Arnault Ioualalen, CEO of Numalis: "This fundraising is an important step in our development, and we are proud of our investors' confidence. Our solution has proven effective, and we now have the means to accelerate our market presence and turn our technological leadership into commercial success. Development in France and Europe, a spearhead in digital regulation, remains our priority for 2024. We are also attentive to other markets, particularly North America and Asia, the primary drivers of AI market growth, and we intend to use this significant step to adopt and consolidate a truly cross-market approach."
For Alexandre Lahousse, head of industrial affairs and economic intelligence at the General Directorate for Armament: "The gradual integration of AI by the DGA into certain equipment delivered to the forces requires accompanying this evolution with algorithm supervision and control solutions guaranteeing their integrity. As a technological gem offering mature and innovative solutions, NUMALIS embodies all the qualities the ministry seeks in this pivotal period to address this new step in the digitization of the battlefield."
Samia Belabed, Director of Investments at Bpifrance and investor for the Definvest fund, adds: "With its unique technology, Numalis is a key partner in the AI value chain, enabling its players (from startups to large groups) to deploy their solutions reliably and securely. As AI becomes indispensable in citizens' lives, Bpifrance for the Definvest fund is delighted to support the development of this Deeptech gem committed to building trustworthy AI."
Laure de Buyer, investment director at 115K, explains: "Numalis convinced us with the quality and robustness of their work and their potential to support the exponential development of AI by evaluating their explainability and reliability, essential trust guarantees. Their offer fully meets the transparency and responsibility challenges posed by AI that we advocate within the group."
Denis Gardin, Director of Innovation and Future Systems at MBDA, states: "We are excited to continue our partnership with Numalis initiated in 2020 by supporting this new fundraising round. For MBDA, integrating AI-based algorithms requires development tools and expertise to ensure the safety and explainability of these algorithms; it's this expertise and innovation that we find at Numalis."
Florent Illat, General Manager of Safran Corporate Ventures, concludes: "We are proud to participate in Numalis' fundraising, a leader in the fields of AI explainability and validation. As the aerospace sector faces the most stringent safety standards, this collaboration aligns with Safran's strategy to facilitate AI adoption, even in the most demanding environments."
Participants in the Operation:Numalis Advisory Firm: Deloitte. Investor Advisory Firm: D'ornano and Co, Cabinet CRISTINA NARVAEZ. Download