Katja Bringmann

Postdoctoral fellowKatja Bringmann



Katja Bringmann joined the department of Accounting, Corporate Finance and Taxation as a postdoctoral researcher in 2018. She obtained her Ph.D. at the University of Antwerp in 2018. She has been a Visiting Assistant in Research at the Yale School of Management in 2015 and a research member of the Policy Research Center on Entrepreneurship and Regional Economics (stORE) of the Flemish Government. From 2020-2022 she held the Research Chair of the Federal Holding and Investment Company of Belgium at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts. 

Katja’s research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship, management, and finance, with a specific focus on investigating the influence of gender stereotypes on venture capital investments. She delves into this topic from the perspectives of both entrepreneurs and investors, aiming to uncover the impact of gender biases on entrepreneurial finance processes. In particular, she leverages behavioral insights to gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms that drive biased decisions in venture capital investing. Additionally, Katja explores how heuristics and biases contribute to gender-biased outcomes within the realms of entrepreneurship and innovation. Through this research portfolio, she strives to contribute to a more equitable and inclusive entrepreneurial landscape. 

Research expertise:

  • Venture Capital
  • Equity Crowdfunding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Gender
  • Startup Internationalization