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Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. II - ATEK

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SPAC Stats

Market Cap: 272.5M
Average Volume: 103.6K
52W Range: $9.78 - $10.39
Weekly %: -0.19%
Monthly %: +0.00%
Inst Owners: 0


Target: Searching
Days Since IPO: 559
Unit composition:
Each unit has an offering price of $10.00 and consists of one share of Class A common stock and one-half of one redeemable warrant
Trust Size: 25000000.0M


Our officers, directors and director nominees are as follows: Name Age Title Isabelle Freidheim 41 Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors Anna Apostolova 36 Chief Financial Officer Kirthiga Reddy 50 President and Director Judith Rodin 77 Director Randi Zuckerberg 39 Director Nominee Sharon Brown-Hruska 62 Director Nominee Isabelle Freidheim has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2021 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since November 2021. Isabelle is the founder and chairman of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN), one of the first all women SPACs. She is also the founder and chairman of Athena Consumer Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ACAQ). She is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur; she was a co-founder of Magnifi, a fintech company, and was a co-founder and managing partner of Castle VC (formerly Starwood VC), a venture investment firm, and a venture partner at MissionOG, a venture capital firm. Ms. Freidheim co-founded Magnifi, an artificial intelligence and machine learning fintech company which was acquired by The Tifin Group in December 2020. In addition to co-founding the company, Ms. Freidheim acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Magnifi and led the company’s early growth. Ms. Freidheim was a venture partner at MissionOG, a venture capital firm, where she sourced investments in high-growth technology companies. MissionOG funds technology businesses with a focus on B2B companies and partners with portfolio companies to provide deep market expertise and hands-on operational support and execution capabilities. Ms. Freidheim was a co-founder and managing partner of Castle VC (formerly Starwood VC), making investments in technology companies across stages with a current focus on late-stage investments in the sectors of financial technologies, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and SaaS. Ms. Freidheim has led investments in both early-stage and late-stage, pre-IPO growth companies. She is engaged in all aspects of the deal process. Ms. Freidheim was also a co-founder of the London Fund, a fund that invests in IP-rich high-growth companies with a particular focus on emerging technologies. Ms. Freidheim started her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and then joined one of Invesco’s private equity funds to invest in European assets. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Anna Apostolova has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2021. Anna Apostolova brings over 13 years of investment banking and private equity experience. Since 2020, Ms. Apostolova is a private equity investor at 7RIDGE, sourcing and executing investments in the financial technology space, with a particular focus on early and late-stage growth companies within capital markets, market infrastructure, investment management and associated technologies. In her role, Ms. Apostolova is also involved in managing portfolio companies’ financial operations and implementing growth initiatives. Previously, Ms. Apostolova was an investment banker at Evercore (NYSE: EVR) in New York focused on mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and restructuring transactions (2013-2018). She advised publicly traded and privately held companies across all insurance verticals and the broader financial services space. Prior to her role at Evercore, Ms. Apostolova was an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group at J.P. Morgan (NYSE: JPM) in 125 Table of Contents New York and London (2008-2013). Ms. Apostolova advised clients on mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions across the insurance, specialty finance, market structure and banking industries. Ms. Apostolova holds a B.A. in Economics & Statistics from Mount Holyoke College. Kirthiga Reddy has served as our President since August 2021 and as a Director since November 2021. Kirthiga Reddy brings over twenty years of experience leading technology-driven transformations. From December 2018 - October 2021, Ms. Reddy has served as the Investment Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, a private equity firm headquartered in London (SBIA), and served on the Investment Committee for the SoftBank Vision Fund Emerge program, a global accelerator for companies led by underrepresented founders. Ms. Reddy is also a co-founder and since October 2018 has served as Investment Council of F7 Ventures, a female-led seed investment fund focused on enabling human operations and the investment themes of connected communities, future of work, and physical and mental health. From July 2010 to March 2018, Ms. Reddy held various executive roles at Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB). At Facebook, Ms. Reddy first served as the Managing Director for India and South Asia, and subsequently focused on emerging and high- growth markets including Mexico, Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa and the Middle East. Additionally, Ms. Reddy has served as a member of the board of directors of several companies, including Collective Health, Inc. since December 2019, where she also serves on the compensation and audit committees, WeWork Inc. since February 2020, and Fungible, Inc. since April 2021. Ms. Reddy has also served on the Investment Advisory Council for Neythri Futures Fund, a South Asian female-led stage-agnostic tech fund since March 2021. Ms. Reddy holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she graduated with the highest honors as an Arjay Miller Scholar, an M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.E. in Computer Science from Marathwada University, India. She served on Stanford Business School Management Board from September 2014 to April 2019, including serving as Chair from September 2018 to April 2019. She has been recognized as Fortune India’s “Most Powerful Women” and as Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” among other recognitions. Judith Rodin has served as one of our directors since August 2021. Dr. Rodin served as the President of The Rockefeller Foundation, which supports efforts to combat global social, economic, health and environmental challenges, from March 2005 to January 2017. From 1994 to 2004, Dr. Rodin served as the President of the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a professor of psychology and of medicine and psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Before that, Dr. Rodin chaired the Department of Psychology at Yale University, and also served as the dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and provost, and served as a faculty member at the university for 22 years. Since 2021, Dr. Rodin serves as a director of Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: ATHN), one of the first all women SPACs. Dr. Rodin has served as the chair of the board of Prodigy Services Limited, a fintech platform, since 2019, a member of the board of Portfolia, a venture investing firm, since 2018 and a member of the board and a member of the nominating and governance committee of Laureate Education, a higher education institution, since 2013. From 2002 to 2018, Dr. Rodin served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit and compensation committees of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA). From 1997 to 2013, Dr. Rodin served as a member of the board of directors and a member of the audit committee of American Airlines Group (formerly known as AMR Corporation) (Nasdaq: AAL). From 2004 to 2017, Dr. Rodin served as a member of the board of directors and a member of both the nominating and governance and the compensation committees of Citigroup Inc. Dr. Rodin earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University. Dr. Rodin is well-qualified to serve on our Board due to her extensive experience in higher education and philanthropy. Randi Zuckerberg will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Ms. Zuckerberg currently works with more than 20 early and mid-stage companies as an investor and advisor. She sits on the board of directors for The Motley Fool since January 2019, Go Noodle since October 2020, and Life360 since January 2021 and she serves as a strategic advisor to Republic since February 2021 and OkCoin since September 2021. For the past decade, Randi has helped families navigate our digital world. Through her company, Zuckerberg Media, she has created award-winning content and experiences that educate families and bring to light issues around digital literacy and safety. Ms. Zuckerberg is the best-selling author of four books, producer of multiple television shows and theater productions, and hosts a weekly radio show on SiriusXM. Randi has been recognized with an Emmy nomination, three Tony awards, a Drama Desk Award, and a Kidscreen Award. Prior to founding her own company, Randi was an early employee at Facebook, where she is best known for creating Facebook Live, now used by more than two billion people around the globe. 126 Table of Contents Sharon Brown-Hruska, PhD will serve as one of our directors as of the effective date of the registration statement. Dr. Hruska is a Principal of Hruska Economics, LLC since October 2021, where she works with non-profit entities, associations, corporate clients, and government to facilitate practical and market-based solutions to our toughest social and economic challenges. She is on the Management Board of PRIME Finance Foundation since October 2021, and previously served on the Board of the PRIME Finance Dispute Resolution and Education Foundation from November 2017 to January 2019. She is on the Advisory Board of ten12, a crowd-sourced database of institutional investor consensus prices for 300k+ securities which can be used to improve valuation practices and policies of mutual funds, pension funds, insurance cos., among others. As a financial economist and former regulator, she has over three decades of experience in public policy, leadership and administration, including as Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of State from January 2019 to January 2021, and as Commissioner from July 2002 to July 2006 of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. While at the CFTC, she served as Acting Chairman from 2005 to 2006, Chairman and sponsor of the Technology Advisory Committee, and Chairman of the website development committee for the Financial Literacy and Education Commission. In addition to her public service, she was Managing Director and Partner in the Global Securities and Finance Practice of National Economic Research Associates from July 2006 to January 2019. She served as a Public Director on the Electronic Liquidity Exchange from May 2009 to September 2016, and as a Trustee on the International Securities Exchange Trust from December 2007 to June 2016. She served as a Public Director on the public company board of MarketAxess Holdings, and on the Corporate Governance Committee, from April 2010 until June 2013. She was also a Professor at Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business from July 2012 until June 2016. She has testified before Congress and spoken widely to various audiences, and her thought leadership has been published in Barrons, Financial Times, Forbes, the Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society, and various other journals and books. She received a PhD in 1994 and an MA in 1988 in economics, and a BA in 1983 in economics and international studies from Virginia Tech. Advisors Our Advisors will assist our management team in search of suitable acquisition targets following the consummation of this offering. They are as follows: Andrea Tarbox has been a member of the Solo Brands Board of Directors since August 2021 and serves as its chair of the Audit Committee. Since December 2020, Ms. Tarbox serves as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors for Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II (NYSE: LOKB). Previously, from March 2020 until December of 2020, she served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Live Oak Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: LOAK) which consummated a business combination transaction with Meridian Holdings Group, Inc., a Georgia corporation d/b/a Danimer Scientific. The transaction closed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Tarbox served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of KapStone Paper & Packaging, or KapStone (formerly NYSE: KS), from 2007 until 2018. Ms. Tarbox played a significant role in KapStone’s sale to WestRock Company (NYSE: WRK). In 2014 and 2015, Institutional Investor named Ms. Tarbox to their All-America Executive team as one of America’s best Chief Financial Officers, and in 2012, Financial Executives International named Ms. Tarbox the Chicago Chief Financial Officer of the Year. Previously, Ms. Tarbox assumed positions of increasing responsibility at various companies, including Uniscribe Professional Services, Inc., a provider of paper- and technology-based document management solutions, Gartner Inc., a research and advisory company, British Petroleum, p.l.c., (NYSE:BP) and Fortune Brands, Inc., a holding company with diversified product lines. Ms. Tarbox began her career at Ernst & Young LLP where she became a certified public accountant. Ms. Tarbox earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from Connecticut College and an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island. She is well-qualified to serve on our board due to her extensive accounting and financial experience, operational background, and her significant experience in acquiring and integrating companies. Dolly Singh is a founding partner at Earth Partners, an investment firm working with climate-tech companies and founders who are building a fossil-free future for humanity. She is also the founder of Thesis Couture, a fashion-tech company using engineering to make high heels that properly support a woman’s body, without compromising on style. From 2019 to 2021, Ms. Singh was Head of Talent Innovation at ServiceTitan, a SaaS company democratizing the power of software for small business entrepreneurs. She was responsible for Talent Innovation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Brand, and Corporate Social Responsibility. From 2015 to 2016, Ms. Singh was Managing Director of Global Talent for Citadel and Citadel Securities. From 2013 to 2014, Ms. Singh was the Head of Talent at Oculus 127 Table of Contents VR, a gaming and virtual reality technology company acquired by Facebook. She worked with the company founders to build a best-in-class team and talent practice to support preparation for the launch of the revolutionary Oculus Rift VR system. From 2008 to 2013, Ms. Singh was the Head of Talent Acquisition at SpaceX, where she was responsible for talent across all engineering (software, hardware, electronics, propulsion, structures, launch and test), operations, and business teams; and worked closely with the company CEO, Elon Musk to grow the company. From 2003 to 2008, she was the owner and managing principal at a boutique consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the aerospace, defense, and biotechnology sectors. Ms. Singh is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles. Wei Zhang is a global senior executive with extensive experience across media and entertainment, technology, ecommerce and digital sectors. Ms. Zhang has been a senior advisor to Alibaba Pictures since 2021. From 2014 to 2021, Ms. Zhang was President of Alibaba Pictures, leading global operations since its formation, where she played a key role in reinventing the operations and developing new business opportunities for Alibaba Digital Entertainment Group. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Zhang was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Alibaba Group, where she worked in strategic investment and M&A, corporate strategy and social responsibility roles. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Zhang was the Chief Operating Officer of News Corporation — Star China. From 2002 to 2005, she was a Managing Director of CNBC China at NBCUniversal. Between 2000 to 2002, Ms. Zhang held Senior Manager and Director positions at News Corporation, where she focused on business development roles. Ms. Zhang began her professional career with GE Capital in their Financial Management Program and joined Bain & Company as a Strategy Consultant in China following graduation with her MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Zhang also possesses extensive and diverse board experience across private, public, and social enterprises. She current serves on the Boards of Amblin Partners and Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission. Her former boards include Alibaba Pictures (Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed); Meituan Company; UCweb Company; Lakala; Xingchen Jibian Express; and ShopEx. Additional earlier board roles in the non-profit arena include The Jack Ma Foundation; Alibaba Foundation; and Aba Songpan Grameen Microcredit. Minneola Ingersoll has worked as partner at TenOneTen, a Los Angeles venture capital fund investing in early stage technology and enterprise software, since February 2019. Prior to that, from July 2017 to December 2018 Ms. Ingersoll was the chief operating officer at Code for America, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to address the gap between the public and private sectors in their effective use of technology and design. From January 2014 to July 2017, Ms. Ingersoll was the chief operating officer at Shift Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: SFT), an online platform for buying and selling automobiles. Since February 2021, Ms. Ingersoll has served as a director of Sparkplug, an incentive management platform for retail. From November 2019 to March 2021, Ms. Ingersoll served as a director of Strattic, a website hosting platform that optimizes WordPress websites for speed and security. Ms. Ingersoll received her B.S. in computer science from Stanford University and her M.B.A from Harvard University. Trier Bryant is currently Co-Founder and CEO of Just Work LLC. Ms. Bryant is a strategic executive with distinctive Tech, Wall Street, and military experience spanning over 15 years. The depth of her work ranges from recruiting, talent development, performance management, compensation, communications, and brand strategy. Additionally, Ms. Bryant advises leading companies like Atlassian, Equinox, Airbnb, SoundCloud, Alto, Rockefeller Foundation, and others on their talent and DEI strategies. Most recently, from March 2020 to January 2021, Ms. Bryant was the first Chief People Officer (CPO) at Astra, an aerospace company building low orbital rockets to launch a new generation of services to connect and improve life on earth. From April 2019 to March 2020, she was also the VP of People and Workplace Experience at SigFig, a global FinTech company striving to empower everyone to achieve their financial goals with customer centric financial solutions. From February 2016 to May 2018, Ms. Bryant was the Global Head of Revenue, G&A (Corporate Functions), University, and Diversity Recruiting at Twitter. Before Twitter, Ms. Bryant spent three years (2013-2016) as the VP of Global Diversity Talent Acquisition at Goldman Sachs, developing and executing the firm’s diversity talent acquisition strategy across 15 functions for executive, experienced, and student hires. Additionally, from 2013 to 2014, Ms. Bryant served as the Chief of Staff to the Global Head of Talent Acquisition at Goldman Sachs, leading the change management for a global reorganization. Ms. Bryant built her professional foundation as an officer in the United States Air Force across seven years of active duty service (2006-2013). Prior to leaving the military, Ms. Bryant was by-name-requested by the Pentagon to return to the Air Force Academy to spearhead DEI and talent development initiatives for the Air Force Academy, Air Force, and the Department of Defense (DoD). Ms. Bryant earned a B.S. in Systems

SEC Filings

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10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2022-08-12
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2022-05-12
10-K ANNUAL REPORT 2022-03-30
SC 13D/A AMENDMENT NO. 1 SCHEDULE 13D 2022-03-18
SC 13G 2022-03-03
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SC 13G SC 13G 2022-02-14
10-Q QUARTERLY REPORT 2022-01-20
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2022-01-04
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SC 13D SCHEDULE 13D 2021-12-22
8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-12-20
SC 13G FORM SC 13G 2021-12-20
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8-K CURRENT REPORT 2021-12-15
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EFFECT 2021-12-09
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CORRESP 2021-12-07
CORRESP 2021-12-07
UPLOAD 2021-10-26
DRS 2021-10-18