Bob Lee, the tech executive who created Cash App has died after being stabbed in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to a report of a stabbing at around 2:35 a.m on Tuesday where they found a
43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.”
The victim was rushed to a hospital where he later died.
Lee was the chief product officer of cryptocurrency company MobileCoin and the former Chief Technical Officer of Square, now known as Block, a payment platform co-founded by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
“Crazy Bob”, as he sometimes called himself, previously worked as a software engineer for Google and was an investor in companies like Elon Musk‘s SpaceX.
During the pandemic, Lee helped the WHO develop their mobile app and, later, set up an at home COVID testing company.
MobileCoins’s CEO, Joshua Goldbard told ABC 7,
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.”
San Francisco has been grappling with an apparent uptick in crime. Preliminary police data reports 12 homicides in San Francisco this year, an uptick of 20% compared to the same time period in the previous year.
As of this writing, Wednesday morning, no arrests had been made in the case. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the SFPD’s 24-hour Tip Line at 415-575-4444.
BREAKING: Tech executive Bob Lee has died, his company confirmed to @abc7newsbayarea. Lee was the current CPO at MobileCoin, and helped to create Android and CashApp. More details live at 11. pic.twitter.com/CTRNm3af0y— Tim Johns (@tim_johns_) April 5, 2023
(via The Daily Beast)