Subscription Agreement, dated September 2, 2020, by and between the Registrant and the Sponsor

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Exhibit 10.5


September 2, 2020


BCTG Acquisition Corp.
11682 El Camino Real, Suite 320

San Diego, CA 92130


Ladies and Gentlemen:


BCTG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), a blank check company formed for the purpose of acquiring one or more businesses or entities (a “Business Combination”), intends to register its securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”), in connection with its initial public offering (“IPO”), pursuant to registration statements on Form S-1 (collectively, the “Registration Statement”).


The undersigned hereby commits that it will purchase an aggregate of 490,000 shares of common stock (or 533,500 shares if the underwriters’ over-allotment option is exercised in full) (“Private Shares”) at a price of 10.00 per share ($4,900,000 in the aggregate, or $5,335,000 in the aggregate if the underwriters’ overallotment option is exercised in full) (“Private Shares Purchase Price”).


At least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the effective date of the Registration Statement, the undersigned will cause the Private Shares Purchase Price to be delivered to Loeb & Loeb, LLP (“Loeb”), as escrow agent, by wire transfer as set forth in the instructions attached as Exhibit A to hold in a non-interest bearing account until the Company consummates the IPO.


The consummation of the purchase and issuance of the Private Shares shall occur simultaneously with the consummation of the IPO. On or prior to the consummation of the IPO, Loeb shall deposit the Private Shares Purchase Price, without interest or deduction, into the trust fund (“Trust Fund”) established by the Company for the benefit of the Company’s public stockholders as described in the Registration Statement.


Each of the Company and the undersigned acknowledges and agrees that Loeb is serving hereunder solely as a convenience to the parties to facilitate the purchase of the Private Shares.


Additionally, the undersigned agrees:


not to propose, or vote in favor of, an amendment to the Company’s Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation that would affect the substance or timing of the Company’s obligation to redeem 100% of the Company’s shares of Common Stock sold in the IPO if the Company does not complete an initial Business Combination within 24 months from the closing of the IPO, unless the Company provides the holders of shares of Common Stock sold in the IPO with the opportunity to redeem their shares of Common Stock upon approval of any such amendment at a per-share price, payable in cash, equal to the aggregate amount of the Trust Fund, including interest earned on Trust Fund and not previously released to the Company to pay the Company’s franchise and income taxes, divided by the number of then outstanding shares of Common Stock sold in the IPO;





the undersigned will not participate in any liquidation distribution with respect to the Private Shares (but will participate in liquidation distributions with respect to any shares of Common Stock purchased by the undersigned in the IPO or in the open market) if the Company fails to consummate a Business Combination;


that the Private Shares will not be transferable until after the consummation of a Business Combination except (i) to the Company’s pre-IPO stockholders, or to the Company’s officers, directors and employees, (ii) transfers to the officers, directors, stockholders, employees and members of the undersigned and its affiliates, (iii) to relatives and trusts for estate planning purposes, (iv) by virtue of the laws of descent and distribution upon death, (v) pursuant to a qualified domestic relations order, (vi) by private sales at prices no greater than the price at which the Private Shares were originally purchased or (vii) to the Company for cancellation in connection with the consummation of a Business Combination, in each case (except for clause vii) where the transferee agrees to the terms of the transfer restrictions; and


the Private Shares will include any additional terms or restrictions as is customary in other similarly structured blank check company offerings or as may be reasonably required by the underwriters in the IPO in order to consummate the IPO, each of which will be set forth in the Registration Statement.


The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that the purchaser of the Private Shares will execute agreements in form and substance typical for transactions of this nature necessary to effectuate the foregoing agreements and obligations prior to the consummation of the IPO as are reasonably acceptable to the undersigned, including but not limited to an insider letter.


The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that:


(a) it has been advised that the Private Shares have not been registered under the Securities Act;


(b) it will be acquiring the Private Shares for its account for investment purposes only;


(c) it has no present intention of selling or otherwise disposing of the Private Shares in violation of the securities laws of the United States;


(d) it is an “accredited investor” as defined by Rule 501 of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended;


(e) it has had both the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the officers and directors of the Company and all persons acting on its behalf concerning the terms and conditions of the offer made hereunder;


(f) it is familiar with the proposed business, management, financial condition and affairs of the Company;


(g) it has full power, authority and legal capacity to execute and deliver this letter and any documents contemplated herein or needed to consummate the transactions contemplated in this letter; and


(h) this letter constitutes its legal, valid and binding obligation, and is enforceable against it.


This letter agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the undersigned and the Company with respect to the purchase of the Private Shares, and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the same.


[signature page follows]





  Very truly yours,
  By: /s/ Andrew Ellis
  Name: Andrew Ellis
  Title: Manager


Accepted and Agreed:  
By: /s/ Aaron I. Davis  
Name:   Aaron I. Davis  
Title: Chief Executive Officer  


[Signature Page to Private Placement Subscription Agreement]





Exhibit A


Wire Instructions