Bob Lee, creator of the Cash app and former CTO of Square, has been stabbed to death

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Bob Lee, Chief Product Officer of MobileCoin, was killed in a fatal stabbing in San Francisco. Tuesday morning, 2:35 a.m., San Francisco Police Department answered to a report of a stabbing near 300 Main Street in SoMa. He was taken to the hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

After a brief period, NBC Bay Area It stated that the stabbing victim was Bob Lee, 43. MobileCoin confirmed the information in a statement sent to bloomberg And ABC7 News.

Prior to joining MobileCoin, Bob Lee worked at Google for the first few years of Android, focusing on core library development. Then he joined forces with Square – the payment company that later became Block – to develop an Android app. He became the company’s first CTO and also created the Cash App.

Bob Lee, also known as “Crazy Bob,” has been an investor in tech startups as well. According to his LinkedIn profile, he has invested in SpaceX, Clubhouse, Tile, Figma, Faire, Orchid, Addressable, Nana, Ticket Fairy, Gowalla, Asha, SiPhox, Netswitch, Found among others.

After the news, there was an outpouring of sadness in the tech community. “He’s real. Getting calls. Heartbreaking. Bob was instrumental in the Square and Cash app. STL man,” Jack Dorsey, CEO of Block, said. books on nostr.

So sad to hear of @crazybob’s untimely passing. I first met him in the summer of 2006 – he didn’t care that I was only 14 and we talked about tech/coding geeks. We’ve kept in touch over the years and he was an early supporter of Figma. Hard It’s very hard to believe he’s gone,” Dylan Field, CEO of Figma Corporation books on Twitter.

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“What a tragedy. I remember Bob code that generate certain numbers. Bob’s code is in Java, but it uses clever backtracking techniques to achieve the best performance out of many solutions in all kinds of languages”, hintymad books On hacker news.

No arrests have been made on the case and the San Francisco Police Department has not shared any additional details.

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