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Philip joined Madden Analytics in the early stages. He is the master of our backend and infrastructure as well as our beer game. If you hear a bird chirping in the corner of the office, don’t fret - that’s just Philip thinking out loud. Let’s get to know a bit more about him!
I went straight from university to an ecommerce startup called Sportamore. After a great 10 years at the company, I got contacted by Petter and Axel about Madden Analytics, a new startup. They were interested in my profile, so I let them take me out to lunch. I immediately got sold on the challenges that Madden Analytics presented - startup, BigData, and the tech stack. I also learned I was gonna coop with a peculiar fellow (😉) called Carl Nilsson. We had a quick call and instantly hit it off. Shortly after I was ready to reboot my startup journey!
Growing up, my dad always filled our home with various computers so they have always been a big part of my life. From a young age it was clear to me that I wanted to work with technology when I got older. Getting a MSc in Computer Science was the obvious career path. What I love about code is that it can turn ideas into reality. That it can solve real-life problems.
I got my degree at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and went straight to Sportamore to work as a software engineer. I really enjoyed the problem-solving and the endless possibilities that come with early startup days - finding solutions by “cooking soup on a nail” as we say in Sweden. For 10 years I grew with the company and honed my skill set. I realized I also possess good leadership qualities and have a knack for bridging tech with non-tech. In retrospect, this is not too surprising as I've walked that path several times earlier in my life in sports, school, and the military.
I solve the hardest problems when I'm in the shower. It always gets my ideas bubbling. On rough days I go for a quick run just so I can take an extra shower to contemplate.
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