Visuals by Impulse is joining Elgato – Corsair Acquires Visuals by Impulse

Visuals by Impulse is joining Elgato - Corsair Acquires Visuals by Impulse

Visuals by Impulse is joining Elgato – Corsair Acquires Visuals by Impulse

Corsair has announced that they have acquired Visuals by Impulse, confirming that the brand will become part of Elgato, a sub-division of Corsair. This deal was created after months of interactions between both companies and will allow Visuals by Impulse to expand and create new products with Corsair’s resources. 

Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provide streamers with custom overlays, alerts, and widgets that allow them to customise their broadcasts, allowing them to create more unique and entertaining content across platforms like Twitch, YouTube, Facebook Gaming, and other services. 

By becoming a sub-brand under Elgato, VBI will have the resources to deliver streamers new tools and products and solidify the brand as a staple of the streaming landscape. This co-operation will also enable deeper integration of VBI visuals into Elgato products, such as the Steam Deck and EpocCam App. VBI will also be teaming up with other Corsair brands on some future projects, like ORIGIN PC, SCUF Gaming and Corsair themselves. 

Within VBI, the company has stated that the acquisition will allow them to offer more designs, give their employees more competitive salaries and take on new staff. This will allow the company to deliver more content while improving their workers’ quality of life with better pay and new perks.

Below is Corsair’s press release regarding the acquisition.  


     CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and creators, is pleased to announce it has acquired Visuals by Impulse, the world’s premium design platform for creators, which will join CORSAIR under its existing Elgato brand.

Founded in 2015, Visuals by Impulse (VBI) provides professional design for creators on Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming. Streamers around the world use VBI overlays, alerts, and widgets to customize their broadcasts and grow their fanbases. Thanks to VBI technology and design, anyone can create stylish, personalized live-streaming content — from first-time creators to streaming superstars.

VBI works with some of the biggest names in live-streaming, from international celebrities, to esports organizations, to gaming and technology brands. VBI is a trusted partner for over 200,000 creators — and the industry’s go-to resource for free graphics, premium animations, and online streaming tools. 

“With the addition of Visuals by Impulse to the Elgato family, we’re excited to extend our core mission of empowering content creators. Design is a crucial element shaping a creator’s identity, and VBI has been at the forefront of making beautiful and interactive design accessible to anyone,” said Julian Fest, SVP and General Manager at Elgato. “Together with the talented team at VBI, we plan to push the boundaries of what design can mean for creators.”

“We’re delighted to join and work alongside the Elgato family, a brand that has become synonymous with giving creators the tools they need to truly shine. Elgato’s attention to detail with products, marketing, and the role of design matches our own and makes us ideal partners,” said Caleb Leigh, Founder and General Manager of Visuals by Impulse. “We’re excited to bring new innovations to creators across the globe, especially exploring the potential of matching Elgato’s platforms, such as Stream Deck, with VBI’s design capabilities.”

Visuals by Impulse will become a product line within Elgato.

You can join the discussion on Corsair’s acquisition of Visuals by Impulse on the OC3D Forums. 

Visuals by Impulse is joining Elgato - Corsair Acquires Visuals by Impulse