Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transactions

Related Party Transactions
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Notes to Financial Statements  
NOTE 13 - Related Party Transactions

Prior to the reverse merger on November 2, 2010, Optimal Payments Corporation converted $570,534 of debt into $370,534 worth of Commercetel Inc common stock and $200,000 of prepaid services to be rendered by CommerceTel.  These services remain owed to Optimal Payments Corporation at December 31, 2011.  A member of CommerceTel’s Board of Directors is currently President of Sterling Card Solutions, which has a minority ownership position in Optimal Payments Corporation.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company began work on a project for Optimal Payments Corporation and recognized revenue of $84,000.


Hidden River Ventures I, LLC is an existing shareholder in CommerceTel Corporation as a result of converting $229,000 of payables in exchange for 415,937 shares of CommerceTel Corporation common stock.  On October 26, 2010, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with a related company under common control, Hidden River, LLC, pursuant to which Hidden River, LLC would lead the Company’s acquisition strategy.  The consulting agreement calls for monthly payments of $10,000, along with periodic bonus payments associated with the success of the acquisition strategy, as well as options to purchase 700,000 shares granted on December 24, 2010 priced at $.32 per share.  Of the options granted, 437,495 options were vested as of June 24, 2012.  For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Hidden River earned $60,000.


During the year ended December 31, 2011, the company entered into an employment agreement with the primary owner and shareholder of Digimark LLC, holder of 519,540 common shares, to serve as Executive Vice President of Business Development.  He was paid $60,000 as of June 30, 2012.