Can they just do a rights issue to Tiger Investments Ltd and Paradise Merchant Bank Ltd and not the public shareholders and themselves?

Multicoin Pte Ltd (Multicoin) is a private company established in 1976 by Yohan Le Mesurier and Stephen Chung. The two had previously worked for large financial institutions and then decided to establish their own company to develop and sell financial products.The company has the following directors and senior officers:Yohan Le Mesurier ChairpersonStephen Chung: Managing directorLi Ma: Chief Financial OfficerSuren Chandra: Sales and marketing directorVictoria Moser: Product Development DirectorYohan, Stephen, and Li have asked for the meeting because they have the following issues, they would like advice on.Given the downturn in the financial markets around the world, financial institutions like Multicoin are suffering from severe cash burn.Li has indicated that Multicoin only has sufficient cash at bank to fund 6 months of operations. Yohan, Stephen and Li are looking at various financing options and are considering:1. A rights issue2. Private placementThe shareholders of the company are:Employees: 5%Stephen:12%Chung:5.5%Li: 2.5%Tiger Investments Ltd 30% (an investment bank based in New York, USA)Paradise Merchant Bank Ltd: 25% (a venture capitalist) based in Melbourne Australia.The 20% (42 shareholders on the register)There are 18,000,000 shares on issue. The current market price is $10.50 which represents a decrease of 30% since the beginning of the year.Ah Chee advises the directors that the price of a rights issue should be at a 30% discount to current market price.Issue they seek advice on:1. How much could Multicoin raise by way of the rights issue? In setting the price of then rights issue what are the risks to Multicoin given the current economic and financial markets turmoil?2. Can they just do a rights issue to Tiger Investments Ltd and Paradise Merchant Bank Ltd and not the public shareholders and themselves?3. Li has heard of crowd sourced funding. Would this be easier and better for Multicoin to raise the money?