April 5, 2023 | 03:29
Tech CEO Bob Lee, who created the mobile payment service Cash App, has been stabbed to death in San Francisco, California on Tuesday morning, according to reports.
He was 43 years old.
The tech mogul, who previously served as Square’s chief technology officer, was attacked in the city’s downtown Rincon Hill neighborhood at 2:35 a.m., according to San Francisco police.
Officers arrived at the scene to find a 43-year-old man, later confirmed to be Lee by CBS News, with multiple stab wounds.
Lee was taken to a nearby hospital before succumbing to his injuries, police said.
No one has been arrested early Wednesday.
San Francisco police have not released any suspect details, the outlet added.
The Post has reached out to the San Francisco Police Department for comment.
Lee had served as chief product officer of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency company MobileCoin since November 2021[ads1], according to his LinkedIn page.
Tributes from his colleagues began pouring in Tuesday night, with MobileCoin CEO Joshua Goldbard calling Lee “a force of nature.”
“Bob was a force of nature. Helped birth Android and CashApp into our world,” Goldbard told ABC7.
“Moby was his dream: a privacy-protecting wallet for the 21st century. I will miss him every day.”
During his successful tech career, Lee also worked at Google where he led the Android core library team and launched the world’s most widely used operating system, according to his profile on MobileCoin’s official website.
Later, Lee founded the social network Present, and went on to invest in companies such as Figma, Clubhouse, Beeper and Faire.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the globe, Lee helped the World Health Organization with their mobile app and later helped develop a home testing company.