About 80Pct Solutions

Eighty Percent Solutions is a Chapel Hill, NC company developing software that helps people be more productive by reducing digital distractions. As our computing devices have become smaller, faster, and more pervasive, they have also become more distracting. The numbers are compelling: Americans spend 11 hours per day on digital devices, workers are digitally interrupted every 10.5 minutes, with interruptions costing the U.S. economy an estimated $650 Billion per year. That's a lot of distraction.

Device makers have largely turned a blind eye to this issue, building distractions in to the very devices we need for work. We address this challenge with tools that simply and effectively reduce digital distractions. Our software interrupts the habitual cycle of distraction associated with social media, streaming sites, and games. We're a bootstrapped venture that has grown from a graduate school "nights and weekends" project to a viable company. We've sold our products Freedom and Anti-Social to over 50,000 consumers, and we look forward to continued innovation in this very important area.


Fred Stutzman, Co-Founder and CEO
Fred Stutzman is co-founder and CEO of Eighty Percent Solutions. Fred’s work focuses on understanding the interaction of technology and behavior; Previously, he was co-founder of ClaimID.com, an online identity management service, and faculty member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Information School and Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College. Fred has served a number of technical roles, working for Ibiblio.org, The Motley Fool, and Nortel Networks. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Science, a graduate certificate in quantitative research, and a B.A. in Economics.

Samuel Johnson, Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer
Samuel Johnson is co-founder and lead software engineer at Eighty Percent Solutions Solutions. Samuel previously worked for Cisco, where he developed toolsets to support internal teams. A full-stack engineer with an extensive development history, Samuel holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Colorado College. Samuel’s entrepreneurial history includes co-founding Shufu Design, an application development company, and founding People’s Computers, a hardware integration company.

Danny Nguyen, Senior Software Engineer
Danny Nguyen is Senior Software Engineer at Eighty Percent Solutions. Danny has over 10 years of experience as a software developer and communication systems engineer, working primarily within Northrop Grumman. Danny has deep expertise in signals processing and digital communication systems, and strong knowlege of Python and C++. Danny holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Tech.

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