Founder, Wow! MoMo
Sagar Jagdish Daryani – Having done his schooling from St. James’s School, Kolkata & Graduation from St. Xaviers Kolkata, Sagar Daryani & Binod Homagai started Wow! Momo immediately after completion of 3rd Year Final Exams (Even before the results were Out) at the age of 21.
Being a Brand originated out of Kolkata & Currently with 39 outlets in 5 cities, i.e Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune Chennai & Kochi, today Wow! Momo is the country’s largest chain of Momos both in terms of Volumes & Turnovers. Interestingly it was Spencer’s Retail Ltd. in Kolkata which gave these young entrepreneurs their first Break in 2008.
Sagar & his team have literally “played with momos” & now their menu caters to 11 different flavours of momos available in Steamed, Fried & Pan fried variants. They have smartly Innovated & Invented to create Sizzler Momos, Mogurg (Momo Burgers), Momo Chats etc. Even their dessert is a ‘Chocolate momo.
Sagar is an enthusiast who is highly passionate about Brand Building. He idolizes Sachin Tendulkar and intends to emulate the same diligence in his profession as practiced by the little master. Sagar dreams of an India where employment is at its 100%. He has mentored start-up’s in the F&B space and a few of them are already in operationally profitable mode.
Very recently Wow! Momo won the ‘Best SME of the year Award & and also the Best Food & Agri Products’ in the ET Now Leaders of Tomorrow Regional awards 2013.
Wow! Momo also bagged the Best Food Service Brand – East India in the Images East India Retail Summit Awards in 2014.
In February 2014, Mr. Daryani was conferred with the ‘50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India Award’ in 2014.
A passionate speaker with active Oratory skills, Sagar has given business & motivational talks at various Business Schools & Entrepreneurship Cell’s across the country. He has also moderated a session on ‘Innovation’ at the East India Retail Forum 2013 and very recently was a key note speaker at the IRF 2014 (India Retail Forum) in Mumbai.
Sagar is very keen to work for a happier India. Last year he founded an informal group of start-ups & young entrepreneurs called ACT (All Causes Trust). By virtue of this group, each entrepreneur contributes a significant amount every month and the entire proceeds are used to help needy individuals across the city. Many successful cases have been executed and the long term goal is to make this much bigger & larger by engaging his valued networking groups & that of others.