Bob Lee Death: Everything We Know About the Cash App Founder Stabbed to Death

On April 5, 2023, Bob Lee, who worked in tech, died at the age of 43. He is known for making Cash App, which is a popular mobile payment service in the US and UK that came out in October 2013. Before making Cash App, Lee worked for a number of tech companies. Let’s find out more about Cash App Founder Stabbed to Death.

Cash App Founder Stabbed to Death

Bob Lee, who used to be the chief technology officer of Square and helped start Cash App, has died in San Francisco after what looks like a stabbing attack.

Josh Goldbard, the CEO of Lee’s current company, MobileCoin, said that Lee had died. In 2021, Lee became the chief product officer for MobileCoin, a new company that deals with digital currencies and payments.

“Our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators,” Goldbard said in a statement to CNN Wednesday morning. “Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article. He was made for the world that is being born right now, he was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real.”

Goldbard went on: “Bob, we’ll miss you. We love you.”

Bob’s father, Rick Lee, also confirmed the news on Facebook by saying, “I just lost my best friend.” The father said that his son “died early Tuesday morning on the street in San Francisco.”

Who Was Bob Lee?

Cash App Founder Stabbed to Death

Sources told NBC News that the victim was Cash App founder Bob Lee, who died in a local hospital from injuries that could have killed him.

Bob Lee worked as the chief product officer for MobileCoin. He also advised new businesses and invested in them as an angel. He had turned 43.

In the late 1990s, he started working in technology as a web developer for companies such as Redrock Communications, Capgemini, and AT&T.

He was the head of software at Square, the chief technology officer at Square, and a limited partner at SV Angel and Signal Fire.

From 2004 to 2010, he worked at Google as a staff software engineer. There, he was part of a team that made Android’s core library.

He has put money into SpaceX, Clubhouse, Tile, Figma, Faire, Orchid, Addressable, Nana, Ticket Fairy, Gowalla, Asha, SiPhox, Netswitch, and Found, according to his LinkedIn profile.

A Show of Sadness

Many people in the tech world and outside of it were shocked and saddened by the news of Lee’s death.

“It’s so hard to believe he is gone,” Figma CEO Dylan Field wrote in a tweet, remembering when he first met Lee in 2006.

Tech investor Ryan Gilbert of Launchpad Capital wrote on Twitter that Lee “was one of a kind,” adding, “May his memory be a blessing.”

Jake Shields, who fights in Mixed Martial Arts, wrote in a tweet, “loyal friend” in a tweet, writing, “RIP brother.”

Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, saw Shields’ tweet and said, “Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately.”

The CEO of Square, which is now called Block, Jack Dorsey, responded to the news with a post on the decentralized social media app Nostr early on Wednesday. “Heartbreaking,” Dorsey wrote. “Bob was instrumental to Square and Cash App.”

Lee was the first chief technology officer for Square. Lee worked at Google before he joined Square. There, he helped lead the team that made Android.

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