Grid Forward Recognized the Winner of the Grid Innovation Pitch Contest at GridFWD 2022

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Exodigo is awarded $100K in AWS credits for its groundbreaking, non-intrusive subsurface mapping solution

Denver, CO – November 2, 2022 Grid Forward, a member-based non-profit group helping modernize the grid, announced Exodigo, a non-intrusive subsurface imaging platform, as the winner of the 2022 Grid Innovation Pitch Competition during GridFWD 2022 at Denver’s Empower Field at Mile High. During the two-day event, eight carefully vetted startups with breakthrough technology or services for advancing grid resiliency participated in a fast-paced pitch hosted by Grid Forward, supported by Amazon Web Services and Accurant.

Aurelia Setton, Chief Business Officer of Exodigo, flanked by the judges and Grid Forward staff.

Headquartered in Tel Aviv and the San Francisco Bay Area, Exodigo provides a new standard for non-intrusive underground discovery. Combining multi-sensor fusion and artificial intelligence, the imaging platform enables users to improve accuracy and time to map, ensuring its partners can design and build with confidence. As the winner, Exodigo claimed $100K in AWS credits, better strengthening the company’s computing processing capacity. Among the presenters, the other 3 impressive finalists included Amperon, Kartorium and Rhizome.

“This year, we saw such an impressive lineup of passionate startups competing in our grid innovation pitch contest,” said Bryce Yonker, CEO of Grid Forward. “The judges were especially excited about Exodigo and Aurelia Setton’s strong presentation on how their company is establishing a crucial element for the future of our grid systems.”

The judges consisted of Dylan Locsin, Alliance Leader, Amazon Web Services; Elta Kolo, Vice President, Huck Capital; Drew Robinson, Strategic Business Partner, Energy Ventures; and Enrique Ruiz, Investor, NextEra Energy Investments.

“We’re honored to be the people’s choice and the judging panel’s winner of the Grid Innovation Pitch Competition. We are committed to increasing safety and supporting key initiatives such as undergrounding,” stated Aurelia Setton, Chief Business Officer of Exodigo. “We’re grateful for the Grid Forward community and their encouragement of our unique multi-sensing and non-intrusive approach to solving the underground as scale.”

Organized by Grid Forward, GridFWD 2022 gathered hundreds of community members, industry experts and partners within the energy, climate and transportation sectors to discuss ensuring a resilient 21st century energy system. To learn more, visit

Also at the event, supporter of the pitch contest Accurant announced that it had made its A round investment in a company they had met at a previous GridFWD gathering FlexCharging.

About Grid Forward

Grid Forward is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, member-driven trade association dedicated to promoting and accelerating innovation on the regional electric system. We deliver community, expertise and resources for leaders who are working to modernize the grid across the western U.S. and Canada. More information can be found at

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