Sagar Daryani

  • Sagar Daryani

    Co-founder & CEO, Wow! Momo

    Momos were not new to India, but what Sagar & his friend Binod did with them, certainly was. Wow! Momo is a young & vibrant brand started by 2 young Entrepreneurs from Kolkata at the age of 21, six years ago. They have literally played with momos to have grown rapidly to become the country's largest momo chain with over 60 outlets in 6 cities. Their Menu caters to 11 different flavors of momos available in Steamed, Fried & Pan Fried formats largely in white & brown flour variants. They have smartly Innovated & Invented to create Sizzler Momos, Mogurg ( a Momo Burgers), Baked Momo Au'gratin, Tandoori Momos etc. And to top it all, even their dessert is a 'Chocolate momo.

    Begun with an initial Investment of only Rs.30,000, these young guns have ‘Boot Strapped’ & ploughed back profits to currently clock a turnover of  over 3 crores a month, recruiting over 500 employees. Very recently Wow! Momo raised its Series A funding from The Indian Angel Network at a 100 Crore Valuation.

    The Brand has won many accolades : this January, Wow! Momo won the Best QSR Chain - Indian Origin at the Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2015 in Mumbai, Conferred SME of the Year at the ET Now Leaders of tomorrow Regional Awards - East India.

    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. Sagar keenly looks into marketing, branding, expansion, growth, retail operations & logistics.

    Sagar was conferred with the ‘50 Most Talented Retail Professionals of India Award’ in 2014. He also won the Entrepreneur of the year award at The Telegraph Infocom SME awards in 2014.