Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transactions



In connection with the formation of Corbus Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. in December 2013, certain affiliates of Aegis Capital Corp. (the “Placement Agent”) and certain other parties not affiliated with us or the Placement Agent subscribed for an aggregate of 6,000,000 shares of common stock for which they paid an aggregate of $120,000 ($0.02 per share), including David Hochman, one of our directors who purchased 450,000 shares and whose family trust purchased 90,000 shares of common stock.


Following the Initial Closing of the 2014 Private Placement, which took place on April 11, 2014, the Placement Agent had a right to appoint one member of the Company’s board of directors for a two-year term (the “Aegis Nominee”). David Hochman was appointed as the Aegis Nominee.


On June 21, 2014, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Orchestra Medical Ventures, LLC (“Orchestra”), of which David Hochman is Managing Partner. The agreement provided that Orchestra would render a variety of consulting and advisory services relating principally to identifying and evaluating strategic relationships, licensing opportunities, and business strategies. Orchestra was compensated at a rate of $5,000 per month for twelve months, payable quarterly in advance. During the year ended December 31, 2015, the Company paid Orchestra $15,000. The consulting agreement expired on April 11, 2015 and the Company was not obligated to make future payments. On September 20, 2016, the Company entered into a new consulting agreement with Orchestra for similar services as provided under the previous agreement (the “2016 Consulting Agreement”). The term of the 2016 Consulting Agreement commenced on September 20, 2016 and will expire on March 20, 2017, subject to renewal upon mutual agreement of the parties. Pursuant to the terms of the 2016 Consulting Agreement, the Company will pay to Orchestra cash compensation in an aggregate amount of $100,000, payable in equal monthly installments over the six-month term of the 2016 Consulting Agreement. In connection with this agreement, the Company granted an equity incentive award to Orchestra consisting of options to purchase 50,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $7.14 per share pursuant to the Company’s 2014 Equity Compensation Plan, which amounted to stock-based compensation expense of approximately $222,000 during the year ended December 31, 2016.


The Company entered into a non-exclusive financial advisory agreement with Aegis under which the Company paid Aegis $200,000 upon the execution of the agreement, which commenced on September 1, 2015 and expired on November 30, 2015. The Company also paid Aegis a warrant solicitation fee of $309,215 in connection with the exercise of warrants that were called and exercised in the third quarter of 2015.


One of the former members of the Company’s scientific advisory board was considered an affiliate of the Company as he owned more than 10% of the Company’s common stock as of December 31, 2015. This individual’s ownership of the Company’s common stock was less than 10% as of December 31, 2016.