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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, 2024
OR
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 001-38501
___________________________________________
BLACK DIAMOND THERAPEUTICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
________________________________________________________________________________
Delaware81-4254660
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
One Main Street, 14th Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts
(Address of principal executive offices)
02142
(Zip Code)
(617) 252-0848
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $0.0001BDTXThe Nasdaq Global Select Market
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 check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted 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 such files).    Yes      No  
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 the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filerAccelerated filer




Non-accelerated filerSmaller 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(a) of the Exchange Act.
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  
As of May 6, 2024, the registrant had 56,252,794 shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, outstanding.



SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (this Quarterly Report) contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this Quarterly Report are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may”, “will”, “could”, “should”, “expects”, “intends”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential”, “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report include, but are not limited to, statements about:
the progress, timing and success of our clinical trials of BDTX-1535, BDTX-4933 and any other product candidates, including the availability, timing and announcement of data and results of such trials;
the scope, timing, progress and results of our clinical trials and Investigational New Drug (IND) applications, development efforts and other regulatory submissions;
our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval for BDTX-1535 and BDTX-4933 or any of our future product candidates that we may identify or develop;
the effects of competition with respect to BDTX-1535, BDTX-4933 or any of our other current or future product candidates, as well as innovations by current and future competitors in our industry;
our evaluation of strategic alternatives for BDTX-4876 and one other preclinical program, including our ability to execute and realize the anticipated benefits of any strategic alternatives we may pursue;
our need to raise additional funding before we can expect to generate any revenues from product sales;
our ability to develop our current product candidates for the treatment of various cancers;
the rate and degree of market acceptance and clinical utility for any current or future product candidates we may develop;
the implementation of our strategic plans for our business and any product candidates we may develop based on our Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology (MAP) drug discovery engine;
our ability to successfully develop companion diagnostics for use with our current or future product candidates;
our intellectual property position, including the scope of protection we are able to establish, maintain and enforce for intellectual property rights covering our product candidates and MAP drug discovery engine;
our ability to obtain additional funding for our operations, when needed, including funding necessary to complete further development and commercialization of our product candidates, if approved;
the period over which we expect our existing cash, cash equivalents and investments will be sufficient to fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements;
the accuracy of our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing;
our future financial performance and our ability to effectively manage our anticipated growth;
our estimates regarding the market opportunities for our product candidates, including our competitive position and the success of competing therapies that are or may become available;
our need for and ability to attract and retain key scientific, management and other personnel and to identify, hire and retain additional qualified professionals;
the potential for our business development efforts to maximize the value of our platform and product candidates;
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the size and growth potential of the markets for our product candidates, and our ability to serve those markets, either alone or in partnership with others;
our ability to establish or maintain collaborations or strategic relationships and the ability and willingness of our third-party strategic collaborators to undertake research and development activities relating to our current or future product candidates;
our expectations regarding the period during which we will remain an emerging growth company under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act);
our ability to maintain an effective system of internal controls;
the impact of global economic and political developments on our business, including rising inflation and capital market disruptions, economic sanctions and economic slowdowns or recessions that may result from such developments which could harm our research and development efforts as well as the value of our common stock and our ability to access capital markets; and
the ultimate impact of health epidemics, pandemics, and other widespread outbreaks of contagious disease, including mitigation efforts and economic effects, on any of the foregoing or other aspects of our business operations, including but not limited to our clinical trials, our research programs, healthcare systems or the global economy as a whole.
Any forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report reflect our current views with respect to future events and with respect to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, those described under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023 (the Annual Report) and in other Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available in the future.
All of our forward-looking statements are as of the date of this Quarterly Report only. In each case, actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking information. We can give no assurance that such expectations or forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. An occurrence of or any material adverse change in one or more of the risk factors or risks and uncertainties referred to in this Quarterly Report or included in our other public disclosures or our other periodic reports or other documents or filings filed with or furnished to the SEC, could materially and adversely affect our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. Some of these risks and uncertainties may in the future be amplified by global health crises, and there may be additional risks that we consider immaterial or which are unknown. It is not possible to predict or identify all such risks. Except as required by law, we do not undertake or plan to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in plans, assumptions, estimates or projections or other circumstances affecting such forward-looking statements occurring after the date of this Quarterly Report, even if such results, changes or circumstances make it clear that any forward-looking information will not be realized. Any public statements or disclosures by us following this Quarterly Report that modify or impact any of the forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report will be deemed to modify or supersede such statements in this Quarterly Report.
This Quarterly Report contains summaries of certain provisions contained in some of the documents described herein, but reference is made to the actual documents for complete information. All of the summaries are qualified in their entirety by the actual documents. Copies of some of the documents referred to herein have been filed as exhibits to this Quarterly Report. In this Quarterly Report, the terms “Black Diamond Therapeutics”, “Black Diamond”, the “Company”, “we”, “us”, “our” and similar designations refer to Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. and, where appropriate, our wholly-owned subsidiary.
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We may from time to time provide estimates, projections and other information concerning our industry, the general business environment, and the markets for certain diseases, including estimates regarding the potential size of those markets and the estimated incidence and prevalence of certain medical conditions. Information that is based on estimates, forecasts, projections, market research or similar methodologies is inherently subject to uncertainties, and actual events, circumstances or numbers, including actual disease prevalence rates and market size, may differ materially from the information reflected in this Quarterly Report. Unless otherwise expressly stated, we obtained this industry, business information, market data, prevalence information and other data from reports, research surveys, studies and similar data prepared by market research firms and other third parties, industry, medical and general publications, government data and similar sources, in some cases applying our own assumptions and analysis that may, in the future, prove not to have been accurate.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page
PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

We have applied for various trademarks that we use in connection with the operation of our business. This Quarterly Report may also contain trademarks, service marks and trade names of third parties, which are the property of their respective owners. Our use or display of third parties’ trademarks, service marks, trade names or products in this Quarterly Report is not intended to, and does not, imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship by, us. Solely for convenience, the trademarks, service marks and trade names referred to in this Quarterly Report may appear without the ®, TM or SM symbols, but the omission of such references is not intended to indicate, in any way, that we will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, our rights or that the applicable owner of these trademarks, service marks and trade names will not assert, to the fullest extent under applicable law, its rights.
From time to time, we may use our website or our LinkedIn profile at www.linkedin.com/company/black-diamond-therapeutics to distribute material information. Our financial and other material information is routinely posted to and accessible on the Investors section of our website, available at www.blackdiamondtherapeutics.com. Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website because we may post material information on that site that is not otherwise disseminated by us. Information that is contained in and can be accessed through our website or our LinkedIn page is not incorporated into, and does not form a part of, this Quarterly Report.


Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item I. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of

March 31,
2024
December 31,
2023
Assets



Current assets:



Cash and cash equivalents$25,422 

$56,221 
Investments89,777 75,179 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets3,607 

2,634 
Total current assets118,806 

134,034 
Property and equipment, net1,644 

1,730 
Restricted cash819 

823 
Right-of-use assets21,252 21,980 
Total assets$142,521 

$158,567 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable$1,176 

$2,324 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities15,678 

17,322 
Total current liabilities16,854 

19,646 
Non-current operating lease liabilities21,361 22,185 
Total liabilities38,215 

41,831 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 11)
Stockholders' equity:

Preferred stock, $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023; no shares issued or outstanding at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023
  
Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized at March 31, 2024 and December 31, 2023; 52,527,626 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2024 and 51,645,557 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2023
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7 
Additional paid-in capital540,050 

534,187 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(95)(27)
Accumulated deficit(435,656)

(417,431)
Total stockholders' equity104,306 

116,736 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$142,521 

$158,567 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three Months Ended
March 31,

20242023
Operating expenses:
Research and development$13,545 $14,753 
General and administrative6,701 6,808 
Total operating expenses20,246 21,561 
Loss from operations(20,246)(21,561)
Other income (expense):
Interest income637 622 
Other income (expense)1,384 64 
Total other income (expense), net2,021 686 
Net loss$(18,225)$(20,875)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.35)$(0.57)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted51,808,849 36,483,878 
Comprehensive loss:
Net loss$(18,225)$(20,875)
Other comprehensive income (loss):
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments, net(68)648 
Comprehensive loss$(18,293)$(20,227)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2024

2023
Cash flows from operating activities:



Net loss$(18,225)$(20,875)
Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
Stock-based compensation expense1,713 2,671 
Depreciation expense86 122 
(Accretion) amortization on investments(932)109 
Noncash rent expense728 690 
Loss on sale of equipment 37 
Changes in current assets and liabilities:
Prepaid expenses and other current assets(973)383 
Accounts payable(1,128)1,169 
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities(1,644)(3,583)
Non-current operating lease liabilities(824)(754)
Net cash used in operating activities(21,199)(20,031)
Cash flows from investing activities:
Proceeds from sales and maturities of investments38,500 24,806 
Purchases of investments(52,234) 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities(13,734)24,806 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from exercise of common stock options and ESPP150 51 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs3,980  
Net cash provided by financing activities4,130 51 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(30,803)4,826 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period57,044 35,483 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period$26,241 $40,309 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$25,422 $39,141 
Restricted cash, end of period819 1,168 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period$26,241 $40,309 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)

Common stock

Additional
paid-in capital

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)Accumulated deficit

Total
stockholders’
equity

Shares

Par Value



BALANCE - December 31, 202236,434,297 $5 $452,503 $(1,824)$(334,989)$115,695 
Vesting of restricted stock units23,575 — — — — — 
Surrender of shares for taxes(3,903)— — — — — 
Issuance of common stock related to ESPP33,202 — 51 — — 51 
Stock-based compensation24,776 — 2,671 — — 2,671 
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments— — — 648 — 648 
Net loss— — — — (20,875)(20,875)
BALANCE - March 31, 202336,511,947 5 455,225 (1,176)(355,864)98,190 
BALANCE - December 31, 202351,645,557 $7 $534,187 $(27)$(417,431)$116,736 
Issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs800,000 — 4,000 — — 4,000 
Exercise of common stock options47,741 — 86 — — 86 
Vesting of restricted stock units1,250 — — — — — 
Issuance of common stock related to ESPP26,659 — 64 — — 64 
Stock-based compensation6,419 — 1,713 — — 1,713 
Unrealized gain (loss) on investments— — — (68)— (68)
Net loss— — — — (18,225)(18,225)
BALANCE - March 31, 202452,527,626 $7 $540,050 $(95)$(435,656)$104,306 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
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Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
(Amounts in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
1. NATURE OF BUSINESS AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company) is a clinical-stage oncology company developing MasterKey therapies that target families of oncogenic mutations in patients with cancer. The Company was originally organized as a limited liability company in December 2014 under the name ASET Therapeutics LLC. In September 2016, the Company was converted to a corporation under the laws of the State of Delaware under the name ASET Therapeutics, Inc. The Company changed its name to Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc. in January 2018. Since its inception, the Company has devoted substantially all of its efforts to raising capital, obtaining financing and incurring research and development costs related to the development and advancement of its product candidates identified by its Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology (MAP) drug discovery engine.
The Company is subject to risks and uncertainties common to clinical-stage companies in the biotechnology industry. There can be no assurance that the Company’s research and development will be successfully completed, that adequate protection for the Company’s technology will be obtained, that any products developed will obtain necessary government regulatory approval or that any products, if approved, will be commercially viable. The Company operates in an environment of rapid technological innovation and substantial competition from pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies. In addition, the Company is dependent upon the services of its employees, consultants and service providers. Even if the Company’s product development efforts are successful, it is uncertain when, if ever, the Company will realize significant revenue from product sales.
On November 14, 2022, the Company filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the Shelf Registration Statement), with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), which covers the offering, issuance and sale of the Company’s common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants and/or units of any combination thereof up to a maximum offering price of $500 million. The Company simultaneously entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM with Jefferies LLC (Jefferies), as sales agent, to provide for the issuance and sale by the Company of up to $150 million of its common stock from time to time through Jefferies (the ATM Program). The Shelf Registration Statement became effective on November 22, 2022. As of March 31, 2024, the Company sold 800,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the ATM Program, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $4.0 million ($3.9 million net of offering costs).
On July 5, 2023, the Company completed an underwritten public offering (the Follow-on Offering) of 15,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. The aggregate net proceeds from the Follow-on Offering totaled approximately $71.9 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions.
The accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the basis of continuity of operations, realization of assets, and the satisfaction of liabilities and commitments in the ordinary course of business. Historically, the Company has funded its operations primarily with proceeds from the sale of common stock and preferred stock. The Company has had recurring losses and negative cash flows from operations in all periods since inception and had an accumulated deficit of $435.7 million as of March 31, 2024. The Company expects to continue to generate operating losses for the foreseeable future.
As of May 9, 2024, the issuance date of the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company expects that its cash, cash equivalents and investments will be sufficient to fund its currently planned operations for at least the next 12 months from the filing date of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
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The Company will seek additional funding through private or public equity financings, debt financings, collaborations, strategic alliances and marketing, distribution or licensing arrangements. The Company may not be able to obtain financing on acceptable terms, or at all, and the Company may not be able to enter into collaborations or other arrangements. The terms of any financing may adversely affect the holdings or the rights of the Company's stockholders. If the Company is unable to obtain funding, the Company could be forced to delay, reduce or eliminate some or all of its research and development programs, product portfolio expansion or commercialization efforts, or reduce headcount and general and administrative costs, which could adversely affect its business prospects. Although management continues to pursue these plans, there is no assurance that the Company will be successful in obtaining sufficient funding on terms acceptable to the Company to fund continuing operations, if at all.
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
The following is a summary of significant accounting policies followed in the preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
Principles of consolidation
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) and include the accounts of the Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Black Diamond Therapeutics Security Corporation and Black Diamond Therapeutics (Canada), Inc., after elimination of all significant intercompany accounts and transactions. On October 10, 2023, Black Diamond Therapeutics (Canada), Inc. was dissolved by way of voluntary dissolution.
Unaudited interim financial information
The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company included herein have been prepared, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted from this Quarterly Report, as is permitted by such rules and regulations. Accordingly, these condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023. In the opinion of the Company’s management, all adjustments (consisting of normal and recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented have been included.
Use of estimates
The preparation of the Company’s condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the reported amounts of expenses during the reporting periods. Significant estimates and assumptions reflected in these condensed consolidated financial statements include, but are not limited to, the accrual of research and development expenses and the valuation of stock-based awards. The Company bases its estimates on historical experience, known trends and other market-specific or other relevant factors that it believes to be reasonable under the circumstances. Estimates are periodically reviewed in light of changes in circumstances, facts and experience. Changes in estimates are recorded in the period in which they become known. Actual results may differ from those estimates or assumptions.
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The Company continues to monitor the impact of global economic developments, political unrest, high inflation, disruptions in capital markets, changes in international trade relationships and military conflicts, and health crises, on all aspects of its business, and has considered the impact of these factors on estimates within its financial statements. The extent to which future developments may impact the Company’s business, results of operations or financial condition are uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence and there may be changes to estimates in future periods. As of the date of issuance of these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has not experienced material business disruptions or incurred impairment losses in the carrying value of its assets as a result of these factors and is not aware of any specific related event or circumstance that would require it to update its estimates.
Recently issued accounting pronouncements
In December 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-09, Income Taxes (Topic 740): Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures (ASU 2023-09). ASU 2023-09 requires that public business entities on an annual basis (1) disclose specific categories in the rate reconciliation and (2) provide additional information for reconciling items that meet a quantitative threshold (if the effect of those reconciling items is equal to or greater than 5 percent of the amount computed by multiplying pretax income (or loss) by the applicable statutory income tax rate). The standard is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2024. Adoption of the standard requires certain changes to be made prospectively, with some changes to be made retrospectively. The adoption is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
In November 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-07, Improvements to Reportable Segment Disclosures (Topic 280) (ASU 2023-07) which requires enhanced disclosure of (1) significant segment expenses that are regularly provided to the chief operating decision maker (CODM) and included within each reported measure of segment profit or loss, (2) the amount and description of the composition of other segment items which reconcile to segment profit or loss, and (3) the title and position of the entity’s CODM and an explanation of how the CODM uses the reported measure(s) of segment profit or loss in assessing segment performance and allocating resources. The amendments also expand the interim segment disclosure requirements. This new guidance is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2024. Early adoption is permitted. The amendments in this ASU apply retrospectively to all prior periods presented in the financial statements. The Company is in the process of assessing the impact on its financial statements from the adoption of the new guidance and the period in which the new guidance will be adopted.
In October 2023, the FASB issued ASU 2023-06, Disclosure Improvements - Codification Amendments in Response to the SEC’s Disclosure Update and Simplification Initiative (ASU 2023-06). The standard is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2024. Adoption of the standard requires certain changes to be made prospectively, with some changes to be made retrospectively. The adoption is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
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3. FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS
The following tables present information about the Company’s financial assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and indicate the level of the fair value hierarchy used to determine such fair values:

Fair value measurements at March 31, 2024 using:

Level 1

Level 2Level 3Total
Assets:





Cash equivalents:
Money market funds$20,498 $ $ $20,498 
Investments:
Commercial paper 82,830  82,830 
Corporate bonds 6,947  6,947 
Total$20,498 $89,777 $ $110,275 

Fair value measurements at December 31, 2023 using:

Level 1

Level 2Level 3Total
Assets:





Cash equivalents:
Money market funds$30,803 $ $ $30,803 
Investments:
Commercial paper 44,871  44,871 
Corporate bonds 30,308  30,308 
Total$30,803 $75,179 $ $105,982 
When developing fair value estimates, the Company maximizes the use of observable inputs and minimizes the use of unobservable inputs. When available, the Company uses quoted market prices to measure fair value. The valuation technique used to measure fair value for the Company's Level 1 and Level 2 assets is a market approach, using prices and other relevant information generated by market transactions involving identical or comparable assets. If market prices are not available, the fair value measurement is based on models that use primarily market-based parameters including yield curves, volatilities, credit ratings and currency rates. In certain cases where market rate assumptions are not available, the Company is required to make judgments about assumptions market participants would use to estimate the fair value of a financial instrument.
There were no transfers in or out of Level 3 categories in the periods presented.
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4. INVESTMENTS
As of March 31, 2024, investments were comprised of the following:
Amortized Cost

Unrealized GainsUnrealized LossesFair Value
Commercial paper$82,921 $ $(91)$82,830 
Corporate bonds6,951  (4)6,947 
Total$89,872 $ $(95)$89,777 
As of December 31, 2023, investments were comprised of the following:
Amortized Cost

Unrealized GainsUnrealized LossesFair Value
Commercial paper$44,880 $4 $(13)$44,871 
Corporate bonds30,326  (18)30,308 
Total$75,206 $4 $(31)$75,179 
As of March 31, 2024, all marketable securities held by the Company had remaining contractual maturities of one year or less.
As of December 31, 2023, all marketable securities held by the Company had remaining contractual maturities of one year or less.
As of March 31, 2024, the Company reviewed its investment portfolio to assess the unrealized losses on its available-for-sale investments. The Company evaluated whether it intended to sell the security and whether it was more likely than not that the Company would be required to sell the security before recovering its amortized cost basis. The Company also determined no portion of the unrealized losses relate to a credit loss. There have been no impairments of the Company’s assets measured and carried at fair value during the three months ended March 31, 2024 and the year ended December 31, 2023.
5. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
Property and equipment, net consisted of the following:

March 31,
2024

December 31,
2023
Furniture and fixtures$17 $17 
Leasehold improvements2,512 2,512 
Property and equipment2,529 2,529 
Less: accumulated depreciation(885)(799)
Total Property and Equipment, net$1,644 $1,730 

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 was $86 and $122, respectively.
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6. EQUITY METHOD INVESTMENT
In December 2022, the Company received 9,000,000 shares of common stock in a newly formed antibody-focused precision oncology company, Launchpad Therapeutics, Inc. (Launchpad), in exchange for contributing early discovery-stage antibody programs and granting Launchpad a license to use its MAP drug discovery engine to discover, develop and commercialize large molecule therapeutics. As of the transaction date and as of March 31, 2024, the Company has a 39.1% voting interest in Launchpad and one seat on Launchpad’s Board of Directors which provide the Company with significant influence over Launchpad. The remaining voting interest in Launchpad is held by Versant Ventures and New Enterprise Associates (NEA), who are shareholders of the Company.
The Company accounted for the transaction under the equity method and recorded the carrying value of the Company’s investment in Launchpad common shares of $2,250 in equity method investments in the consolidated balance sheets. The contributed in process research and development (IPR&D) had zero basis on the Company’s books prior to the transaction, therefore the Company recognized a gain on sale of IPR&D of $2,232 in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company also recognized a loss from investments in equity method investee of $1,540 in the consolidated statement of operations and comprehensive loss for the year ended December 31, 2022, associated with the Company’s proportionate share of Launchpad’s losses. The assets contributed by the Company were principally IPR&D and were not deemed a business by Launchpad, therefore the Company determined its remaining basis difference of $710 was substantially related to IPR&D and immediately expensed it. As of December 31, 2022, the carrying value of the investment in Launchpad was reduced to zero. Since the Company has no obligation to provide financing support to Launchpad, the Company is not required to record further losses exceeding the carrying value of the investment. The Company also determined that its investment in Launchpad is not material or significant to its operations or financial position. As of March 31, 2024, the carrying value of the investment in Launchpad was zero.
7. ACCRUED EXPENSES AND OTHER CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities consisted of the following:

March 31,
2024

December 31,
2023
Contracted research services$8,984 $8,071 
Payroll and related expenses2,510 5,175 
Professional and consulting fees1,000 963 
Current portion of operating lease liability3,184 3,113 
Total accrued expenses and other current liabilities$15,678 $17,322 

8. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
2020 Stock Option and Incentive Plan
The 2020 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the 2020 Plan) was approved by the Company’s board of directors on December 5, 2019, and the Company’s stockholders on January 14, 2020 and became effective on the date immediately prior to the date on which the registration statement for the Company’s initial public offering (IPO) was declared effective. The 2020 Plan provides for the grant of incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units, restricted stock awards, unrestricted stock awards, cash-based awards and dividend equivalent rights to the Company’s officers, employees, directors and consultants. The 2020 Plan provides for an annual increase, to be added on the first day of each fiscal year, by up to 4% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock as of the last day of the prior year. On January 1, 2024, 2,065,822 shares of common stock, representing 4% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock as of December 31, 2023, were added to the 2020 Plan.
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2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The 2020 Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the 2020 ESPP) was approved by the Company’s board of directors on December 5, 2019, and the Company’s stockholders on January 14, 2020, and became effective on the date immediately prior to the date on which the registration statement for the Company’s IPO was declared effective. The 2020 ESPP provides for an annual increase, to be added on the first day of each fiscal year, by up to 1% of the number of shares of the Company’s common stock outstanding on the immediately preceding December 31. The number of authorized shares reserved for issuance under the 2020 ESPP was increased by 326,364 shares effective as of January 1, 2024.
Stock-based compensation expense
The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense in the following award type categories included within the condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss:
Three Months Ended
March 31,

20242023
Stock options$1,623 $2,455 
Restricted stock units16 112 
Employee Stock Purchase Plan and Other74 104 

$1,713 $2,671 
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company issued 6,419 shares of common stock under its 2020 Plan in accordance with its policy where non-employee directors may elect to receive their compensation in the form of common stock in lieu of cash.
The Company recorded stock-based compensation expense in the following expense categories of its condensed consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss:
Three Months Ended
March 31,

2024

2023
Research and development$635 

$949 
General and administrative1,078 

1,722 

$1,713 

$2,671 
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Options
The following table summarizes the stock option activity under the Company’s equity awards plans:

Options

Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price

Weighted
Average
Remaining
Life
(in Years)

Intrinsic
Value
(in thousands)
Outstanding December 31, 20238,135,711 $7.85 8.0$1,146 
Granted2,895,550 $4.85 
Exercised(47,741)$1.78 
Cancelled or forfeited(16,500)$1.82 
Expired(300)$7.73 
Outstanding March 31, 202410,966,720 $7.09 8.3$11,996 
Options vested or expected to vest at March 31, 202410,966,720 $7.09 8.3$11,996 
Options exercisable at March 31, 20244,242,313 $11.65 6.7$3,488 
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, total unrecognized compensation cost related to the unvested stock-options was $18,345, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 3.1 years.
Restricted stock units
The fair values of restricted stock units are based on the market value of the Company’s stock on the date of the grant. Under terms of the time-based restricted stock agreements covering the common stock, shares of restricted common stock are subject to a vesting schedule. The following table summarizes time-based restricted stock activity since January 1, 2024:

Number of
shares
Weighted
average
grant date
fair value
Unvested restricted common stock as of December 31, 202320,799 $2.41 
Vested(1,250)$3.79 
Unvested restricted common stock as of March 31, 202419,549 $2.32 
The total fair value of time-based restricted stock units vested during the three months ended March 31, 2024 was $5.
For the three months ended March 31, 2024, total unrecognized compensation cost related to the time-based unvested restricted stock units was $6, which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 0.1 years.
The Company had 19,000 performance restricted stock units outstanding at the year ended December 31, 2023. For the three months ended March 31, 2024, the Company granted no performance restricted stock units to its employees, released no performance restricted stock units due to the achievement of certain financing milestones, and had no performance restricted stock units forfeited. As of March 31, 2024, the Company had 19,000 performance restricted stock units outstanding.

Recognition of stock-based compensation expense associated with performance restricted stock units commences when the performance conditions are considered probable of achievement, using management’s best estimates, which consider the inherent risk and uncertainty regarding the future outcomes of the milestones.
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As of March 31, 2024, for performance-based restricted stock units that were outstanding, the achievement of the milestones that had not been met was considered not probable, and therefore no expense has been recognized related to these awards in the three months ended March 31, 2024.
Employee stock purchase plan
The 2020 ESPP enables eligible employees to purchase shares of the Company's common stock at the end of each six-month offering period at a price equal to 85% of the fair market value of the shares on the first business day or the last business day of the offering period, whichever is lower. Eligible employees generally included all employees. Offering periods begin on the first trading day of January and July of each year and end on the last trading day in June and December of each year, except for the first offering period which began on the first trading day in March and ended on the last trading day in June. Share purchases are funded through payroll deductions of up to 10% of an employee’s eligible compensation for each payroll period, up to $25 each calendar year.
During the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, there were 26,659 and 33,202 shares, respectively, issued under the 2020 ESPP.
9. NET LOSS PER SHARE
Net loss per share
The following table summarizes the computation of basic and diluted net loss per share attributable to common shareholders of the Company (in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2024

2023
Net loss$(18,225)

$(20,875)
Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted51,808,849 

36,483,878 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted$(0.35)

$(0.57)

The Company’s potentially dilutive securities, which include options, unvested restricted stock and warrants to purchase common stock, have been excluded from the computation of diluted net loss per share as the effect would be to reduce the net loss per share. Therefore, the weighted average number of common shares outstanding used to calculate both basic and diluted net loss per share is the same. The Company excluded the following potential common shares, presented based on amounts outstanding at each period end, from the computation of diluted net loss per share for the periods indicated because including them would have had an anti-dilutive effect:
Three Months Ended
March 31,

20242023
Options to purchase common stock10,966,720 7,710,285 
Unvested restricted stock19,549 86,290 
Shares issuable under employee stock purchase plan86,858 102,351 
Unvested performance restricted stock units19,000 229,859 
Warrants to purchase common stock10,757 10,757 

11,102,884 8,139,542 
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10. LEASES
The Company has historically entered into lease arrangements for its facilities. As of March 31, 2024, the Company had two operating leases with required future minimum payments. The Company determined the classification of these leases to be operating leases and recorded right-of-use assets and lease liabilities as of the effective dates. The Company’s leases generally do not include termination or purchase options.
Operating leases
In July 2020, the Company entered into a seven-year agreement with an option to extend for five additional years to lease two floors totaling approximately 25,578 square feet of office space for its principal office, which is located in Cambridge, MA. The lease on the first floor commenced on August 1, 2020 and the lease on the second floor commenced March 9, 2021. The Company recognized the respective lease balances on the condensed consolidated balance sheets when the lease of each floor commenced. Under the terms of the lease, the Company was required to issue a $1,168 letter of credit as security for the lease, which was reduced to $779 in August 2023 pursuant to the terms of the lease agreement. Additionally, on December 12, 2022, the Company entered into a sublease for one floor of its Cambridge, Massachusetts office space. The sublease terminates on August 31, 2028, which is also the date on which the Company's lease terminates. Sublease income is recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the sublease agreement. The Company was not relieved of its primary obligation under the Cambridge office lease as a result of the sublease.
In December 2020, the Company entered into an eleven-year agreement to lease approximately 18,120 square feet of office and laboratory space in New York, NY. The Company has an option to extend the lease for five additional years. The lease commenced August 26, 2021 and the related lease balance was recognized on the condensed consolidated balance sheet.
The following table contains a summary of the lease costs recognized under ASC 842 and other information pertaining to the Company’s operating lease for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:
Three Months Ended March 31,
20242023
Lease Cost
Operating lease cost$1,054 $1,054 
Short-term lease cost17 17 
Variable lease cost237 256 
Sublease income(456)(135)
Total lease cost$852 $1,192 
Other Operating Lease InformationMarch 31, 2024March 31, 2023
Cash paid for amounts included in the measurement of lease liability$1,080 $1,051 
Weighted-average remaining lease term6.77.6
Weighted-average discount rate5.3 %5.3 %
The variable lease costs for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023 include common area maintenance and other operating charges. As the Company’s leases do not provide an implicit rate, the Company utilized its incremental borrowing rate to discount lease payments, which reflects the fixed rate at which the Company could borrow on a collateralized basis the amount of the lease payments in the same currency, for a similar term, in a similar economic environment.
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Future minimum lease payments under the Company’s operating leases as of March 31, 2024 were as follows:
As of March 31, 2024
2024 (excluding the three months ended March 31, 2024)
$3,279 
20254,477 
20264,599 
20274,724 
20283,926 
Thereafter8,324 
Total lease payments29,329 
Less: interest(4,784)
Total lease liability$24,545 

11. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
The Company enters into contracts in the normal course of business with contract research organizations (CROs), contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) and other third parties for preclinical research studies, clinical trials and testing and manufacturing services. These contracts do not contain minimum purchase commitments and are cancelable upon prior written notice. Payments due upon cancellation consist only of payments for services provided or expenses incurred, including noncancelable obligations of service providers, up to the date of cancellation.
License agreements
The Company is a party to license agreements, which include contingent payments. These payments will become payable if and when certain development, regulatory and commercial milestones are achieved. As of March 31, 2024, the satisfaction and timing of the contingent payments is uncertain and not reasonably estimable.
Indemnification agreements
In the ordinary course of business, the Company may provide indemnification of varying scope and terms to vendors, lessors, business partners and other parties with respect to certain matters including, but not limited to, losses arising out of breach of such agreements or from intellectual property infringement claims made by third parties. In addition, the Company has entered into indemnification agreements with members of its board of directors and executive officers that will require the Company, among other things, to indemnify them against certain liabilities that may arise by reason of their status or service as directors or officers. The maximum potential amount of future payments the Company could be required to make under these indemnification agreements is, in many cases, unlimited. To date, the Company has not incurred any material costs as a result of such indemnifications. The Company is not aware of any indemnification arrangements that could have a material effect on its financial position, results of operations or cash flows, and it has not accrued any liabilities related to such obligations in its consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2024 or December 31, 2023.
Legal proceedings
The Company is not currently party to and is not aware of any material legal proceedings. At each reporting date, the Company evaluates whether or not a potential loss amount or a potential range of loss is probable and reasonably estimable under the provisions of the authoritative guidance that addresses accounting for contingencies. The Company expenses as incurred the costs related to such legal proceedings.
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12. BENEFIT PLANS
The Company has a tax-qualified 401(k) and Profit Sharing defined contribution plan (the 401(k) Plan). Under the 401(k) Plan, the Company provides an employer safe harbor matching contribution equal to 100% of a participant’s eligible contributions of up to 6% of eligible compensation, subject to limits established by the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and any regulations promulgated thereunder (the Code). All matching contributions are fully vested when made. During the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, the Company contributed $348 and $376, respectively, to the 401(k) Plan.
13. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
In April 2024, the Company sold 1,000,000 shares of its common stock pursuant to the ATM Program, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $5.4 million ($5.3 million net of offering costs).
In May 2024, the Company sold 2,690,853 shares of its common stock pursuant to the ATM Program, resulting in gross proceeds to the Company of approximately $15.6 million ($15.3 million net of offering costs).
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and related notes included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report and our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2023, as well as Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations, included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2024. This discussion and analysis and other parts of this Quarterly Report contain forward-looking statements based upon current beliefs, plans and expectations that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, such as statements regarding our plans, objectives, expectations, intentions and projections. Our actual results and the timing of selected events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other SEC filings.
Overview
We are a clinical-stage oncology company developing MasterKey therapies that target families of oncogenic mutations in patients with cancer. The foundation of our company is built upon a deep understanding of cancer genetics, onco-protein structure and function, and medicinal chemistry. Our MasterKey therapies are designed to address a broad spectrum of genetically defined tumors, overcome resistance, minimize wild-type mediated toxicities, and be brain-penetrant to treat central nervous system (CNS) disease. Our compounds target families of oncogenic mutations in clinically validated pathways. We are advancing two clinical-stage programs: BDTX-1535, a brain-penetrant, fourth-generation epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) MasterKey inhibitor, targeting epidermal growth factor receptor mutant (EGFRm) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and glioblastoma (GBM), and BDTX-4933, a brain-penetrant, RAF MasterKey inhibitor targeting KRAS, NRAS and BRAF alterations in solid tumors.
We believe that our lead product candidate, BDTX-1535, has the potential to treat newly diagnosed patients with EGFRm NSCLC, as well as those with recurrent disease, based upon BDTX-1535’s ability to address greater than 50 classical and non-classical oncogenic driver mutations with greater potency than other EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs), as well as uniquely target the C797S resistance mutation which can be acquired after treatment with osimertinib. In our Phase 1 trial in patients with recurrent EGFRm NSCLC, BDTX-1535 was shown to be well tolerated and achieve durable clinical responses in patients whose tumors expressed a range of mutation subtypes, including the acquired C797S resistance mutation and a spectrum of non-classical mutations.
In April 2024, at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting, we described real world evidence of the evolving EGFR mutation landscape in patients with NSCLC and the potential of BDTX-1535 to address a broader range of mutations compared to existing therapies. The analyses revealed a broad spectrum of non-classical mutations, as well as an increased prevalence of the acquired resistance mutation, C797S. These non-classical EGFR mutations were present in 22-30% of newly diagnosed EGFRm NSCLC patients.
We are currently evaluating BDTX-1535 in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with EGFRm NSCLC in the second- and third-line settings with non-classical driver mutations and acquired C797S resistance mutation, and in the first-line setting in patients with EGFRm NSCLC harboring non-classical EGFR mutations. We expect to announce results from the second- and third-line cohorts in the third quarter of 2024 and results from the first-line cohort in the first quarter of 2025. We are also assessing the potential development of BDTX-1535 for patients with EGFRm NSCLC following adjuvant treatment with osimertinib, where the broad mutation coverage of BDTX-1535 of C797S and non-classical mutations may be of benefit.
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We released top-line GBM results from the BDTX-1535 Phase 1 dose escalation study in the fourth quarter of 2023, showing clinical activity in heavily pretreated patients with GBM. BDTX-1535 was shown to be generally well tolerated and no new safety signals were observed. In the fourth quarter of 2023, enrollment began in a “window of opportunity” (also known as a Phase 0/1 “Trigger”) trial sponsored by the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, in patients with recurrent high-grade glioma (HGG). We plan to present Phase 1 dose escalation data and “window of opportunity” results at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on June 1, 2024, which will inform potential next steps in the development of BDTX-1535 in GBM.
Our second product candidate, BDTX-4933, is designed to be a potent and selective, reversible oral inhibitor that targets broad families of oncogenic BRAF, KRAS and NRAS alterations. BDTX-4933 selectively targets constitutively active RAF dimers resulting from either BRAF mutations or other upstream oncogenic MAPK pathway alterations, such as KRAS and NRAS alterations. In preclinical tumor models, we observed that BDTX-4933 demonstrated brain-penetrant activity and achieved regression of tumors carrying a broad spectrum of KRAS mutations, NRAS alterations, as well as BRAF Class I, II, and III mutations. We initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial for BDTX-4933 in the second quarter of 2023 in patients with BRAF and select KRAS and NRAS mutation-positive cancers, with an emphasis on patients with non-G12C KRAS mutant NSCLC. The trial is currently in dose escalation with an update anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2024.
Since our inception in 2014, we have devoted substantially all of our efforts and financial resources to organizing and staffing our company, business planning, raising capital, discovering product candidates and securing related intellectual property rights while conducting research and development activities for our programs. We do not have any products approved for sale and have not generated any revenue from product sales. We may never be able to develop or commercialize a marketable product. We have not yet successfully completed any pivotal clinical trials, obtained any regulatory approvals, manufactured a commercial-scale drug, or conducted sales and marketing activities.
To date, we have funded our operations with proceeds from the sale of common stock and preferred stock. Since inception, we have incurred significant operating losses. Our net losses were $18.2 million and $20.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively. As of March 31, 2024, we had an accumulated deficit of $435.7 million. Our ability to generate product revenue sufficient to achieve profitability will depend heavily on the successful development and eventual commercialization of one or more of our current or future product candidates. We expect that our expenses and capital requirements will increase substantially in connection with our ongoing activities, particularly if and as we:
advance clinical trials for BDTX-1535 and BDTX-4933;
obtain, maintain, expand, enforce and protect our intellectual property portfolio;
attract and retain key clinical, scientific, management and commercial personnel;
seek marketing approvals for our product candidates that successfully complete clinical trials, if any; and
acquire or in-license additional product candidates.
As a result, we will need substantial additional funding to support our continuing operations and pursue our growth strategy. Until such time as we can generate significant revenue from product sales, if ever, we expect to finance our operations through the sale of equity, debt financings or other capital sources, which may include collaborations with other companies or other strategic transactions. We may be unable to raise additional funds or enter into such other agreements or arrangements when needed on favorable terms, or at all. If we fail to raise capital or enter into such agreements as and when needed, we may have to significantly delay, scale back or discontinue the development and commercialization of one or more of our product candidates, and reduce headcount and general and administrative costs.
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Because of the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with product development, we are unable to predict the timing or amount of increased expenses or when or if we will be able to achieve or maintain profitability. Even if we are able to generate product sales, we may not become profitable. If we fail to become profitable or are unable to sustain profitability on a continuing basis, then we may be unable to continue our operations at planned levels and be forced to reduce or terminate our operations.
Additionally, we continue to actively monitor macroeconomic conditions and market volatility resulting from global economic developments, political unrest, high inflation, disruptions in capital markets, changes in international trade relationships and military conflicts, and health crises. While we believe such factors have had no significant impact on our business or financial results during the periods presented, future developments and potential impacts on our business are uncertain and cannot be predicted with confidence.
As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and investments of approximately $115.2 million, which we believe will enable us to fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the third quarter of 2025. We have based this estimate on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and we could exhaust our available capital resources sooner than we expect. See “—Liquidity and capital resources.” To finance our operations beyond that point, we will need to raise additional capital, which cannot be assured. If we are unable to raise additional capital in sufficient amounts or on terms acceptable to us, we may have to significantly delay, scale back or discontinue the development or commercialization of our product candidates or other research and development initiatives.
Components of our results of operations
Revenue
To date, we have not generated any revenue from any sources, including from product sales, and we do not expect to generate any revenue from the sale of products in the foreseeable future. If our development efforts for our product candidates are successful and result in regulatory approval, or license agreements with third parties, we may generate revenue in the future from product sales. However, there can be no assurance as to when we will generate such revenue, if at all.
Operating expenses
Research and development expenses
Research and development expenses consist primarily of costs incurred for our research activities, including our drug discovery efforts and the development of our product candidates. We expense research and development costs as incurred, which include:
expenses incurred to conduct the necessary preclinical studies and clinical trials required to obtain regulatory approval;
expenses incurred under agreements with contract research organizations (CROs) that are primarily engaged in the oversight and conduct of our drug discovery efforts, preclinical studies, and clinical trials as well as under agreements with contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) that are primarily engaged to provide preclinical and clinical drug substance and product for our research and development programs;
other costs related to the conduct of preclinical studies, clinical trials, and our drug discovery efforts, including acquiring and manufacturing materials, manufacturing validation batches, fees to investigative sites and consultants that conduct our clinical trials, preclinical studies and other scientific development support services;
payments made in cash or equity securities under third-party licensing, acquisition and option agreements;
employee-related expenses, including salaries and benefits, travel and stock-based compensation expense for employees engaged in research and development functions;
costs related to compliance with regulatory requirements; and
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allocated facilities-related costs, depreciation and other expenses, which include rent and utilities.
We recognize external development costs based on an evaluation of the progress to completion of specific tasks using information provided to us by our service providers. This process involves reviewing open contracts and purchase orders, communicating with our personnel to identify services that have been performed on our behalf and estimating the level of service performed and the associated cost incurred for the service when we have not yet been invoiced or otherwise notified of actual costs. Any nonrefundable advance payments that we make for goods or services to be received in the future for use in research and development activities are recorded as prepaid expenses. Such amounts are expensed as the related goods are delivered or the related services are performed, or until it is no longer expected that the goods will be delivered or the services rendered.
Our direct external research and development expenses consist primarily of external costs, such as fees paid to outside consultants, CROs, CMOs and research laboratories in connection with our preclinical development, process development, manufacturing and clinical development activities. Our direct research and development expenses also include fees incurred under license, acquisition and option agreements. We do not allocate employee costs, costs associated with our discovery efforts, laboratory supplies, and facilities, including depreciation or other indirect costs, to specific programs because these costs are deployed across multiple programs and, as such, are not separately classified. We use internal resources primarily to conduct our research and discovery as well as for managing our preclinical development, process development, manufacturing and clinical development activities. These employees work across multiple programs and, therefore, we do not track their costs by program.
Development activities are central to our business model. Product candidates in later stages of clinical development generally have higher development costs than those in earlier stages of clinical development, primarily due to the increased size and duration of later-stage clinical trials. As a result, we expect that our research and development expenses will increase substantially over the next several years as we continue our clinical trials for BDTX-1535 and BDTX-4933. In addition, we may incur additional expenses related to milestone and royalty payments payable to third parties with whom we may enter into license, acquisition and option agreements to acquire the rights to future product candidates.
At this time, we cannot reasonably estimate or know the nature, timing and costs of the efforts that will be necessary to complete the clinical development of any of our product candidates or when, if ever, material net cash inflows may commence from any of our product candidates. The successful development and commercialization of our product candidates is highly uncertain. This uncertainty is due to the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with product development and commercialization, including the uncertainty of the following:
the scope, progress, outcome and costs of our clinical trials and other development activities;
successful patient enrollment in and the initiation and completion of clinical trials;
the timing, receipt and terms of any marketing approvals from applicable regulatory authorities including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and non-U.S. regulators;
the extent of any required post-marketing approval commitments to applicable regulatory authorities;
establishing clinical and commercial manufacturing capabilities or making arrangements with third-party manufacturers in order to ensure that we or our third-party manufacturers are able to make product successfully;
development and timely delivery of clinical-grade and commercial-grade drug formulations that can be used in our clinical trials and for commercial launch;
obtaining, maintaining, defending and enforcing patent claims and other intellectual property rights;
significant and changing government regulation;
launching commercial sales of our product candidates, if and when approved, whether alone or in collaboration with others; and
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maintaining a continued acceptable safety profile of our product candidates following approval, if any, of our product candidates.
Any changes in the outcome of any of these variables with respect to the development of our product candidates could mean a significant change in the costs and timing associated with the development of these product candidates. For example, if the FDA or another regulatory authority were to delay our planned start of clinical trials or require us to conduct clinical trials or other testing beyond those that we currently expect or if we experience significant delays in enrollment in any of our planned clinical trials, we could be required to expend significant additional financial resources and time on the completion of clinical development of that product candidate.
General and administrative expenses
General and administrative expenses consist primarily of salaries and benefits, travel and stock-based compensation expense for personnel in executive, business development, finance, human resources, legal, information technology, pre-commercial and support personnel functions. General and administrative expenses also include direct and allocated facility-related costs as well as insurance costs and professional fees for legal, patent, consulting, investor and public relations, accounting and audit services.
We anticipate that our general and administrative expenses will increase in the future as we increase our headcount to support continued development of our product candidates and prepare for potential commercialization activities. Additionally, if and when we believe a regulatory approval of a product candidate appears likely, we anticipate an increase in payroll and other employee-related expenses as a result of our preparation for commercial operations, especially as it relates to the sales and marketing of that product candidate.
Other income (expense)
Other income (expense) consists primarily of interest income earned on our cash equivalents and investment balances, sublease income, realized and unrealized foreign currency transaction gains and losses, and gain (loss) on sale of IP related to equity method investment.
Equity in (losses) of unconsolidated entity
Equity in (losses) of unconsolidated entity consists of our share of equity method investee losses on the basis of our equity ownership percentage and IPR&D charges resulting from basis differences.
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Results of operations
Comparison of the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023
The following table summarizes our results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:

Three Months Ended
March 31,



2024

2023

Change

(in thousands)
Operating expenses:
Research and development$13,545 $14,753 $(1,208)
General and administrative6,701 6,808 (107)
Total operating expenses20,246 21,561 (1,315)
Loss from operations(20,246)(21,561)1,315 
Other income (expense):
Interest income637 622 15 
Other (expense) income1,384 64 1,320 
Total other income (expense), net2,021 686 1,335 
Net loss$(18,225)$(20,875)$2,650 
Research and development
Research and development expenses were $13.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to $14.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The following table summarizes our research and development expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023:

Three Months Ended
March 31,



2024

2023

Change

(in thousands)
BDTX-1535 research and development expenses$5,742 $3,733 $2,009 
BDTX-4933 research and development expenses1,507 1,679 (172)
Other research programs and platform development expenses602 2,787 (2,185)
Personnel expenses4,528 5,109 (581)
Allocated facility expenses860 1,009 (149)
Other expenses306 436 (130)
$13,545 $14,753 $(1,208)
The decrease of $1.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 was primarily due to an increase of $2.0 million related to the progression of our clinical trial for BDTX-1535, offset by decreased spend relating to other research programs and platform development of $2.2 million due to reduced spending on early discovery projects as we deepen our focus on our clinical-stage assets, compared to the three months ended March 31, 2023. In addition, personnel expenses decreased by $0.6 million as we continue to capitalize on workforce efficiencies and focus on our development programs.
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General and administrative
General and administrative expenses were $6.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024 compared to $6.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. This was primarily a result of a decrease in personnel-related costs, legal and other professional fees.
Other income (expense)
Other income was $2.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2024, compared to $0.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2023. The increase was primarily attributable to accretion on investments increasing at a higher rate in 2024 compared to 2023.
Liquidity and capital resources
Sources of liquidity
Since our inception, we have not generated any revenue from any product sales or any other sources and have incurred significant operating losses and negative cash flows from our operations. We have not yet commercialized any of our product candidates, and we do not expect to generate revenue from sales of any product candidates for several years, if at all. We have funded our operations to date primarily with proceeds from the sale of common and preferred stock.
On February 3, 2020, we completed an IPO of 12,174,263 shares of our common stock, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 1,587,947 additional shares of common stock, for aggregate gross proceeds of $231.3 million. We received $212.1 million in net proceeds after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by us. Through March 31, 2024, we had received net cash proceeds of $200.6 million from previous sales of our preferred stock and as of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $115.2 million.
On November 14, 2022, we filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (the Shelf Registration Statement) with the SEC, which covers the offering, issuance and sale of our common stock, preferred stock, debt securities, warrants and/or units of any combination thereof up to a maximum price of $500 million. We simultaneously entered into an Open Market Sale AgreementSM (the Sales Agreement) with Jefferies LLC (Jefferies), as sales agent, to provide for the issuance and sale by us of up to $150 million of our common stock, or the Shares, from time to time through Jefferies as our sales agent (the ATM Program). The Shelf Registration Statement became effective on November 22, 2022. Upon delivery of a placement notice and subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, Jefferies may sell the Shares by any method permitted by law deemed to be an “at the market offering” as defined in Rule 415(a)(4) promulgated under the Securities Act. We may sell the Shares in amounts and at times to be determined by us from time to time subject to the terms and conditions of the Sales Agreement, but we have no obligation to sell any Shares under the Sales Agreement. We or Jefferies may suspend or terminate the offering of Shares upon notice to the other party and subject to other conditions. As of March 31, 2024, we sold 800,000 shares of our common stock pursuant to the ATM Program, resulting in gross proceeds to us of approximately $4.0 million ($3.9 million net of offering costs).
On July 5, 2023, we completed an underwritten public offering (the Follow-on Offering) of 15,000,000 shares of our common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. The aggregate net proceeds from the Follow-on Offering totaled approximately $71.6 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions, as well as other offering expenses. The underwriters did not exercise any portion of their 30-day overallotment option to purchase up to an additional 2,250,000 shares of our common stock at the public offering price, which expired on July 29, 2023, and therefore no additional proceeds from the Follow-on Offering were received.
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Cash flows
The following table summarizes our sources and uses of cash for each of the periods presented (in thousands):

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2024

2023
Cash used in operating activities$(21,199)

$(20,031)
Cash (used in) provided by investing activities
(13,734)

24,806 
Cash provided by financing activities
4,130 

51 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents
$(30,803)

$4,826 
Operating activities
During the three months ended March 31, 2024, we used cash in operating activities of $21.2 million, primarily resulting from our net loss of $18.2 million, partially offset by the non-cash charge related to stock compensation expense of $1.7 million.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, we used cash in operating activities of $20.0 million, primarily resulting from our net loss of $20.9 million, partially offset by the non-cash charge related to stock compensation expense of $2.7 million.
Changes in accounts payable and accrued expenses in all periods were generally due to growth in our business, the advancement of our product candidates and the timing of vendor invoicing and payments.
Investing activities
During the three months ended March 31, 2024, we had cash used in investing activities of $13.7 million primarily from the sales and maturities of investments, netted against our purchase of investments.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, we had cash provided by investing activities of $24.8 million primarily from the sales and maturities of investments.
Financing activities
During the three months ended March 31, 2024, we had cash provided by financing activities of $4.1 million, consisting of proceeds from exercise of stock options and participation in the employee stock purchase plan as well as the sale of shares of our common stock in March 2024 pursuant to the ATM Program.
During the three months ended March 31, 2023, we had cash provided by financing activities of $0.1 million consisting of proceeds from the participation in the employee stock purchase plan.
Funding requirements
We expect our expenses to increase substantially in connection with our ongoing activities, particularly as we advance clinical trials of our product candidates. In addition, we expect to incur additional costs associated with operating as a public company, including significant legal, accounting, investor relations and other expenses. The timing and amount of our operating expenditures will depend largely on our ability to:
advance BDTX-1535 and BDTX-4933 through clinical trials;
manufacture, or have manufactured on our behalf, our drug material and develop processes for late stage and commercial manufacturing;
seek regulatory approvals for any product candidates that successfully complete clinical trials;
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establish a sales, marketing, medical affairs and distribution infrastructure to commercialize any product candidates for which we may obtain marketing approval and intend to commercialize on our own;
hire additional clinical, quality control and scientific personnel; and
obtain, maintain, expand, enforce and protect our intellectual property portfolio.
As of March 31, 2024, we had cash, cash equivalents and investments of $115.2 million. We believe that our existing cash, cash equivalents and investments will enable us to fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements into the third quarter of 2025. We have based this estimate on assumptions that may prove to be wrong, and we could utilize our available capital resources sooner than we expect. We anticipate that we will require additional capital as we seek regulatory approval of our product candidates and if we choose to pursue in-licenses or acquisitions of other product candidates. If we receive regulatory approval for any of our product candidates, we expect to incur significant commercialization expenses related to product manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution, depending on where we choose to commercialize.
Because of the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with research, development and commercialization of product candidates, we are unable to predict the timing or amount of increased expenses or when or if we will be able to achieve or maintain profitability. If we fail to become profitable or are unable to sustain profitability on a continuing basis, then we may be unable to continue our operations at planned levels and be forced to further reduce or terminate our operations. Our future funding requirements will depend on and could increase significantly as a result of many factors, including:
the scope, progress, results and costs of developing our product candidates, and conducting clinical trials;
the costs, timing and outcome of regulatory review of our product candidates;
the costs, timing and ability to manufacture our product candidates to supply our clinical development efforts and our clinical trials;
the costs of future activities, including product sales, medical affairs, marketing, manufacturing and distribution, for any of our product candidates for which we receive marketing approval;
subject to receipt of regulatory approval, the costs of commercialization activities for our product candidates, to the extent such costs are not the responsibility of any future collaborators, including the costs and timing of establishing product sales, marketing, distribution and manufacturing capabilities;
the ability to receive additional non-dilutive funding;
the revenue, if any, received from commercial sale of our product candidates, should any of our product candidates receive marketing approval;
the costs of preparing, filing and prosecuting patent applications, obtaining, maintaining, expanding and enforcing our intellectual property rights and defending intellectual property-related claims;
our ability to establish and maintain collaborations on favorable terms, if at all;
the extent to which we acquire or in-license other product candidates and technologies; and
the costs of operating as a public company.
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As a result, we will need substantial additional funding to support our continuing operations and pursue our growth strategy. Until such time, if ever, as we can generate substantial product revenue from product sales, we expect to finance our operations through a combination of public or private equity offerings, debt financings, collaborations, strategic partnerships and alliances or marketing, distribution or licensing arrangements with third parties or through other sources of financing. In addition, we may seek additional capital due to favorable market conditions or strategic considerations, even if we believe that we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. However, the trading prices for our common stock and for other biopharmaceutical companies have been highly volatile. As a result, we may face difficulties raising capital through sales of our common stock, and such sales may be on unfavorable terms. Similarly, adverse macroeconomic conditions and market volatility resulting from global economic developments, political unrest, high inflation, global health crises, or other factors could materially and adversely affect our ability to consummate an equity or debt financing on favorable terms or at all. We may be unable to raise additional funds or enter into such other agreements or arrangements when needed on favorable terms, or at all.
To the extent that we raise additional capital through the sale of private or public equity or convertible debt securities, the ownership interest of our stockholders may be materially diluted, and the terms of such securities could include liquidation or other preferences and anti-dilution protections that could adversely affect the rights of our common stockholders. Debt financing and preferred equity financing, if available, may involve agreements that include restrictive covenants limiting or restricting our ability to take specific actions, such as incurring additional debt, making capital expenditures or declaring dividends, that could adversely impact our ability to conduct our business. In addition, debt financing may involve significant cash payment obligations and specific financial ratios that may restrict our ability to operate our business would result in fixed payment obligations.
If we raise additional funds through collaborations, strategic partnerships and alliances or marketing, distribution or licensing arrangements with third parties, we may have to relinquish valuable rights to our technologies, future revenue streams, research programs or product candidates, or grant licenses on terms that may not be favorable to us. If we are unable to raise additional funds through equity or debt financings or other arrangements when needed, we may be required to delay, limit, reduce or terminate our research, product development or future commercialization efforts or grant rights to develop and market product candidates that we would otherwise prefer to develop and market ourselves, obtain capital through arrangements with collaborators on terms unfavorable to us or pursue merger or acquisition strategies, all of which could adversely affect the holdings or the rights of our stockholders.
Contractual obligations and commitments
The following summarizes our contractual obligations as of March 31, 2024:

Payments Due by Period

Less than 1 Year1 to 3 Years3 to 5 YearsMore than 5 Years

Total
(in thousands)
Property leases - commenced
$4,388 $9,138 $9,663 $6,140 $29,329 
Total
$4,388 $9,138 $9,663 $6,140 

$29,329 
Property leases – commenced
The amounts reported for property leases represent future minimum lease payments under non-cancelable operating leases in effect as of March 31, 2024. The minimum lease payments do not include common area maintenance charges or real estate taxes.
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Other contractual obligations
The contractual obligations table does not include any potential future milestone payments or royalty payments we may be required to make under our existing license agreements due to the uncertainty of the occurrence of the events requiring payment under those agreements.
Critical accounting policies and significant judgments and use of estimates
Our condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements and related disclosures requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, costs and expenses. We base our estimates on historical experience, known trends and events and various other factors that we believe are reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. We evaluate our estimates and assumptions on an ongoing basis. Our actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.
Our critical accounting policies are described under the heading “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations— Critical Accounting Policies and Use of Estimates” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2024. During the three months ended March 31, 2024, there were no material changes to our critical accounting policies from those previously disclosed.
Recently issued accounting pronouncements
A description of recently issued accounting pronouncements that may potentially impact our financial position and results of operations is disclosed in Note 2 to our condensed consolidated financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Quarterly Report.
Emerging growth company and smaller reporting company status
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the JOBS Act) permits an “emerging growth company” such as us to take advantage of an extended transition period to comply with new or revised accounting standards applicable to public companies until those standards would otherwise apply to private companies. We have elected to not “opt out” of this provision and, as a result, we will adopt new or revised accounting standards at the time private companies adopt the new or revised accounting standard and will do so until such time that we either (i) irrevocably elect to “opt out” of such extended transition period or (ii) no longer qualify as an emerging growth company.
We are also a “smaller reporting company” meaning that the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $700 million and our annual revenue was less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year. We may continue to be a smaller reporting company if either (i) the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $250 million or (ii) our annual revenue was less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year and the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $700 million. If we are a smaller reporting company at the time we cease to be an emerging growth company, we may continue to rely on exemptions from certain disclosure requirements that are available to smaller reporting companies. Specifically, as a smaller reporting company we may choose to present only the two most recent fiscal years of audited financial statements in our Annual Report and, similar to emerging growth companies, smaller reporting companies have reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk
We are a smaller reporting company as defined by Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act and are not required to provide the information required under this item.
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Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act) as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report. Based on that evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2024.
Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting (as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) of the Exchange Act) that occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
The information required with respect to this item can be found under “Legal Proceedings” in Note 11 to our condensed financial statements included elsewhere in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and is incorporated by reference into this Item 1. From time to time, we may become involved in legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business, the resolution of which we do not anticipate would have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Our business faces significant risks and uncertainties. Certain important factors may have a material adverse effect on our business prospects, financial condition and results of operations, and you should carefully consider them. Accordingly, in evaluating our business, we encourage you to carefully consider the discussion of risk factors in Part I, “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2023, which could materially affect our business, financial condition or future results, in addition to other information contained in or incorporated by reference into this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and our other public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties not presently known to us or that we currently deem immaterial may also impair our business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. Certain statements in this Quarterly Report are forward-looking statements. Please also see the section entitled “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements.”
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Recent Sales of Unregistered Equity Securities
None.
Use of Proceeds from IPO of Common Stock
On February 3, 2020, we completed the IPO of our common stock pursuant to which we issued and sold 12,174,263 shares of our common stock, including the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 1,587,947 additional shares of common stock, at a public offering price of $19.00 per share.
The offer and sale of all of the shares of our common stock in our IPO were registered under the Securities Act pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1, as amended (File No. 333-235789), which was declared effective by the SEC on January 29, 2020. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Jefferies LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC and Canaccord Genuity LLC acted as joint book-running managers of the offering and as representatives of the underwriters.
We received aggregate gross proceeds from our IPO of $231.3 million, or aggregate net proceeds of $212.1 million after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering costs. None of the underwriting discounts and commissions or offering expenses were incurred or paid, directly or indirectly, to any of our directors or officers or their associates or to persons owning 10% or more of our common stock or to any of our affiliates.

There has been no material change in our planned use of the net proceeds from the IPO as described in our final prospectus, filed with the SEC pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4) under the Securities Act on January 30, 2020.
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities
None.
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Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
Not applicable.
Item 5. Other Information
10b5-1 Plans
From time to time, our officers (as defined in Rule 16a–1(f)) and directors may enter into Rule 10b5-1 or non-Rule 10b5-1 trading arrangements (as each such term is defined in Item 408 of Regulation S-K). During the three months ended March 31, 2024, our officers and directors took the following actions with respect to 10b5-1 trading arrangements:
On March 28, 2024, Fang Ni, our Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer, entered into a trading arrangement intended to satisfy the affirmative defense of Rule 10b5-1(c) (the Ni 10b5-1 Plan). The Ni 10b5-1 Plan is scheduled to commence on June 29, 2024, and will run through June 29, 2025. The aggregate maximum number of shares of common stock that may be sold pursuant to the Ni 10b5-1 Plan is up to 40,470 shares.
On March 27, 2024, Brent Hatzis-Schoch, our Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, entered into a trading arrangement intended to satisfy the affirmative defense of Rule 10b5-1(c) (the Hatzis-Schoch 10b5-1 Plan). The Hatzis-Schoch 10b5-1 Plan is scheduled to commence on July 1, 2024, and will run through July 1, 2025. The aggregate maximum number of shares of common stock that may be sold pursuant to the Hatzis-Schoch 10b5-1 Plan is up to 72,400 shares.
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Item 6. Exhibits
The exhibits listed on the Exhibit Index immediately preceding such exhibits, which is incorporated herein by reference, are filed or furnished as part of this Quarterly Report.
Exhibit
No.

Exhibit Index
31.1*
31.2*
32.1*+
101.INS

Inline XBRL Instance Document – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because its XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.
101.SCH

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document.
101.CAL

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document.
101.LAB

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase Document.
101.PRE

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document.
101.DEF

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document.
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as inline XBRL with applicable taxonomy extension information contained in Exhibits 101.)
*

Filed herewith.
+

This certification will not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liability of that section. Such certification will not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except to the extent specifically incorporated by reference into such filing.

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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of Section 13 or 15(d) 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.

Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.



Date: May 9, 2024By:
/s/ Mark A. Velleca


Mark A. Velleca
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)

Black Diamond Therapeutics, Inc.



Date: May 9, 2024By:
/s/ Fang Ni


Fang Ni
Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)

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