CARL WALLACE | bio

A natural-born problem solver with a deep love for impact-driven business.
Carl is a forward-thinker, a simplifier and a digital tech enthusiast – dedicated to the future of work.

” I am deeply motivated to leave a positive and long-lasting impact through my work. ”
– Carl Wallace

AWARDS

Carl, his co-founders and everyone on his team, are award winners in the work they produce. Awards and Nominations include:

2014 South Africa Small Business Of The Year2014 South Africa Small Business Of The Year

2014 MTN App of the Year for best Cloud Technology2014 MTN App of the Year for best Cloud Technology

2015 Global Entrepreneur Roundtable - Technology Entrepreneur of the Year2015 Global Entrepreneur Roundtable - Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

2018 MTN App of the Year for Best Incubated Technology2018 MTN App of the Year for Best Incubated Technology

2018 APPS AFRICA top 52018 APPS AFRICA top 5

2018 Global Edtech Startup Awards – Top 52018 Global Edtech Startup Awards – Top 5

2019 Best Tech Start-up In Africa - Runner Up2019 Best Tech Start-up In Africa - Runner Up

2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards Winner – Most Innovative Business2019 Western Cape Entrepreneurship Awards Winner – Most Innovative Business

COMPANIES

Carl is the founder and co-founder of several companies in technology, creative, digital learning, furniture manufacturing and management consulting sectors.
Digital-HQ is a strategic advisory and management consulting group of businesses.
The group includes a cloud software development agency, a digital brand & marketing agency and a technology company that specialise in digital work tools.

CORE COMPETENCIES

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY85%
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY95%
BUSINESS STRATEGY95%
BUSINESS MODEL DESIGN90%
BUSINESS DUE DILIGENCE95%
TECHNICAL DUE DILIGENCE95%
CAPITAL RAISING75%
DIGITAL + CYBER SECURITY80%
BRAND DEVELOPMENT98%
DIGITAL MARKETING70%
AUTHOR65%
DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION95%
ALL ROUND CREATIVE THINKING95%
TIME FOR BULLSHIT2%

Carl Wallace heads up Digital-HQ as group CEO and provides executive and board-level advisory to Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Corporates across South Africa and Europe.

At age 25, Carl raised his first round of capital funding and from there he has started, grown, and exited various businesses. His most recent tech startup, ydox, is self-funded.

Carl is experienced in raising, negotiating, and deal brokering of multiple funding rounds within the Digital-HQ group structure and for clients.

His ability to solve problems is fueled by knowledge, experience, and a passion for technology and its role in driving the world forward.

Throughout his career, Carl played key roles in developing and implementing technology for clients such as Nando’s, Capitec, Cipla, and Microsoft.

Carl is all about long-term relationships with the highest regard for ethics, trust, transparency, and open communication.

As an opportunity-obsessed technology entrepreneur, Carl continues to develop digital tools for the workplace, empowering workforces with the means to work efficiently and securely from anywhere.

“My work is results-driven and I supporting business executives to implement forward-thinking solutions and prepare their organisations for change. A position of ever-evolving change is where the best growth opportunities happen. I believe every complex problem has a simple solution if you know where to look. ”
– Carl Wallace