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Brian Pontarelli, Inversoft

Brian is founder and CEO of Inversoft, a Denver-based provider of platform technologies built for applications and online communities. CleanSpeak, Inversoft’s flagship product, is an intelligent profanity filtering and moderation tool developed to help companies manage, moderate and engage their customers.

Before Brian bootstrapped Inversoft, he studied computer engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating, he worked at a variety of companies including Orbitz, BEA, US Freightways, XOR and Texturemedia.

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Contractor β€” Developer
1 year 10 months ago

How did you make the jump from your day job to running your own company? When did you know it was safe to make the leap?

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1 year 10 months ago

Thanks for taking the time, Brian! Does CleanSpeak only work with a set list of profanity, or can it be edited? Can it be trained to deal with offensive comments that disguise profanity?

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Sales
1 year 10 months ago

Hi Brian,

Thanks for doing an AMA here! Quick question: you mentioned that CleanSpeak handles moderation. Can you elaborate on that? Are there chat bots? How does that work?

Thanks!

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Product Manager
1 year 10 months ago

Hey Brian! you said you bootstrapped this company. What made you decide to go in that direction instead of trying to go the VC funding route?

and thanks for taking the time!! πŸ™‚

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BranchMetrics β€” Marketer
1 year 10 months ago

Hi Brian,

Thanks for sharing your insights. I wanted to get your perspective on the arguments that “free use of speech” help foster closer communities online, as they allow for harmless expressions of feelings. How do you think profanity filters play into this?

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Branch β€” Marketer
1 year 10 months ago

Hey Brian, thank you for taking time to chat. here’s my question, your platform works for multiple languages. Was that always the original plan or did something drive the need for localization?

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Branch β€” Other
1 year 10 months ago

Hi Brian, does your platform keep overall metrics on word usage? If so, can this be leveraged to help with SEO and hashtagging?

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Marketer
1 year 10 months ago

Hi Brian,
Thanks for joining this growth chat! What happens if the profanity is coming from the internal team, perhaps a rogue moderator? How does your platform handle that?

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Unpatent.co β€” Other
1 year 10 months ago

Hey Brian, do you think profanity could help us eliminate echo chambers, or the other way around?

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