About 8 years ago myself and a partner owned a small but successful headhunting firm in Tokyo Japan. We were working during the tech boom from about 1998 to 2002 and placed a lot of engineers in Fortune 500 companies. At that time we started recruiting online and took on a CTO to develop a website to help us find candidates for open positions. The development of the site took about 6 months and we were able to get a very desirable top level domain for Japan ([url removed, login to view]). After the tech boom collapsed we returned here to the States to pursue other careers. (I'm now in real estate) We continue to keep the site active although the business model is not viable without recruiters on the ground in Japan to place the candidates.
I am looking for someone who would be interested in helping us change the site model to something more automated (like [url removed, login to view]) where job seekers post for free and employers pay a monthly fee, in exchange for a percentage of the income? Given the great domain and the data we have collected (I believe we have around 10,000 candidates in the database) I think we could grow this into a good revenue stream and with the right model be a good prospect for a future buy-out.