Reiner Braun primarily conducts research in the fields of innovation funding, venture capital and private equity. Furthermore, he is interested in start-up funding and management.
Braun studied economics in Utrecht and Wuppertal. He received his doctoral degree from the University of Wuppertal where he was based in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (2007). Subsequently he acquired his postdoctoral teaching qualification (habilitation) at TUM (2012). Between 2013 and 2015 he held a professorship position in entrepreneurial finance at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität). Since 2015 he has held the Chair of Entrepreneurial Finance 2 at TUM. His research work has taken him to Oxford (2010), Harvard (2008) and Manchester (2006).