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Angel Investors 

  • Nick Johnston

Nick invests in like-minded, ambitious people to help them grow their businesses, with a particular interest in HR Tech. He brings his own wealth of experience in founding, building and selling a successful recruitment company in Japan.

  • Simon Childs

Simon co-founded and sold a Japan-based recruitment business, known as CDS, to Recruit Holdings in December 2007.  He acts as an Advisor to the International Recruitment Business of Recruit, and he has helped initiate several acquisitions on behalf of the group in Asia Pacific. He has a keen interest in HR tech, and has made a number of early-stage investments in the Asia HR tech scene.


Takashi Hongo, Founder of Zeku

He founded an HR tech company, Zeku, in Japan and grew it one of the leading companies in the market place. He sold it to en-Japan in October 2017. He also advises AI-enhanced digital transformation to large corporations by his knowledge and experience as an entrepreneur and an AI programmer. He has made a number of seed investments in APAC and navigates them to do business in Japan.

Jim Green Founder & CEO at Scaled Networks

Based in Singapore and previously London, Jim is the co-founder of a startup that's using cloud and mobile technology to disrupt the staffing space. He is also board advisor to some promising startups in tech, manufacturing, materials and marketplaces.


Recruitment International (RI)

RI provides comprehensive insight and collaboration for the recruitment industry through its products and services including:

  1. Specialist industry research & reports
  2. Conferences & forums
  3. Recruitment industry awards. 


Volcanic's recruitment websites and job boards generate better candidate conversion and growth, with no upfront costs, 30-day contracts and a simple monthly fee.

With offices in Kuala Lumpur, Sydney and Manchester, Volcanic is committed to technology innovation in the regional Recruitment and HR space.