8-K 1 d168119d8k.htm FORM 8-K Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 19, 2021 (May 15, 2021)



Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-39113   83-1833760

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1111

Philadelphia, PA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(212) 920-1345

(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





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A common stock, par value $0.0001 per share   SFTW   New York Stock Exchange
Warrants, each to purchase one share of Class A common stock   SFTW.WS   New York Stock Exchange
Units, each consisting of one share of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant   SFTW.U   New York Stock Exchange

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 8.01 Other Events.

This filing relates to the proposed merger involving Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp. (“Osprey”) with BlackSky Holdings, Inc. (“BlackSky”), pursuant to the terms of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 17, 2021, by and among Osprey, Osprey Technology Merger Sub, Inc. and BlackSky.

On Saturday, May 15, 2021 a Rocket Lab Electron rocket carrying two BlackSky satellites suffered a failure during flight preventing the successful deployment of the satellites. Both BlackSky satellites were destroyed in the launch failure. Rocket Lab is actively investigating the cause of the failure. BlackSky is assessing the financial and operational impact from the May 15, 2021 launch failure.

“We have developed a resilient and responsive strategy for our constellation,” Brian E. O’Toole, CEO of BlackSky. “BlackSky has additional satellites ready to deploy as well as an active production line with more satellites on track to be delivered over the course of this year. We will continue to execute on the expansion of our constellation and expect to remain on track to meet our business objectives.”

This Current Report on Form 8-K (the “Current Report”) shall not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information in this Item 8.01.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This document relates to the proposed transactions between the Company and BlackSky. In connection with the business combination, on May 13, 2021, the Company filed a registration statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which includes a document that serves as a prospectus and proxy statement of the Company, referred to as a proxy statement/prospectus. A proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to all stockholders of the Company. The Company also will file other documents regarding the proposed transactions with the SEC. Before making any voting or investment decision, investors and security holders of the Company are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transactions as they become available because they will contain important information about the proposed transactions.

Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and all other relevant documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC by the Company through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov.

The documents filed by the Company with the SEC also may be obtained free of charge at the Company’s website at https://www.osprey-technology.com/ or from the Company upon written request to 1845 Walnut Street, Suite 1111, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103.

Participants in Solicitation

The Company and BlackSky and their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Company stockholders in connection with the previously announced proposed transactions with BlackSky. The Company’s stockholders and other interested persons may obtain, without charge, more detailed information regarding the directors and officers of the Company in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on May 12, 2021, and in the Company’s registration statement on Form S-4, which was filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the business combination on May 13, 2021. Information regarding the persons who may, under SEC rules, be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies to the Company’s shareholders in connection with the proposed business combination is set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus on Form S-4 for the proposed business combination, which was filed by the Company with the SEC on May 13, 2021 in connection with the business combination.



A list of the names of such directors and executive officers and information regarding their interests in the transactions are or will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus when available. You may obtain free copies of these documents as described in the preceding paragraph.

This document does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange, any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Forward-Looking Statements Legend

This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this document. You should carefully consider the risks and uncertainties described in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s registration on Form S-1 (File No. 333-234180), the registration statement on Form S-4 discussed above and other documents filed by the Company from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and the Company and BlackSky assume no obligation and do not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Neither the Company nor BlackSky gives any assurance that either BlackSky or the Company, or the combined company, will achieve its expectations.




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.


    Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp.
Date: May 19, 2021      

/s/ Jeffrey Brotman

    Name:   Jeffrey Brotman
    Title:   Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary