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Cash App Founder And MobileCoin Executive Bob Lee Fatally Stabbed At 43 In San Francisco

Bob Lee, Cash App founder and MobileCoin executive, was fatally stabbed on the streets of San Francisco on Tuesday in what was once described as a "good part of the city," sparking concern among locals. 

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Cash App founder and chief product officer of MobileCoin Bob Lee was fatally stabbed in San Francisco in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to police.

The San Francisco Police Department noted in a press release that officers responded to a report of a stabbing at approximately 2:35 a.m. The 43-year-old, initially unidentified, suffered several stab wounds and died after being taken to the hospital, according to the Associated Press.

MobileCoin confirmed Lee’s death in a statement.

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CEO Josh Goldbard noted, “our dear friend and colleague, Bob Lee passed away at the age of 43, survived by a loving family and collection of close friends and collaborators.”

Before becoming MobileCoin’s chief product officer, Lee made several professional contributions to a variety of technology companies.

“From large contributions to Android at Google, to being the first CTO of Square, in that time creating CashApp, and working with us here at MobileCoin, Bob surely had an impact that will last far beyond his short time on earth,” Goldbard reflected.

A photo of Bob Lee

Medics were called to the scene shortly after Lee was found on Main St. near Rincon Hills.

"Bob was a dad ... a generous decent human being who didn’t deserve to be killed," tweeted Bill Barhydt, the CEO of Abra, another digital currency company.

The growing scrutiny over the frequency of violence and thefts in San Francisco had already prompted a pledge by Mayor London Breed to crack down on crime in 2021, according to NBC News.

Public figures, including former MMA fighter Jake Shields and Twitter chief Elon Musk, are among those paying tribute to Lee on social media since the incident. In a tweet, Shields noted that Lee was killed in what was characterized as a “good part of the city.”

“Bob was a dynamo, a force of nature. Bob was the genuine article,” Goldbard continued in his statement. “He was made for the world that is being born right now. Bob was a child of dreams, and whatever he imagined, no matter how crazy, he made real."

No arrests have been made and homicide detectives are continuing to search for further details.

“This is an open and active investigation,” public information officer Nicole Pachetti said in an email. “For that reason we are not releasing further information. We will provide further details when they become available.”

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