Milan Kordestani was born in Stanford, California and grew up there attending Phillips Brooks Elementary school. Kordestani and his family moved to London, England in 2009 after the divorce of his parents, then attending Eaton Square School. In 2010, Kordestani moved back to the Bay Area where he attended Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton where he later graduated High school in 2017.
Kordestani began riding horses at age 10, after he was thrown off of a runaway horse while trail riding. In an interview with The National Horseman, Omid Kordestani wrote “the most significant moment of that memory was that Milan got back up on the horse to ride back to camp, which was surprising considering most children would have been terrified to get back on an animal that treated them so badly". Betts Coup of The National Horseman wrote that he “immediately has natural form, a dedication to working hard and a need to ride challenging, world-class horses, as well as a drive to win blue ribbons… and in a short time, he has achieved major goals in the sport".
In 2015 he won the first leg of the triple crown aboard his horse CH His Supreme Reflection, and followed that win with a fourth place ranking at the Worlds Championship Horse Show. He then gained a 3rd place title nationally at the American Royal, the third leg of the triple crown. In 2016, Milan then became 2nd at the Worlds Championship Horse Show in the Five Gaited Show Pleasure division for his age split, gaining his highest ranking to date.
In addition to Milan’s achievements as an equestrian, he created Milan Farms his sophomore year of high school, a company that focuses on the production of poultry, eggs, and saffron through the connection of various farms across the nation. Under the Milan Farms name, Kordestani became the first ever farmer of saffron to grow the spice hydroponically on microfiber sponges.
Kordestani also pioneered an independent record label, Guin Records, with his sister/co-founder Misha. Together, Milan and Misha produce, promote, and distribute music for emerging artists. The Kordestani’s bring a unique talent to the business partnership as they are both personally involved in working with each artist on a day by day basis: ensuring the focus towards a consistent creative flow. Their different skill sets complement each other and enable them to make Guin Records the supportive musical platform that it was inspired to be.
Milan didn’t stop with agriculture and music alone; his freshman year of college he and co-founder Sabine Rizvi created Dormzi, an application designed to allow college students to hire one another to complete basic tasks such as laundry, errand running, and tutoring.
Finally, in 2019 Milan built The Doe, the world’s first completely anonymous online contributor platform. The Doe started as a passion project of Milan’s as he wanted to create a blog where he’d be able to express his opinions on matters without his name being attached to them. As he searched for a platform that met his needs and found none, he took it into his own hands to build, The Doe. This blogging platform is the first completely anonymous blogging platform in which users are invited to create profiles and have access to publish articles at their leisure.
Dormzi – CEO & Co-Founder
When students arrive at college for the first time, many of them, while excited about the new
opportunities that await them, forget that they are on their own for what may be the first time in
their lives. Suddenly, students are faced with so many opportunities and responsibilities to
manage all at once, that it becomes hard to balance things like schoolwork, office hours,
internships, clubs, Greek life, sports, relationships, chores, and part-time jobs.
It can be challenging for students to handle all of this. The need for a network on college
campuses tailored to connecting students to deliver on their everyday needs has become ever
more apparent. We need a place for students to access help safely, conveniently, and with
Dormzi was built by students, entirely for students, because we recognize a need to connect
college students to one another, for peer to peer task completion, and to simplify their busy
lives so they can prioritize their academics and college experience. We’ve built an app that
connects college students to one another exclusive to the same campus to quickly make
money and accomplish tasks. Our mission is to build value for students in the form of a peer to
peer network, allowing for the exchange of services and money to enhance the college
For students who are looking to work but can’t commit to a part-time or full-time job, Dormzi
allows them to make some extra cash without leaving the comfort of campus–allowing
students to be as productive as possible.
For our students, the on-campus peer-to-peer network bolsters safety, convenience, and
productivity. Our platform takes into consideration all facets of on-campus living and prioritizes
the student’s needs at all costs. We believe our app provides a powerful, one-stop-shop to
access micro-networks of fellow students which will expand and grow as college students’
demands change and grow in complexity and need.
Join us in empowering students.
Guin Records – CEO, Co-Founder, & Producer
Guin Records is a fully operational independent record label based in the United States that provides first class production, promotion and distribution for undiscovered artists around the world. Co-founded by brother and sister team Milan and Misha Kordestani in 2018, Guin Records believes that making music is a team sport. Dedicated to helping artists get the start that they deserve, Guin connects sensational undiscovered talent with the crucial resources needed for producing high quality soundtracks.
In July the entrepreneurial sibling duo and Guin Records co-founders, Milan and Misha Kordestani, released their first collaborative hip-hop album, “Uncharted," featuring an array of underground talent. Since its release, the album has accumulated over 3.5 million streams on Spotify, 2.7 million downloads on Sound Cloud, over 260,100 views on YouTube, over 300,000 streams on Tidal and over 400,000 streams on Apple Music
Milan Farms – CEO & Founder
Kordestani established Milan Farms in early 2015 to begin his journey on creating a humane and organic system to raise poultry and organically growing 100% pure saffron. Milan Farms is currently offering saffron, free range/organic eggs, and mint. Milan Farms aims to provide an honest option to the consumer. They use transparency in raising their animals and only using organic options for their plants. Kordestani believes that when it comes to choosing a product, if the consumer knows exactly what they want, a pure, and honest option should be readily available without any secrets as to how it was raised. This is the model Milan Farms operates on.
The Milan Farms brand and logo became a trademarked company in 2016 and has since expanded to three separate farms which distribute eggs across the west coast, including Colorado, and saffron across the world. While Milan Farms recognizes the tradition in the production and cultivation of saffron, they also believe in innovation. That is why, in addition to the use of drip irrigation, Milan Kordestani conducted research in hydroponic, and aquaponics systems with growing saffron. They have seen success in both were still experimenting with varying salinity levels in water as well as varying minerals in the water when Kordestani took a step back from saffron to focus on the expansion of his poultry operations.Kordestani is still working on Milan Farms with plans to expand the company nationwide by creating a network of small-time farmers and selling their products under one brand name in major grocery stores. Milan aims to provide humanely raised poultry at an affordable price with the assistance of small-time farmers to support humane practices while providing a superior product.
The Doe – CEO & Founder
Today, conformity is king. Whether around the dinner table, at the office, or on social media, the
threat of social retribution compels us to toe the line. Water down your views here; sidestep the
conversation there; virtue signal everywhere.
The machinery of enforcement is the same for liberals and conservatives, idealists and realists,
believers and nonbelievers. Nonconformity is punishable by social isolation, doxxing, canceling,
and careericide—all penalties doled out by the kangaroo court of public opinion that’s not
concerned with good intentions or due process.
And the roots of conformity go deeper than what is socially enforced in conversation. Our
hyper-personalized media consumption has transformed the town hall into a hall of mirrors;
facts, positions, and sentiments are curated for conformity, and whatever doesn’t fit is distorted
or thrown out. To belong to a group now verges on accepting not just a badge of identity, but a
wholesale reconstruction of reality.
Simply put: The rules of engagement for civil discourse are broken. Even if we could eliminate
the punitive pieces of the puzzle, we’re still caught in a kind of deadlock, with all sides
incentivized to remain blind to—and often actively dismissive of—the others.
Deep down, most of us recognize the groupthink that has resulted is a farce. The human
experience is far too uneven, varied, and raw to be neatly corralled into party lines. In fact, the
things that defy categorization can often teach us the most. This is why we need a place for
honest and open exploration of the human experience, free of assumptions and affiliations.
We believe that exposure to others’ unfiltered experiences and beliefs ignites the productive
discourse we need to move society forward. That’s why we created The Doe, a blogging
platform for select contributors to share personal experiences and opinions anonymously. Our
mission is to fundamentally challenge the way people engage with ideas and each other, by
providing access to unfiltered and honest perspectives that force us to confront our biases.
For our contributors, verified anonymity provides both protection and the freedom to share fully.
For our readers and society as a whole, we hope the rich, complex, and sometimes confronting
stories that appear on The Doe will help restore open conversation and tough but productive
dialogue to our cultural fabric.