Watch Video Footage: Cash App Founder Bob Lee Stabbed to Death

Cash App creator stabbed to death in San Francisco. High-profile tech executive Bob Lee was killed in an apparent random mugging at 2.35 am, friends say.

Cash App founder Bob Lee was stabbed to death in San Francisco in an apparent random mugging early on Tuesday morning, friends and colleagues have confirmed.

Mr. Lee was found at 2.35 am outside a luxury high-rise apartment on the 300 block of Main St, near Rincon Hill and the Bay Bridge, with life-threatening stab wounds, the San Francisco Police Department said in a statement.

The 43-year-old tech executive was treated at the scene by first responders before being rushed to the hospital where he died from his injuries, police said. No arrests have been made.

Mr. Lee founded the Cash App before becoming chief technology officer at the Jack Dorsey-led payment giant Square, which was renamed Block.

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He was the chief product officer at crypto payment firm MobileCoin at the time of his death.

“It’s real,” Mr. Dorsey wrote on his social network Nostr. “Getting calls. Heartbreaking. Bob was instrumental in Square and Cash App. STL guy.”

MobileCoin CEO Joshua Goldbard told ABC7 News his slain colleague and friend was a “force of nature”.

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“Moby was his dream: a privacy-protecting wallet for the 21st Century. I will miss him every day,” said Mr. Goldbard.

MMA fighter Jake Shields tweeted that Mr. Lee appeared to have been the victim of a random mugging while out working in a “good part of the city”.

Elon Musk replied to Mr. Shields that he knew many people who had been “severely assaulted” in San Francisco.

“Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately,” Mr. Musk tweeted. “Is the city taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat violent offenders (San Francisco District Attorney) Brooke Jenkins?”

Friends in the San Francisco tech community said Mr. Lee had recently relocated to Miami and had only been visiting his former hometown for one day.

Anyone with information is asked to call the San Francisco Police Department at 1-415-575-4444 or text TIP411.

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