorrect. If any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected or intended.


PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

March 31, 2017

C O N T E N T S

PART I - Financial Information
 
   
Item 1.  Financial Statements  (Unaudited)
Page
   
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016
2
     
 
Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
3
     
 
Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholder's Deficit
4
     
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016
5
     
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
6
     
Item 2.  Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 
12
   
Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 
16
   
Item 4.  Controls and Procedures 
16
 
 
 
 PART II - Other Information 
 
   
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings 
17
   
Item 1A.  Risk Factors 
17
   
Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 
17
   
Item 3.  Defaults upon Senior Securities 
17
   
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures 
17
   
Item 5.  Other Information 
17
   
Item 6.  Exhibits 
18
   
Signatures 
19


1

 
GROTE MOLEN, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)

   
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
             
ASSETS
           
Current Assets
           
Cash
 
$
2,098,340
   
$
57,033
 
Accounts receivable
   
3,540
     
-
 
Prepaid expenses
   
156,254
     
100,954
 
Total Current Assets
   
2,258,134
     
157,987
 
                 
Intangible assets, net
   
6,118,508
     
5,923,543
 
Total Assets
 
$
8,376,642
   
$
6,081,530
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT
               
Current Liabilities
               
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
$
2,361,786
   
$
2,038,273
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses – related party
   
772,865
     
709,725
 
Accrued interest
   
60,678
     
52,888
 
Accrued interest – related party
   
1,403,455
     
1,241,911
 
Advances
   
40,000
     
-
 
Advances – related party
   
160,000
     
110,000
 
Wages payable
   
11,062,132
     
10,696,311
 
Deferred revenue
   
19,737
     
19,988
 
Notes payable
   
89,221
     
89,221
 
Current portion of long term debt
   
400,000
     
400,000
 
Convertible notes, short term, net of discounts
   
98,000
     
-
 
Convertible notes, short term – related party
   
284,172
     
284,172
 
Short term portion of convertible notes, long term – related party
   
3,712,638
     
-
 
Total Current Liabilities
   
20,464,684
     
15,642,489
 
                 
Noncurrent Liabilities
               
Contingent liability
   
37,500
     
37,500
 
Notes payable
   
677,771
     
800,000
 
Convertible notes payable, long term – related party
   
-
     
3,712,638
 
Total Liabilities
   
21,179,955
     
20,192,627
 
                 
Commitments and Contingencies
   
-
     
-
 
                 
Stockholders' Deficit
               
Preferred Stock, Par Value $0.001, 5,000,000 shares authorized; 3,783,818 and 3,671,316 issued and outstanding as March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
   
3,784
     
3,671
 
Common Stock, Par Value $0.001, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 27,960,843 and 13,325,681 issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively
   
27,961
     
13,326
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
23,948,925
     
20,287,638
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(36,838,983
)
   
(34,550,732
)
Subscription payable
   
55,000
     
135,000
 
Total Stockholders' Deficit
   
(12,803,313
)
   
(14,111,097
)
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Deficit
 
$
8,376,642
   
$
6,081,530
 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited financial statements.
2


GROTE MOLEN, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
 
 
For the
Three Months Ended
 
 
 
March 31,
   
March 31,
 
 
 
2017
   
2016
 
 
           
Revenues
 
$
28,741
   
$
2,543
 
 
               
Operating Expenses:
               
Engineering
   
40,239
     
18,320
 
Sales and marketing
   
-
     
9,604
 
General and administrative
   
1,556,509
     
1,095,376
 
Total operating expenses
   
1,596,748
     
1,123,300
 
 
               
Loss From Operations
   
(1,568,007
)
   
(1,120,757
)
                 
Other Income (Expense)
               
Interest income
   
-
     
123
 
Interest expense
   
(65,742
)
   
(445,457
)
Interest expense – related party
   
(160,838
)
   
(157,279
)
Total other income (expense)
   
(226,580
)
   
(602,613
)
                 
Net Loss Before Income Taxes
   
(1,794,587
)
   
(1,723,370
)
                 
Income Tax
   
-
     
-
 
                 
Net Loss From Continuing Operations
   
(1,794,587
)
   
(1,723,370
)
                 
Discontinued Operations
               
Loss on disposal of discontinued operations
   
(484,927
)
   
-
 
Loss from discontinued operations
   
(8,737
)
   
-
 
Loss on discontinued operations
   
(493,664
)
   
-
 
 
               
Net Loss
 
$
(2,288,251
)
 
$
(1,723,370
)
                 
Loss From Continuing Operations per Common Share - Basic and Diluted
 
$
(0.11
)
 
$
(0.13
)
Loss From Discontinued Operations per Common Share - Basic and Diluted
 
$
(0.02
)
  $
-
 
                 
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic and Diluted
   
17,046,510
     
13,325,681
 

 
See accompanying notes to the unaudited financial statements.
3


GROTE MOLEN, INC
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

   
Shares Outstanding - Preferred
   
Preferred
Stock
   
Shares Outstanding - Common
   
Common
Stock
   
Additional
 Paid-in
 Capital
   
Subscriptions Payable
   
Accumulated Deficit
   
Total Stockholders' Deficit
 
Balance as of December 31, 2015
   
9,804
   
$
10
     
13,325,681
   
$
13,326
   
$
3,110,821
   
$
-
   
$
(27,334,912
)
 
$
(24,210,755
)
                                                                 
Issuance of preferred stock
   
608,922
     
609
     
-
     
-
     
3,130,395
     
135,000
     
-
     
3,266,004
 
Note conversions
   
3,052,590
     
3,052
     
-
     
-
     
14,046,422
     
-
     
-
     
14,049,474
 
Net loss
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(7,215,820
)
   
(7,215,820
)
                                                                 
Balance as of December 31, 2016
   
3,671,316
     
3,671
     
13,325,681
     
13,326
     
20,287,638
     
135,000
     
(34,550,732
)
   
(14,111,097
)
                                                                 
Share conversion
   
50,000
     
50
     
(500,000
)
   
(500
)
   
450
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Issuance of preferred stock
   
62,502
     
63
     
-
     
-
     
374,937
     
(100,000
)
   
-
     
275,000
 
Issuance of common stock
   
-
     
-
     
6,170,162
     
6,170
     
2,741,402
     
20,000
     
-
     
2,767,572
 
Business acquisition
   
-
     
-
     
8,695,000
     
8,965
     
485,551
     
-
     
-
     
494,516
 
Issuance of warrants in conjunction with debt
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
31,002
     
-
     
-
     
31,002
 
Issuance of warrants in conjunction with advances
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
27,945
     
-
     
-
     
27,945
 
Net loss
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
(2,288,251
)
   
(2,288,251
)
                                                                 
Balance as of March 31, 2017
   
3,783,818
   
$
3,784
     
27,960,843
   
$
27,961
   
$
23,948,925
   
$
55,000
   
$
(36,838,983
)
 
$
(12,803,313
)

See accompanying notes to unaudited financial statements.
4


GROTE MOLEN, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2017
   
2016
 
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
           
Net loss
 
$
(2,288,251
)
 
$
(1,723,370
)
Net loss from discontinued operations
   
493,664
     
-
 
Net loss from continuing operations
   
(1,794,587
)
   
(1,723,370
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
               
Depreciation and amortization
   
75,193
     
76,202
 
Amortization of debt discounts
   
29,002
     
10,424
 
Warrants issued in conjunction with advances
   
27,945
     
-
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
               
Accounts receivable
   
(3,540
)
   
50,000
 
Prepaid expenses
   
(55,300
)
   
91,937
 
Accounts payable
   
323,513
     
233,931
 
Accounts payable – related party
   
63,140
     
38,189
 
Accrued interest
   
7,790
     
435,033
 
Accrued interest – related party
   
161,544
     
157,279
 
Deferred revenue
   
(251
)
   
(2,542
)
Wages payable
   
246,233
     
241,881
 
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities, Continuing Operations
   
(919,318
)
   
(391,036
)
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities, Discontinued Operations
   
45,028
     
-
 
Net Cash Used in Operating Activities
   
(874,290
)
   
(391,036
)
                 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
               
Proceeds from business acquisition
   
10,559
     
-
 
Purchases of intangible assets
   
(150,570
)
   
(90,670
)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities, Continuing Operations
   
(140,011
)
   
(90,670
)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities, Discontinued Operations
   
-
     
-
 
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
   
(140,011
)
   
(90,670
)
                 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
               
Proceeds from sale of common stock
   
2,747,572
     
-
 
Proceeds from sale of preferred stock
   
275,000
     
483,000
 
Proceeds from subscriptions payable
   
20,000
     
-
 
Proceeds from issuance of short term convertible notes
   
100,000
     
-
 
Proceeds from advances
   
40,000
     
-
 
Proceeds from advances – related party
   
50,000
     
-
 
Repayments on long term debt
   
(122,229
)
   
-
 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities, Continuing Operations
   
3,110,343
     
483,000
 
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities, Discontinued Operations
   
(54,735
)
   
-
 
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
   
3,055,608
     
483,000
 
                 
Net Increase In Cash
   
2,041,307
     
1,294
 
Cash, Beginning of Period
   
57,033
     
3,020
 
Cash, End of Period
 
$
2,098,340
   
$
4,314
 
                 
Non-Cash Investing and Financing Activities
               
Wages payable included in capitalized intangible assets
 
$
119,588
   
$
128,917
 
Common stock converted to preferred stock
 
$
500
   
$
-
 
Business acquisition
 
$
483,957
   
$
-
 
Warrants issued in conjunction with debt agreements
 
$
31,002
   
$
-
 
Warrants issued and expensed in conjunction with advances
 
$
27,945
   
$
-
 
                 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:
               
Cash paid for interest
 
$
2,445
   
$
-
 
Cash paid for income taxes
 
$
-
   
$
-
 

See accompanying notes to the unaudited financial statements.
5


GROTE MOLEN, INC.
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2017 AND 2016 AND THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2016

NOTE 1 – ORGANIZATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Organization  Grote Molen, Inc. ("Grote Molen") was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on March 15, 2004.  On February 22, 2017, we merged with BlackRidge Technology Holdings, Inc. ("Blackridge") with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving company.  Subsequently our business operations have changed to those of BlackRidge. The Company was organized under the laws of the State of Delaware on April 23, 2010. The Company sells identity based network security to protect hybrid cloud and mainframe workloads from cyber-attacks and insider threats.

On September 6, 2016, the Company entered into an agreement and plan of reorganization (the "Reorganization Agreement") with Grote Molen, Inc., a Nevada corporation, and Grote Merger Co. (together "Grote"), a Delaware corporation providing for Grote's acquisition of the Company in exchange for a controlling number of shares of Grote's preferred and common stock pursuant to the merger of Grote Merger Co. with and into BlackRidge, with Blackridge continuing as the surviving corporation.    This agreement was finalized on February 22, 2017.
 
Principles of Consolidation - The Company and its subsidiaries consist of the following entities, which have been consolidated in the accompanying financial statements:
Blackridge Technology Holdings, Inc.
Blackridge Technology, Inc.
Blackridge Technology Government, Inc.

All intercompany balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

Basis of Presentation – The accompanying consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2017 and for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 are unaudited.  In the opinion of management, all adjustments have been made, consisting of normal recurring items, that are necessary to present fairly the consolidated financial position as of March 31, 2017 as well as the consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.  The results of operations for any interim period are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full year.  The interim consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Interim Financial Statements – The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. In our opinion the financial statements include all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) necessary in order to make the financial statements not misleading. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the final results that may be expected for the year ended December 31, 2017. For more complete financial information, these unaudited financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 filed with the SEC.

Use of Estimates - The preparation of financial statements 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, the disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimated by management.

Concentrations - Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash and accounts receivable. The Company minimizes its credit risk associated with cash by periodically evaluating the credit quality of its primary financial institution. The cash balance at times may exceed federally insured limits. Management believes the financial risk associated with these balances is minimal and has not experienced any losses to date.  At March 31, 2017, the Company had cash balances in excess of FDIC insured limits of $1,832,064.  At December 31, 2016, the Company had did not have any cash balances in excess of FDIC insured limits.

Significant customers are those which represent more than 10% of the Company's revenue for each period presented, or the Company's accounts receivable balance as of each respective balance sheet date. For each significant customer, revenue as a percentage of total revenue and accounts receivable as a percentage of total net accounts receivable are as follows:
6


 
Revenue
 
Accounts Receivable
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
March 31,
 
Customers
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
Customer A
   
90
%
   
-
     
-
     
-
 
Customer B
   
9
%
   
100
%
   
-
     
-
 
Customer C
   
-
     
-
     
100
%
   
-
 

Earnings (Loss) Per Share - The basic computation of loss per share is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period presented in accordance with ASC 260, "Earnings Per Share".  The computation of diluted earnings per common share is based on the weighted average number of shares outstanding during the period plus the common stock equivalents which would arise from the exercise of stock options and warrants outstanding using the treasury stock method and the average market price per share during the period.  Common stock equivalents are not included in the diluted earnings per share calculation when their effect is antidilutive.

Reclassification – Certain December 31, 2016 amounts disclosed in prior periods have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. Such reclassifications are for presentation purposes only and have no effect on the Company's net loss or financial position in any of the periods presented

Recently Enacted Accounting Standards - From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by FASB that are adopted by the Company as of the specified effective date.  If not discussed, management believes that the impact of recently issued standards, which are not yet effective, will not have a material impact on the Company's financial statements upon adoption.

NOTE 2 –GOING CONCERN

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America, which contemplate continuation of the Company as a going concern. However, during the three months ended March 31, 2017 the Company incurred a net loss of $2,288,251 and inception to date losses are equal to $36,838,983.  These factors raise substantial doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern.  In this regard, management is proposing to raise any necessary additional funds not provided by operations through investment capital.  There is no assurance that the Company will be successful in raising this additional capital or in achieving profitable operations.  The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of these uncertainties.

NOTE 3 – INTANGIBLE ASSETS
In accordance with ASC 350-40, ASC 350-50, and ASC 985-20, during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, the Company capitalized $119,588 and $128,917, respectively, towards the development of software, intellectual property, and patent expenses.

The Company amortizes these costs over their related useful lives (approximately 7 to 20 years), using a straight-line basis. Fair value is determined through various valuation techniques, including market and income approaches as considered necessary. The Company recorded amortization of $75,193 and $76,202 related to intangible assets during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

NOTE 4 – NOTES PAYABLE

Short term notes

At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had outstanding short term debt totaling $89,221, respectively.  These notes bear interest at the rates of between 10% and 12% annually and have maturity dates ranging from January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2018.  As some of these notes have exceeded their initial maturity dates, they are subject to the default interest rate of 18% per annum.

The following table summarizes the Company's short term notes payable for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the year Ended December 31, 2016 and:

   
March 31,
2017
   
December 31,
 2016
 
Beginning Balance
 
$
89,221
   
$
89,221
 
Notes acquired in business acquisition
   
208,811
     
-
 
Repayments
   
(53,132
)
   
-
 
Notes divested in disposal of discontinued operations
   
(155,679
)
   
-
 
Ending Balance
 
$
89,221
   
$
89,221
 

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Long term notes

On November 2, 2016 the Company entered into settlement agreements with two holders of convertible debt and other payables in which the Company agreed to issue new long-term debt agreements as settlement of amounts due.  Pursuant to these agreements, the Company issued two non-interest bearing $600,000 notes payable in 36 equal installments of 16,667 beginning on January 1, 2017 and Maturing on December 1, 2019.

The following table summarizes the Company's long term notes payable for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016:

 
   
March 31,
2017
   
December 31,
2016
 
Beginning Balance
 
$
1,200,000
   
$
-
 
Notes acquired in business acquisition
   
136,830
     
1,200,000
 
Repayments
   
(123,832
)
   
-
 
Notes divested in disposal of discontinued operations
   
(135,227
)
   
-
 
Ending Balance
 
$
1,077,771
   
$
1,200,000
 
Short Term Portion of Long Term Debt
 
$
400,000
   
$
400,000
 
Long Term Debt
 
$
677,771
   
$
800,000
 

NOTE 5 – CONVERTIBLE NOTES

Short term convertible notes

On February 2, 2017, the Company issued a $100,000 convertible note bearing interest at 10% per annum.  The note matures on March 31, 2018 and is convertible at a price of $0.66 per share at the holder's request.  The noteholder was also granted a detachable 5 year warrant to purchase 166,667 shares of the company's common stock at an exercise price of $0.60 per share.  The warrants were valued at $31,002 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded as a discount to the debt agreement.  The note was repaid in full on April 4, 2017 along with $1,785 in accrued interest.
Short term convertible notes – related party

On October 31, 2013, the Company agreed to convert balances owed to the Company's Corporate Council in the amount of $183,172 into a 42 month convertible note bearing interest at 12% annually and convertible into 203,525 shares of convertible preferred stock at the rate of $0.90 per share.  At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the principal balance was still outstanding, and the Company had accrued interest for this note in the amount of $96,203 and $84,172, respectively, which is included in accrued interest – related party on the Company's consolidated balance sheets.  The note carries a default rate of 18% for any principal not paid by the maturity date.

On November 30, 2015, the Company's Chief Technology Officer and significant shareholder invested $101,000 via a one year convertible note bearing interest at 12% annually and convertible into 112,223 shares of convertible preferred stock at the rate of $0.90 per share.  At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company has accrued interest for this note in the amount of $19,197 and $13,947, respectively, which is included in accrued interest – related party on the Company's consolidated balance sheets. The note carries a default rate of 18% for any principal not paid by the maturity date.

Long term convertible notes – related party

During 2011 to 2014, the Company's Chief Technology Officer and significant shareholder of the Company loaned a total of $2,673,200 to the Company.  On October 1, 2014, all prior notes including accrued interest were combined into a single $3,712,637 convertible note bearing interest at 12% annually and convertible into 4,125,154 shares of preferred stock at the rate of $0.90 per share.  At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had accrued interest for this note in the amount of $1,288,055 and $1,413,791, respectively, which is included in accrued interest – related party on the Company's consolidated balance sheets.  The note matures on October 1, 2017 if the officer elects not to convert. The note carries a default rate of 18% for any principal not paid by the maturity date.
 
Convertible debt holders are entitled, at their option, to convert all or part of the principal and accrued interest into shares of the Company's common stock at the conversion prices and terms discussed above. The Company has determined that any embedded conversion options do not possess a beneficial conversion feature, and therefore has not separately accounted for their value.
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The following table summarizes the Company's convertible notes payable for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and the year ended December 31, 2016:

   
March 31,
2017
   
December 31,
2016
 
Beginning Balance
 
$
3,996,810
   
$
13,815,094
 
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes, net of issuance discounts
   
68,998
     
-
 
Conversion of notes payable into preferred stock
   
-
     
(9,452,000
)
Conversion of related party notes payable into preferred stock
   
-
     
(230,763
)
Settlement agreements
   
-
     
(145,945
)
Amortization of discounts
   
29,002
     
10,424
 
Ending Balance
 
$
4,094,810
   
$
3,996,810
 
Convertible notes, short term, net of issuance discounts
 
$
98,000
   
$
-
 
Convertible notes, short term – related party
 
$
284,172
   
$
284,172
 
Short term portion of convertible notes, long term – related party
 
$
3,712,638
   
$
-
 
Convertible notes, long term – related party
 
$
-
   
$
3,712,638
 
 
NOTE 6 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Operating Leases
 
The Company leases approximately 6,818 square feet of office space under a 64 month operating lease which expires during April 2020. The amounts reflected in the table below are for the aggregate future minimum lease payments under the non-cancelable facility operating leases.  Under lease agreements that contain escalating rent provisions, lease expense is recorded on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

The Company also leases approximately 202 square feet of office space under 12 month operating lease expiring in 2016.  The lease is renewable at the Company's option annually at a flat monthly amount of $400.  The amounts reflected in the table below are for the aggregate future minimum lease payments under the non-cancelable facility operating leases.
 
Rent expense was $51,378 and $48,706 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

As of March 31, 2017, future minimum lease payments are as follows:
 
Year Ending December 31,
     
2017 (nine months)
 
$
130,887
 
2018
   
177,950
 
2019
   
183,609
 
2020
   
78,612
 
Total minimum lease payments
 
$
571,058
 

Restricted Stock Commitments

The Company has committed to settling a significant portion of its current accounts payable and wages payable balances through the future issuance of restricted stock units.  While the terms of these agreements have not yet been formalized with employees and outside contractors, they could have a potentially dilutive effect to current shareholders.

Contingent Liability

On October 15, 2011, the Company entered into an agreement with a consultant by which the consultant's invoices for the previous four months would be accrued as a liability to be paid out upon (a) the Company's successful raising of $10,000,000 in capital funding, or (b) the Company reaching total revenues of $10,000,000.  The Company has a balance due under this agreement of $37,500 at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
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Legal Proceedings

On December 2, 2016, AltEnergy Cyber, LLC ("Plaintiff") instituted a legal action in Connecticut against the Company and Robert Zahm.  The complaint alleged that (i) the Company improperly extended the maturity date of the Plaintiff's convertible note in the amount of $1,500,000 and (ii) improperly converted the loan into the Company's stock. The Complaint alleges that the Company is liable to the Plaintiff for the $4,500,000 plus interest.  The Company believes this claim to be without merit, and intends to vigorously defend itself against it.

NOTE 7 ‑ RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company incurred interest expense on notes to related parties in the aggregate amount of $160,838.

During three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company incurred professional expenses in the amount of $37,500 pursuant to a consulting contract with a business owned by Jay Wright, the Company's legal consultant.  Unpaid amounts due under this contract are included in Jay Wright's payable balances in the chart below.

Accounts payable related party

At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had a balance in related party accounts payable and of $772,865 and $709,725, respectively, which consisted of the following:

         
March 31,
   
December 31,
 
Party Name:
Relationship:
Nature of transactions:
 
2017
   
2016
 
Jay Wright
Legal Consultant
Consulting fees
 
$
383,295
   
$
355,795
 
John Hayes
Chief Technology Officer
Expense reimbursement
   
339,125
     
308,485
 
Robert Graham
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Expense reimbursement
   
41,445
     
45,445
 
Robert Graham
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Rent
   
9,000
     
-
 
 
 
   
 
$
772,865
   
$
709,725
 

NOTE 8 ‑ STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

The Company has authorized 100 million shares of common stock, $0.001 par value, and 5 million shares of preferred stock, $0.001 par value.  Each share of the Company's preferred stock is convertible into 10 shares of common stock, subject to adjustment, has voting rights equal to its common stock equivalent, 7% cumulative dividend rights, and has liquidation rights that entitle the holder to the receipt of net assets on a pro-rata basis.  The Company has 27,960,843 and 13,325,681 common shares issued and outstanding and 3,783,818 and 3,671,316 preferred shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

On February 22, 2017, we completed the actions contemplated by the Reorganization Agreement (see note 9 – Business Acquisitions/Dispositions) and merged with and into BlackRidge with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving corporation. Upon completion of the reorganization, Grote Molen issued 3,783,791 shares of its newly designated Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares of common stock to the stockholders of BlackRidge in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock of BlackRidge.  Because BlackRidge continues as the surviving entity, the net effect from this transaction on the outstanding stock of the Company was the addition of 8,965,000 shares of common stock held by the investors of Grote Molen at the time of the acquisition.

Between January 13, 2017 and February 27, 2017, the Company issued 62,502 shares of the Company's preferred stock along with 5 year warrants to purchase 625,000 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $0.70 to several investors for aggregate proceeds of $375,000, or $0.60 per share.  The warrants were valued $104,765 using the Black-Scholes pricing model.

Between February 27, 2017 and March 31, 2017, the Company issued 6,170,162 shares of the Company's common stock and 5 year warrants to purchase 2,541,112 shares of the Company's common stock at an average exercise price per share of $0.37 to several investors for aggregate proceeds of $2,776,572. The warrants were valued $467,566 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded to additional paid in capital. The Company paid finders fees of $29,000 related to these issuances.

On February 2, 2017, the Company issued warrants to purchase 166,667 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $0.60 per share in conjunction with a debt agreement.  The warrants were valued at $30,002 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded as a discount to the debt agreement.
 
Between February 9, 2017 and March 6, 2017, the Company issued warrants to purchase 150,001 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $0.60 to several parties in conjunction with short term notes and advances.  The warrants were valued at $27,945 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded to additional paid in capital.
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The significant assumptions used in the Black-Scholes valuation of the warrants are as follows:

Stock price on the valuation date
 
$
0.45
 
Warrant exercise price
 
$
0.60 - 0.70
 
Dividend yield
   
0.00
%
Years to maturity
   
5.0
 
Risk free rate
   
1.50 – 2.02
%
Expected volatility
   
55.43
%

NOTE 9 – BUSINESS ACQUISITION

On September 6, 2016, the Company and BlackRidge entered into the Reorganization Agreement originally dated as of September 6, 2016, and amended on February 22, 2017 to update the number of common shares, warrants, and options granted and outstanding as of the closing date.
On February 22, 2017 (the "Closing Date"), we completed the reorganization contemplated by the Reorganization Agreement and merged with and into BlackRidge with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving corporation. Upon completion of the reorganization, we issued 3,783,791 shares of our newly designated Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares of Common Stock to the stockholders of BlackRidge in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock of BlackRidge.  Additionally, certain stockholders of the Company returned for cancellation a total of 16,284,330 shares of our Common Stock.  Upon the completion of the reorganization, BlackRidge became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the Company had a total of 3,783,791 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and 21,790,683 shares of Common Stock outstanding, with the former BlackRidge stockholders owning 3,783,791 shares or 100% of Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares or approximately 58.9% of Common Stock.  Upon completion of the Reorganization, we also had outstanding warrants entitling the holders to acquire a total of 18,541,579 shares of the Company's Common Stock at an average exercise price of $0.46 per share.  The reorganization resulted in a change of control of the Company.  For accounting purposes, BlackRidge was treated as the acquirer and the historical financial statements of BlackRidge became the Company's historical financial statements.  The acquisition is intended to constitute a tax-free reorganization pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.
 
NOTE 10 – DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

On March 31, 2017, the Company completed the sale of substantially all the assets, other than cash, used in or connection with the Company's home grain mill and kitchen mixer business to John Hofman and Bruce Crane, former officers and directors of the Company, in consideration for the assumption by such persons of substantially all the liabilities incurred by the Company in connection with such business.  The assets divested consisted of the non-cybersecurity assets of the Company and included accounts receivable, inventory, deposits, property and equipment and intangible assets.  The liabilities divested included the non-cybersecurity liabilities of the Company and included accounts payable and accrued expenses and long and short-term notes payable and accrued interest thereon.  Upon completion of the divestiture, the Company recognized a $484,927 loss on disposal.  Additionally, during the period from February 22, 2017 through March 31, 2017, the Company incurred a loss from discontinued operations of $8,737.

The following table shows the value of assets and liabilities divested:

Assets
     
Accounts receivable
 
$
40,044
 
Deposits and prepaid expenses
   
90,559
 
Inventory
   
1,157,555
 
Property and equipment
   
117,254
 
Intangible assets
   
62,820
 
Total Assets
   
1,468,232
 
         
Liabilities
       
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
   
692,399
 
Notes payable
   
290,906
 
Total Liabilities
   
983,305
 
         
Loss on disposal
 
$
484,927
 


NOTE 11 - SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

We have evaluated all events that occurred after the balance sheet date through the date when our financial statements were issued to determine if they must be reported.  Management has determined that other than as disclosed below, there were no additional reportable subsequent events to be disclosed.

Between April 14, 2017 and April 17, 2017, the Company issued 2,917,777 shares of the Company's common stock and 5 year warrants to purchase the same number of shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $0.60 to multiple investors for aggregate proceeds of $1,313,000.

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements made in this Quarterly Report which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements with respect to the goals, plan objectives, intentions, expectations, financial condition, results of operations, future performance and our business, including, without limitation, (i) our ability to raise capital, and (ii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words "may," "would," "could," "should," "expects," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "plans," "intends," "targets" or similar expressions.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors (many of which are beyond our control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, including the following: general economic or industry conditions, nationally and/or in the communities in which we may conduct business, changes in the interest rate environment, legislation or regulatory requirements, conditions of the securities markets, our ability to raise capital, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, financial or political instability, acts of war or terrorism, other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technical factors affecting our current or potential business and related matters.

Accordingly, results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results in these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.

General

Grote Molen, Inc. ("Grote Molen") was incorporated under the laws of the State of Nevada on March 15, 2004.  On February 22, 2017, we merged with BlackRidge with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving company.  Subsequently our business operations have changed to those of BlackRidge.  BlackRidge was organized under the laws of the State of Delaware on April 23, 2010.

We develop and market next generation cyber defense solutions that stop cyber-attacks and block unauthenticated access. Our network and server security products are based on our patented Transport Access Control technology and are designed to isolate, cloak and protect servers and cloud services and segment networks for regulatory compliance. BlackRidge products are used in enterprise and government computing environments, the industrial Internet of Things (IoT), and other cloud service provider and network systems.
 
Reorganization Agreement

On September 6, 2016, Grote Molen and BlackRidge entered into the Reorganization Agreement originally dated as of September 6, 2016, and amended on February 22, 2017 to update the number of common shares, warrants, and options granted and outstanding as of the closing date.

On February 22, 2017 (the "Closing Date"), we completed the reorganization contemplated by the Reorganization Agreement and merged with and into BlackRidge with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving corporation. Upon completion of the reorganization, we issued 3,783,791 shares of our newly designated Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares of Common Stock to the stockholders of BlackRidge in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock of BlackRidge.  Additionally, certain stockholders of the Company returned for cancellation a total of 16,284,330 shares of our Common Stock.  Upon the completion of the reorganization, BlackRidge became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company and the Company had a total of 3,783,791 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and 21,790,683 shares of Common Stock outstanding, with the former BlackRidge stockholders owning 3,783,791 shares or 100% of Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares or approximately 58.9% of Common Stock.  Upon completion of the reorganization, we also had outstanding warrants entitling the holders to acquire a total of 18,541,579 shares of the Company's Common Stock at an average exercise price of $0.46 per share.  The Reorganization resulted in a change of control of the Company.  For accounting purposes, BlackRidge will be treated as the acquirer and the historical financial statements of BlackRidge will become the Company's historical financial statements.  The acquisition is intended to constitute a tax-free reorganization pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

At the closing of the reorganization, Robert Graham was appointed as President, and John Bluher was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary.  In addition, Bruce Crane resigned from his position as a director and Robert Graham was appointed as a director of the Company to fill the vacancy created by such resignation.  John Hofman, our remaining director, resigned from such position effective following our compliance with rule 14f-1 promulgated under the Exchange Act, and John Hayes and Robert Lentz were appointed as directors of the Company effective at such time as Mr. Hofman's resignation became effective.

On March 31, 2017, the Company completed the sale of substantially all assets, other than cash, used in or connection with the Company's home grain mill and kitchen mixer business to John Hofman and Bruce Crane, former officers and directors of the Company, in consideration for the assumption by such persons of substantially all the liabilities incurred by the Company in connection with such business.  The assets divested consisted of the non-cybersecurity assets of the Company and included accounts receivable, inventory, deposits, property and equipment and intangible assets.  The liabilities divested included the non-cybersecurity liabilities of the Company and included accounts payable and accrued expenses and long and short-term notes payable and accrued interest thereon. 
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Business

The Company develops, markets and supports a family of products that provide a next generation cyber security solution for protecting enterprise networks and cloud services. With our patented technology, network and server resources located in the enterprise, datacenters and cloud systems, are better protected, less expensive to protect, and less vulnerable to compromise from cyber-attacks. We believe that our identity-based approach to network and cloud security offers superior performance compared to legacy network security approaches, and reduces the total cost of ownership for organizations by eliminating malicious and unwanted traffic from their networks and systems.

Our proprietary technology, BlackRidge Transport Access Control (TAC), authenticates user or device identity and applies security policies across networks and cloud services before application sessions are established. Underlying BlackRidge TAC is our patented First Packet Authentication™ which conveys and authenticates identity in the "first packet" of a TCP network session request. This fundamental invention addresses a security gap in how the Internet operates: the inability to authenticate network traffic sources. Without authentication, unidentified and unauthorized users and devices can scan, probe and access networks and cloud services. This security gap is exploited in all cyber-attacks through the process of network scanning and reconnaissance, and it has been further exposed and magnified by cloud services, mobile connectivity, and the Internet of Things (IoT)

Our products are protected by multiple U.S. Patents including "First Packet Authentication," "Concealing a Network Connected Device," "Digital Identity Authentication," and "Statistical Object Identification."

Critical Accounting Policies

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires our management to make assumptions, estimates and judgments that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements, including the notes thereto, and related disclosures of commitments and contingencies, if any. We consider our critical accounting policies to be those that require the more significant judgments and estimates in the preparation of financial statements, including the following:

Accounts Receivable

Trade accounts receivable are carried at original invoice amount less an estimate made for doubtful accounts. We determine the allowance for doubtful accounts by identifying potential troubled accounts and by using historical experience and future expectations applied to an aging of accounts. Trade accounts receivable are written off when deemed uncollectible. Recoveries of trade accounts receivable previously written off are recorded as income when received. We determined that no allowance for doubtful accounts was required at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

Intangible Assets

Acquired intangible assets are recorded at estimated fair value, net of accumulated amortization. Costs incurred in obtaining certain patents and intellectual property as well as software development expenses, are capitalized and amortized over their related estimated useful lives, using a straight-line basis consistent with the underlying expected future cash flows related to the specific intangible asset. Costs to renew or extend the life of intangible assets are capitalized and amortized over the remaining useful life of the asset. Amortization expenses are included as a component of selling, general and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.  The Company's continued ability to extend and/or renew the rights associated with these intangible assets may have an impact on future cash flows.

Useful life estimates for the Company's significant intangible asset classes are as follows:

 
Useful Life
Patent Costs
20 years
Software Licenses
7 years
Software Development Costs
15 years

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Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

The Company reviews long-lived assets, at least annually, to determine if impairment has occurred and whether the economic benefit of the asset (fair value of assets to be used and fair value less disposal cost for assets to be disposed of) is expected to be less than the carrying value.  Triggering events, which signal further analysis, consist of a significant decrease in the asset's market value, a substantial change in the use of an asset, a significant physical change in the asset, a significant change in the legal or business climate that could affect the asset, an accumulation of costs significantly in excess of the amount originally expected to acquire or construct the asset, or a history of losses that imply continued loss associated with assets used to generate revenue.

Revenue Recognition

Revenue is recognized when persuasive evidence of an arrangement exists, delivery has occurred, the fee is fixed or determinable, and collectability is probable. Revenue generally is recognized net of allowances for returns and any taxes collected from customers and subsequently remitted to governmental authorities.

Revenue recognition for multiple-element arrangements requires judgment to determine if multiple elements exist, whether elements can be accounted for as separate units of accounting, and if so, the fair value for each of the elements.

The Company may enter into arrangements that can include various combinations of software, services, and hardware. Where elements are delivered over different periods of time, and when allowed under U.S. GAAP, revenue is allocated to the respective elements based on their relative selling prices at the inception of the arrangement, and revenue is recognized as each element is delivered. We use a hierarchy to determine the fair value to be used for allocating revenue to elements: (i) vendor-specific objective evidence of fair value ("VSOE"), (ii) third-party evidence, and (iii) best estimate of selling price ("ESP"). For software elements, we follow the industry specific software guidance which only allows for the use of VSOE in establishing fair value. Generally, VSOE is the price charged when the deliverable is sold separately or the price established by management for a product that is not yet sold if it is probable that the price will not change before introduction into the marketplace. ESPs are established as best estimates of what the selling prices would be if the deliverables were sold regularly on a stand-alone basis. Our process for determining ESPs requires judgment and considers multiple factors that may vary over time depending upon the unique facts and circumstances related to each deliverable.

Any revenue received that does not yet meet the above recognition standards is recorded to unearned revenue, and held as a liability until recognition occurs.

Income Taxes

We account for income taxes in accordance with FASB ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, using the asset and liability method. Under this method, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized for the future tax consequences attributable to differences between the financial statement carrying amounts of assets and liabilities and their respective tax bases. Deferred tax assets are reduced by a valuation allowance when, in the opinion of management, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted for the effects of changes in tax laws and rates on the date of enactment.

FASB ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, requires us to determine whether it is more likely than not that a tax position will be sustained upon examination based upon the technical merits of the position. If the more-likely-than-not threshold is met, we must measure the tax position to determine the amount to recognize in our consolidated financial statements. We performed a review of our material tax positions in accordance with recognition and measurement standards established by ASC Topic 740 and concluded we had no unrecognized tax benefit that would affect the effective tax rate if recognized for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016.

We include interest and penalties arising from the underpayment of income taxes, if any, in our consolidated statements of operations in general and administrative expenses. As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2017, we had no accrued interest or penalties related to uncertain tax positions.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company's financial instruments consist of cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued expenses, notes payable and convertible debt.  The carrying amount of these financial instruments approximates fair value because of the short-term nature of these items.

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Results of Operations

Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 Compared to the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016

Sales

Total sales during the three months ended March 31, 2017 were $28,741, as compared to sales during the three months ended March 31, 2016 of $2,543, an increase of $26,198.  This increase in sales was due to new contracts acquired by the Company.

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

Our selling, general and administrative expenses were $1,596,748 for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1,123,300 for the three months ended March 31, 2016, an increase of $173,448, or approximately 42%.  The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses in the current year is primarily attributable to increases in professional fees incurred in conjunction with our acquisition and reorganization.

Interest Income/Expense

Other expense includes interest expense on our indebtedness, a portion of which is indebtedness to related parties.  Total net interest expense was $226,580 and $602,613 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  The decrease in interest expense of $376,156 in the current year is attributable primarily to the conversion of approximately $14 million of convertible debt in the prior year.

Loss on disposal of discontinued operations

On March 31, 2017, the Company completed the sale of substantially all the assets, other than cash, used in or connection with the Company's home grain mill and kitchen mixer business to John Hofman and Bruce Crane, former officers and directors of the Company, in consideration for the assumption by such persons of substantially all the liabilities incurred by the Company in connection with such business.  The assets divested consisted of the non-cybersecurity assets of the Company and included accounts receivable, inventory, deposits, property and equipment and intangible assets.  The liabilities divested included the non-cybersecurity liabilities of the Company and included accounts payable and accrued expenses and long and short-term notes payable and accrued interest thereon.  Upon completion of the divestiture, the Company recognized a $484,927 non-cash loss on disposal.

Loss from discontinued operations

During the period from February 22, 2017 through March 31, 2017, the Company recognized a loss from discontinued operations of $8,737.  This loss was primarily driven by lower than anticipated product sales.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As March 31, 2017, we had total current assets of $2,258,134, including cash of $2,098,340, and current liabilities of $20,464,684, resulting in working capital deficit of $18,206,550.  Our current assets and working capital included accounts receivable of $3,540 and prepaid expenses of $156,254. 

In addition, as March 31, 2017, we had total stockholders' deficit of $12,803,313.  As we have worked toward our acquisition and new product launches, we have primarily financed recent operations, the development of technologies, and the payment of expenses through the issuance of our debt, common stock, preferred stock and warrants.

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash used in operating activities was $874,290, as a result of our net loss from continued operations of $1,794,587 and increases in accounts receivable of $3,540, prepaid expenses of $55,000, and decreases in deferred revenue of $251, partially offset by non-cash expenses totaling $132,140, and increases in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $323,513, accounts payable and accrued expenses – related party of $63,140, accrued interest of $7,790, accrued interest - related party of $161,544, wages payable of $246,233, loss from discontinued operation of $493,664 and cash flows from discontinued operations of $45,028.

By comparison, for the three months ended March 31, 2016, net cash used in operating activities was $391,036, as a result of our net loss of $1,723,370 and increases deferred revenue of $2,542, partially offset by non-cash expenses of $86,626, decreases in accounts receivable of $50,000 and prepaid expenses of $91,937, and increases in accounts payable and accrued expenses of $233,931, accounts payable – related party of $38,189, accrued interest of $435,033, accrued interest – related party of $157,279 and wages payable of $241,881.

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Cash used in investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $140,011 compared to $90,670 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  The increase of $49,341 in the current period is due primarily to an increase in capitalized engineering costs related to the Company's technology development.

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, net cash provided by financing activities was $3,055,608, comprised of proceeds from the sale of common stock of $2,747,572, preferred stock of $275,000 and subscriptions payable of $20,000, proceeds from short term notes of $100,000, advances of $40,000 and advances – related party of $50,000, partially offset by the repayment of long-term notes of $122,229 and cash flows from discontinued operations of $54,735.

For the three months ended March 31, 2016, net cash provided by financing activities was $483,000, comprised of proceeds from the sale of preferred stock.

Off-balance Sheet Arrangements

None.

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.

Not required.

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls over Procedures

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("the Exchange Act") as of March 31, 2017, the end of the period covered by this report.  Based upon that evaluation, we have concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2017 were not effective such that the information required to be disclosed by us in reports filed under the Exchange Act is (i) recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC's rules and forms and (ii) accumulated and communicated to our management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding disclosure.  A controls system cannot provide absolute assurance that the objectives of the controls system are met, and no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within a company have been detected.

Management's Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined under Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(f).  Our internal control system is designed to provide reasonable assurance to our management and board of directors regarding the preparation and fair presentation of published financial statements.  Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our CEO and CFO, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting.  Based on our evaluation under that framework, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting was not effective as of March 31, 2017.

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

None.


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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1. Legal Proceedings

On December 2, 2016, AltEnergy Cyber, LLC ("Plaintiff") instituted a legal action in Connecticut state court, First Judicial District for Stamford, against the Company and Robert Zahm.  The complaint alleged that (i) the company improperly extended the maturity date of the Plaintiff's convertible note in the amount of $1,500,000 and (ii) improperly converted the loan into the Company's stock. The Complaint alleges that the Company is liable to the Plaintiff for the $4,500,000 plus interest.  The Company believes this claim to be without merit, and intends to vigorously defend itself against it.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

Not required.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

On February 22, 2017, we completed the actions contemplated by the Reorganization Agreement (see note 9 – Business Acquisitions/Dispositions) and merged with and into BlackRidge with BlackRidge continuing as the surviving corporation. Upon completion of the Agreement, Grote Molen issued (pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933) 3,783,791 shares of its newly designated Series A Preferred Stock and 12,825,683 shares of common stock to the stockholders of BlackRidge in exchange for all the issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock and Common Stock of BlackRidge.  Because BlackRidge continues as the surviving entity, the net effect from this transaction on the outstanding stock of the Company was the addition of 8,965,000 shares of common stock held by the investors of Grote Molen at the time of the acquisition.

Between January 13, 2017 and February 27, 2017, the Company issued (pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933) 62,502 shares of the Company's preferred stock along with 5 year warrants to purchase 625,000 shares of the company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $0.70 to several investors for aggregate proceeds of $375,000, or $0.60 per share.  The warrants were valued $104,765 using the Black-Scholes pricing model.

Between February 27, 2017 and March 31, 2017, the Company issued (pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933) 6,170,162 shares of the Company's common stock and 5 year warrants to purchase 2,541,112 shares of the Company's common stock at an average exercise price per share of $0.37 to several investors for aggregate proceeds of $2,776,573. The warrants were valued $467,566 using the Black-Scholes pricing model.

On February 2, 2017, the Company issued (pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933) warrants to purchase 166,667 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price of $0.60 per share in conjunction with a debt agreement.  The warrants were valued at $30,002 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded as a discount to the debt agreement.

Between February 9, 2017 and March 6, 2017, the Company issued (pursuant to Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933) warrants to purchase 150,001 shares of the Company's common stock at an exercise price per share of $0.60 to several parties in conjunction with short term notes and advances.  The warrants were valued at $27,945 using the Black-Scholes pricing model and were recorded to additional paid in capital.

Item 3. Defaults upon Senior Securities

None.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

Not applicable.

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Item 6. Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed as part of this report:

Identification of Exhibit
 
3.1
Articles of Incorporation, as amended (1)
3.2
Bylaws (1)
4.1
Certificate of designation for Series A Preferred Stock, as amended *
4.2
Form of Five-Year Common Stock Purchase Warrant Included in Offerings (2)
10.1
Promissory Note dated December 12, 2012 *
10.2
Promissory Note dated December 12, 2012 *
10.3
Promissory Note dated September 30, 2013 *
10.4
Promissory Note dated October 31, 2013 *
10.5
Promissory Note dated October 1, 2014 *
10.6
Promissory Note dated November 30, 2015 *
10.7
Promissory Note dated February 2, 2017 *
10.8
Settlement Agreement and Release and Note dated November 2, 2016 *
10.9
Settlement Agreement and Release and Note dated November 2, 2016 *
10.10
Completion of Plan of Reorganization dated as of February 22, 2017 (2)
10.11
Disposition of Assets dated as of March 31, 2017 (3)
31.1
Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer *
31.2
Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer *
32.1
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Executive Officer *
32.2
Section 1350 Certification of Chief Financial Officer *
(1)
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit Numbers 3.1 and 3.2 of the Company's registration statement on Form 10 filed with the SEC on May 14, 2010.
(2)
Incorporated by reference to the Company's September 30, 2016 Report on Form 10-Q filed November 14, 2017.
(3)
Incorporated by reference to Exhibit Number 10.1 of the current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on September 7, 2016 and amended on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on February 24, 2017.
(4)
Incorporated by reference to the current report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 6, 2017Filed as Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on June 2, 2011 and incorporated herein by reference.

* Filed herewith
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SIGNATURES

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 thereunto duly authorized.

NORTHSIGHT CAPITAL, INC.
(Issuer)

Date:
May 15, 2017
 
By:
/s/ Robert Graham
       
Robert Graham,
Chief Executive Officer and President

Date:
May 15, 2017
 
By:
/s/ John Bluher
       
John Bluher,
Chief Financial Officer
 
 

 
 
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