S-8 1 blze-sx820230331.htm S-8 Document

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 5, 2023

Registration No. 333-             

The Securities Act of 1933

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 20-8893125
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
500 Ben Franklin Ct
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 352-3738
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)
Backblaze, Inc. 2021 Equity Incentive Plan
Backblaze, Inc. 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
(Full title of Plan)
Gleb Budman
Chief Executive Officer
Backblaze, Inc.
500 Ben Franklin Ct
San Mateo, CA 94401
(Name and address of agent for service)
(650) 352-3738
(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)


Copies to:

Bennett L. Yee
Jeffrey R. Vetter
Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve
Franklin & Hachigian, LLP
550 Allerton St
Redwood City, CA 94063
(415) 978-9803
Tom MacMitchell
General Counsel
Backblaze, Inc.
500 Ben Franklin Ct
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 352-3738
Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

Large accelerated filer Accelerated filer
Non-accelerated filer 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 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act.


Pursuant to General Instruction E of Form S-8, Backblaze, Inc. (the “Registrant”) is filing this Registration Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to register 809,916 additional shares of Class A common stock under the Registrant’s 2021 Equity Incentive Plan and 667,874 additional shares of Class A common stock under the Registrant’s 2021 Employee Stock Purchase Plan pursuant to the provisions of those plans providing for an automatic increase in the number of shares reserved for issuance under such plans. This Registration Statement hereby incorporates by reference the contents of the Registrant’s registration statement on Form S-8 filed with the Commission on March 28, 2022 (Registration No. 333-263903). In accordance with the instructional note to Part I of Form S-8 as promulgated by the Commission, the information specified by Part I of Form S-8 has been omitted from this Registration Statement.


Item 3.Incorporation of Documents by Reference
The Registrant hereby incorporates by reference into this Registration Statement the following documents:
(a)the Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, filed with the Commission on March 31, 2023;

(b)all other reports filed with the Commission pursuant to Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) (other than the reports, or portions thereof, deemed to have been furnished and not filed with the Commission), since the end of the fiscal year covered by the Annual Report referred to in (a) above; and

(c)the description of the Registrant’s Class A Common Stock contained in the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form 8-A (File No. 001-41026), filed with the commission on November 4, 2021, including any amendments or reports filed for the purpose of updating such description.

All other reports and documents filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act, subsequent to the filing of this Registration Statement and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which de-registers all securities then remaining unsold shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into this Registration Statement and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. The Registrant is not, however, incorporating any documents or information that the Registrant is deemed to furnish and not file in accordance with Commission rules. Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement will be deemed modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained in any subsequently filed document that also is deemed incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement modifies or supersedes that statement.

Item 8.Exhibits
The following exhibits are incorporated herein by reference.

    Incorporated by Reference  
 Description Form File No. Exhibit 
4.1  10-Q 001-41026 3.1 12/14/2021 
4.2  10-Q 001-41026 3.2 12/14/2021 
5.1      X
23.1      X

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of San Mateo, State of California on this 5th day of April, 2023.

By:/s/ Gleb Budman
Name:Gleb Budman
Title:Chief Executive Officer
KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Gleb Budman, Frank Patchel and Tom MacMitchell, and each of them, as his or her true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent with full power of substitution, for him or her in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this registration statement (including post-effective amendments) and any registration statement related thereto filed pursuant to Rule 462(b) increasing the number of securities for which registration is sought, and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto and other documents in connection therewith, with the SEC, granting unto said attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in connection therewith, as fully for all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorney-in-fact and agent, or his or her substitute, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, this Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.
Signature Title Date
/s/ Gleb Budman 
Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson
(Principal Executive Officer)
 April 5, 2023
Gleb Budman
/s/ Frank Patchel 
Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)
 April 5, 2023
Frank Patchel
/s/ Timothy Nufire Director April 5, 2023
Timothy Nufire
/s/ Jocelyn Carter-Miller Director April 5, 2023
Jocelyn Carter-Miller
/s/ Barbara Nelson Director April 5, 2023
Barbara Nelson
/s/ Earl E. Fry Director April 5, 2023
Earl E. Fry
/s/ Evelyn D’An
DirectorApril 5, 2023
Evelyn D’An