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Facebook Fundamentals Are Strong: FB Adviser

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Matt Cohler has a unique perspective on Facebook — the venture capitalist, a partner at Benchmark Capital, was not only vice president of product management for the company until June 2008, he was also a founding member of LinkedIn , and now he's an adviser to Zuckerberg.

In an interview at Tech Crunch Disrupt in San Francisco, I asked Cohler what he thought about the stock's dramatic decline since the IPO. (Read More: What Wall Street Wants From Mark Zuckerberg.)

He told me he doesn't focus too much on stocks near term fluctuations — and neither does Zuckerberg. He shifted focus to the company's growth, saying "the fundamentals of the company are really strong."

With mobile growth proving Facebook's biggest challenge, Cohler told me that Facebook's mobile opportunity is "enormous," saying it represents "the spiritual core of Facebook." He's optimistic about mobile and the big picture, saying people "have always underestimated" the company. (Read More: Facebook vs. Twitter, Who Has Edge in Mobile Ad Wars?)

Cohler also talked about where he's investing now — saying a lot of the hottest companies are focused on mobile — pointing to Uber and Instagram.

Watch the video to see the entire interview.

—By CNBC's Julia Boorstin
@JBoorstin

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  • Working from Los Angeles, Boorstin is CNBC's media and entertainment reporter and editor of CNBC.com's Media Money section.