2022 Year In Review: Milan’s Memo

Milan Kordestani
6 min readDec 30, 2022

Hi everyone,

As the holiday season comes to a close, and the new year is in sight, I find myself feeling both grateful and overwhelmed.

It’s a time of year when my primary goal is to be present with my family and take a break from my daily routines, but I also have a growing list of priorities and deadlines to tackle. It can be a bit of a balancing act moving a startup forward while making time for holiday activities, so I’m trying to embrace the concept of ichigyo-zammai, a Japanese philosophy of channeling your focus on one thing at a time.

This week, I’ll continue tackling a few high-priority items that many of my fellow founders may also be focused on: reducing burn, goal planning for 2023, and clarifying a vision for the future — especially with so much uncertainty in the market.

Most of all, I’m grateful for all the lessons of this year and to finally reap some fruits from the seeds that were planted all year long.

So, without further delay, I want to update you on some exciting news to come, and happenings across the board.


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Milan Kordestani

I'm a 4x founder, incubating socially conscious startups l Chairman at Audo, Nota, Guin Records,