1311 Vine St, Cincinnati
45202, OH USA


+1 513 399 5037


Digitizing the


Digitizing the ​World’s Underground Infrastructure

Subterra turns previously unsafe, unscalable, or even unknown territories into opportunities to become safer, smarter, and more sustainable.

Using photogrammetry and other imaging technology, we build 3D models of some of the world’s most hard-to-reach places without the need for human involvement.

We then catalog those models and use machine learning to analyze them and forecast their performance, placing unprecedented power in the hands of the best and brightest civil engineers.

Our Founding

​Subterra (Subterra AI) was founded in 2018 by underground 3D mapping expert Robert Lee. Robert walked many miles with his specialized 3D mapping system, helping local governments inspect the condition of critical sewer pipes in a more objective way. He was accustomed to treading through waist-deep sewage in order to do his job, and Robert was determined to invent a smarter, safer way of working.

Company Values


Our platform and scanning hardware was created in partnership with innovative public utilities and civil engineering firms.


We don’t conform to the norm. We seek to be the pioneers.

Human First

While you might hear a lot about AI and machine learning, we believe in harnessing the power of AI to assist real people in performing tasks.


Test quick, move fast, take initiative, and win the hill.

Company Milestones

January 11, 2018Robert Lee / GeoInteractive Accepted into Pipeline h20
May 9, 2018Watervent Philadelphia PA – Presenting the free-floating SewerScout for large diameter sewers. 
May 24, 2018Winner and Finalist of Pipeline h20 – Presenting the free-floating SewerScout for large diameter sewers.
May 31, 2018Company was founded to serve the North American Market using innovative technologies
August 2018First SewerScout deployment in the USA
2019Introduction of the VScout™ to Scan vertical chambers (manholes, pumping stations, pits)
Dec 2020Deployed SewerScout in LA as part of the Hyperion Treatment Plant overflow. Captured +50,000 LF of large diameter sewer in 4 days
January 20, 2021Winner: Ferguson Clearwater Challenge
April, 2021Seed Investment – Backed by XTX Markets, Anorak VC and several angel investors
2023Introduction of the MiniScout™ to screen and assess large diameter sewers between 15” – 30”
January 2024Introduction of the Interceptor Sentry™ Monitoring Solution for critical trunk and interceptor sewers



Robert Lee

Founder & ceo

Drew McKenzie

product & Operations



Stuart Waite

Business Advisor

Mark Janes

Business Advisor

Debra Gail White

CTO Advisor

Pramukta Kumar


Sean Gorman


Matt Coatney


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