Zak Boca

Zak Boca

Zak Boca has been an executive and entrepreneur in the infrastructure and web hosting space for more than 10 years. Prior to his involvement with SingleHop, Mr. Boca co-founded and operated midPhase, a web hosting provider with over 160,000 customers.

Mr. Boca has been recognized by numerous national publications for his leadership. In 2006, Mr Boca was nominated for Inc. Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year, and went on to be a Reader's Choice Entrepreneur of the Year for 2006. In 2010, Mr. Boca was nominated to Crain's 40 under 40 in Chicago, as well as appearing in the TechWeek 100 list, and receiving both an Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011, and Kentucky Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2011. In his off time, Zak can be found traveling and exploring the great outdoors with family and friends.

Articles by Zak Boca

May 20, 2014
Zak Boca

I’m excited to announce that we’ve secured $14.8 million in debt financing, which is being led by Silicon Valley Bank with participation from Farnam Street Financial Inc. This round of financing brings us to a total of $42 million raised over the last two years. This funding comes at a time when enterprises are adopting […]

Growth
May 16, 2014
Zak Boca

In honor of National Small Business week, I want to highlight the 150,000 SMBs that helped me throughout my career in the SMB world and how the lessons I learned from them influence SingleHop today. My career has been spent servicing the small business space. Prior to SingleHop, I ran midPhase, a shared web hosting […]

150000 SMB
Jan 14, 2014
Zak Boca

As another exciting year for SingleHop closes out, I wanted to take a moment to share some of the great things that happened in the business. Earlier this year, we added VMware-based private and public clouds to our offerings. What is most significant about adding VMware is that it extends our enterprise-grade solutions into the […]

2013 in Review
Mar 19, 2013
Zak Boca

What a year! Things went by so swiftly we’re all just catching our breath. So I thought I’d put down some thoughts on 2012 which was our best year ever, and marks another step along the path of growth we’ve been on since creating the company back in 2006. Our revenue grew by 35% over […]

bill-of-righs
Apr 25, 2012
Zak Boca

I am proud to announce that we have closed on our first outside investment, with Boston’s Battery Venture Partners. To date, we have been 100% self-funded, so this quite an exciting event for us and represents great things to come! We greatly appreciate your loyalty and we look forward to continuing to improve our services. […]

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Oct 25, 2011
Zak Boca

I began working on the Internet as an entrepreneur back in 1999, just dabbling around running websites. I ran an advertising network (NexAds), a web hosting directory (RateMyHost), and a few other websites before getting into the web hosting business. It was a really exciting time, because all of a sudden our generation, the PC-generation, had all of […]

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Jan 21, 2010
Zak Boca

Haiti is one of the poorest and most under developed countries in the world. I suppose that is not a big surprise when you consider its history. It seems that Haiti has always been dealing with one crisis or another” be it humanitarian, political or natural disaster. As I am sure you have heard on […]

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May 19, 2009
Zak Boca

After several months of planning, and a number of very late nights from the dedicated staff at SingleHop, we’re happy to announce the expansion of our footprint in the Chicagoland area! The initial phase of this expansion includes space for over 2,000 servers, which we plan to grow to 10,000 servers in the facility. Highlights: […]

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Apr 29, 2009
Zak Boca

I would like to start off by saying that I am not just an employee here at SingleHop.  I am also a client. I have an e5200 server that I bought from SH a few months ago. On this one, and other servers that I’ve owned, I had 10-megabit connections. Although I wanted more capacity, […]

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Apr 17, 2009
Zak Boca

As you look more into SingleHop, you will find that we focus on being extremely transparent on all fronts. This means that during the bad times, downtime, or any other form of service interruption, you can be sure that we’ll communicate as openly as possible and with as much detail as possible. It also means […]

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