Plug and Play’s headquarters in Sunnyvale, California
A Silicon Valley venture capital firm that runs a matchmaking service linking investors with startups exposed 6GB of data, including deal flow information pertaining to investors and startups.
The data belongs to Plug and Play Ventures, which is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices around the world. Plug and Play helps startups get off the ground and matches those companies with investors. The firm says it has benefited from early investments in PayPal and Dropbox.
The leaked data appears to be a PostgreSQL database for Playbook.vc, a networking and deal flow application from Plug and Play.
The unencrypted data includes personal contact information for investors, founders and CEOs. It includes personal information voluntarily submitted by those people to Plug and Play, including names, phone numbers and email addresses. There are more than 50,000 unique email addresses in the data.