Bob Lee, the Chief Product Officer at MobileCoin and former CTO of Square, was fatally stabbed near downtown San Francisco on April 5, 2023. The tragic incident has shocked the tech community, and the police department’s homicide detail is currently investigating the attack. As of this writing, no arrests have been made yet in connection to the Cash App founder’s stabbing.
According to news reports, Bob Lee was found unconscious and bleeding on the sidewalk by a passerby. He was taken to a nearby hospital but succumbed to his injuries shortly afterward. The motive behind the attack is still unclear, but the police have not ruled out the possibility of robbery or a targeted attack.
Bob Lee was a well-respected figure in the tech industry, having co-founded and served as the CTO of Square, the payment processing company that developed the popular Cash App. He later joined MobileCoin, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency startup, as its Chief Product Officer.
The news of Bob Lee’s death has been met with an outpouring of grief and condolences from his colleagues, friends, and family. In a statement to the media, his father said, “Bob was a kind and brilliant man whose work touched the lives of millions of people around the world. We are heartbroken by his loss and ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time.”
As the investigation into Bob Lee’s stabbing continues, the tech community is grappling with the shock and sadness of losing one of its own. The hope is that the perpetrator(s) behind this senseless act of violence will be brought to justice soon. Until then, we mourn the loss of a visionary entrepreneur and send our deepest sympathies to his loved ones.