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Anthony MolzahnFounder and CEO Devii
Hometown: Webster, Wisconsin
University of Minnesota-Duluth
MEMBER 166 | JULY 10, 2016
Tech Enthusiast // Design Junkie // UI Hacker // Blockchain Supporter // GIS Lover // 107 Remote Pilot // Problem Solver |
Anthony founded Project Phoenix as a custom software development company in May of 2017, building platforms for customers across a myriad of markets: UAS, IoT, Education, Retail, Precision Agriculture, and Professional Services. Each platform Project Phoenix built leveraged a custom-created instant API engine and database hosting platform, Devii (devii.io), to trim hundreds of hours of API development down to just a few minutes.
“We began as a software development company and faced the same hurdles that every other dev team is facing: The software development industry is overworked and understaffed. In order to stay ahead of the curve, we developed Devii, which allowed us to instantly and securely generate APIs to any existing SQL database. This was a game changer for us, as it automated many of the tedious tasks that used to take up our team’s time. It has also been a cost saver, as we no longer need to spend the time it takes to write and manage every API.”
In 2022, Project Phoenix sunset custom software development to focus on commercializing Devii with the expectation of offsetting the global software engineer employment shortage while also improving the security and durability of API development for millions of engineers in the software development industry.
If you could go back in time to Anthony from several years ago, what hindsight advice would you give yourself?
“Put down the golf clubs and start pursuing something that you can meaningfully contribute your mind to.”
“Since I was about seven, I dreamed of becoming a professional golfer and I didn’t let that dream go until I was in my late 20s. Even after I had started a career in software development and even after it was clear my mind and energy would be better spent creating and enabling great ideas, I persisted. I look back at what I learned though, on having to give up something that I put so much time into, and it actually makes me smile; I understand now I bloom where I am planted and that expecting change is a super power for creating sustainability, both for myself and for the lives of those around me.” – Anthony 10 QUESTIONS WITH JOHN MACHACEK: FARGO INC! MAGAZINE