Press for General Catalyst

George Bell is probably best-known as the CEO of pioneering Web portal Excite, and later as chief executive of Excite@Home, following the merger of Excite and cable broadband service @Home. But Bell also founded The Outdoor Life Network (now cable channel Versus Network), has served as an executive at Times Mirror Magazines and was chief executive of college savings platform Upromise before joining Boston-based venture capital firm General Catalyst.

A couple of days ago, more than two hundred founders, CEOs and marketers got together with some very sharp thinkers to talk about making startups successful under the umbrella of FutureM—a week-long series of events about what’s next in marketing.

As "The Social Network" is released nationally this weekend, former Notre Dame football player Mike Anello finds himself working just a few blocks from where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg developed and launched his billion-dollar empire.

Jumptap, one of the largest independent mobile ad networks, has named George Bell its new CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Dan Olschwang.  Bell seems to have the mix of media, Internet, and consumer experience that it will take to bring JumpTap to the next level, and either take it public or find a buyer.