It is a savvy marketing effort by the law firm, and an instructive exercise for inquiring minds seeking venture funding. By the way, if you have not heard of WSGR, it is likely you have heard of some of its current and former clients, including Dolby Laboratories, Apple, Google and YouTube.
Essentially, the tool enables a prospective entrepreneur to generate a preferred equity term sheet by answering a series of questions about the amount and tentative terms of a funding.
As quoted on WSGR’s website:
This tool will generate a venture financing term sheet based on your responses to an online questionnaire. It also has an informational component, with basic tutorials and annotations on financing terms.