Washington, D.C. 20549

Form 8-K


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event Reported): November 12, 2019  

Atreca, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)(Commission File Number)(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)


500 Saginaw Dr., Redwood City, California94063
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

(650) 595-2595
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
ClassA Common Stock, $0.0001 par value pershare BCEL The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2). Emerging growth company [ X ]


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [   ]


Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On November 12, 2019, Atreca, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release reporting its recent corporate developments and its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. A copy of such press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

The information in Item 2.02 of this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or into any filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, except as expressly set forth by reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

 Exhibit Description
99.1 Press Release titled “Atreca Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments,” dated November 12, 2019, furnished herewith


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 Atreca, Inc.
Dated: November 12, 2019By: /s/ Herbert Cross        
  Herbert Cross
  Chief Financial Officer



Atreca Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results and Recent Corporate Developments

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atreca, Inc. (Atreca) (NASDAQ: BCEL), a biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics based on a deep understanding of the human immune response, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, and provided an overview of recent developments.

“We continued to make strong progress this quarter with our Investigational New Drug (IND) application for our lead product candidate, ATRC-101 and expect to initiate a Phase 1b clinical trial in patients with solid tumors early next year,” said John Orwin, Chief Executive Officer. “To highlight our progress we recently presented a poster at the annual SITC meeting describing the discovery and preclinical evaluation of ATRC-101, underscoring both our ability to leverage the human immune response to find novel antibody-target pairs, as well as the potential of ATRC-101 to become an important treatment option for patients with a variety of solid tumor cancers.”

Recent Developments and Highlights

Upcoming Milestones

Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

About Atreca, Inc.
Atreca is a biopharmaceutical company utilizing its differentiated platform to discover and develop novel antibody-based immunotherapeutics to treat a range of solid tumor types. Atreca’s discovery platform relies on the human immune system to discover unique antibody-target pairs from patients experiencing an active immune response against their tumors. These unique antibody-target pairs represent a potentially novel and previously unexplored landscape of immuno-oncology targets and provide the basis for novel clinical therapeutic candidates such as ATRC-101, the company’s lead clinical candidate. The company anticipates completion of the Investigational New Drug process for ATRC-101 by late 2019 and expects to commence a Phase 1b study in multiple solid tumor types with ATRC-101 in early 2020. For more information on Atreca, please visit www.atreca.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding our strategy and future plans, including statements regarding the development of ATRC-101 and our clinical and regulatory plans, and the timing thereof. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as “will”, “expect,” “believe,” “potential,” “continue,” and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. Our actual results may differ materially from those indicated in these forward-looking statements due to risks and uncertainties related to the initiation, timing, progress and results of our research and development programs, preclinical studies, any clinical trials and Investigational New Drug application and other regulatory submissions, and other matters that are described in our prospectus, dated June 19, 2019, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, which are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, including the risk factors set forth therein. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release, and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement in this press release, except as required by law.

Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

  September 30,  December 31,  
  2019  2018  

Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $166,144  $114,504  
Investments  34,894     
Prepaid expenses and other current assets  5,434   2,721  
Total current assets  206,472   117,225  
Property and equipment, net  4,740   4,143  
Deposits and other  1,506   316  
Total assets $212,718  $121,684  


Current Liabilities
Accounts payable $2,757  $1,307  
Accrued expenses  4,519   3,008  
Other current liabilities  264   247  
Total current liabilities  7,540   4,562  
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion  65   100  
Deferred rent  118   6  
Preferred stock warrant liability     380  
Total liabilities  7,723   5,048  
Convertible preferred stock     209,669  

Stockholders’ equity (deficit)
Common stock  3     
Additional paid-in capital  348,942   3,593  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  43   (4) 
Accumulated deficit  (146,993)  (96,622) 
Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)  204,995   (93,032) 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit) $212,718  $121,684  

Atreca, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except share and per share data)

  Three Months Ended September 30,  Nine Months Ended
September 30, 
  2019  2018  2019  2018 
Research and development $12,812  $7,820  $40,447  $21,882 
General and administrative  4,864   1,875   10,919   4,807 
Total expenses  17,676   9,695   51,366   26,689 
Interest and other income (expense)            
Other income  619   100   1,805   660 
Interest income  1,189   23   2,328   112 
Interest expense  (1)  (3)  (5)  (7)
Preferred stock warrant liability revaluation     (57)  (123)  (30)
Foreign exchange loss  (1)     (1)   
Loss on disposal of property and equipment        (7)  (1)
Loss before income tax expense  (15,870)  (9,632)  (47,369)  (25,955)
Income tax expense  (1)     (2)  (1)
Net loss $(15,871) $(9,632) $(47,371) $(25,956)
Net loss per share, basic and diluted $(0.57) $(4.56) $(4.03) $(12.35)
Weighted-average shares used in computing net loss per share, basic and diluted  27,949,682   2,112,180   11,747,825   2,101,030 

Atreca, Inc.
Herb Cross
Chief Financial Officer

Alex Gray, 650-779-9251, ext. 251

Sheryl Seapy, 213-262-9390

Source: Atreca, Inc.