Cash App creator stabbed to death in downtown San Francisco

Bob Lee, a tech executive and creator of the mobile payment service Cash App, was tragically stabbed to death in San Francisco, Calif. on Tuesday morning. Lee was 43 years of age.

According to the San Francisco Police, the incident happened in the city’s downtown Rincon Hill neighborhood at 2:35 a.m. Officers who arrived at the scene discovered the body of a 43-year-old man, identified by CBS News as Lee, who had suffered multiple stab wounds. He was taken to a nearby hospital, but sadly succumbed to his injuries. No arrests have been made at this time, and the SFPD has not released any details about a potential suspect.

Lee had been working as the chief product officer of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company MobileCoin since November 2021, according to his LinkedIn page. His coworkers have been paying tribute to him, with MobileCoin’s CEO Joshua Goldbard describing Lee as “a force of nature”.

Lee had an impressive tech career, having worked at Google as the lead of Android’s core library team, launching the world’s most-used operating system. He then went on to found the social network Present and invested in companies such as Figma, Clubhouse, Beeper, and Faire. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he assisted the World Health Organisation with their mobile app and developed an at-home testing company.