Who are we?

Our Mission

NUMA empowers mission-driven tech entrepreneurs to solve the global problems of 2030.

Education, health, food, water, transportation, energy, work, transparency and security : we are dedicated to the subjects that conciliate an urgent need to act and a meaningful technological response.


Since 16 years, NUMA accelerates startups, supports corporates and public institutions in their innovative projects and hosts hundreds of events on various topics about tomorrow’s world.

Last year, NUMA decided to go global and opened branches in several cities around the world, including Bengaluru.

For whom?



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Our value

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At NUMA, we consider digital innovation as a way to create economic and social value.

Since the beginning, our model is made of two pillars: high performance and openness. We enable all types of entrepreneurs to collaborate. Start-ups, corporates, SME’s, communities and public institutions, far from opposing one another, can grow together and become mutually beneficial. This is our belief.
NUMA brings together under one umbrella synergetic activities: coworking, start-up acceleration, community outreach and open innovation programs.

Key figures


startups accelerated
since 2015

500 +

applications to our acceleration program


events organized per year


visitors in 2015

50 +

employees involved in digital transformation programs

6 +

corporate innovation projects

Chairman of NUMA

Naresh Narasimhan
Co-founder & Chairman of NUMA Bengaluru
Naresh Narasimhan is an architect, urbanist, activist and creative entrepreneur. He has been managing partner and principal architect of Venkataramanan Associates for 30 years. He is also trustee of Imagine Bangalore and regular advisor to government bodies. Naresh founded Metaform, a multidisciplinary conceptual design firm working with municipal agencies to renew valuable markets and neighborhoods. Finally, he co-founded MOD Institute, an international collective of urban designers, researchers and curators. In 2014, Naresh founded Cobalt, one of the first coworking spaces in Bangalore that became NUMA in 2015.

The team

Souad Tenfiche

Managing Director
Farish CV

Program Manager - Accelerator
Clarisse Tonon

Program Manager - Corporate Innovation
Malathi Krishnan

Community Manager
Niveditha Acharya

Assistant Manager - Coworking
Ramesh K

Anil Nair

Operations Manager - Community
Meghal Anukul

Visual Designer
Sera Minocher

Content Marketing
Raphaelle Stekelorom

Community Manager Junior
Shiva Kumar

Office Assistant
Anaelle Pin

Project Manager Junior - Corporate Innovation

They came to NUMA

Zainab Bawa

CEO Hasgeek
Amuleek Bijral

CEO, Chai Point
Ishwar Sridharan

Co-Founder, Exotel
Praveen Rajaretnam

Co-Founder, Wooplr
Vijayakanth Nadadur

Co-Founder, Stride.ai
Nicolas Dufourcq

Director, BPI France
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Amy Jo Kim

Co-Founder, Shuffle Brain
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