A lack of access to energy is one of the biggest barriers to development. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 600 million people lack access to electricity and over 125 million households lack access to modern energy services. Such energy poverty has dire effects on economic growth and sustainable development. Access to energy is indispensable to elevating living conditions and allowing for development and expansion of economic activities in rural Africa. To reach the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 and deliver universal energy access, an additional 300+ companies will require financing to expand their energy services to millions of consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Energy Entrepreneurs Growth Fund (EEGF) aims to boost and scale innovative companies that provide off-grid solar in Africa. The fund will help to bridge the funding gap which today prevents early stage, growing energy companies from accessing the tailored capital and business support they need to achieve sustainable growth.