about-us - planetxyz

Meet Planet XYZ's founder

Richard Franks Profile

Hello, I’m Richard Franks – founder of Planet XYZ.

I’ve always had a deep concern for the environment. As a parent, I want to make a difference for my children, their children, and generations to come.

As governments are reluctant to invest money in renewable technologies, and ecological, ethical and environmental projects, I wanted to do something that would truly help our planet – but what?

For years, the idea of a billion-dollar ethical lottery that would fund big-money environmental and ecological projects was at the back of my mind. In 2008, while working night shifts as a printer, I had a lightbulb moment – and Planet XYZ was born.

I took the idea to a local company, who built a prototype game in Flash. But technology was moving fast. As Apple products didn’t support Flash, I decided to put things on hold until we could build and launch Planet XYZ in all formats.

Now, in 2017, it’s time to stop talking about how we’re going to save the planet and start doing something about it.

Planet XYZ will raise billions of dollars to help existing planet-saving projects, as well as starting innovative schemes of its own.

Get involved in the next BIG thing and help make a difference.