Cash App Founder Bob Lee Stabbed to Death in San Francisco
Tech executive and Cash App founder, Bob Lee, was killed in a seemingly random mugging in San Francisco early Tuesday morning, as confirmed by friends and colleagues. The 43-year-old was found outside a luxury apartment building on Main St. with life-threatening stab wounds before passing away at the hospital, according to the San Francisco Police Department.
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Lee was the Chief Product Officer at MobileCoin, a crypto payment firm, at the time of his death. MobileCoin CEO Joshua Goldbard described Lee as a “force of nature” and revealed that their project was his dream: a privacy-protecting wallet for the 21st century.
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The news of Lee’s death sent shockwaves through the tech community. Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed the tragedy on his social network Nostr, writing, “It’s real. Getting calls. Heartbreaking. Bob was instrumental to Square and Cash App. STL guy.”
According to MMA fighter Jake Shields, who knew Lee, he was the victim of a random mugging in a good part of the city. Elon Musk responded to the tweet, stating that he knew many people who had been severely assaulted in San Francisco and asked if the city was taking stronger action against repeat violent offenders.
Friends of Lee in the tech community said that he had recently relocated to Miami and had only been visiting his former hometown for a day. No arrests have been made yet, and anyone with information is urged to contact the San Francisco Police Department.
“It’s real. Getting calls. Heartbreaking. Bob was instrumental to Square and Cash App. STL guy.” – Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and Twitter
Rest in peace, Bob Lee.
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