Cash App Founder Dead After Stabbing Attack in San Francisco

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Bob Lee, the tech entrepreneur best known for founding Cash App, has died following a stabbing attack in San Francisco, reports multiple publications that include CNN. Lee was only 43. Cash App is a hugely popular mobile payment service developed by Square, Inc. that allows users to send and receive money electronically, enabling users to link their bank account or debit card to the app to send or receive money to and from other Cash App users.

“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.”

From a CNN report:

Lee’s death was confirmed by Josh Goldbard, the CEO of his current employer, MobileCoin. Lee joined MobileCoin, a cryptocurrency and digital payments startup, in 2021 as its chief product officer.

According to a statement from the San Francisco Police Department, officers responded to the report of a stabbing early Tuesday morning in the Rincon area of San Francisco, where they found “a 43-year-old adult male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds.”

“Officers rendered aid and summoned medics to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Despite efforts by first responders and medical personnel, the victim succumbed to his injuries,” the police statement said.

Multiple local news organizations cited unnamed police sources saying Lee was the victim of the stabbing. Police indicated no arrests have been made and that the investigation remains active.

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