Cash App founder Bob Lee has reportedly been fatally stabbed

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By James Kay

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Bob Lee, a tech executive and founder of Cash App, has reportedly been stabbed to death in an attack on Tuesday morning.

The 43-year-old tech mogul was attacked in San Francisco's downtown Rincon Hill neighborhood at 2:35 AM, according to San Francisco police.

CBS News reported that officers arrived at the scene to find Lee with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he sadly died from his wounds.

The police report read: "On April 4, 2023, at approximately 2:35 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Southern Station responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene.

"The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries."

Taking to Twitter, Lee's friend Jake Shields shed further light on the attack as he believes that the 43-year-old was the victim of a "random" attack.

"I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco. He was in the 'good' part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack," Shields wrote.

At the time of his passing, Lee was the CPO of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company MobileCoin having previously been the CTO of the mobile payment app Square and the creator of CashApp, per ABC7.

Joshua Goldbard, the CEO of MobileCoin, paid tribute to his colleague in a statement to ABC7: "Bob was a force of nature. Helped to birth Android and CashApp into our world. Moby was his dream: a privacy protecting wallet for the 21st Century. I will miss him every day."

He went on: "Bob was made for the new world, he was the quintessential creator, leader, and consummate hacker. From large contributions to Android at Google, to being the first CTO of Square, in that time creating CashApp, and working with us here at Mobilecoin, Bob surely had an impact that will last far beyond his short time on earth."

Goldbard noted that Lee will be survived by his family, including his "amazing children".

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, Lee aided the with the release of their app and he went on to develop a company that gave at-home testing.

CashApp allows users to transfer money to each other quickly and safely via an app, and it was intended to rival competitors such as Venmo and PayPal.

San Francisco police concluded that the investigation remains active and no arrests have been made.

Our thoughts are with Lee's family and friends following this tragedy.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Cash App founder Bob Lee has reportedly been fatally stabbed

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Bob Lee, a tech executive and founder of Cash App, has reportedly been stabbed to death in an attack on Tuesday morning.

The 43-year-old tech mogul was attacked in San Francisco's downtown Rincon Hill neighborhood at 2:35 AM, according to San Francisco police.

CBS News reported that officers arrived at the scene to find Lee with multiple stab wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he sadly died from his wounds.

The police report read: "On April 4, 2023, at approximately 2:35 AM, San Francisco Police officers from Southern Station responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a report of a stabbing. Officers arrived on scene and located a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene.

"The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries."

Taking to Twitter, Lee's friend Jake Shields shed further light on the attack as he believes that the 43-year-old was the victim of a "random" attack.

"I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco. He was in the 'good' part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack," Shields wrote.

At the time of his passing, Lee was the CPO of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company MobileCoin having previously been the CTO of the mobile payment app Square and the creator of CashApp, per ABC7.

Joshua Goldbard, the CEO of MobileCoin, paid tribute to his colleague in a statement to ABC7: "Bob was a force of nature. Helped to birth Android and CashApp into our world. Moby was his dream: a privacy protecting wallet for the 21st Century. I will miss him every day."

He went on: "Bob was made for the new world, he was the quintessential creator, leader, and consummate hacker. From large contributions to Android at Google, to being the first CTO of Square, in that time creating CashApp, and working with us here at Mobilecoin, Bob surely had an impact that will last far beyond his short time on earth."

Goldbard noted that Lee will be survived by his family, including his "amazing children".

When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, Lee aided the with the release of their app and he went on to develop a company that gave at-home testing.

CashApp allows users to transfer money to each other quickly and safely via an app, and it was intended to rival competitors such as Venmo and PayPal.

San Francisco police concluded that the investigation remains active and no arrests have been made.

Our thoughts are with Lee's family and friends following this tragedy.

Featured image credit: Sipa US / Alamy