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As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 20, 2021.
Registration No. 333-257700
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 2 to
FORM F-1
REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
GENIUS GROUP LIMITED
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
Not Applicable
(Translation of Registrant’s name into English)
Singapore
8200
Not Applicable
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(Primary Standard Industrial
Classification Code Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification number)
8 Amoy Street, #01-01
Singapore 049950
Tel: +65 8940 1200
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of Registrant’s principal executive offices)
Puglisi & Associates
850 Library Avenue, Suite 204
Newark, DE 19711
Tel: (302) 738-6680
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
Copies of all communications, including communications
sent to agent for service, should be sent to:
Barry Grossman, Esq.
Benjamin S. Reichel, Esq.
Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
1345 Avenue of the Americas, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10105
Tel: (212) 370-1300
Fax: (212) 370-7889
Rob Condon, Esq.
Dentons US LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
Tel: (212) 768-6700
Fax: (212) 768-6800
Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public: As soon as practicable after this registration statement becomes effective.
If any of the securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act of 1933, check the following box. ☐
If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, please check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐
If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐
If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d) under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement for the same offering. ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933.
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company that prepares its financial statements in accordance with U.S. GAAP, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards† provided pursuant to Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act. ☐
† The term “new or revised financial accounting standard” refers to any update issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board to its Accounting Standards Codification after April 5, 2012.
CALCULATION OF REGISTRATION FEE
Title of Each Class of Securities to be Registered
Proposed Maximum
Aggregate Offering
Price(2)
Amount of
Registration Fee
Ordinary shares, no par value per share(1)(3)
$ 46,000,000 $ 5,019
Warrants to be issued to the representative of the underwriters(4)
Ordinary shares underlying warrants to be issued to the representative of the underwriters(5)
$ 2,875,000 $ 314
Total
$ 48,875,000 $ 5,333(6)
1)
In accordance with Rule 416(a), the Registrant is also registering an indeterminate number of additional ordinary shares that shall be issuable to prevent dilution resulting from share splits, share dividends or similar transactions.
2)
Estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(o) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
3)
Includes additional ordinary shares which may be issued upon exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option.
4)
No registration fee required pursuant to Rule 457(g).
5)
We have agreed to issue to the representative of the underwriters warrants to purchase ordinary shares representing up to 5% of the ordinary shares issued in the offering. The representative’s warrants are exercisable at a per share exercise price equal to 125% of the public offering price per ordinary share offered hereby. As estimated solely for the purpose of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(g) under the Securities Act, the proposed maximum aggregate offering price of the representative’s warrants is $2,875,000, which is equal to 125% of $2,300,000 (5% of $46,000,000).
6)
Registration fee previously paid.
The Registrant hereby amends this registration statement on such date or dates as may be necessary to delay its effective date until the Registrant shall file a further amendment which specifically states that this registration statement shall thereafter become effective in accordance with Section 8(a) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or until the registration statement shall become effective on such date as the Commission, acting pursuant to said Section 8(a), may determine.

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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer to sell these securities and we are not soliciting offers to buy these securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted.
PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS
SUBJECT TO COMPLETION
DATED OCTOBER 20, 2021
[•] Ordinary Shares
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Genius Group Limited
This is a firm commitment initial public offering of ordinary shares of Genius Group Limited. Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our ordinary shares. We anticipate that the initial public offering price of our shares will be between $[•] and $[•].
We are applying to list our ordinary shares on the NYSE American under the symbol “GNS.”
We are both an “emerging growth company” and a “foreign private issuer” as defined under the U.S. federal securities laws and, as such, may elect to comply with certain reduced public company reporting requirements for this and future filings. See “Prospectus Summary — Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company” and “Prospectus Summary — Implications of Being a Foreign Private Issuer.”
Investing in our ordinary shares involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 28. Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Per Share
Total
Initial public offering price
$     $    
Underwriting discounts and commissions(1)
$ $
Proceeds to us, before expenses
$ $
(1)
Underwriting discounts and commissions do not include a non-accountable expense allowance equal to 1.0% of the initial public offering price payable to the underwriters. The underwriters will receive compensation in addition to the discounts and commissions. We refer you to “Underwriting” beginning on page 202 for additional information regarding underwriters’ compensation.
We have granted a 45-day option to the representative of the underwriters to purchase up to an additional [•] ordinary shares, solely to cover over-allotments, if any.
The underwriters expect to deliver the ordinary shares to purchasers on or about                 , 2021.
ThinkEquity
The date of this prospectus is           , 2021.
 

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About This Prospectus
Except where indicated or where the context otherwise requires, the terms “Genius Group,” “we,” “us,” “our,” the “Company,” “our Company” and “our business” refer to Genius Group Limited together with its consolidated subsidiaries. For explanations of certain other terms used in this prospectus, please read “Prospectus Summary — Overview — A Brief Glossary” beginning on page 4.
You should rely only on the information contained in this prospectus. We have not, and the underwriters have not, authorized anyone to provide you with different information. If anyone provides you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We are not, and the underwriters are not, making an offer to sell securities in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should not assume that the information contained in this prospectus is accurate as of any date other than the date on the front of this prospectus.
For investors outside of the United States of America (the “United States” or the “U.S.”): Neither we nor the underwriters have done anything that would permit this offering or possession or distribution of this prospectus in any jurisdiction, other than the United States, where action for that purpose is required. Persons outside of the United States who come into possession of this prospectus must inform themselves about, and observe any restrictions relating to, the offering of our ordinary shares and the distribution of this prospectus outside of the United States.
The Pre-IPO Group’s reporting currency is the United States dollar. The functional currencies of Genius Group Ltd and its subsidiaries are their local currencies (Singapore dollar and British pound) and the functional currency of Entrepreneur Resorts and its subsidiaries are their local currencies (Singapore dollar, South African Rand, and Indonesian Rupiah). The Pre-IPO Group engages in foreign currency denominated transactions with customers and suppliers, as well as between subsidiaries with different functional currencies. Gains and losses resulting from transactions denominated in non-functional currencies are recognized in earnings.
Unless otherwise noted, (i) all industry and market data in this prospectus is presented in U.S. dollars, (ii) all financial and other data related to Genius Group in this prospectus is presented in U.S. dollars, (iii) all references to “$” or “USD” in this prospectus (other than in our financial statements) refer to U.S. dollars, (iv) all references to “S$” or “SGD” in this prospectus refer to Singapore dollars, and (v) all information in this prospectus assumes no exercise by the underwriters of their over-allotment option.
Our fiscal year end is December 31. References to a particular “fiscal year” are to our fiscal year ended December 31 of that calendar year. Our audited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.
We obtained the industry, market and competitive position data in this prospectus from our own internal estimates, surveys, and research as well as from publicly available information, industry and general publications and research, surveys and studies conducted by third parties. None of the independent industry publications used in this prospectus were prepared on our behalf. Industry publications, research, surveys, studies and forecasts generally state that the information they contain has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but that the accuracy and completeness of such information is not guaranteed. Forecasts and other forward-looking information obtained from these sources are subject to the same qualifications and uncertainties as the other forward-looking statements in this prospectus, and to risks due to a variety of factors, including those described under “Risk Factors.” These and other factors could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in these forecasts and other forward-looking information.
Unless we indicate otherwise or the context otherwise requires, all information in this prospectus gives effect to the 6-for-1 share split with respect to our ordinary shares, which took effect on April 29, 2021.
We have proprietary rights to trademarks used in this prospectus that are important to our business, many of which are registered under applicable intellectual property laws. Solely for convenience, the trademarks,
 
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service marks and trade names referred to in this prospectus are without the ®, ™ and other similar symbols, but the absence 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 the rights of the applicable licensors to these trademarks, service marks and trade names.
This prospectus contains additional trademarks, service marks and trade names of others. All trademarks, service marks and trade names appearing in this prospectus are, to our knowledge, the property of their respective owners. We do not intend our use or display of other companies’ trademarks, service marks or trade names to imply a relationship with, or endorsement or sponsorship of us by, any other person.
This prospectus has not been registered as a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Accordingly, our ordinary shares were not offered or sold or caused to be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase and will not be offered or sold or caused to be made the subject of an invitation for subscription or purchase, and this prospectus or any other document or material in connection with the offer or sale, or invitation for subscription or purchase, of our ordinary shares, has not been circulated or distributed, nor will it be circulated or distributed, whether directly or indirectly, to any person in Singapore other than (i) to an institutional investor (as defined in Section 4A of the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore, as modified or amended from time to time (“SFA”) pursuant to Section 274 of the SFA, (ii) to a relevant person (as defined in Section 275(2) of the SFA) pursuant to Section 275(1) of the SFA, or any person pursuant to Section 275(1A) of the SFA, and in accordance with the conditions specified in Section 275 of the SFA and (where applicable) Regulation 3 of the Securities and Futures (Classes of Investors) Regulations 2018 or (iii) otherwise pursuant to, and in accordance with the conditions of, any other applicable provision of the SFA.
Where our ordinary shares are subscribed or purchased under Section 275 of the SFA by a relevant person which is:
(a)   a corporation (which is not an accredited investor (as defined in Section 4A of the SFA)) the sole business of which is to hold investments and the entire share capital of which is owned by one or more individuals, each of whom is an accredited investor; or
(b)   a trust (where the trustee is not an accredited investor) whose sole purpose is to hold investments and each beneficiary of the trust is an individual who is an accredited investor,
securities or securities-based derivatives contracts (each term as defined in Section 2(1) of the SFA) of that corporation or the beneficiaries’ rights and interest (howsoever described) in that trust shall not be transferred within six months after that corporation or that trust has acquired the ordinary shares pursuant to an offer made under Section 275 of the SFA, except:

to an institutional investor or to a relevant person, or to any person arising from an offer referred to in Section 275(1A) of the SFA or Section 276(4)(i)(B) of the SFA;

where no consideration is or will be given for the transfer;

where the transfer is by operation of law;

as specified in Section 276(7) of the SFA; or

as specified in Regulation 37A of the Securities and Futures (Offers of Investments) (Securities and Securities-based Derivatives Contracts) Regulations 2018.
Any reference to the SFA is a reference to the Securities and Futures Act, Chapter 289 of Singapore and a reference to any term as defined in the SFA or any provision in the SFA is a reference to that term as modified or amended from time to time including by such of its subsidiary legislation as may be applicable at the relevant time.
Notification under Section 309B(1) of the SFA: The Company has determined, and hereby notifies all persons (including relevant persons (as defined in Section 309A(1) of the SFA)) that the ordinary shares are
 
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prescribed capital markets products (as defined in the Securities and Futures (Capital Markets Products) Regulations 2018) and Excluded Investment Products (as defined in MAS Notice SFA 04-N12: Notice on the Sale of Investment Products and MAS Notice FAA-N16: Notice on Recommendations on Investment Products).
By accepting this prospectus, the recipient hereof and thereof represents and warrants that such recipient is entitled to receive it in accordance with the restrictions set forth above and agrees to be bound by the limitations contained herein. Any failure to comply with these limitations may constitute a violation of law.
 
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PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
This summary highlights certain information contained elsewhere in this prospectus. You should read the entire prospectus carefully, including our financial statements and related notes and the risks described under “Risk Factors.” Our actual results and future events may differ significantly based upon a number of factors. The reader should not put undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this document, which speak only as of the date on the cover of this prospectus.
Overview
A Brief Glossary
To aid in the understanding the entities, acquisitions, products, services and certain other concepts referred to in this prospectus, the following non-exhaustive glossary of terms is provided:
AI is an abbreviation of Artificial Intelligence and refers to technology that enables machine learning, specifically in the case of Genius Group where our Genie virtual assistant is able to recommend personalized steps for each student based on Genie learning the personal strengths, passions, purpose, preferences and level of each student through their inputs on our Edtech platform.
Certification refers to the digital courses on our GeniusU platform that faculty members take in order to be certified to mentor students on GeniusU, and to be able to add their own courses and products to GeniusU.
City Leader refers to our Mentors who host monthly events in their city to support the Students and Mentors in their local area.
E-Square refers to E-Squared Education Enterprises (Pty) Ltd, a South African private limited company and one of the IPO Acquisitions as defined below.
Edtech is an abbreviation of Educational Technology and refers to technology designed to improve the effectiveness, efficiency and experience of the education process. Genius Group is focused on growing as an Edtech group with the ability to scale rapidly and operate globally.
Education Angels refers to Education Angels in Home Childcare Limited, a New Zealand private limited company and one of the IPO Acquisitions as defined below.
Genius Group (or the Group) refers to the entire group of companies within Genius Group, which include the four companies in the Pre-IPO Group and, following the closing of their acquisitions, the four IPO Acquisitions as defined below.
Entrepreneurs Institute refers to Wealth Dynamics Pte Ltd, a Singapore private limited company and one of the companies in the Pre-IPO Group.
Entrepreneur Resorts refers to Entrepreneur Resorts Limited, a Seychelles public listed company on the Seychelles Merj Stock Exchange (Ticker: ERL). Entrepreneur Resorts was acquired by Genius Group in 2020.
Genius Group Ltd refers specifically to the holding company, Genius Group Limited, the Singapore public limited company which owns the other companies in the Group. Prior to a corporate name change in July 2019, it was known as GeniusU Pte Ltd. For the avoidance of doubt, references in this prospectus to Genius Group Ltd with respect to periods prior to its July 2019 name change should be understood as references to the company as operated under its previous name.
GeniusU Ltd refers to the company formed in August 2019 under the corporate name GeniusU Pte Ltd, and subsequently converted to a public company, GeniusU Ltd in May 2021 (as distinct from its parent Genius Group Ltd, the current Group holding company, which until July 2019 used the name GeniusU Pte Ltd).
 
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GeniusU, when used without any corporate suffix or otherwise not as part of a corporate name, refers to the Edtech platform including website, mobile app, AI system, data and software system under the GeniusU brand.
IASB refers to International Accounting Standards Board.
IFRS refers to International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by IASB.
IPO Acquisitions refers to the four companies that will be acquired with a closing date scheduled to coincide with the closing of this offering in 2021, namely Education Angels, E-Square, Property Investors Network and University of Antelope Valley.
Mentor refers to our faculty members who have taken and passed Certifications on GeniusU.
microcamp refers to courses that are a combination of digital content on our GeniusU Edtech platform and live in-person courses conducted with our Mentors.
microdegree refers to the digital courses on our GeniusU Edtech platform. These are a combination of video, audio and text-based learning with assessments and exercises that students can take in their own time, on their own or with the guidance of our faculty.
microschool refers to the scheduled, live digital courses on our GeniusU Edtech platform. These are similar in format to microdegrees but differ in that they are conducted live together with other students and the guidance of our faculty, with live interaction, feedback and challenge-based presentations, competitions and awards.
Pre-IPO Group refers to the four companies which were already operating as a group in 2020 prior to the IPO Acquisitions expected to close in 2021, namely Genius Group Ltd, GeniusU Ltd, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts.
Property Investors Network (or PIN) refers to Property Investors Network Ltd combined with its sister company Mastermind Principles Limited, a United Kingdom (“U.K.”) private limited company and one of the IPO Acquisitions as defined above.
Students refers to members of GeniusU who have set up an account on our Edtech platform in order to access our microdegrees, microschools and other products on GeniusU.
University of Antelope Valley (or UAV) refers to University of Antelope Valley, Inc., a California corporation and one of the IPO Acquisitions as defined above.
Our Company
We believe that we are a world leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with approximately 2.1 million students in 200 countries, as per our pro forma numbers for our Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions as of June 30, 2021, of which 1.99 million are free students and 70,900 are paying students. Our mission is to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, lifelong learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market.
Our revenue grew 106% from $4.8 million in 2018 to $9.9 million in 2019, with 15% organic growth and 91% growth from acquisition. Revenue grew by a further 144% to $24.2 million in 2020 when including our Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions. This growth consisted of 55% growth in the Pre-IPO Group from 2018 to 2020, combined with an additional 166% growth in pro forma revenue in 2020 from our four IPO Acquisitions.
In the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Group (including on a pro forma basis the IPO Acquisitions) achieved $13.9 million in revenue, equal to 58% of the full year revenue for 2020. This growth consisted of
 
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40% year-on-year growth in the Pre-IPO Group, with revenue growing to $6.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $4.5 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020, and $7.6 million in revenue on a proforma basis from the IPO Acquisitions.
The two main revenue segments of the Pre-IPO Group are made up of education revenue and campus revenue. Our education revenue is the combined revenue of Genius Group Ltd, GeniusU Ltd and Entrepreneurs Institute. This grew from $5.5 million in 2019 to $5.6 million in 2020 and was $5.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021. Our campus revenue is the revenue of Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd. This dropped from $4.4 million in 2019 to $2.0 million in 2020 as our campus venues closed during the pandemic and was $1.3 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021 as our campus venues began to reopen.
When combined with the revenue of the IPO Acquisitions, of which 100% is education revenue, our pro forma education revenue for the Group was $22.2 million in 2020 and $12.6 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021, and our campus revenue for the Group was $2.0 million in 2020 and $1.3 million in the six months ended June 30, 2021.
Our entrepreneur education system is being delivered virtually and in-person, in multiple languages, locally and globally via our Edtech platform through microschools, camps, schools, colleges, universities and corporate training. Our 2,500+ faculty members, 11,000+ partners and community are global with an average of 7,500 new students joining our GeniusU platform each week in 2021. Our City Leaders conduct our events (physically or virtually) in over 100 cities and over 2,500 faculty members operate their microschools using our online tools.
In 2018 and 2019 we grew from one company, Genius Group Ltd, with revenues of $4.8 million and a net loss of ($0.5) million in 2018, to four companies (our Pre-IPO Group), Genius Group Ltd, GeniusU Ltd, Entrepreneurs Institute (acquired in August 2019) and Entrepreneur Resorts (Acquired in July 2020) in 2019. All four are included in the audited financials of the Pre-IPO Group in 2019 and 2020 as they were under common control prior to the acquisitions. In 2019, the Pre-IPO Group recorded $9.9 million in revenue, $4.8 million in gross profit, $1.3 million in net loss and $1.2 million in Adjusted EBITDA.
In 2020, during the pandemic, the Pre-IPO Group saw an 11% growth in its digital education revenue, 2% growth in its total education revenue. During the year Entrepreneur Resorts had a 55% revenue decline as it closed its locations in Singapore, South Africa and Bali, Indonesia, resulting in $7.6 million in revenue, $2.9 million in gross profit, ($3.5) million in net loss and $(0.1) million in Adjusted EBITDA for the Pre-IPO Group in 2020.
In the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Pre-IPO Group saw a 65% year-on-year growth in its digital education revenue, 49% growth in its total education revenue. As our campus venues began to reopen, Entrepreneur Resorts had a 12% year-on-year growth in Campus Revenue, resulting in Pre-IPO Group revenue of $6.4 million, $1.2 million in gross profit, ($1.9) million in net loss and ($0.6) million in Adjusted EBITDA for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
We use Adjusted EBITDA, a non-IFRS measure, in various places in this prospectus, as described in “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Results of Operations — Non- IFRS Financial Measure — Adjusted EBITDA”.
During 2020, Genius Group secured four acquisitions as part of our acquisition strategy to build our curriculum, with Education Angels, E-Square, University of Antelope Valley and Property Investors Network. These acquisitions will close on the same date as this offering, and are not currently part of our consolidated results as they are not currently owned by us. We have provided pro forma accounts in this filing for 2020 and for the six months ended June 30, 2021, with the Group including the Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions, reporting $24.2 million in revenue, $14.9 million in gross profit, ($1.7) million in operating loss, ($1.6) million in net loss and $4.6 million in Adjusted EBITDA in 2020, and $13.9 million in revenue, $5.8 million in gross profit, ($0.1) million in operating loss, ($2.1) million in net loss and $1.5 million in Adjusted EBITDA in the six months ended June 30, 2021.
 
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As at June 30, 2021, the Pre-IPO Group had 1.9 million students, with 1.87 million free students and 35,600 paying students, together with 9,900 partners. When combined with the IPO Acquisitions, the Group had 2.1 million students as at June 30, 2021, with 1.99 million free students and 70,900 paying students, together with 11,100 partners.
We believe one of the industries most in need of disruption and upgrading is the global education and training industry, which education market intelligence firm HolonIQ forecasts to grow to $10 trillion in size by 2030. The 2020 World Economic Forum “Schools of the Future” report highlights the urgent need for a more relevant curriculum to prepare students and adults for the future. We believe that the COVID-19 crisis has put an additional spotlight on the urgent need for an updated education system that is both high-tech and high-touch.
We have built our global group of entrepreneur education companies through organic growth and acquisitions, adding value to each company through GeniusU, which we are developing to provide AI-driven personal recommendations and guidance for each student. Our growth has been internally funded from our entrepreneur community to date through over 500 shareholders who have collectively invested approximately $10 million in Genius Group Ltd over the last five years. This offering is part of our next step in providing liquidity and a market to our existing and future shareholders, while providing funds to support our growth plan.
We plan to continue to grow through a combination of organic growth and acquisition. Our organic growth is a result of our attracting students to the courses on our Edtech platform, and attracting partners and faculty who market and deliver the courses. These courses include our own wholly-owned curriculum together with courses that our partners and faculty add to our curriculum. We also plan to continue acquiring education companies that have courses, faculty and communities that we believe provide a valuable addition to our Group, often with established third-party accreditations, and then integrating their courses into our Edtech platform and scaling the delivery of their courses through our global faculty and student community. On our Edtech platform, GeniusU, our Genie AI virtual assistant gives each student a personalized learning path at every stage of their education from 0 to 100 years old. Our system begins by identifying the preferences and level of each student, who can then connect with other students, Mentors and faculty members based on their talents, passions and driving purpose.
Students and Mentors then progress through challenge-based microschools, with credits and digital points able to be earned. Generally, the 0 to 5 year old students learn their natural way to learn and play, the 6 to 12 year old students build their life leadership and entrepreneurial skills, the 13 to 21 year old students learn how to start their business, join our global mentorship program with a small business or learn key vocational skills in our camps and competitions, and the over 21 year old students take our courses and receive mentorship for every level of business from startup to large corporations seeking an entrepreneurial edge.
This curriculum is being developed as a supplement to the existing education system, and in time we aspire to create a fully accredited replacement to the traditional U.S. school and university pathway.
GeniusU includes personal profiles for students to present themselves, dashboards to measure progress, their learning and earning metrics, communication circles to connect with other students and Mentors, and a full range of continually upgraded learning modalities and assessment tools to suit each student, from microcourses, microschools and microdegrees, to certifications, undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees, delivered by a combination of global and local faculty.
Our Edtech platform enables a student to learn through every stage of their development. We have acquired companies that are leading the way in 21st century entrepreneur education at each stage of life that then can integrate and align into a full lifelong curriculum. We plan to add their courses to GeniusU, providing a full lifelong learning pathway that can be accessed by our community globally, with the direction of our Genie AI and with the support of our global and local faculty. We plan to continue our strategy of acquiring companies and then adding value to them by combining them in one Edtech platform and curriculum, which has enabled us to maintain 50%+ year on year growth.
 
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Our Mission
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
— Nelson Mandela
Our mission is to develop an entrepreneur education system that prepares students for the 21st century. We believe that the current global education system is in need of a more relevant, upgraded, student-centered curriculum that is both high-tech and high-touch.
For students who may struggle with typical test-focused, classroom-based, one-size-fits-all schooling, our mission is to provide the option of a personalized, passion-focused, purpose-based, flexible system that enables them to design a life that enables them to ignite their own genius.
For parents facing limited flexibility of location, teachers, subjects and standards, our mission is to provide a truly global system that can be accessed online, anytime, with their choice of location, teachers, Mentors, subjects and pathways that best suit their circumstances and facilitate child success.
For teachers, our mission is to provide a global platform that rewards thought leaders for the best content and courses, enabling the best coursework to grow globally.
For schools and colleges that are under-resourced and facing increasing demands of changing global economics and an uncertain future of work, our mission is to provide a cutting-edge curriculum to enable them to prepare their students effectively to get and create jobs and learn key life skills.
For companies struggling to find students with the leadership and technical skills to be employable, our mission is to provide company-sponsored programs that ensure a ready stream of employable students.
For governments under pressure to deliver an effective education with employable students and facing various barriers to rapid innovation, our mission is to innovate within the existing system, our mission is to provide a viable alternative to the current system.
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A Brief History
Genius Group Ltd is made up of eight companies, of which four companies (The Pre-IPO Group) were established and acquired prior to 2021 and four companies (The IPO Acquisitions) have signed acquisition agreements with closing dates scheduled to occur on the same date as the closing of this offering. Below is a description of each company together with the history that led to their formation or acquisition:
At the end of 2018, the one company in the Group was Genius Group Ltd. This was in its third full year of operation as an Edtech company. Genius Group Ltd had grown in its first three years to 1.2 million students with revenues of $4.8 million and net loss of $0.5 million in 2018. Total assets at the end of 2018 were $1.7 million, total liabilities were $2.1 million and total shareholders’ deficit was $(0.4) million.
At the end of 2019, Genius Group had grown to include Genius Group Ltd, GeniusU Ltd and Entrepreneurs Institute, as described below in our Corporate Structure. Combined revenues in 2019 of the Pre-IPO Group, which includes Entrepreneur Resorts, acquired in July 2020, were $9.9 million and net loss before tax was $(1.6) million after eliminations. Total assets at the end of 2019 were $31.6 million, total liabilities were $12.8 million and total shareholders’ equity was $18.8 million.
At the end of 2020, Genius Group had entered into agreements to secure the four IPO Acquisitions which are scheduled to close on the same date as the closing of this offering: Education Angels, E-Square, Property Investors Network and University of Antelope Valley. Based on pro forma financials, combined revenues in 2020 of the Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions were $24.2 million and net loss before tax was $(1.47) million. This $24.2 million in pro forma revenue was the combination of $7.6 million in revenue from the Pre-IPO Group, and $16.6 million in revenue from the IPO Acquisitions. This further breaks down to the following revenue from each IPO Acquisition: University of Antelope Valley, $10.1 million revenue (41% of total); Property Investors Network, $4.6 million revenue (19% of total); Education Angels, $1.1 million revenue (5% of total); and E-Square, $0.8 million (3% of total). Total assets at the end of 2020 for the Pre-IPO Group were $53.8 million, total liabilities were $12.5 million and total shareholders’ equity was $41.2 million.
At the end of June 2021, we continued to grow the Group without any new acquisitions. Based on pro forma financials, combined revenues in the six months ended June 30, 2021 were $13.9 million and net loss before tax was ($0.3) million. This $13.9 million in pro forma revenue was the combination of $6.4 million in revenue from the Pre-IPO Group, and $7.6 million in revenue from the IPO Acquisitions. This further breaks down to the following revenue from each IPO Acquisition: University of Antelope Valley, $3.5 million revenue (25% of total), with a further $1.9 million of other income from government grants not included in this total; Property Investors Network, $3.2 million revenue (23% of total); Education Angels, $0.5 million revenue (3% of total); and E-Square, $0.4 million (3% of total).
 
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Our Corporate Structure
The eight companies within the Group (including the pending IPO Acquisitions) are as follows:
Genius Group Ltd is the holding company that is applying to be listed. It is currently a Singapore public limited company that following the various completed acquisitions and completed funding rounds has over 500 shareholders most of whom began as part of our global entrepreneur community.
Genius Group Ltd operates as the owner of the group of companies, providing strategic management, accounting, legal and HR services to the companies within the Group, in addition to managing investor
 
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relations. It derives revenues from management fees, and together with GeniusU Ltd, Entrepreneurs Institute and Entrepreneur Resorts makes up the Pre-IPO Group. The Pre-IPO Group revenues of $7.6 million in 2020 account for 32% of the pro forma Group revenues of 24.2 million. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, the Pre-IPO Group’s revenues were $6.4 million, accounting for 46% of the pro forma Group revenues of $13.9 million.
GeniusU Ltd is the Edtech company within Genius Group. GeniusU Ltd provides the technology that enables us to grow our acquisitions as Edtech companies with its Edtech platform, AI digital assistant, personalized learning and global community. This is what we believe gives Genius Group its competitive edge, as each student and faculty member is able to use the tools on GeniusU to design their own personalized path and access the courses and content of all our acquisition companies from anywhere in the world. GeniusU Pte Ltd converted from a Singapore private limited company to a Singapore public limited company (unlisted) in May 2021.
GeniusU provides free assessments and courses to students, enabling a high volume and low cost of acquisition of new students across all age ranges. A percentage of these students in turn upgrade and pay for events, courses and products on the GeniusU Edtech platform, guided by our Genie AI digital assistant. A further percentage of these paying students then upgrade to our annual memberships, mentoring and certification programs, where many choose to become certified as faculty and partners. They in turn host their own events, courses and products on GeniusU.
At the end of 2020, GeniusU had 1.8 million students of which 1.77 million were free students, 33,900 had upgraded to paying students and 9,400 had upgraded to become faculty or partners. Total students grew by 16% with 247,300 new students joining in 2020, paying students grew by 11% and our faculty and partners grew by 23% as we released a range of new tools on GeniusU for teachers, trainers and Mentors to create their own events, courses and products. As at June 30, 2021, GeniusU had 1.9 million students, of which 1.87 million were free students, 35,600 had upgraded to paying students and 9,900 had upgraded to become faculty or partners.
GeniusU Ltd generates revenue from education programs hosted on GeniusU by our partners together with revenue from education programs that form our entrepreneur curriculum. The six other companies in the Group benefit from GeniusU’s ability to integrate, digitize and distribute their education programs across different age groups, and the Group in turn benefits from increasing the lifetime value and spend of each student by providing a lifelong learning pathway.
Entrepreneurs Institute is a Singapore-based company that owns and develops the entrepreneur education curriculum and tools in the Group, used by many of the leading fast-growth high-tech companies in the world. In August 2019, Genius Group Ltd acquired Entrepreneurs Institute for $8 million.
Entrepreneurs Institute historically generated revenue from education programs and tools including under the Wealth Dynamics, Talent Dynamics and Impact Dynamics brands. It also ran the Global Entrepreneur Summit series in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe and the U.S., and was the first company to bring its community of entrepreneurs onto the GeniusU Edtech platform.
Prior to the acquisition, Genius Group Ltd received 10% to 30% of Entrepreneurs Institute’s revenue as a platform fee. Following the acquisition of Entrepreneurs Institute, all products have been converted to digital offerings on GeniusU, and all revenues and costs of Entrepreneurs Institute have subsequently been absorbed into GeniusU Ltd, with 100% of revenue becoming Edtech platform revenue in 2020.
The growing community within Entrepreneurs Institute has provided a test bed for GeniusU to grow and to now attract other educators to follow a similar model for global expansion. The loyalty of entrepreneurs within the community is demonstrated by examples of going from startup to high-growth, initial public offering, and exit over the last 20 years, and now supporting the creation of the Genius Group curriculum for their own children.
Entrepreneur Resorts is a public listed company on the Main Board of the Merj Seychelles Stock Exchange (ticker: ERL) that we believe is the world’s leading group of resorts, retreats and co-working cafes for
 
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entrepreneurs and prior to acquisition operated as a sister company to Genius Group Ltd and Entrepreneurs Institute. The company owns entrepreneur resorts in Bali and South Africa which run entrepreneur retreats and workshops. It also owns Genius Café, an entrepreneur beach club in Bali, and Genius Central, an entrepreneur co-working hub in Singapore. It plans to expand with a license model to other locations around the world. These locations had been using GeniusU Ltd.’s technology, digital marketing, data and platform to generate revenue and host entrepreneur accelerators, events and conferences prior to the acquisition, paying a 2.5% platform fee.
Each Entrepreneur Resorts venue operates as a local campus for events and courses that take place on GeniusU. When GeniusU hosts global summits, accelerator programs and microschools live, they are also attended by groups at our Entrepreneur Resorts venues, who then spend extra on food and beverage, accommodation and additional courses. In 2020, despite COVID-19 restrictions in our countries of operation, the demand for connecting and learning in our community still resulted in $2 million in campus revenue, which was generated from food & beverage revenue and accommodation revenue. This was a drop from the $4.4 million in 2019. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues were $1.3 million. During this year we have established our license model to launch additional venues and have now attracted licensees in Australia, Japan, England, Greece and South Africa.
We have experienced strong synergy between GeniusU and Entrepreneur Resorts both in increasing the average spend per student and in attracting new students and partners to our Edtech platform from our venues. More details on this are provided in the section below on “Our Conversion Model”.
Following these acquisitions in 2020 and in preparation for this initial public offering of ordinary shares in 2021, Genius Group Ltd entered into a further four acquisition agreements with four education companies that complete our full Genius Curriculum. These form the IPO Acquisitions, which all close on the date of this offering, and are detailed below:
Education Angels is a New Zealand-based home childcare and education company. Genius Group Ltd entered into an agreement to purchase Education Angels in November 2020 for a purchase price anticipated to be approximately $2.1 million. The company has a model to train childcare professionals as educators for children from 0-5 years old, developing 21st century play and discovery skills as the first step in the Genius School curriculum. We plan to expand this model globally via our Edtech platform, with home educators certified on GeniusU.
The company generates revenue from parents of young children from 0-5 years old paying for an Education Angels' trained educator to both educate and care for their child. Educators within a region can provide education and care for up to 4 children at a time and are supervised by trained teachers. In New Zealand, Education Angels is approved and licensed by the New Zealand Department of Education, and the government funds 50% of the education.
In 2020 the company had 630 home educated students and revenues of $1.1 million. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues were $0.48 million. We plan to expand this model globally via our Edtech platform, with home educators certified on GeniusU and parents participating in courses on GeniusU to guide their child’s development in a more personalized way. This will take place as both a parent-funded model and a government funded model in the countries where government funding is available. We also plan to expand Education Angels’ home-based education model to primary school age, in order to provide parents with the option of guided home schooling in our curriculum.
E-Square, which we believe is South Africa’s leading entrepreneur education campus, provides a full range of programs from pre-primary through primary school, secondary school and vocational college. Genius Group Ltd entered into an agreement to purchase E-Square in November 2020 for a purchase price anticipated to be approximately $0.667 million (ZAR 10 million). E-Square’s training programs are government-funded, corporate-sponsored, and include a partnership with Microsoft Imagination Academy, providing technology skills to students. We plan to expand this model globally via our Edtech platform, faculty certifications and licenses to schools and vocational colleges.
 
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E-Square generates revenue from students attending their pre-primary, primary and secondary schools, together with their vocational college. Prior to the pandemic, E-Square developed their education system into a hybrid model where students attended classes while completing assignments online on their smart phones. As a result, students can attend teacher-led classes both in person and virtually. When the pandemic resulted in school closures in South Africa, E-Square was able to continue its operations online without undue disruption.
E-Square’s school curriculum is focused on building vocational and entrepreneurial skills, and its schools are approved by the South Africa Department of Education. It is also a certified Microsoft Training Partner and has developed interactive technology courses for students online.
In 2020 E-Square had 546 students and revenues of $0.8 million. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues were $0.4 million. We plan to expand E-Square’s offering globally through courses, camps and delivery of a full primary school and high school curriculum, and our goal is to integrate E-Square’s innovative approach and courses with GeniusU’s Edtech platform and curriculum in order to be accessible to our global community. We also plan to expand our faculty, partnerships and campuses so that primary and high school students can received their education and high school diploma online, via guided home schooling or via our campuses and partner schools.
Property Investors Network is a U.K.-based company that provides investment education through its fifty city chapters and monthly events in England, held both virtually and in-person. We believe that it is the largest property investor network in England. Genius Group Ltd entered into an agreement to purchase PIN in November 2020 for a purchase price anticipated to be approximately $4.5 million. PIN has a digital education and event model for investor education that Genius Group plans to expand globally via its Edtech platform.
The three Pre-IPO companies above have all grown as clients of Genius Group over the last five years and have developed into successful education companies.
PIN has approximately 147,000 students, of which 120,200 are free students and 26,368 are paying students, who have joined PIN online or via the fifty city chapters managed by PIN City Hosts. Each City Host is an active property investor and each monthly event is attended by property investors in the local area, where they learn from guest speakers and share opportunities.
PIN generates revenues from event and membership fees, and from members purchasing property education courses and mentorship. These include two day summits, six week microcourses and twelve month mentorships. During the pandemic all events and programs became completely virtual and revenues saw an increase.
In 2020 PIN attracted 27,353 new students and had revenues of $4.6 million. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues were $3.2 million. We plan to expand PIN’s city host model globally, to integrate it with GeniusU’s own City Leader model and to manage all PIN’s events and community on the GeniusU Edtech platform. We also plan to extend PIN’s courses and certification programs to grow its faculty globally, and to integrate its financial literacy, investment literacy and business communication courses in our high school and university programs. We see these skills as being important parts of our global curriculum.
University of Antelope Valley (UAV) is an accredited university based on a 10-acre campus in Lancaster, California. It offers career-focused on-campus and online programs at the master’s, bachelor’s and associate degree level, as well as certificate and continuing education programs in several high-demand sectors. Genius Group Ltd entered into an agreement to purchase UAV in March 2021 at a purchase price of $30 million.
In 2020 UAV had 1,520 students in its certification, associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs. The university is WASC accredited with Title IV approval from the US Department of Education, offering federally-backed student loans. It is also SEVP-certified enabling the participation of foreign students. Originally established as a Medical College, the University currently has a focus on building vocational
 
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skills in the business, communications, legal and medical fields. Full details of UAV’s certifications and certifying bodies is provided in the “Our Accreditations" section below.
During the pandemic UAV pivoted from on-campus education to a fully online education model with a 16% drop in revenues. In 2020 UAV had revenues of $10.1 million compared to $12.1 million in 2019. In the six months ended June 30, 2021, revenues were $3.5 million. We plan to digitize UAV’s certificate and degree programs on our GeniusU Edtech platform, and to enhance these programs with GeniusU’s entrepreneur curriculum and learning tools in order that our students globally can obtain a US accredited certificate or degree either virtually, through guided home study, via our global campuses or on campus in Lancaster, California.
Our plan is to also establish the campus of UAV in Lancaster to be the innovation lab for our global curriculum, in which we plan to attract faculty and corporate partnerships to develop relevant course content and curriculum that we can integrate, digitize and distribute globally via our GeniusU Edtech platform.
In summary, the companies within the Group consist of Genius Group Ltd, a Singapore public limited company, which in turn owns or (upon the closing of the IPO Acquisitions) will own:

98% ownership in GeniusU Ltd, a Singapore public limited company;

100% ownership in Entrepreneurs Institute, a Singapore private limited company;

98% ownership in Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd, a Seychelles public listed company, which in turn owns five companies: Entrepreneur Resorts Pte Ltd (Singapore); Genius Central Singapore Pte Ltd, Vision Villa Resorts Pte Ltd (Indonesia); Tau Game Lodge (South Africa); and Matla Game Lodge (South Africa);

100% ownership in Education Angels, a New Zealand private limited company;

100% ownership in E-Square, a South African private limited company;

100% ownership in Property Investors Network, a U.K. private limited company; and

100% ownership in University of Antelope Valley, a California corporation
See the prospectus section entitled “Business — Our History and Corporate Structure” for additional information about our corporate structure.
Our Genius Curriculum
Our curriculum is being created in direct response to the challenges in the current education system, including notably the need for a reliable curriculum enabling students to employees to freelancers to startup founders to learn how to be entrepreneurial and “create a job” instead of needing to “get a job.” We began by making our curriculum an addition to the existing education system. We are now developing a life-long curriculum to provide a full, government accredited entrepreneurial alternative to the current systems offered from primary school and secondary school through to university, ongoing vocational training and entrepreneurial training.
A January 2020 World Economic Forum white paper identified critical characteristics in learning content and experiences that define high-quality learning in 21st century, which align with the pillars that define our entrepreneur education curriculum:
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Global citizenship skills
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Innovation and creativity skills
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Technology skill
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Interpersonal skills
 
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Personalized and self-paced learning
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Accessible and inclusive learning
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Problem-based and collaborative learning
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Lifelong and student-driven learning
The Genius school curriculum has grown into the following critical components differentiating Genius school from traditional schooling:

Student-based and Personalized vs Classroom-based and Standardized;

21st Century Leadership Skills vs Teaching to the Test;

Collaborative vs Competitive;

Challenge-based vs Course-based;

Accelerated learning vs Rote learning;

Global and flexible vs Local;

Tech-based vs Textbook-based; and

Multiple Mentors per challenge vs One teacher per class.
Genius Group delivers a full entrepreneur education system which we believe has already proven to be in high demand and is being used by leading companies and schools around the world. The campuses range from schools to colleges, resorts and co-working offices. A critical part of our curriculum is the way it is designed to ignite the genius of each student by being personalized to their unique talents, passions and purpose. GeniusU takes the metaphor further with the use of an AI-powered “Genie” which we are developing to be a personal mentor to each student on the GeniusU platform. The Genius Group curriculum includes both a core curriculum and accredited curriculum, delivered locally in cities around the world, in our campuses, centers and resorts, as well as online via GeniusU. We have selected the IPO Acquisitions to be a part of Genius Group as these companies share a similar focus on developing courses to prepare individuals to “create a job” instead of “get a job”, and they do this in varying ways from nurturing student-driven learning in early years, through to developing vocational, technology and entrepreneurial skills in later years. We plan to integrate these courses into our Genius Curriculum and GeniusU Edtech platform once the acquisitions are complete. See the prospectus section entitled “Business — Our Genius Curriculum” for more detailed information.
Our Courses, Products and Services
Our courses, products and services form a full entrepreneur education curriculum together with a full suite of tools for students to learn (at every age and ability level) and for faculty to earn:

PREP — 0 to 5 years old

PREP — 6 to 7 years old

PRIMARY — 6 to 14 years old

SECONDARY — 12 to 18 years old

APPRENTICE — 16 to 22 years old

ENTREPRENEUR — 16 to 80 years old

MENTOR — 18 to 100+ years old

ENTREPRENEUR RESORTS — All Ages

ANNUAL CALENDAR AND EVENTS — All Ages
 
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See the prospectus section entitled “Business — Our Genius Curriculum — Our Courses, Products and Services” for more detailed information about our course, product and service offerings.
Edtech Platform
Our GeniusU Edtech platform includes assessments algorithms which provide us with intelligent data on each student’s interests, entrepreneur level and social connections. We have provided a full set of tools for teachers, trainers and Mentors, so that where every student and organization can find and purchase the mentoring, training, events and skills they need to succeed. Our Partner Management system takes care of all their partner management, from invitation to sign up to commission payments. The platform supports what we believe to be the four key success drivers of the 21st century education company to support their curriculum and content: digital sales and marketing; community building; partner management; and payment automation. Our development road map for our Edtech Platform includes leveraging on the latest cutting-edge technology as it becomes available to ensure we maintain our first-mover advantage for entrepreneur education. See the prospectus section entitled “Business — Edtech Platform” for more detailed information.
Our Competitive Strengths
Among other factors, we believe that our team, niche focus in the market, Edtech platform, and our products provide us with competitive strengths for the following reasons (see the prospectus section entitled “Business — Our Competitive Strengths” for more detailed information):

Our board of directors (“Board”), management, and faculty include (i) experienced individuals in managing and mentoring entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial teams, (ii) leading entrepreneur teachers, trainers and mentors around the world with their own schools and training organizations established often before joining our faculty, and (iii) individuals with experience and skills in building and listing public companies;

Our niche focus on entrepreneur education has enabled us to build what we believe to be a dominant position within the global market;

We believe that our Edtech platform provides us with a powerful network effect where the more students we attract, the more faculty we attract, and the more faculty we attract, the more students we attract;

We believe that that we are offering world leading products, and are known for the quality that we deliver; and

Our companies include Entrepreneurs Institute, which we believe operates the world’s leading entrepreneur assessment tools.
Our Strategy
We believe that our three-phase strategy to disrupt the education industry is simple:
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Educate entrepreneurs (2015-2020);
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Expand to schools and colleges (2020-2025); and
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Establish a full alternative curriculum (2025-2030).
Our intention is to be able to deliver a more effective, engaging, relevant and flexible education system at a third of the current price of education. See the prospectus section entitled “Business — Our Strategy” for more detailed information concerning our strategy and its implementation.
Summary of Risks Affecting Our Company
Our business is subject to multiple risks and uncertainties, as more fully described in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this prospectus. We urge you to read the section entitled “Risk Factors” and this prospectus in full. Our principal risks may be summarized as follows:

We are a growing company with a limited operating history. If we fail to achieve further marketplace acceptance for our products and services, our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.
 
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We are a global business subject to complex economic, legal, political, tax, foreign currency and other risks associated with international operations, which risks may be difficult to adequately address.

Our growth strategy anticipates that we will create new products, services, and distribution channels and expand existing distribution channels. If we are unable to effectively manage these initiatives, our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows would be adversely affected.

Our growth may have a negative effect on the successful expansion of our business, on our people management, and on the increase in complexity of our software and platforms.

If our growth rate decelerates significantly, our prospects and financial results would be adversely affected, preventing us from achieving profitability.

We are pursuing the IPO Acquisitions and may pursue other strategic acquisitions or investments. The failure of an acquisition or investment (including but not limited to the IPO Acquisitions) to be completed or to produce the anticipated results, or the inability to fully integrate an acquired company, could harm our business.

We may be unable to recruit, train and/or retain qualified teachers, Mentors, and other skilled professionals.

Our business may be materially adversely affected if we are not able to maintain or improve the content of our existing courses or to develop new courses on a timely basis and in a cost-effective manner.

Failure to attract and retain students to enroll in our courses and programs, and to maintain tuition levels, may have a material adverse impact on our business and prospects.

If student performance falls or parent and student satisfaction declines, a significant number of students may not remain enrolled in our programs, and our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.

Our curriculum and approach to instruction may not achieve widespread acceptance, which would limit our growth and profitability.

The continued development of our brand identity is important to our business. If we are not able to maintain and enhance our brand, our business and operating results may suffer.

If our partnerships are unable to maintain educational quality, we may be adversely affected.

There is significant competition in the market segments that we serve, and we expect such competition to increase; we may not be able to compete effectively.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly negatively impacted segments of our business and may continue to do so.

Our business may be materially adversely affected by a general economic slowdown or recession.

Our Edtech platform is technologically complex, and potential defects in our platforms or in updates to our platforms can be difficult or even impossible to fix.

System disruptions, capacity constraints and vulnerability from security risks to our online computer networks could impact our ability to generate revenues and damage our reputation, limiting our ability to attract and retain students.

Our current success and future growth depend on the continued acceptance of the Internet and the corresponding growth in users seeking educational services on the Internet.

We are susceptible to the illegal or improper use of our content, Edtech and platform (whether from students, teachers, Mentors, management personnel and other employees, or third parties), or other forms of misconduct, which could expose us to liability and damage our business and brand.

We may be unable to manage and adapt to changes in technology.
 
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We must monitor and protect our Internet domain names to preserve their value.

We may be sued for infringing the intellectual property rights of others and such actions would be costly to defend, could require us to pay damages and could limit our ability or increase our costs to use certain technologies in the future.

We cannot assure you that we will not be subject to liability claims for any inaccurate or inappropriate content in our training programs, which could cause us to incur legal costs and damage our reputation.

We may be subject to legal liability resulting from the actions of third parties, including independent contractors and teachers, which could cause us to incur substantial costs and damage our reputation.

We may not have sufficient insurance to protect ourselves against substantial losses.

As a foreign private issuer, we are permitted to follow certain home country corporate governance practices in lieu of certain requirements under the NYSE American listing standards. This may afford less protection to holders of our ordinary shares than U.S. regulations.

We will be a foreign private issuer and, as a result, we will not be subject to U.S. proxy rules and will be subject to Exchange Act reporting obligations that, to some extent, are more lenient and less detailed than those of a U.S. issuer.

We may lose our foreign private issuer status, which would then require us to comply with the Exchange Act’s domestic reporting regime and cause us to incur additional legal, accounting and other expenses.

We are a Singapore incorporated company and it may be difficult to enforce a judgment of U.S. courts for civil liabilities under U.S. federal securities laws against us, our directors or officers in Singapore.

We are incorporated in Singapore and our shareholders may have more difficulty in protecting their interests than they would as shareholders of a corporation incorporated in the United States.

We are subject to the laws of Singapore, which differ in certain material respects from the laws of the United States.

Singapore take-over laws contain provisions that may vary from those in other jurisdictions.

Subject to the general authority to allot and issue new ordinary shares provided by our shareholders, the Singapore Companies Act and our constitution, our directors may allot and issue new ordinary shares on terms and conditions and for such purposes as may be determined by our Board in its sole discretion.

We may be or become a passive foreign investment company, which could result in adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences to U.S. Holders.

Singapore taxes may differ from the tax laws of other jurisdictions.

Tax authorities could challenge the allocation of income and deductions among our subsidiaries, which could increase our overall tax liability.

In the future, our ability to raise additional capital to expand our operations and invest in our business may be limited, and our failure to raise additional capital, if required, could impair our business.

Our share price may be volatile, and the market price of our ordinary shares after this offering may drop below the price you pay.

We have broad discretion over the use of proceeds we receive in this offering and may not apply the proceeds in ways that increase the value of your investment.

A significant portion of our total outstanding shares may be sold into the public market in the near future, which could cause the market price of our ordinary shares to drop significantly, even if our business is doing well.
 
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Purchasers of ordinary shares in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their investment.

There has been no prior public market for our ordinary shares in the U.S., and an active trading market may not develop.

If securities or industry analysts do not publish or cease publishing research or reports about us, our business, or our market, or if they change their recommendations regarding our ordinary shares adversely, our share price and/or trading volume could decline.

We may not pay dividends on our ordinary shares in the future and, consequently, your ability to achieve a return on your investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our ordinary shares.

We currently report our financial results under IFRS, which differs in certain significant respects from U.S. GAAP.

We are an emerging growth company and a smaller reporting company within the meaning of the Securities Act, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies, this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.

We will incur significantly increased costs and devote substantial management time as a result of operating as a public company.

If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting in the future, we may not be able to accurately report our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows, which may adversely affect investor confidence.

If we are not able to comply with the applicable continued listing requirements or standards of the NYSE American, the NYSE American could delist our ordinary shares.

If our listing application for our ordinary shares is not approved by the NYSE American, we will not be able to consummate this offering and will terminate this offering.
6-for-1 Share Split
On April 29, 2021, we effected a 6-for-1 share split with respect to our ordinary shares. Unless we indicate otherwise or the context otherwise requires, all information in this prospectus gives effect to this share split.
Implications of Being an Emerging Growth Company
We qualify as an “emerging growth company” ​(“EGC”) as defined in the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012 (the “JOBS Act”). We had less than $1.07 billion in revenue during our last fiscal year, and have not tripped any of the measures that would cause us to no longer qualify as an EGC. As such, we may take advantage of reduced public reporting requirements. These provisions include, but are not limited to:

Being permitted to present only two years of audited financial statements and only two years of related Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations in our filings with the SEC;

Not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements in the assessment of our internal control over financial reporting;

Reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in periodic reports, proxy statements and registration statements; and

Exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved.
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before the end of such five-year period, including if we become a “large accelerated filer,” if our annual gross revenues exceed $1.07 billion or if we issue more than $1.0 billion of non-convertible debt in any three-year period, we will cease to be an emerging growth company before the end of such five-year period.
Section 107 of the JOBS Act provides that an emerging growth company can take advantage of the extended transition period provided in Section 7(a)(2)(B) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), for complying with new or revised accounting standards. We have elected to take advantage of this extended transition period and acknowledge such election is irrevocable pursuant to Section 107 of the JOBS Act.
Implications of Being a Foreign Private Issuer
Upon consummation of this offering, we will report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as a non-U.S. company with “foreign private issuer” status. Even after we no longer qualify as an emerging growth company, so long as we qualify as a foreign private issuer under the Exchange Act, we will be exempt from certain provisions of the Exchange Act and the rules thereunder that are applicable to U.S. domestic public companies, including:

the rules under the Exchange Act that require U.S. domestic public companies to issue financial statements prepared under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“U.S. GAAP”);

the sections of the Exchange Act that regulate the solicitation of proxies, consents or authorizations in respect of any securities registered under the Exchange Act;

the sections of the Exchange Act that require insiders to file public reports of their stock ownership and trading activities and that impose liability on insiders who profit from trades made in a short period of time; and

the rules under the Exchange Act that require the filing with the SEC of quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, containing unaudited financial and other specified information, and current reports on Form 8-K, upon the occurrence of specified significant events.
We will file with the SEC, within four months after the end of each fiscal year (or as otherwise required by the SEC), an annual report on Form 20-F containing financial statements audited by an independent registered public accounting firm.
We may take advantage of these exemptions until such time as we are no longer a foreign private issuer. We would cease to be a foreign private issuer at such time as more than 50% of our outstanding voting securities are held by U.S. residents and any of the following three circumstances applies: (i) the majority of our executive officers or directors are U.S. citizens or residents, (ii) more than 50% of our assets are located in the United States or (iii) our business is administered principally in the United States.
Both foreign private issuers and emerging growth companies are also exempt from certain of the more extensive SEC executive compensation disclosure rules. Therefore, if we no longer qualify as an emerging growth company but remain a foreign private issuer, we will continue to be exempt from such rules and will continue to be permitted to follow our home country practice as to the disclosure of such matters.
Corporate Information
Our principal executive offices are located at 8 Amoy Street, #01-01, Singapore 049950, which is also our registered address, and our telephone number is +65 8940 1200. The address of our website is www.geniusgroup.net. Information contained on, or available through, our website does not constitute part of, and is not deemed incorporated by reference into, this prospectus. Our agent for service of process in the United States is Puglisi & Associates, located at 850 Library Avenue, Suite 204, Newark, Delaware 19711.
 
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The Offering
Ordinary shares offered:
[•] ordinary shares, excluding ordinary shares issuable pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option.
Offering price:
We currently estimate that the initial public offering price will be between $[•] and $[•] per ordinary share.
Ordinary shares outstanding after the offering:
[•] ordinary shares.
Over-allotment option:
We have granted the representative of the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional [•] ordinary shares at the public offering price to cover over-allotments, if any.
Use of proceeds:
We intend to use the net proceeds of this offering for acquisitions, working capital, and general corporate purposes. For more information, see “Use of Proceeds.”
Lock-up agreements:
Our directors and officers will, and we will cause any other holder of our outstanding ordinary shares as of the effective date of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part to, enter into customary “lock-up” agreements in favor of the underwriters pursuant to which such persons will neither offer, issue, sell, contract to sell, encumber, grant any option for the sale of or otherwise dispose of any of our securities for a period of 12 months in the case of our directors and officers and 6 months in the case of the shareholders, without the underwriters’ prior written consent. See “Shares Eligible for Future Sale” and “Underwriting.”
Risk factors:
Investing in our ordinary shares involves a significant degree of risk. You should carefully consider the information set forth in “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in this prospectus.
Proposed NYSE American symbol:
We are applying to have our ordinary shares listed on the NYSE American under the symbol “GNS.”
Transfer agent and registrar:
VStock Transfer, LLC
Unless we indicate otherwise or the context otherwise requires, all information in this prospectus is based on 18,247,056 ordinary shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021, including 2,091,246 outstanding shares, in the aggregate, to be issued in respect of the closing of the 4 IPO Acquisitions.
and excludes:

5,046,894 other shares underlying options available for issuance at a weighted average exercise price of $6.41.
Further, unless specifically indicated otherwise, all information in this prospectus:

assumes no exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option; and

assumes no exercise of the warrants to be issued to the representative of the underwriters in this offering.
 
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SUMMARY COMBINED UNAUDITED PRO FORMA FINANCIAL DATA and Consolidated Audited Financial Data Pre-IPO Group
Please refer to the glossary of terms provided in the Prospectus Summary for aid in understanding the entities, acquisitions, products, services and certain other concepts referred to in the financial data presented herein.
Genius Group (Including Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions)
The following tables set forth summary combined pro forma financial data and audited summary consolidated financial data for the periods and as of the dates indicated. The summary combined unaudited pro forma financial data below includes the consolidated financials of all companies in the Genius Group, including the Pre-IPO Group and the IPO Acquisitions as if they were operating as one group in the periods indicated. The pro forma financials for 2020 include the audited financial data of the Pre-IPO Group together with the audited financial data of University of Antelope Valley, which is deemed a significant acquisition, and the unaudited financial data of Education Angels, E-Square and Property Investors Network, which are below the threshold of significant acquisitions. The pro forma financials for the six months ended June 30, 2021 include the reviewed financial data of the Pre-IPO Group together with the reviewed financial data of University of Antelope Valley, which is deemed a significant acquisition, and the unreviewed financial data of Education Angels, ESquare and Property Investors Network, which are below the threshold of significant acquisitions. The IPO Acquisitions are not currently part of our consolidated results as they are not currently owned by us.
The summary income data for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 and the summary balance sheet data as of December 31, 2020 and 2019 for the Pre-IPO Group are derived from the audited consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this prospectus. The summary income data for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020 and the summary balance sheet data as of June 30, 2021 for the Pre-IPO Group are derived from the reviewed financial statements included elsewhere in this prospectus. Our audited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in U.S. dollars and in accordance with IFRS, as issued by the IASB.
Genius Group is made up of eight companies (taking into account the pending IPO Acquisitions) that have varying financial performance. For this reason, you should read the summary combined pro forma financial data in conjunction with our audited and reviewed consolidated financial statements in the next section, and our consolidated financial statements and related notes beginning on page F-0 of this prospectus, and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included elsewhere in this prospectus. Our historical results do not necessarily indicate our expected results for any future periods.
 
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Summary Income Data:
Genius Group
Pro forma
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Reviewed Financials
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Genius Group
Pro forma
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Audited Financials
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Sales
13,926 6,352 4,538 24,191 7,634 9,949
Cost of goods sold
(8,169) (5,138) (2,444) (9,326) (4,704) (5,121)
Gross profit (Loss)
5,757 1,214 2,094 14,865 2,930 4,828
Other Operating Income
75 67 85 274 11 1,187
Operating Expenses
(7,943) (3,203) (3,096) (16,778) (6,192) (7,151)
Operating profit (Loss)
(2,111) (1,922) (917) (1,639) (3,251) (1,136)
Other income
1,973 1,218 412 784
Other Expense
(203) (183) (643) (975) (854) (864)
Net Income (Loss) Before Tax
(341)
(2,105)
(1,560)
(1,396)
(3,693)
(1,216)
Tax Expense
243 200 155 (142) 216 (95)
Net Income (Loss) After Tax
(98)
(1,905)
(1,405)
(1,538)
(3,477)
(1,311)
Other Comprehensive Income
71 71 (525) 2,129 2,129 (308)
Total Income (Loss)
(27)
(1,834)
(1,930)
591
(1,348)
(1,619)
Net income per share, basic and diluted
(0.00) (0.12) (0.14) (0.10) (0.27) (0.15)
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted
18,247,056 16,155,180 9,798,478 14,666,851 12,575,605 8,492,924
Genius Group
Pro forma
As Of June 30,
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO
Group
Reviewed
Financials
As Of June 30,
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Audited Financials
As Of December 31,
(USD 000’s)
June 30, 2021
June 30,2021
December31, 2020
December31, 2019
Summary Balance Sheet Data:
Total current assets
30,178 6,312 4,937 5,806
Total non-current assets
80,489 48,153 48,848 25,776
Total Assets
110,667 54,465 53,785 31,582
Total current liabilities
11,474 5,803 5,379 6,202
Total non-current liabilities
9,202 6,475 7,164 6,608
Total Liabilities
20,676 12,278 12,543 12,810
Total Shareholders’ Equity
89,991 42,187 41,242 18,772
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
110,667 54,465 53,785 31,582
Non-IFRS Financial Measures — ADJUSTED EBITDA
We have included Adjusted EBITDA in this prospectus because it is a key measure used by our management and board of directors to understand and evaluate our core operating performance and trends, to prepare and approve our annual budget and to develop short- and long-term operational plans. In particular, the
 
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exclusion of certain expenses in calculating Adjusted EBITDA can provide a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our core business. Non-IFRS financial measures are not a substitute for IFRS financial measures.
We calculate Adjusted EBITDA as Net loss for the period plus income taxes and social contribution plus/minus net finance result plus depreciation and amortization plus/minus share-based compensation expenses plus bad debt provision. Share-based compensation expenses and bad debt provision are included in General and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Genius Group
Pro forma
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Reviewed Financials
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Genius Group
Pro forma
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Audited Financials
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Net Income (Loss)
(98) (1,905) (1,405) (1,538) (3,477) (1,311)
Tax Expense
(243) (200) (155) 143 (216) 95
Interest Expense, net
203 183 643 975 854 864
Depreciation and Amortization
1,541 1,222 898 2,893 2,140 1,359
Goodwill Impairments
Stock Based
Compensation
121 121 159 395 395 172
Bad Debt Provision
(39) 1,701 162
Adjusted EBITDA
1,485 (618) 140 4,569 (142) 1,179
 
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Key Business Metrics
We monitor the key business metrics set forth below to help us evaluate our business and growth trends, set growth targets and budgets, and measure the effectiveness of our sales and marketing efforts. These key business metrics are presented for supplemental informational purposes only, are not a substitute for IFRS financial measures, and may differ from similarly titled metrics or measures presented by other companies.
For the Pre-IPO Group, these metrics have been used to measure and grow GeniusU and Entrepreneur Resorts. The same metrics will be used to measure and grow the IPO Acquisitions. The IPO Acquisitions have previously measured students and financial data without necessarily focusing on cost per student or revenue per student.
See “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations — Key Business Metrics and Non-IFRS Financial Measures” for detailed descriptions of the measures and metrics shown below.
Education segment — Genius Group (including IPO Acquisitions)
Six months ended June 30, 2021
GeniusU
Entrepreneur
Resorts
University of
Antelope Valley
Property
Investors
Network
Education
Angels
E-Square
Total
Number of students
1,903,726 4,478 3,102 146,614 732 677 2,059,329
Number of Free Students
1,868,171 120,246 1,988,417
Number of Paying
Students
35,555 4,478 3,102 26,368 732 677 70,912
Number of Partners
9,866 19 238 628 312 11,063
Number of countries of operation
191 3 1 52 1 1 191
Marketing Spend
395,114 32,214 110,036 225,749 6,074 31,434 800,621
Education Revenue
5,069,831 5,111 3,488,724 3,191,629 478,205 415,267 12,648,767
Revenue from New Paying Students
1,264,795 3,578 1,672,362 1,563,898 239,102 207,634 4,951,369
New Students
103,206 385 281 15,503 102 131 119,608
New Paying Students
1,635 385 281 1,948 102 131 4,482
Conversion rate Average
1.58% N/A N/A 12.57% N/A N/A 3.75%
Acquisition Cost per New Paying Student
181.24 83.67 391.59 115.89 59.55 239.96 150.12
Average Annual Revenue per New Paying Student
773.57 9.29 5,951.47 802.82 2,344.14 1,584.99 1,104.72
Net Income (Loss) margin
-10.07% -10.07% 12.21% 46.51% -4.39% 21.91% -0.71%
Adjusted EBITDA margin
-3.20% -3.20% 15.10% 46.92% -2.75% 21.91% 10.66%
 
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Education segment — Genius Group (including IPO Acquisitions)
Year ended December 31, 2020
GeniusU
Entrepreneur
Resorts
University
of Antelope
Valley
Property
Investors
Network
Education
Angels
E-Square
Total
Number of students
1,800,520 4,093 2,821 131,111 630 546 1,939,721
Number of Free Students
1,766,600 106,691 1,877,680
Number of Paying
Students
33,920 4,093 2,821 24,420 630 546 66,043
Number of Partners
9,399 15 214 570 270 10,453
Number of countries of operation
191 3 1 52 1 1 191
Marketing Spend
$ 467,508 $ 108,520 $ 175,141 287,694 34,708 78,586 1,152,157
Education Revenue
5,521,337 96,874 10,078,158 4,582,850 1,068,204 827,675 22,175,098
Revenue from New Paying Students
1,741,645 67,812 2,418,758 1,603,998 534,102 287,890 6,654,205
New Paying Students
3,450 819 559 3,277 210 270 8,585
Total Paying Students
33,920 4,093 2,821 24,420 630 546 66,430
Conversion rate
1.39% 100.00% 100.00% 11.98% 100.00% 100.00% 3.10%
Average Acquisition Cost per New Paying
Student
$ 121.96 $ 132.55 $ 313.31 $ 148.82 $ 165.28 $ 291.06 $ 134.20
Average Annual Revenue per New Paying
Student
$ 405.46 $ 82.80 $ 4,327 $ 489.47 $ 2,034.67 $ 1,066 $ 775.09
Entrepreneur Resorts earns revenue from course fees for education programs, both online and in-person, and the metrics shown above under Entrepreneur Resorts relate specifically to these programs. In particular, the measures of revenue and number of students are used to assess the outcomes of activity conducted by Entrepreneur Resorts relating to the Education segment, including the impact of reduced numbers of in-person programs taking place at its venues in 2020 and 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Entrepreneur Resorts also earns revenue from accommodation, food and beverage when students attend in-person programs, which is included under the Campus segment below.
 
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Campus segment – Entrepreneur Resorts
Six months ended June 30, 2021
Cafe
Central
Resort
Total
Revenue
342,238 500,629 1,172,699 2,015,566
No of Location
2 1 3 6
No of Seats / Room
141 177 49 367
Utilization
20% 24% 26% 24%
Total Orders
37,185 36,182 8,538 81,905
Revenue Per Order
$ 9.20 $ 13.84 $ 127.35 $ 24.61
Year Ended December 31, 2020
Cafe
Central
Resort
Total
Revenue
342,238 500,629 1,172,699 2,015,566
No of Location
2 1 3 6
No of Seats / Room
141 177 49 367
Utilization
20% 24% 26% 24%
Total Orders
37,185 36,182 8,538 81,905
Revenue Per Order
$ 9.20 $ 13.84 $ 127.35 $ 24.61
Segment Reporting
Our growth strategy includes a four-step process of acquisition, integration, digitization and distribution. This includes converting non-digital revenue streams to digital.
We segment our revenues into digital revenue which is derived online, and campus revenue which is derived onsite. In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted our campus revenue as our locations were closed. However, our digital revenue increased as a combined result of our organic growth and our acquisitions.
Genius Group
Pro forma
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Reviewed Financials
Six Months
Ended
(USD 000’s)
Genius Group
Pro forma
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
Pre-IPO Group
Audited Financials
Year Ended
(USD 000’s)
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2021
June 30,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2020
December 31,
2019
Digital Education Revenue
12,171 5,070 3,068 20,787 5,298 4,771
In-Person Education
Revenue
478 330 1,388 320 746
Total Education Revenue
12,649 5,070 3,398 22,175 5,618 5,517
Campus Revenue
1,277 1,277 1,138 2,016 2,016 4,432
Total Revenue
13,926 6,347 4,538 24,191 7,634 9,949
 
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RISK FACTORS
Investing in our ordinary shares is highly speculative and involves a significant degree of risk. You should carefully consider the following risks, as well as other information contained in this prospectus, before making an investment in our Company. The risks discussed below could materially and adversely affect our business, prospects, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows, ability to pay dividends and the trading price of our ordinary shares. Additional risks and uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial may also materially and adversely affect our business, prospects, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and ability to pay dividends, and you may lose all or part of your investment.
Risks Related to Our Business and Industry
We are a growing company with a limited operating history, and a history of operational losses. If we fail to achieve further marketplace acceptance for our products and services, our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.
We began enrolling students on our Edtech platform in 2015. As a result, we have only a limited operating history upon which you can evaluate our business and prospects. There can be no assurance that we will reduce our operational losses or achieve profitability as a group in the near future, or that our products and services will achieve further marketplace acceptance. Our marketing efforts may not generate a sufficient number of student enrollments to sustain our business plan; our capital and operating costs may exceed planned levels; and we may be unable to develop and enhance our service offerings to meet the demands of our students and community to the extent that such demands and preferences change. If we are not successful in managing our business and operations, our financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.
We are a global business subject to complex economic, legal, political, tax, foreign currency and other risks associated with international operations, which risks may be difficult to adequately address.
In each of 2019 and 2020, and the six months ended June 30, 2021 and June 30, 2020, over 90% of our revenues were generated from operations outside of the United States. We have students in 200 countries, each of which is subject to complex business, economic, legal, political, tax and foreign currency risks. As we continue to expand our international operations, we may have difficulty managing and administering a globally dispersed business and we may need to expend additional funds to, among other things, staff key management positions, obtain additional information technology infrastructure and successfully implement relevant course and program offerings for a significant number of international markets, which may materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Additional challenges associated with the conduct of our business overseas that may materially adversely affect our operating results include:

the large scale and diversity of our operations institutions present numerous challenges, including difficulty in staffing and managing foreign operations as a result of distance, language, legal, labor relations and other differences;

each of our programs and services are subject to unique business risks and challenges including competitive pressures and diverse pricing environments at the local level;

difficulty maintaining quality standards consistent with our brands and with local accreditation requirements;

fluctuations in exchange rates, possible currency devaluations and currency controls, inflation and hyperinflation;

difficulty selecting and monitoring partners in different jurisdictions;

compliance with a wide variety of domestic and foreign laws and regulations;

expropriation of assets by governments;
 
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political elections and changes in government policies;

changes in tax laws, assessments or enforcement by taxing authorities in different jurisdictions;

difficulty protecting our intellectual property rights overseas due to, among other reasons, the uncertainty of laws and enforcement in certain countries relating to the protection of intellectual property rights;

lower levels of availability or use of the Internet, through which our online programs are delivered;

limitations on the repatriation and investment of funds, foreign currency exchange restrictions and inability to transfer cash back to the United States without taxation;

potential economic and political instability the countries in which we operate, including student unrest; or

business interruptions from acts of terrorism, civil disorder, labor stoppages, public health risks, crime and natural disasters, particularly in areas in which we have significant operations.
Our success in growing our business profitably will depend, in part, on the ability to anticipate and effectively manage these and other risks related to operating in various countries. Any failure by us to effectively manage the challenges associated with the maintenance or expansion of our international operations could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Our growth strategy anticipates that we will create new products, services, and distribution channels and expand existing distribution channels. If we are unable to effectively manage these initiatives, our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows would be adversely affected.
As we create new products, services, and distribution channels and expand our existing distribution channels, we expect to face challenges distinct from those we currently encounter, including:

The challenge of tailoring new products and services to new technologies as they develop, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality and virtual reality;

Additional local competition as we localize our products and services to different countries, cultures and languages, each with new, local distribution channels;

Changing student habits as new distribution channels for learning content are developed globally; and

Unpredictable market behavior as the education market develops new distribution channels for learning outside the traditional school system, including via online courses and virtual learning.
Our failure to manage these new distribution channels, or any new distribution channels we pursue, may have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
Our growth may have a negative effect on the successful expansion of our business, on our people management, and on the increase in complexity of our software and platforms.
We are currently experiencing a period of significant expansion and are facing a number of expansion related issues, such as the acquisition and retention of experienced and talented personnel, cash flow management, corporate culture and internal controls, among others. These issues and the significant amount of time spent on addressing them may result in the diversion of our management’s attention from other business issues and opportunities. In addition, we believe that our corporate culture and values are critical to our success, and we have invested a significant amount of time and resources building them. If we fail to preserve our corporate culture and values, our ability to recruit, retain and develop personnel and to effectively implement our strategic plans may be harmed.
We must constantly update our software and platforms, enhance and improve our billing and transaction and other business systems, and add and train new software designers and engineers, as well as other personnel to help us with the increased use of our platforms and the new solutions and features we regularly introduce.
 
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This process is time intensive and expensive and may lead to higher costs in the future. Furthermore, we may need to enter into relationships with various strategic partners, such as online service providers and other third parties necessary to our business. The increased complexity of managing multiple commercial relationships could lead to execution problems that can affect current and future revenue, and operating margins.
We cannot assure you that our current and planned platforms, systems, products, procedures and controls, personnel and third-party relationships will be adequate to support our future operations. In addition, our current expansion has placed a significant strain on management and on our operational and financial resources, and this strain is expected to continue. Our failure to manage growth effectively could harm our business, results of operations and financial condition.
If our growth rate decelerates significantly, our prospects and financial results would be adversely affected, preventing us from achieving profitability.
We believe that our growth depends on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, our ability to:

Continue to introduce our products and services to new markets;

Provide high-quality support to students and partnerships using our products and services;

Expand our business and increase our market share;

Compete with the products, services, offers, prices and incentives offered by our competitors;

Develop new products, services, offerings and technologies;

Identify and acquire or invest in businesses, products, offerings or technologies that we believe may be able to complement or expand our platform; and

Increase the positive perception of our brands.
We may not be successful in achieving the above objectives. Any slowdown in the demand from students, teachers, Mentors, and partnerships for our products and services caused by changes in customer preferences, failure to maintain our brands, inability to expand our portfolio of products or services, changes in the global economy, taxes, competition or other factors may lead to a decrease in revenue or growth and our financial results and future prospects could be negatively affected. We expect that we will continue to incur significant expenses as a result of our efforts to continue growing, and if we cannot increase our revenue at a faster rate than the increase in our expenses, we will not be able to achieve profitability.
We are pursuing the IPO Acquisitions and may pursue other strategic acquisitions or investments. The failure of an acquisition or investment (including but not limited to the IPO Acquisitions) to be completed or to produce the anticipated results, or the inability to fully integrate an acquired company, could harm our business.
We may from time to time, as opportunities arise or economic conditions permit, acquire or invest in complementary companies or businesses as part of our strategy to expand our operations, including through acquisitions or investments that may be material in size and/or of strategic relevance. The success of an acquisition or investment will depend on our ability to make accurate assumptions regarding the valuation, operations, growth potential, integration and other factors related to that business. We cannot assure you that our acquisitions or investments will produce the results that we expect at the time we enter into or complete a given transaction.
Any acquisition or investment involves a series of risks and challenges that could adversely affect our business, including due to a failure of such acquisition to contribute to our commercial strategy or improve our image. We may be unable to generate the expected returns and synergies on our investments. In addition, the amortization of acquired intangible assets could decrease our net profit and potential dividends. We may face challenges in integrating acquired companies, which may result in the diversion of our capital and our management’s attention from other business issues and opportunities. We may be unable to create and implement uniform and effective controls, procedures and policies, and we may incur increased costs for integrating systems, people, distribution methods or operating procedures.
 
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We may also be unable to integrate technologies of acquired businesses or retain key customers, executives and staff of the businesses acquired. In particular, we may face challenges in integrating staff working across different geographies and that may be accustomed to different corporate cultures, which would result in strained relations among existing and new personnel. We could also face challenges in negotiating favorable collective bargaining agreements with unions due to differences in the negotiating procedures used in different regions. Finally, we may pursue acquisitions where we acquire a majority stake in such acquisition, but with significant minority investors, or we may become minority investors in certain operations, wherein our ability to effectively control and manage the business may be limited. If we are unable to manage growth through acquisitions, our business and financial condition could be materially adversely affected.
In addition, in connection with any future acquisition, we may face liabilities for contingencies related to, among others, (1) legal and/or administrative proceedings of the acquired company, including civil, regulatory, labor, tax, social security, environmental and intellectual property proceedings, and (2) financial, reputational and technical problems including those related to accounting practices, disclosures in financial statements and internal controls, as well as other regulatory issues. These contingencies may not have been identified prior to the acquisition and may not be sufficiently indemnifiable under the terms of the relevant acquisition agreement, which could have an adverse effect on our business and financial condition. Even if contingencies are indemnifiable under the relevant acquisition agreement, the agreed levels of indemnity may not be sufficient to cover actual contingencies as they materialize.
The foregoing discussion of risks associated with acquisitions in general likewise applies to the pending IPO Acquisitions (see “Business — Our History and Corporate Structure” for more information). One or more of the IPO Acquisitions may not be completed as anticipated, or if completed, may not be beneficial to us for the reasons described above. Each of the IPO Acquisitions is expected to close concurrently with the closing of this offering subject to various customary closing conditions. Satisfaction of many of these closing conditions is out of our control. If these conditions are not satisfied or waived in a given case, the relevant IPO Acquisition transaction may not be closed as scheduled, or at all, or without material adjustments. If one or more of the IPO Acquisitions does not close, we will use the portion of the proceeds from this offering that would otherwise be used to cover related acquisition costs (see “Use of Proceeds”) for general company purposes, over which management will have broad discretion. If any of the IPO Transactions is not consummated, or is consummated but fails to yield the anticipated results, it could have a negative impact on our future financial performance and results of operations. Accordingly, if you decide to invest in this offering, you should be willing to do so whether or not we complete the IPO Acquisitions.
We may be unable to recruit, train and/or retain qualified teachers, Mentors, and other skilled professionals.
Effective teachers and Mentors are critical to maintaining the quality of our learning system and curriculum and assisting students with their lessons. The educational content and materials we provide are a combination of content developed in-house, by our teachers, and our Mentors. Teachers and Mentors must have strong interpersonal communications skills to be able to effectively instruct students, especially in virtual settings. They must also possess the technical skills to use our technology-based learning systems and be willing to publish their content on our platform. There is a limited pool of qualified individuals with these specialized attributes. We must also provide continuous training to teachers and Mentors so that they can stay abreast of changes in student demands, academic standards and other key trends necessary to teach online effectively. We may not be able to recruit, train and retain enough qualified teachers and Mentors to keep pace with our growth while maintaining consistent teaching quality and robust platform content. Shortages of qualified teachers or Mentors, or decreases in the quality of our instruction or the amount and quality of educational content we can produce and offer as a result, whether actual or perceived, would have an adverse effect on our business.
Our success also depends in large part on our senior management and key personnel as well as in general upon highly trained finance, technical, recruiting and marketing professionals in order to operate our business, increase revenues from our existing products and services and to launch new product offerings. If any of these employees leave us and we fail to effectively manage a transition to new personnel, or if there is a shortage in the number of people with the requisite skills or we fail to attract and retain qualified and
 
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experienced professionals on acceptable terms, our business, financial conditions and results of operations could be adversely affected.
Our business may be materially adversely affected if we are not able to maintain or improve the content of our existing courses or to develop new courses on a timely basis and in a cost-effective manner.
We continually seek to maintain and improve the content of our existing courses and develop new courses in order to meet changing market needs. Revisions to our existing courses and the development of new courses may not be accepted by existing or prospective students in all instances. If we cannot respond effectively to market changes, our business may be materially adversely affected. Even if we are able to develop acceptable new courses, we may not be able to introduce these new courses as quickly as students require or as quickly as our competitors are able to introduce competing courses. If we do not respond adequately to changes in market requirements, our ability to attract and retain students could be impaired and our financial results could suffer.
Establishing new courses or modifying existing courses also may require us to make investments in specialized personnel and capital expenditures, increase marketing efforts and reallocate resources away from other uses. We may have limited experience with the subject matter of new courses and may need to modify our systems and strategy. If we are unable to increase the number of students, offer new courses in a cost-effective manner or otherwise manage effectively the operations of newly established courses, our business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
Failure to attract and retain students to enroll in our courses and programs, and to maintain tuition levels, may have a material adverse impact on our business and prospects.
The success of our business depends primarily on the number of student enrollments in the courses and programs we offer on our platform microschools, and events, and the amount of our course and program fees. As a result, our ability to attract students to enroll in our courses and programs is critical to the continued success and growth of our business. This, in turn, will depend on several factors, including, among others, our ability to develop new educational programs and enhance existing educational programs to respond to the changes in market trends, student demands and government policies, to maintain our consistent and high teaching quality, to market our programs successfully to a broader prospective student base, to develop additional high-quality educational content, sites and availability of our platform and to respond effectively to competitive market pressures.
If our students or their parents perceive that our education quality deteriorated due to unsatisfying learning experiences, which may be subject to a number of subjective judgments that we have limited influence over, our overall market reputation may diminish, which in turn may affect our word-of-mouth referrals and ultimately our student enrollment. In addition, the expansion of our offering of courses and services may not succeed due to competition, our failure to effectively market our new courses and services (whether due to defects in our marketing tools and/or failure to adjust our strategy in order to meet the needs of current and potential customers), maintain the quality of our courses and services, or other factors. We may be unable to develop and offer additional educational content on commercially reasonable terms and in a timely manner, or at all, to keep pace with changes in market trends and student demands. If we are unable to control the rate of student attrition, which can be affected by various factors outside our control such as students’ personal circumstances and local socioeconomic factors, our overall enrollment levels are likely to decline or if we are unable to charge tuition rates that are both competitive and cover our rising expenses, our business, financial condition, cash flows and results of operations may be materially adversely affected.
If student performance falls or parent and student satisfaction declines, a significant number of students may not remain enrolled in our programs, and our business, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.
The success of our business depends on a family’s decision to have their child continue his or her education through our programs. This decision is based on many factors, including student achievement and parent and student satisfaction. We expect that, as our enrollments increase and the portion of students that have not
 
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used our learning system for multiple years increases, the average performance of all students using our learning system may decrease, even if the individual performance of other students improves over time. Additionally, parent and student satisfaction may decline as not all parents and students are able to devote the substantial time and energy necessary to complete our curriculum. A student’s satisfaction may also suffer if his or her relationship with the virtual school teacher does not meet expectations. If a student’s performance or satisfaction declines, students may decide not to remain enrolled in one or more of our programs, financial condition and results of operations will be adversely affected.
Our curriculum and approach to instruction may not achieve widespread acceptance, which would limit our growth and profitability.
Our curriculum and approach to instruction are based on students learning how to “create a job” rather than “get a job.” The goal of this approach is to make students entrepreneurs. This approach, however, is not accepted by all students, academics and educators, who may favor more traditional and formalistic methods, along with more traditional course offerings and curriculums. Accordingly, some students, academics and educators are opposed to the principles and methodologies associated with our approach to learning, and have the ability to negatively influence the market for our products and services.
The continued development of our brand identity is important to our business. If we are not able to maintain and enhance our brand, our business and operating results may suffer.
Expanding brand awareness is critical to attracting and retaining students, teachers, and Mentors, and for serving additional jurisdictions. We believe that the quality of our curriculum and management services has contributed significantly to the success of our brand. As we continue to increase enrollments and extend our geographic reach, maintaining quality and consistency across all of our services and products may become more difficult to achieve, and any significant and well-publicized failure to maintain this quality and consistency will have a detrimental effect on our brand. We cannot provide assurances that our new sales and marketing efforts will be successful in further promoting our brand in a competitive and cost-effective manner. If we are unable to further enhance our brand recognition and increase awareness of our products and services, or if we incur excessive sales and marketing expenses, our business and results of operations could be adversely affected.
Each of our companies has worked hard to establish the value of its individual brand. Brand value may be severely damaged, even by isolated incidents, particularly if the incidents receive considerable negative publicity. There has been a marked increase in use of social media platforms, including weblogs (blogs), social media websites, and other forms of Internet-based communications that allow individuals access to a broad audience of interested persons. We believe students and prospective teachers and Mentors value readily available information about our companies and programs and often act on such information without further investigation or authentication, and without regard to its accuracy. Social media platforms and devices immediately publish the content their subscribers and participants post, often without filters or checks on the accuracy of the content posted. Information concerning our Company and our programs may be posted on such platforms and devices at any time. Information posted may be materially adverse to our interests, it may be inaccurate, and it may harm our performance and prospects.
If our partnerships are unable to maintain educational quality, we may be adversely affected.
Our partnerships with institutions, such as universities, and other educational providers and their students are regularly assessed and classified under the terms of applicable educational laws and regulations. If the partnerships or students receive lower scores from year to year on any of their assessments, or if there is any drop in the acceptance rates of students into prestigious universities, we may be negatively affected by perceptions of a decline in the educational quality of our content and Edtech platform, which could adversely affect our reputation and, as a result, our operating results and financial condition.
There is significant competition in the market segments that we serve, and we expect such competition to increase; we may not be able to compete effectively.
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the education development and delivery process, including curriculum development, teacher training and support, lesson planning, testing and assessment, and school performance and compliance management. We compete most directly with companies that provide online curriculum and support services. Additionally, we expect increased competition from for-profit post-secondary and supplementary education providers that have begun to offer virtual high school curriculum and services. In certain jurisdictions and states where we currently serve virtual public schools, we expect intense competition from existing providers and new entrants. Our competitors may adopt similar curriculum delivery, school support and marketing approaches, with different pricing and service packages that may have greater appeal in the market. Both public and private not-for-profit institutions with whom we currently or may in the future compete may have instructional and support resources superior to those in the for-profit sector, and public institutions can offer substantially lower tuition prices or other advantages that we cannot match. If we are unable to successfully compete for new business, acquire more companies, or maintain current levels of academic achievement and community interest, our revenue growth and operating margins may decline. Price competition from our current and future competitors could also result in reduced revenues, reduced margins or the failure of our product and service offerings to achieve or maintain more widespread market acceptance.
We may also face direct competition from publishers of traditional educational materials that are substantially larger than we are and have significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources. As a result, they may be able to devote more resources to develop products and services that are superior to our platform and technologies. We may not have the resources necessary to acquire or compete with technologies being developed by our competitors, which may render our online delivery format less competitive or obsolete.
Our future success will depend in large part on our ability to maintain a competitive position with our curriculum and our technology, as well as our ability to increase capital expenditures to sustain the competitive position of our product. We cannot assure you that we will have the financial resources, technical expertise, marketing, distribution or support capabilities to compete effectively.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly negatively impacted segments of our business and may continue to do so.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the global economy and has negatively impacted large populations including people and businesses, some of which have been and are being directly or indirectly involved with the operation of our Company, products, and services. The economic impact of COVID-19 is still ongoing and there are many risks from COVID-19 that are negatively impacting economies and healthcare providers in the countries where we do business, and the education industry as a whole. At this time, we have identified the following COVID-19 related risks that have negatively affected our Company’s operations and financial results and may continue to do so:

Local government-imposed restrictions negatively impact the ability of our resorts, cafes and locations to operate;

International travel restrictions affect our ability to attract international students to our retreats and events, and to attract our faculty members to our certification programs;

Government-imposed restrictions also negatively impact some of our IPO Acquisition companies from keeping their schools, colleges or university open, and to operate physical summer camps;

Health concerns affect the willingness or ability of some of our students and faculty to attend physical events; and

The economic impact of the pandemic affects the ability of some of our students and teachers to purchase and pay for our courses, products and services.
Please refer to the “Business Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic” section on page 91 for specific details of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our Company to date, both negative and positive, together with what we expect the pandemic’s future impact to be, and how we have responded and continue to respond to COVID-19 related uncertainties.
 
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Our business may be materially adversely affected by a general economic slowdown or recession.
Many countries around the world have recently experienced reduced economic activity, increased unemployment, and substantial uncertainty about their financial services markets and, in some cases, economic recession. These events may reduce the demand for our programs among students, which could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. These adverse economic developments also may result in a reduction in the number of jobs available to our graduates and lower salaries being offered in connection with available employment which, in turn, may result in declines in our placement and retention rates. Any general economic slowdown or recession that disproportionately impacts the countries in which our companies and programs operate could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
Our Edtech platform is technologically complex, and potential defects in our platforms or in updates to our platforms can be difficult or even impossible to fix.
Our Edtech platform is a technically complex product, and, when first introduced to new communities or when upgraded through new versions, may contain software or hardware defects that are difficult to detect and correct. The existence of defects and delays in correcting them can have adverse effects, such as, cancellation of subscriptions, delays in the receipt of payment, poor functioning of our platforms and their content, failure to acquire new students, teachers, or Mentors, or misuse of our platforms by third parties.
We test new versions and upgrades to our Edtech platform, but we cannot assure that all defects related to platform updates can be identified before, or even after a new version of our platforms are made available. The correction of defects can be time-consuming, expensive and difficult. Errors and security breaches of our products could expose us to product liability claims and damage our reputation, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
System disruptions, capacity constraints and vulnerability from security risks to our online computer networks could impact our ability to generate revenues and damage our reputation, limiting our ability to attract and retain students.
The performance and reliability of our technology infrastructure is critical to our reputation and ability to attract and retain students, teachers, Mentors, and our community. Any sustained system error or failure, or a sudden and significant increase in bandwidth usage, could limit access to our learning system, and therefore, damage our ability to generate revenues. Our computer networks may also be vulnerable to unauthorized access, computer hackers, computer viruses and other malware, and other security problems.
Moreover, we host our products and serve our students, teachers, and Mentors from a third-party data center facility, the security, facilities management and communications infrastructure of which we do not control. While we are developing a risk mitigation plan, such a plan may not be able to prevent a significant interruption in the operation of this facility or the loss of school and operational data due to a natural disaster, fire, power interruption, act of terrorism or other unanticipated catastrophic event, or arising from other financial, technical or operational difficulties encountered by our third-party vendor. Any such significant interruption, including one caused by our failure to successfully expand or upgrade our systems or manage our transition to utilizing the expansions or upgrades, could reduce our ability to manage our network and technological infrastructure and provide uninterrupted service, or be the occasion of loss or theft of important customer data, any of which could result in liability, business interruption, lost sales, enrollment terminations and reputational harm to us.
Our current success and future growth depend on the continued acceptance of the Internet and the corresponding growth in users seeking educational services on the Internet.
Our business relies in part on the Internet for its success. A number of factors could inhibit the continued acceptance of the Internet, or the commercial viability of the Internet’s material role in our business model, and adversely affect our profitability, including:

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Security and privacy concerns;

The unavailability of cost-effective Internet service and other technological factors; and

Changes in U.S. or foreign government regulation of Internet use, which may relate to issues such as online privacy, copyrights, trademarks and service marks, sales taxes, fair business practices, and requirements that online education institutions qualify to do business as foreign corporations or be licensed in one or more jurisdictions where they have no physical location or other presence.
If Internet use decreases, if the number of Internet users seeking educational services on the Internet does not increase, or if we become subject to material additional costs as a result of regulatory changes affecting online education businesses, our business may not grow as planned.
We are susceptible to the illegal or improper use of our content, Edtech and platform (whether from students, teachers, Mentors, management personnel and other employees, or third parties), or other forms of misconduct, which could expose us to liability and damage our business and brand.
Our content, Edtech and platform are susceptible to unauthorized use, software license violations, copyright violations and unauthorized copying and distribution, theft, employee fraud and other similar infractions and violations. Because we do not have full control over how even authorized users will use our online platforms to communicate, such platforms may be misused for improper, malicious, objectionable or illegal purposes. Such occurrences (whether originating from students, teachers, Mentors, management personnel and other employees, or third parties) can harm our business and consequently negatively affect our operating results. We could be required to expend significant additional resources to deter, police against and combat improper use of our content, Edtech and platform, and still may be unsuccessful in preventing such occurrences or identifying those responsible for any such misuse. Any failure to adequately protect against any such illegal or improper use of our content, Edtech and platform could expose us to liability or reputational harm and could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
Our brand image, reputation, business and results of operations may also be adversely affected by other forms of illegal or improper activities of our management personnel and other employees, such as intentionally failing to comply with government regulations, engaging in deceptive business and marketing practices, improper use of personal or sensitive information, or violations of anticorruption or similar laws. The precautions we take to prevent and detect such activities may not be effective in preventing or mitigating them. Even where such activities are unrelated to our business or the services provided by our management personnel or other employees to us, they may harm our brands and reputation.
We may be unable to manage and adapt to changes in technology.
We will need to respond to technological advances and emerging industry standards in a cost-effective and timely manner in order to remain competitive. The need to respond to technological changes may require us to make substantial, unanticipated expenditures. There can be no assurance that we will be able to respond successfully to technological change.
We must monitor and protect our Internet domain names to preserve their value.
We own a wide range of domain names including our Edtech platform, www.geniusu.com (information contained on, or available through, such website does not constitute part of, and is not deemed incorporated by reference into, this prospectus). Third parties may acquire substantially similar domain names that decrease the value of our domain names and trademarks and other proprietary rights which may hurt our business. The regulation of domain names in the United States and foreign countries is subject to change. Governing bodies could appoint additional domain name registrars or modify the requirements for holding domain names. Governing bodies could also establish additional “top-level” domains, which are the portion of the Web address that appears to the right of the “dot,” such as “com,” “gov,” or “org.” As a result, we may not maintain exclusive rights to all potentially relevant domain names in the United States or in other countries in which we conduct business.
 
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We may be sued for infringing the intellectual property rights of others and such actions would be costly to defend, could require us to pay damages and could limit our ability or increase our costs to use certain technologies in the future.
Companies in the Internet, technology, education, curriculum and media industries own large numbers of patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets and frequently enter into litigation based on allegations of infringement or other violations of intellectual property rights. As we grow, the likelihood that we may be subject to such claims also increases. Regardless of the merits, intellectual property claims are often time-consuming and expensive to litigate or settle. In addition, to the extent claims against us are successful, we may have to pay substantial monetary damages or discontinue any of our products, services or practices that are found to be in violation of another party’s rights. We also may have to seek a license and make royalty payments to continue offering our products and services or following such practices, which may significantly increase our operating expenses.
We cannot assure you that we will not be subject to liability claims for any inaccurate or inappropriate content in our training programs, which could cause us to incur legal costs and damage our reputation.
We develop the content for our training programs ourselves or through partnerships with third parties. We cannot assure you that there will be no inaccurate or inappropriate materials included in our training programs or the materials we obtain from our third-party partners. In addition, our mock examination questions designed internally based on our understanding of the relevant examination requirements may be investigated by the regulatory authorities. Therefore, we may face civil, administrative or criminal liability if an individual or corporate, governmental or other entity believes that the content of any of our training programs violate any laws, regulations or governmental policies or infringes upon its legal rights. Even if such claim were not successful, defending it may cause us to incur substantial costs including the time and attention of our management. Moreover, any accusation of inaccurate or inappropriate content could lead to significant negative publicity, which could harm our reputation and future business prospects.
We may be subject to legal liability resulting from the actions of third parties, including independent contractors and teachers, which could cause us to incur substantial costs and damage our reputation.
We may be subject, directly or indirectly, to legal claims associated with the actions of our independent contractors, teachers, and Mentors. In the event of accidents or injuries or other harm to students, we could face claims alleging that we were negligent, provided inadequate supervision or were otherwise liable for their injuries. Additionally, we could face claims alleging that our independent curriculum contractors or teachers infringed the intellectual property rights of third parties. A liability claim against us or any of our independent contractors, teachers, or Mentors could adversely affect our reputation, enrollment and revenues. Even if unsuccessful, such a claim could create unfavorable publicity, cause us to incur substantial expenses and divert the time and attention of management.
We may not have sufficient insurance to protect ourselves against substantial losses.
We have insurance policies to provide coverage against certain potential risks, such as property damage and personal injury, as well as director and officer insurance for our management team. However, we cannot guarantee that our insurance coverage will always be available or will be sufficient to cover possible claims for these risks. In addition, there are certain types of risk that might not be covered by our policies, such as war, acts of nature, force majeure or interruption of certain activities. Moreover, we might be obliged to pay fines and other penalties in the event of delays in product delivery, and such penalties are not covered by our insurance policies. Additionally, we may not be able to renew our current insurance policies under the same terms or at all. Risks not covered by our insurance policies or the inability to renew policies on favorable terms or at all could adversely affect our business and financial condition.
Risks Related to Investing in a Foreign Private Issuer or a Singapore Company
As a foreign private issuer, we are permitted to follow certain home country corporate governance practices in lieu of certain requirements under the NYSE American listing standards. This may afford less protection to holders of our ordinary shares than U.S. regulations.
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American listing standards. A foreign private issuer must disclose in its annual reports filed with the SEC each requirement under the NYSE American listing standards with which it does not comply, followed by a description of its applicable home country practice. Our home country practices in Singapore may afford less protection to holders of our ordinary shares. We may rely on exemptions available under the NYSE American listing standards to a foreign private issuer and follow our home country practices in the future, and as a result, you may not be provided with the benefits of certain corporate governance requirements of the NYSE American listing standards. As of the time of our listing on the NYSE American, we intend to rely on such an exemption with respect to our quorum requirement for shareholder meetings, such that we will not be in compliance with the NYSE American’s standard of a quorum of at least 3313% of shares issued and outstanding and entitled to vote.
We will be a foreign private issuer and, as a result, we will not be subject to U.S. proxy rules and will be subject to Exchange Act reporting obligations that, to some extent, are more lenient and less detailed than those of a U.S. issuer.
Upon consummation of this offering, we will report under the Exchange Act, as a foreign private issuer. Because we qualify as a foreign private issuer under the Exchange Act, we will be exempt from certain provisions of the Exchange Act that are applicable to U.S. public companies, including: the sections of the Exchange Act regulating the solicitation of proxies, consents or authorizations in respect of a security registered under the Exchange Act; the sections of the Exchange Act requiring insiders to file public reports of their share ownership and trading activities and liability for insiders who profit from trades made in a short period of time; and the rules under the Exchange Act requiring the filing with the SEC of quarterly reports on Form 10-Q containing unaudited financial and other specified information, or current reports on Form 8-K, upon the occurrence of specified significant events. In addition, we will not be required to provide as detailed disclosure as a U.S. registrant, particularly in the area of executive compensation. It is possible that some investors may not be as interested in investing in our ordinary shares as the securities of a U.S. registrant that is required to provide more frequent and detailed disclosure in certain areas, which could adversely affect our share price.
We may lose our foreign private issuer status, which would then require us to comply with the Exchange Act’s domestic reporting regime and cause us to incur additional legal, accounting and other expenses.
In order to maintain our current status as a foreign private issuer, either (1) a majority of our ordinary shares must be either directly or indirectly owned of record by non-residents of the United States or (2) (a) a majority of our executive officers or directors must not be U.S. citizens or residents, (b) more than 50 percent of our assets cannot be located in the United States and (c) our business must be administered principally outside the United States. If we lost this status, we would be required to comply with the Exchange Act reporting and other requirements applicable to U.S. domestic issuers, which are more detailed and extensive than the requirements for foreign private issuers. We may also be required to make changes in our corporate governance practices in accordance with various SEC rules and the NYSE American listing standards. The regulatory and compliance costs to us under U.S. securities laws if we are required to comply with the reporting requirements applicable to a U.S. domestic issuer may be higher than the cost we would incur as a foreign private issuer. As a result, we expect that a loss of foreign private issuer status would increase our legal and financial compliance costs. We also expect that if we were required to comply with the rules and regulations applicable to U.S. domestic issuers, it would make it more difficult and expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance. These rules and regulations could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified Board members.
We are a Singapore incorporated company and it may be difficult to enforce a judgment of U.S. courts for civil liabilities under U.S. federal securities laws against us, our directors or officers in Singapore.
We are incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore, and certain of our directors are residents outside the United States. Moreover, a significant portion of our consolidated assets are located outside the United States. Although we are incorporated outside the United States, we have agreed to accept service of process in the United States through our agent designated for that purpose. Nevertheless, because a
 
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majority of the consolidated assets owned by us are located outside the United States, any judgment obtained in the United States against us may not be enforceable within the United States.
There is no treaty in force between the United States and Singapore providing for the reciprocal recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters and a final judgment for the payment of money rendered by any federal or state court in the United States based on civil liability, whether or not predicated solely upon the federal securities laws, would, therefore, not be automatically enforceable in Singapore. There is uncertainty as to whether judgments of courts in the United States based upon the civil liability of the federal securities laws of the United States would be recognized or enforceable in Singapore. In addition, holders of book-entry interests in our shares (for example, where such shareholders hold our shares indirectly through the Depository Trust Company) will be required to be registered shareholders as reflected in our register of members in order to have standing to bring a shareholder action and, if successful, to enforce a foreign judgment against us, our directors or our executive officers in the Singapore courts. The administrative process of becoming a registered shareholder could result in delays prejudicial to any legal proceedings or enforcement action. Consequently, it may be difficult for investors to enforce against us, our directors or our officers in Singapore judgments obtained in the United States which are predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States.
We are incorporated in Singapore and our shareholders may have more difficulty in protecting their interests than they would as shareholders of a corporation incorporated in the United States.
Our corporate affairs are governed by our constitution and by the laws governing companies incorporated in Singapore. The rights of our shareholders and the responsibilities of our Board members under Singapore law may be different from those applicable to a corporation incorporated in the United States in material respects. Principal shareholders of Singapore companies do not owe fiduciary duties to minority shareholders, as compared, for example, to controlling shareholders in corporations incorporated in Delaware. Our public shareholders may have more difficulty in protecting their interests in connection with actions taken by our management, our Board members or our principal shareholders than they would as shareholders of a corporation incorporated in the United States.
In addition, only persons who are registered as shareholders in our register of members are recognized under Singapore law as shareholders of our Company. Only registered shareholders have legal standing to institute shareholder actions against us or otherwise seek to enforce their rights as shareholders. Investors in our shares who are not specifically registered as shareholders in our register of members (for example, where such shareholders hold shares indirectly through the Depository Trust Company) are required to become registered as shareholders in our register of members in order to institute or enforce any legal proceedings or claims against us, our directors or our executive officers relating to shareholder rights. Holders of book-entry interests in our shares may become registered shareholders by exchanging their book-entry interests in our shares for certificated shares and being registered in our register of members. Such process could result in administrative delays which may be prejudicial to any legal proceeding or enforcement action.
We are subject to the laws of Singapore, which differ in certain material respects from the laws of the United States.
As a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore, we are required to comply with the laws of Singapore, certain of which are capable of extra-territorial application, as well as our constitution. In particular, we are required to comply with certain provisions of the SFA, which prohibit certain forms of market conduct and information disclosures, and impose criminal and civil penalties on corporations, directors and officers in respect of any breach of such provisions. In addition, the Singapore Code on Take-Overs and Mergers (the “Singapore Take-over Code”), specifies, among other things, certain circumstances in which a general offer is to be made upon a change in control of a Singapore-incorporated public company, and further specifies the manner and price at which voluntary and mandatory general offers are to be made.
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those applicable to a company incorporated in the State of Delaware in material respects, and our shareholders may have more difficulty and less clarity in protecting their interests in connection with actions taken by our management, members of our board of directors or our controlling shareholders than would otherwise apply to a company incorporated in the State of Delaware. See “Comparison of Shareholder Rights” for a discussion of certain differences between Singapore and Delaware corporation law.
In addition, the application of Singapore law, in particular, the Companies Act, Chapter 50 of Singapore (the “Singapore Companies Act”), may, in certain circumstances, impose more restrictions on us, our shareholders, directors and officers than would otherwise be applicable to a company incorporated in the State of Delaware. For example, the Singapore Companies Act requires a director to act with a reasonable degree of diligence in the discharge of the duties of his office and, in certain circumstances, imposes criminal liability for specified contraventions of particular statutory requirements or prohibitions. In addition, pursuant to the provisions of the Singapore Companies Act, shareholders holding 10% or more of the total number of paid-up shares as at the date of the deposit carrying the right of voting at general meetings (disregarding paid-up shares held as treasury shares) may by depositing a requisition, require our directors to convene an extraordinary general meeting. If our directors do not within 21 days after the date of deposit of the requisition proceed to convene a meeting, the requisitioning shareholders, or any of them representing more than 50% of the total voting rights represented of all of them, may proceed to convene such meeting, and we will be liable for the reasonable expenses incurred by such requisitioning shareholders. We are also required by the Singapore Companies Act to deduct corresponding amounts from fees or other remuneration payable by us to such of the directors as are in default.
Singapore take-over laws contain provisions that may vary from those in other jurisdictions.
The Singapore Take-over Code applies to, among others, corporations with a primary listing of their equity securities in Singapore. While the Singapore Take-over Code is drafted with, among others, listed public companies in mind, unlisted public companies with more than 50 (fifty) shareholders and net tangible assets of S$5.0 million or more, must also observe the letter and spirit of the general principles and rules of the Singapore Take-Over Code, wherever this is possible and appropriate. Public companies with a primary listing overseas may apply to Securities Industry Council (“SIC”) to waive the application of the Singapore Take-over Code. As at the date of this prospectus, no application has been made to SIC to waive the application of the Singapore Take-over Code in relation to us.
In this regard, the Singapore Take-over Code contains certain provisions that may possibly delay, deter or prevent a future takeover or change in control of us. Under the Singapore Takeover Code, except with the consent of the SIC, any person acquiring an interest, whether by a series of transactions over a period of time or not, either on his own or together with parties acting in concert with him, in 30% or more of our voting shares is required to extend a take-over offer for all remaining voting shares in accordance with the procedural and other requirements under the Singapore Take-over Code. Except with the consent of the SIC, such a take-over offer is also required to be made if a person holding between 30% and 50% (both inclusive) of our voting shares, either on his own or together with parties acting in concert with him, acquires additional voting shares representing more than 1% of our voting shares in any six-month period. While the Singapore Take-over Code seeks to ensure an equality of treatment among shareholders in take-over or merger situations, its provisions could substantially impede the ability of our shareholders to benefit from a change of control and, as a result, may adversely affect the market price of our ordinary shares and the ability to realize any benefits from a potential change of control.
Subject to the general authority to allot and issue new ordinary shares provided by our shareholders, the Singapore Companies Act and our constitution, our directors may allot and issue new ordinary shares on terms and conditions and for such purposes as may be determined by our Board in its sole discretion.
Under Singapore law, we may only allot and issue new shares with the prior approval of our shareholders in a general meeting. Subject to the general authority to allot and issue new ordinary shares provided by our shareholders, the provisions of the Singapore Companies Act and our constitution, we may allot and issue new ordinary shares on such terms and conditions and for such purposes as may be determined by our Board
 
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in its sole discretion. Any additional issuances of new ordinary shares may dilute our shareholders’ percentage ownership interests in our ordinary shares and/or adversely impact the market price of our ordinary shares.
We may be or become a passive foreign investment company, which could result in adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences to U.S. Holders.
The rules governing passive foreign investment companies (“PFICs”) can have adverse effects for U.S. federal income tax purposes. The tests for determining PFIC status for a taxable year depend upon the relative values of certain categories of assets and the relative amounts of certain kinds of income. The determination of whether we are a PFIC, which must be made annually after the close of each taxable year, depends on the particular facts and circumstances (such as the valuation of our assets, including goodwill and other intangible assets) and may also be affected by the application of the PFIC rules, which are subject to differing interpretations. The fair market value of our assets is expected to relate, in part, to (a) the market price of our ordinary shares and (b) the composition of our income and assets, which will be affected by how, and how quickly, we spend any cash that is raised in any financing transaction. Moreover, our ability to earn specific types of income that we currently treat as non-passive for purposes of the PFIC rules is uncertain with respect to future years. Because the value of our assets for purposes of determining PFIC status will depend in part on the market price of our ordinary shares, which may fluctuate significantly. We do not expect to be a PFIC for our current taxable year or in the foreseeable future. However, there can be no assurance that we will not be considered a PFIC for any taxable year.
If we are a PFIC, a U.S. Holder (defined below) would be subject to adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences, such as ineligibility for any preferred tax rates on capital gains or on actual or deemed dividends, interest charges on certain taxes treated as deferred, and additional reporting requirements under U.S. federal income tax laws and regulations. A U.S. Holder may in certain circumstances mitigate adverse tax consequences of the PFIC rules by filing an election to treat the PFIC as a qualified electing fund (“QEF”) or, if shares of the PFIC are “marketable stock” for purposes of the PFIC rules, by making a mark-to-market election with respect to the shares of the PFIC. We do not intend to comply with the reporting requirements necessary to permit U.S. Holders to elect to treat us as a QEF. If a U.S. Holder makes a mark-to-market election with respect to its ordinary shares, the U.S. Holder is in its U.S. federal taxable income an amount reflecting any year end increase in the value of its ordinary shares. For purposes of this discussion, a “U.S. Holder” is a beneficial owner of ordinary shares that is for U.S. federal income tax purposes: (i) an individual who is a citizen or resident of the United States; (ii) a corporation (or other entity taxable as a corporation for U.S. federal income tax purposes) created or organized in or under the laws of the United States, any state thereof or the District of Columbia; (iii) an estate the income of which is subject to U.S. federal income taxation regardless of its source; or (iv) a trust (a) if a court within the U.S. can exercise primary supervision over its administration, and one or more U.S. persons have the authority to control all of the substantial decisions of that trust, or (b) that was in existence on August 20, 1996, and validly elected under applicable Treasury Regulations to continue to be treated as a domestic trust.
Investors should consult their own tax advisors regarding all aspects of the application of the PFIC rules to the ordinary shares.
Singapore taxes may differ from the tax laws of other jurisdictions.
Prospective investors should consult their tax advisors concerning the overall tax consequences of purchasing, owning and disposing of our shares. Singapore tax law may differ from the tax laws of other jurisdictions, including the United States.
Tax authorities could challenge the allocation of income and deductions among our subsidiaries, which could increase our overall tax liability.
We are organized in Singapore, and we currently have subsidiaries in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa, and Indonesia. As we grow our business, we expect to conduct increased operations through our subsidiaries in various jurisdictions. If two or more affiliated companies are located
 
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in different jurisdictions, the tax laws or regulations of each country generally will require transactions between those affiliated companies to be conducted on terms consistent with those between unrelated companies dealing at arm’s length, and appropriate documentation generally must be maintained to support the transfer prices. We maintain our transfer pricing policies to be compliant with applicable transfer pricing laws, but our transfer pricing procedures are not binding on applicable tax authorities.
If tax authorities were to successfully challenge our transfer pricing, there could be an increase in our overall tax liability, which could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows. In addition, the tax laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate are subject to differing interpretations. Tax authorities may challenge our tax positions, and if successful, such challenges could increase our overall tax liability. In addition, the tax laws in the jurisdictions in which we operate are subject to change. We cannot predict the timing or content of such potential changes, and such changes could increase our overall tax liability, which could adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows.
Risks Related to this Offering and Ownership of Ordinary Shares
In the future, our ability to raise additional capital to expand our operations and invest in our business may be limited, and our failure to raise additional capital, if required, could impair our business.
While we currently anticipate that our available funds will be sufficient to meet our cash needs for at least the next 24 months, we may need or elect to seek, additional financing at any time. Our ability to obtain financing will depend on, among other things, our development efforts, business plans, operating performance and condition of the capital markets at the time we seek financing. If we need or elect to raise additional funds, we may not be able to obtain additional debt or equity financing on favorable terms, if at all. If we raise additional equity financing, our shareholders may experience significant dilution of their ownership interests and the per-share value of our ordinary shares could decline. If we engage in additional debt financing, we may be required to accept terms that further restrict our ability to incur additional indebtedness and force us to maintain specified liquidity or other ratios and limit the operating flexibility of our business. If we need additional capital and cannot raise it on acceptable terms, we may not be able to, among other things:

Fund our operating capital requirements as we grow;

Continue to grow by acquiring companies;

Retain the leadership team and staff required;

Repay our liabilities as they come due; and

Make the necessary investments in our Edtech platform.
Our share price may be volatile, and the market price of our ordinary shares after this offering may drop below the price you pay.
Market prices for securities of newly-public companies have historically been particularly volatile in response to various factors, some of which are beyond our control. As a result of this volatility, you may not be able to sell your ordinary shares at or above the initial public offering price in this offering. Some of the factors that may cause the market price for our ordinary shares to fluctuate include:

Actual or anticipated fluctuations in our key operating metrics, financial condition and operating results;

Loss of current long-term contracts;

Actual or anticipated changes in our growth rate;

Competitors developing more advanced technology attracting our customers;

Our announcement of actual results for a fiscal period that are lower than projected or expected or our announcement of revenue or earnings guidance that is lower than expected;
 
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Changes in estimates of our financial results or recommendations by securities analysts;

Changes in market valuations of similar companies;

Changes in our capital structure, such as future issuances of securities or the incurrence of debt;

Announcements by us or our competitors of significant products or services, contracts, acquisitions or strategic alliances;

Regulatory developments in Singapore, the United States or other countries;

Actual or threatened litigation involving us or our industry;

Additions or departures of key personnel;

General trends in the education industry as a whole;

Share price and volume fluctuations attributable to inconsistent trading volume levels of our shares;

Further issuances of ordinary shares by us;

Sales or ordinary shares by our shareholders;

Repurchases of ordinary shares; and

Changes in general economic, industry and market conditions.
In addition, the stock market in general, and the market for education companies in particular, has experienced extreme price and volume fluctuations that have often been unrelated or disproportionate to the operating performance of those companies. These fluctuations may be even more pronounced in the trading market for our shares shortly following this offering. If the market price of our ordinary shares after this offering does not exceed the offering price, you may not realize any return on your investment in us and may lose some or all of your investment. Securities class action litigation has often been instituted against companies following periods of volatility in the overall market and in the market price of a company’s securities. This litigation, if instituted against us, could result in very substantial costs, divert our management’s attention and resources, and harm our business, operating results and financial condition. In addition, recent fluctuations in the financial and capital markets have resulted in volatility in securities prices.
We have broad discretion over the use of proceeds we receive in this offering and may not apply the proceeds in ways that increase the value of your investment.
Our management will have broad discretion in the application of the net proceeds from this offering and, as a result, you will have to rely upon the judgment of our management with respect to the use of these proceeds. Our management may spend a portion or all of the net proceeds in ways that not all shareholders approve of or that may not yield a favorable return. The failure by our management to apply these funds effectively could harm our business.
A significant portion of our total outstanding shares may be sold into the public market in the near future, which could cause the market price of our ordinary shares to drop significantly, even if our business is doing well.
The price of our ordinary shares could decline if there are substantial sales of our ordinary shares, particularly sales by our directors, executive officers and significant shareholders, or if there is a large number of shares of our ordinary shares available for sale. All of the ordinary shares sold in this offering will be available for sale in the public market. Substantially all of our remaining outstanding ordinary shares are currently restricted from resale as a result of market standoff and “lock-up” agreements, as more fully described in “Shares Eligible for Future Sale.”
ThinkEquity may, at its discretion, permit our shareholders to sell shares prior to the expiration of the restrictive provisions contained in those lock-up agreements.
 
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The market price of our ordinary shares could decline as a result of the sale of a substantial number of ordinary shares in the public market or the perception in the market that the holders of a large number of shares intend to sell their shares.
Purchasers of ordinary shares in this offering will experience immediate and substantial dilution in the net tangible book value of their investment.
The initial public offering price of our ordinary shares will be substantially higher than the net tangible book value per share of our outstanding ordinary shares immediately after this offering. Therefore, if you purchase our ordinary shares in this offering, you will incur immediate dilution of $[•] in the net tangible book value per share from the price you paid based on an assumed initial public offering price of $[•], the midpoint of the price range set forth on the cover page of this prospectus. In addition, following the completion of this offering, purchasers of ordinary shares in this offering will have contributed [•]% of the total consideration paid by our shareholders to acquire our ordinary shares, but will only own [•]% of our outstanding ordinary shares.
There has been no prior public market for our ordinary shares, and an active trading market may not develop.
Prior to this offering, there has been no public market for our ordinary shares. An active trading market may not develop following completion of this offering or, if developed, may not be sustained. The lack of an active market may impair your ability to sell your shares at the time you wish to sell them or at a price that you consider reasonable. The lack of an active market may also reduce the fair market value of your shares. An inactive market may also impair our ability to raise capital by selling shares of share capital and may impair our ability to acquire other companies by using our ordinary shares as consideration.
If securities or industry analysts do not publish or cease publishing research or reports about us, our business, or our market, or if they change their recommendations regarding our ordinary shares adversely, our share price and/or trading volume could decline.
The trading market for our ordinary shares will be influenced by the research and reports that industry or securities analysts may publish about us, our business, our market or our competitors. Securities and industry analysts do not currently, and may never, publish research on us. If no securities or industry analysts commence coverage of our Company, our share price and trading volume would likely be negatively impacted. If any of the analysts who may cover us adversely change their recommendation regarding our shares, or provide more favorable relative recommendations about our competitors, our share price would likely decline. If any of the analysts who may cover us were to cease coverage or fail to regularly publish reports on us, we could lose visibility in the financial markets, which in turn could cause our share price or trading volume to decline.
We may not pay dividends on our ordinary shares in the future and, consequently, your ability to achieve a return on your investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our ordinary shares.
We do not currently expect to pay cash dividends on our ordinary shares. Any future dividend payments are within the absolute discretion of our Board and will depend on, among other things, our results of operations, working capital requirements, capital expenditure requirements, financial condition, level of indebtedness, contractual restrictions with respect to payment of dividends, business opportunities, anticipated cash needs, provisions of applicable law and other factors that our Board may deem relevant. Consequently, your ability to achieve a return on your investment will depend on appreciation in the price of our ordinary shares.
We currently report our financial results under IFRS, which differs in certain significant respects from U.S. GAAP.
Currently we report our financial statements under IFRS. There have been and there may in the future be certain significant differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP, including differences related to revenue recognition, share-based compensation expense, income tax and earnings per share. As a result, our financial
 
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information and reported earnings for historical or future periods could be significantly different if they were prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. In addition, we do not intend to provide a reconciliation between IFRS and U.S. GAAP unless it is required under applicable law. As a result, you may not be able to meaningfully compare our financial statements under IFRS with those companies that prepare financial statements under U.S. GAAP.
We are an emerging growth company and a smaller reporting company within the meaning of the Securities Act, and if we take advantage of certain exemptions from disclosure requirements available to emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies, this could make our securities less attractive to investors and may make it more difficult to compare our performance with other public companies.
We are an “emerging growth company” within the meaning of the Securities Act, as modified by the JOBS Act, and we may take advantage of certain exemptions from various reporting requirements that are applicable to other public companies that are not emerging growth companies including, but not limited to, not being required to comply with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation in our periodic reports and proxy statements, and exemptions from the requirements of holding a nonbinding advisory vote on executive compensation and shareholder approval of any golden parachute payments not previously approved. As a result, our shareholders may not have access to certain information they may deem important. We could be an emerging growth company for up to five years, although circumstances could cause us to lose that status earlier, including if the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of any December 31 before that time, in which case we would no longer be an emerging growth company as of the following December 31. We cannot predict whether investors will find our securities less attractive because we will rely on these exemptions. If some investors find our securities less attractive as a result of our reliance on these exemptions, the trading prices of our securities may be lower than they otherwise would be, there may be a less active trading market for our securities and the trading prices of our securities may be more volatile.
Further, Section 102(b)(1) of the JOBS Act exempts emerging growth companies from being required to comply with new or revised financial accounting standards until private companies (that is, those that have not had a Securities Act registration statement declared effective or do not have a class of securities registered under the Exchange Act) are required to comply with the new or revised financial accounting standards. The JOBS Act provides that a company can elect to opt out of the extended transition period and comply with the requirements that apply to non-emerging growth companies but any such an election to opt out is irrevocable. We have elected not to opt out of such extended transition period, which means that when a standard is issued or revised and it has different application dates for public or private companies, we, as an emerging growth company, can adopt the new or revised standard at the time private companies adopt the new or revised standard. This may make comparison of our financial statements with another public company which is neither an emerging growth company nor an emerging growth company which has opted out of using the extended transition period difficult or impossible because of the potential differences in accountant standards used.
Additionally, we are a “smaller reporting company” as defined in Rule 10(f)(1) of Regulation S-K. Smaller reporting companies may take advantage of certain reduced disclosure obligations, including, among other things, providing only two years of audited financial statements. We will remain a smaller reporting company until the last day of the fiscal year in which (1) the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $250 million as of the end of the prior December 31, or (2) our annual revenues exceeded $100 million during such completed fiscal year and the market value of our ordinary shares held by non-affiliates exceeds $700 million as of the prior December 31. To the extent we take advantage of such reduced disclosure obligations, it may also make comparison of our financial statements with other public companies difficult or impossible.
We will incur significantly increased costs and devote substantial management time as a result of operating as a public company.
As a public company, we will incur significant legal, accounting, and other expenses that we did not incur as a private company. For example, we will be subject to the reporting requirements of the Exchange Act,
 
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and will be required to comply with the applicable requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as rules and regulations subsequently implemented by the SEC and NYSE American including the establishment and maintenance of effective disclosure and financial controls and changes in corporate governance practices. We expect that compliance with these requirements will increase our legal and financial compliance costs and will make some activities more time consuming and costly. The Exchange Act requires, among other things, that we file annual and current reports with respect to our business and results of operations. We expect to incur significant expenses and devote substantial management effort toward ensuring compliance with the auditor attestation requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which will increase when we are no longer an “emerging growth company,” as defined by the JOBS Act. We may need to hire additional accounting and financial staff with appropriate public company experience and technical accounting knowledge. We cannot predict or estimate the amount of additional costs we may incur as a result of becoming a public company or the timing of such costs. As a result, management’s attention may be diverted from other business concerns, which could adversely affect our business and results of operations.
In addition, changing laws, regulations and standards relating to corporate governance and public disclosure are creating uncertainty for public companies, increasing legal and financial compliance costs and making some activities more time consuming. These laws, regulations and standards are subject to varying interpretations, in many cases due to their lack of specificity, and as a result, their application in practice may evolve over time as regulatory and governing bodies provide new guidance. These factors could result in continuing uncertainty regarding compliance matters and higher costs necessitated by ongoing revisions to disclosure and governance practices. We will continue to invest resources to comply with evolving laws, regulations and standards, and this investment may result in increased general and administrative expenses and a diversion of management’s time and attention from revenue-generating activities to compliance activities. If our efforts to comply with new laws, regulations and standards differ from the activities intended by regulatory or governing bodies due to ambiguities related to their application and practice, regulatory authorities may initiate legal proceedings against us, and our business could be adversely affected.
As a result of disclosure of information as a public company, our business and financial condition have become more visible, which may result in threatened or actual litigation, including by competitors and other third parties. If the claims are successful, our business operations and financial results could be adversely affected, and even if the claims do not result in litigation or are resolved in our favor, these claims, and the time and resources necessary to resolve them, could divert the resources of our management and adversely affect our business operations and financial results. These factors could also make it more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified colleagues, executive officers and Board members.
We also expect that operating as a public company will make it more difficult and more expensive for us to obtain director and officer liability insurance on the terms that we would like. As a result, it may be more difficult for us to attract and retain qualified people to serve on our Board, our Board committees or as executive officers.
If we fail to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting in the future, we may not be able to accurately report our financial condition, results of operations or cash flows, which may adversely affect investor confidence.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires, among other things, that we maintain effective internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures. We will be required, under SOX 404, to perform system and process evaluations and testing of internal controls over financial reporting to allow management to report annually on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. This assessment requires disclosure of any material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting identified by management. SOX 404 also generally will require an attestation from our independent registered public accounting firm on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. However, for as long as we remain an emerging growth company (“EGC”), we intend to take advantage of the exemption permitting it not to comply with the independent registered public accounting firm attestation requirement. At the time when we are no longer an EGC, our independent registered public accounting firm may issue
 
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a report that is adverse in the event it is not satisfied with the level at which we control are documented, designed or operating. Remediation efforts may not enable us to avoid a material weakness in the future.
Compliance with SOX 404 requires the incurrence of substantial accounting expense and consumes significant management efforts. We may not be able to complete evaluation, testing and any required remediation in a timely fashion. During the evaluation and testing process, if we identify one or more material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting, we will be unable to assert that our internal control over financial reporting is effective. We cannot assure you that there will not be material weaknesses or significant deficiencies in our internal control over financial reporting in the future. Any failure to maintain internal control over financial reporting could severely inhibit its ability to accurately report financial condition, results of operations or cash flows. If we are unable to conclude that internal control over financial reporting is effective, or if our independent registered public accounting firm determines we have a material weakness or significant deficiency in internal control over financial reporting, it could lose investor confidence in the accuracy and completeness of our financial reports, the market price of our ordinary shares could decline, and we could be subject to sanctions or investigations by the NYSE American, the SEC or other regulatory authorities. Failure to remedy any material weakness in internal control over financial reporting, or to implement or maintain other effective control systems required of public companies, could also restrict future access to the capital markets.
If we are not able to comply with the applicable continued listing requirements or standards of the NYSE American, the NYSE American could delist our ordinary shares.
In conjunction with this offering, we are applying to list our ordinary shares on the NYSE American simultaneously with the closing of this offering. In order to obtain and maintain that listing, we must satisfy minimum financial and other continued listing requirements and standards, including those regarding director independence and independent committee requirements, minimum shareholders’ equity, minimum share price, and certain corporate governance requirements. There can be no assurances that we will be able to comply with the applicable listing standards. If the NYSE American were to delist our ordinary shares, it would be more difficult for our shareholders to dispose of our ordinary shares and more difficult to obtain accurate price quotations on our ordinary shares. Our ability to issue additional securities for financing or other purposes, or otherwise to arrange for any financing we may need in the future, may also be materially and adversely affected if our ordinary shares are not listed on a national securities exchange.
If our listing application for our ordinary shares is not approved by the NYSE American, we will not be able to consummate this offering and will terminate this offering.
An approval of our listing application by the NYSE American is subject to our fulfillment of certain minimum financial and liquidity requirements. If we fail to meet the NYSE American minimum requirements for listing, or between listing and closing, we will not be able to consummate the offering and will terminate this offering. We will need to receive a minimum offering amount of $[•] per share in order to satisfy the listing conditions to trade our ordinary shares on the NYSE American.
 
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CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This prospectus contains forward-looking statements that reflect our current expectations and views of future events. The forward-looking statements are contained principally in the sections entitled “Prospectus Summary,” “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business” and “Regulation.” Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those listed under “Risk Factors,” may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
You can identify some of these forward-looking statements by words or phrases such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “aim,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “is/are likely to,” “potential,” “continue” or other similar expressions. We have based these forward-looking statements largely on our current expectations and projections about future events that we believe may affect our financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs. These forward-looking statements include statements relating to:

Our future business development, financial condition and results of operations;

Our ability to continue to make acquisitions and to successfully integrate and operate acquired businesses;

Our expectations regarding demand for and market acceptance of our marketplace’s products and services;

Our ability to implement our business strategy and expand our portfolio of products and services;

Our ability to adapt to technological changes in the educational sector;

The development and expansion of our global education network and the effect of new technology applications in the educational services industry;

Our ability to continue attracting and retaining new students, teachers, Mentors, and partners;

Our ability to maintain the academic quality of our programs;

The availability of qualified personnel and the ability to retain such personnel;

Government interventions in education industry programs, that affect the economic or tax regime, the collection of tuition fees or the regulatory framework applicable to educational institutions;

Our expectations regarding our businesses base of investors;

Changes in consumer demands and preferences and technological advances, and our ability to innovate to respond to such changes;

Our compliance with, and changes to, governmental laws, regulations and tax matters that apply to us and our industry;

Health crises, including due to pandemics such as the COVID-19 pandemic and government measures taken in response thereto;

Our goals and strategies;

Our plans to invest in our business;

Our relationships with our partners;

Competition in our industry;

We are incorporated in Singapore, and our shareholders may have more difficulty protecting their interests than they would as shareholders of a corporation incorporated in the United States; and

Other risk factors discussed under “Risk Factors.”
 
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These forward-looking statements are subject to various and significant risks and uncertainties, including those which are beyond our control. Although we believe that our expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, our expectations may later be found to be incorrect. The forward-looking statements made in this prospectus relate only to events or information as of the date on which the statements are made in this prospectus. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should thoroughly read this prospectus and the documents that we refer to herein with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from and worse than what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements. We disclaim any obligation to update our forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
This prospectus contains certain data and information that we obtained from various government and private publications, including industry data and information from the World Economic Forum Schools of the Future Report and industry statistics from education market intelligence firm, HolonIQ. Statistical data in these publications also include projections based on a number of assumptions.
In addition, the new and rapidly changing nature of the credit and marketplace lending industry results in significant uncertainties for any projections or estimates relating to the growth prospects or future condition of our industry. Furthermore, if any one or more of the assumptions underlying the market data are later found to be incorrect, actual results may differ from the projections based on these assumptions. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
 
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USE OF PROCEEDS
Assuming a public offering price of $[•] per share (the midpoint of the price range on the cover page of this prospectus), we estimate that the net proceeds to us from the sale of our ordinary shares in this offering will be approximately $[•] (or $[•] if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. Each $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed public offering price will increase (decrease) the net proceeds to us from this offering by approximately $[•] (or $[•] if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), assuming the number of ordinary shares offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. Similarly, each increase (decrease) of 100,000 ordinary shares offered by us would increase (decrease) the net proceeds to us from this offering by approximately $[•], assuming the assumed public offering price remains the same and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. The as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only and will be adjusted based on the actual public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.
We plan to use approximately $[•] million of the net proceeds from this offering for strategic acquisitions to cover the cash portion of the acquisition costs for the IPO Acquisitions and the remainder of the net proceeds to ensure sufficient working capital for the acquisitions, development costs of our Edtech platform, working capital, and for general corporate purposes. We do not currently plan to use any of the net proceeds from this offering for additional acquisitions.
The foregoing represents our current intentions based upon our present plans and business conditions to use and allocate the net proceeds of this offering. Our management, however, will have significant flexibility and discretion to apply the net proceeds of this offering. If an unforeseen event occurs or business conditions change, we may use the proceeds of this offering differently than as described in this prospectus. See “Risk Factors.”
Pending use of proceeds from this offering, we intend to invest the proceeds in short-term, interest-bearing, investment-grade instruments, or hold as cash.
 
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DIVIDEND POLICY
We currently anticipate that we will retain any future earnings for the operation and expansion of our business. Accordingly, we do not currently anticipate declaring or paying any cash dividends on our ordinary shares for the foreseeable future. Any future determination relating to our dividend policy will be made at the discretion of our Board and will depend on then existing conditions. We may, by ordinary resolution, declare dividends at a general meeting of shareholders, but we are restricted from paying dividends in excess of the amount recommended by our Board. Pursuant to Singapore law, no dividend may be paid except out of our profits.
 
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CAPITALIZATION
The following tables sets forth our cash and cash equivalents and our total capitalization as of June 30, 2021 as follows:

On an actual basis for the companies within the Group at June 30, 2021;

On a pro forma basis including the companies that the Group is acquiring upon consummation of this offering, as if they were a part of the Group at June 30, 2021, but excluding the effect of the sale of ordinary shares in this offering; and

On a pro forma as adjusted basis including the companies that the Group is acquiring upon consummation of this offering, as if they were a part of the Group at June 30, 2021, adjusted to reflect the sale of [•] ordinary shares in this offering, at an assumed initial public offering price of $[•] per ordinary share, after deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us.
The adjustments reflected below are subject to change and are based upon available information and certain assumptions that we believe are reasonable. Total shareholders’ equity and total capitalization following the completion of this offering are subject to adjustment based on the actual offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing. You should read this capitalization table in conjunction with “Use of Proceeds,” “Summary Consolidated Financial Data,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and the consolidated financial statements and the related notes appearing elsewhere in this prospectus.
June 30, 2021 (USD)
Actual
Pro forma
Pro forma
As Adjusted
Cash and cash equivalents
2,143,358 3,011,301
Capitalization:
Long-term debt:
1,452,547 2,641,473
Shareholders’ equity:
51,722,567 51,722,567
16155,810 ordinary shares issued and outstanding on an actual
basis, 18,247,056 ordinary shares issued and outstanding on
adjusted pro forma basis to reflect the IPO Acquisitions;
[      ] shares issued and outstanding on a pro forma as
adjusted basis to reflect the surrender of an aggregate of
23,293,950 ordinary shares by the existing shareholders on [•],
2021 and [•] ordinary shares to be issued in this offering
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
Reserve
1,856,293 1,856,293
Accumulated deficit
(11,391,385) (11,391,385)
Total shareholders’ equity
42,187,475 42,187,475
Total capitalization
43,640,022
44,828,948
If the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full, then (i) ordinary shares, pro forma as adjusted, would be [•] shares, (ii) total shareholders’ equity would be [•] and (iii) total capitalization would be $[•].
Each $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed public offering price of $[•] per share (the midpoint of the price range on the cover page of this prospectus) will increase (decrease) the amount of total assets by approximately $[•] million and total capitalization on a pro forma as adjusted basis by approximately $[•] million, assuming the number of ordinary shares offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this
 
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prospectus, remains the same and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. We may also increase or decrease the number of ordinary shares we are offering. Each increase (decrease) of 100,000 ordinary shares offered by us would increase (decrease) the amount of total assets by approximately $[•] and total capitalization on a pro forma as adjusted basis by approximately $[•] million, assuming the assumed public offering price of $[•] per share (the midpoint of the price range on the cover page of this prospectus) remains the same, and after deducting estimated underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. The pro forma as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only and will be adjusted based on the actual public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.
The number of ordinary shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021, as shown above, is based on 16,155,810 ordinary shares issued to shareholders in Genius Group Ltd as of that date, and excludes:

2,091,246 shares, in the aggregate, to be issued in respect of the closing of the IPO Acquisitions; and

5,046,894 shares underlying options available for issuance at a weighted average exercise price of $6.41, reserved.
The Pro Forma totals above differ to the respective Combined Totals in the pro forma Balance Sheet in the Selected Combined and Consolidated Financial Data section due to inclusion in the pro forma Balance Sheet of the effect of the sale of ordinary shares in this offering.
 
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DILUTION
If you invest in our ordinary shares, your interest will be immediately diluted $[•] per ordinary share, representing the difference between our pro forma net tangible book value per share $1.12 as of June 30, 2021, and our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value per share giving effect to this offering at an assumed initial public offering price of $[•] per share. Dilution results from the fact that the initial public offering price per ordinary share is substantially in excess of the pro forma book value per ordinary share attributable to the existing shareholders for our presently outstanding ordinary shares.
Our net tangible book value of the Pre-IPO Group as of June 30, 2021 was $1,727,987 or $0.11 per ordinary share as of that date. Net tangible book value represents the amount of our total consolidated tangible assets, less the amount of our total consolidated liabilities. Total Tangible assets are calculated as total assets minus goodwill, intangible assets and right of use asset, the total tangible liability is calculated as total liability. Our pro forma net tangible book value of the Pre-IPO Group plus the IPO Acquisitions as of June 30, 2021 was $18,018,909 or $1.12 per ordinary share as of that date. Dilution is determined by subtracting pro forma net tangible book value per ordinary share, after giving effect to the proceeds we will receive from this offering, from the assumed initial public offering price of $[•] per ordinary share, the midpoint of the range set forth on the cover page of this prospectus and after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. The total shares outstanding as of June 30, 2021 are 16,155,810.
Without taking into account any other changes in pro forma net tangible book value after June 30, 2021, other than to give effect to 6-for-1 share split and the sale of the ordinary shares offered in this offering at the assumed initial public offering price of $[•] per ordinary share, which is based on the estimated initial public offering price set forth on the cover page of this prospectus and after deduction of the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us, our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value as of [•] would have been approximately $[•], or $[•] per ordinary share. This represents an immediate increase in pro forma net tangible book value of $[•] per ordinary share to the existing shareholders and an immediate dilution in pro forma net tangible book value of $[•] per ordinary share to investors purchasing our ordinary shares in this offering. The following table illustrates such dilution:
Per
Ordinary
Share
($)
Assumed initial public offering price per ordinary share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Historic net tangible book value per ordinary share as of June 30, 2021
$ 0.11
Pro forma increase in net tangible book value (deficit) per share as of June 30, 2021 before giving effect to this offering
$ 1.01
Pro forma net tangible book value per share as of June 30, 2021
$ 1.12
Pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value per share after giving effect to this offering
Pro forma as adjusted dilution per share to investors participating in this offering
Each $1.00 increase (decrease) in the assumed public offering price of $[•] per share (the midpoint of the price range on the cover page of this prospectus) will increase (decrease) our pro forma as adjusted net tangible book value per share and the dilution to new investors by $[•] per share, assuming the number of ordinary shares offered by us, as set forth on the cover page of this prospectus, remains the same and after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by us. We may also increase or decrease the number of ordinary shares we are offering. Each increase (decrease) of 100,000 ordinary shares offered by us would increase (decrease) the as adjusted net tangible book value per share after this offering by approximately $[•] per share (or $[•] per share if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full), and increase (decrease) the dilution per share to new investors by approximately
 
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and total $[•] per share (or $[•] per share if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full). The as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only and will be adjusted based on the actual public offering price and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.
The following table summarizes, on a pro forma as adjusted basis as of [•] the differences between existing shareholders and the new investors with respect to the number of ordinary shares purchased from us in this offering, the total consideration paid and the average price per ordinary share paid before deducting the underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.
Ordinary Shares
Purchased
Total Consideration
Average
Price Per
Ordinary
Number
Percent
Amount
Percent
Share
Existing shareholders (Issued)
16,155,810 46,421,800 $ 2.87
New investors
Total
The pro forma as adjusted information discussed above is illustrative only. Our net tangible book value following the completion of this offering is subject to adjustment based on the actual initial public offering price of our ordinary shares and other terms of this offering determined at pricing.
The number of ordinary shares outstanding as of September 30, 2021, as shown above, is based on 16,155,810 ordinary shares issued to shareholders in Genius Group Ltd as of that date, and excludes:

2,091,246 shares, in the aggregate, to be issued in respect of the closing of the IPO Acquisitions; and

5,046,894 shares underlying options available for issuance at a weighted average exercise price of $6.41, reserved.
To the extent that additional options or other securities are issued under our equity incentive plans, or we issue additional shares of common stock in the future, there will be further dilution to investors participating in this offering. In addition, we may choose to raise additional capital through the sale of equity or convertible debt securities due to market conditions or strategic considerations even if we believe we have sufficient funds for our current or future operating plans. To the extent we issue additional shares of common stock or other equity or convertible debt securities in the future, there will be further dilution to investors participating in this offering.
 
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SELECTED Combined and CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
The following tables set forth summary combined and consolidated pro forma financial data for the periods and as of the dates indicated. Genius Group Ltd acquired Entrepreneur Resorts Ltd, a Seychelles Public Listed Company in July 2020, and is acquiring Education Angels; a New Zealand private limited company; E-Square, a South African private limited company; Property Investors Network, a U.K. private limited company; and University of Antelope Valley, a California corporation, simultaneously upon consummation of this initial public offering.
You should read the selected combined and consolidated financial data in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and related notes beginning on page F-0 of this prospectus, and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” included elsewhere in this prospectus. Our historical results do not necessarily indicate our expected results for any future periods.
SUMMARY COMBINED UNAUDITED PRO FORMA FINANCIAL DATA FOR GENIUS GROUP
(Including IPO Acquisitions)
The detailed combined pro forma financial data below includes the consolidated financials of Genius Group, including the Pre-IPO Group, and the IPO Acquisitions as if they were operating as one group in the periods indicated. The IPO Acquisitions are not currently part of our consolidated results as they are not currently owned by us.
The material terms of each acquisition transaction are as follows:
University of Antelope Valley — On March 22, 2021, Genius Group Ltd signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the voting equity interest of University of Antelope Valley for $30 million of purchase consideration, including $6 million of Genius Group Ltd ordinary shares and $24 million of cash. The University of Antelope Valley is a California-based, WASC accredited, U.S. university issuing degrees on campus and on-line.
Education Angels — On October 22, 2020, Genius Group Ltd signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the voting equity interest of Education Angels in Home Childcare Limited for purchase consideration of NZ 3 million (approximately $2.0 million US dollars) of Genius Group Ltd ordinary shares. Education Angels delivers home educators and childcare for 0-5 year olds with creative thinking and play modules.
E-Square — On November 28, 2020, Genius Group Ltd signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the voting equity interest of E-Squared Education Enterprises (Pty) Ltd for purchase consideration of ZAR 10 million (approximately $654,000 US dollars) of Genius Group Ltd’s ordinary shares. E-Square is a full campus with primary, secondary and college education for students in entrepreneurship.
Property Investors Network — On November 30, 2020, Genius Group Ltd signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the voting equity interest of Property Investors Network Ltd and Mastermind Principles Limited for purchase consideration equal to its December 31, 2019 annual revenue, of which 90% will be paid in Genius Group Ltd ordinary shares and 10% will be paid in cash. Property Investors Network is an investor education network with investor meetups held in 50 cities and on-line.
The pro forma financials for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 include: (i) the audited financial data of the Pre-IPO Group, and (ii) the audited financial data of University of Antelope Valley, which is deemed a significant acquisition, and (iii) the unaudited financial data of Education Angels, E-Square and Property Investors Network, which are below the threshold of significant acquisitions.
Management has reviewed the financial statements of the acquisitions that are not prepared under IFRS and has recorded pro forma adjustments for all identified material IFRS differences.
 
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The nature of business activity of the Pre-IPO Group and the IPO Acquisitions are discussed in Our Corporate Structure on page 7 of this prospectus.
This set of tables is for the detailed financial data for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and for the year ended December 31, 2020.
 
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Genius Group (Pre-IPO Group and IPO Acquisitions) 
Profit and Loss For The Six Months Ended June 30, 2021
(USD 000’s)
Genius
Group
University
of Antelope
Valley
Property
Investors
Network
Education
Angels
E-Square
Adjustments
Footnotes
Combined
Total
Summary Income Data:
Sales 6,352 3,489 3,192 478 415 13,926
Cost of goods sold
(5,138) (1,712) (1,092) (227) (8,169)
Gross profit (Loss)
1,214 1,777 2,100 251 415 5,757
Operating Income
67 8 75
Operating Expenses
(3,203) (3,318) (609) (271) (324) (218) 2 (7,943)
Operating profit (Loss)
(1,922) (1,541) 1,499 (20) 91 (218) (2,111)
Other income
1,973 1,973
Other Expense
(183) (5) (14) (1) (203)
Net Income (Loss) BeforeTax
(2,105) 427 1,485 (21) 91 (218) (341)
Income Tax
200 (1) 44 3 243
Net Income (Loss) After Tax
(1,905) 426 1,485 (21) 91- (174) (98)
Other Comprehensive Income
71 71
Total Income (Loss)
(1,834) 426 1,485 (21) 91 (174) (27)
Net income per share, basic and diluted
(0.12) 9 (0.00)
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted
16,155,810 9 18,247,056
 
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Profit and Loss For The Year Ended December 31, 2020
(USD 000’s)
Genius
Group
University
of Antelope
Valley
Property
Investors
Network
Education
Angels
E-Square
Adjustments
Footnotes
Combined
Total
Summary Income Data:
Sales
7,634 10,078 4,583 1,068 828 24,191
Cost of goods sold
(4,704) (2,881) (1,279) (462) (8,169)
Gross profit (Loss)
2,930 7,197 3,304 606 828 5,757
Operating Income
12 6 16 240 274
Operating Expenses
(6,192) (6,164) (2,779) (614) (593) (436) 2 (16,778)
Operating profit (Loss)
(3,250)
1,039
541
232
235
(436)
(1,639)
Other income
412 807 (1) 1,218
Other Expense
(854) (14) (80) (27) (975)
Net Income (Loss) Before Tax
(3,692)
1,832
460
205
235
(436)
(1,396)
Income Tax
215 (27) (375) (44) 88 3 (143)
Net Income (Loss) After Tax
(3,477)
1,805
85
205
191
(348)
(1.539)
Other Comprehensive Income
2,129 2,129
Total Income (Loss)
(1,348)
1,805
85
205
191
(348)
590
Net income per share, basic and diluted
(0.27) 9 (0.10)
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding, basic and diluted
12,575,605 9 14,666,851