LiquidPiston And 13 Others Join PPP Recipient Club

LiquidPiston And 13 Others Join PPP Recipient Club
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14 More Publicly Traded Companies Including LiquidPiston Join PPP Recipient Club as More Mom and Pops Get Left Behind

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The latest Securities and Exchange Commission filings show 14 additional publicly traded companies secured over $8.3 million in SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds meant for struggling small businesses on main street.  To date, 660 publicly-traded firms or conflicted companies – some worth more than $100 million – have secured $1.7 billion in forgivable PPP loans.

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LiquidPiston Latest To Receive PPP Funding

Among the latest recipients is LiquidPiston, which took home over $320,000 in PPP money after crowdfunding over a million dollars in capital in “just nine hours” earlier this year. Sequential Brands Group, Inc. secured a nearly $770,000 loan after paying its executives $5.6 million last year. While the PPP program is designed to help small businesses impacted by the health crisis, Cleanspark Inc. received a $530,000 loan after reporting $26.1 million in losses last year, and  Persistent Co. reportedly laid off half its workers in 2019; they join numerous other large companies that received PPP loans that were having ‘financial issues’ before the coronavirus outbreak.

“Small businesses continue to shutter by the thousands every week. Their employees join the tens of millions of American workers who find themselves in dire straits because of this public health crisis. But you wouldn’t know it by the President’s tweets that haven’t mentioned small businesses in days. You wouldn’t know it by his administration’s insistence on protecting the bottom line of publicly traded companies before saving mom and pops on the brink of bankruptcy,” said Jeremy Funk, spokesman for Accountable.US.

These filings were compiled as part of an ongoing tracking project by government watchdog Accountable.US. documents the billion-dollar corporations and other large companies that have received taxpayer assistance under the CARES Act, and what advantages and assets they had going into the COVID-19 crisis that most small businesses could never access.

Among The Latest Publicly-Traded PPP Recipients:

4/24/20 ClearOne Inc. UT $1,500,000 127
5/14/20 Data Storage Corporation NY $481,977 [unknown]
May 2020 LiquidPiston Inc. CT $323,507 18
4/16/20 Cavitation Technologies Inc. CA $104,000 5
5/15/20 Cleanspark Inc. UT $531,169 20
5/18/20 Sequential Brands Group, Inc. NY $769,295 42
4/24/20 Can B Corp. NY $193,250 19
5/5/20 Professional Diversity Network, Inc. IL $651,077 50
5/2/20 Orbital Energy Group Inc. TX $1,924,228 257
4/21/20 CarrierEQ Inc DE (dba Airfox) MA $537,732 68
5/7/20 Reliant Holdings TX $51,113 4
May 2020 BioLargo Inc CA $136,000 25
May 2020 XY - The Persistent Co CA $987,610 17
4/23/20 Royale Energy Inc CA $207,800 12


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